Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AStone, Feb 24, 2007.
Maybe I'll name said price later.
Thanks for your input.
Good lookin' rifle!
If anyone is interested in a 1951 336A 30-30 with undrilled receiver top, I found one in a local shop. It's a little nice to chop up. They're asking $600, but that's negotiable.
Just to punctuate this thread ...
After a LOT of conversations in person, by email and phone,
the buyer and I have arrived at a fair price for us both.
Completion of the sale is still weeks off (technical issues).
After it's completed, I'll report the sale price for the record.
Thanks to you all for helping us decide.
Waiting for some receiver screws to come in and I'll get that travesty off of it (previous owner put it on). Also going to grab a Skinner sight and install sling studs. And no, I won't put the rear one in over the bullseye.
I ended up getting a Williams WGRS put on it. This was back in the late '90s, so Dr. Skinner wasn't making his sights yet I don't think. I have his products on a couple of other rifles. Great products and great people to deal with. I am sure you will be pleased.
I kind of wanted a .45-70 at one point too... until I saw what factory ammo costs. I still like them and I certainly wouldn't refuse one if you gave it to me (make mine a Marlin, please). But honestly it's more gun than I will ever need. Definitely would be a "just because" purchase, which is fine.
All else I can say is don't bend your lever and don't dent your tube. Congrats again and enjoy!
[EDIT: And of course - welcome to the club!]
Bobson. Congrats on that older rifle.
Tube understands the older ones, and levers in general.
He's one of several that will likely take over this club now
as I move toward bolt guns at 100 - 200 m .. ok, maybe 225 ...
Of course I never chased a deer after a hit with my 30-30.
What does the roll mark on the barrel say, and what is the letter prefix of the serial number?
BTW...I think you will find that the correct model is 336A-DL, 1957-1962
My grandfather has a Marlin 1936 that he rarely uses since he doesn't hunt.To my knowledge it has only seen daylight once in the last 30 years and that was to show me.
I thought from the right that it had a cheek piece...
But from the left I see it does not...
I do believe SD is correct then...
336 A and A-DL had a 24" barrel. The 336 SC and SD had 20". The SDs had SC rollmarks, and X stamped on the lower tang.
My .35 Rem has an unknown brand 4x32 that came mounted on it when I bought it from a seller from Michigan off GB. The scope/rifle combo works very well, as it'll shoot literal cloverleafs at 100 yds with the Remington 150 gr Core Lokts (single loaded), and it's at an inch at 100 with the 200 gr RN Core Lokts.
Their trim lines and slightly smaller size just seems to compliment the classic lever gun look better than big scopes with big objective lenses; IMHO, anyway.
You're right about the higher quality scopes/glass being better light transmitters, some are better than others. I love Leupold glass like yours, and I have some of their scopes on my fancier rifles.
I also agree the 20mm compact scopes do look good and feel/carry better on the carbines IMHO. The one on mine is a bit too big for my liking, but it shoots so well as-is I'm overlooking the aesthetics...for now, anyway. A while ago I saw one lever (94 AE I think?) with a big-honkin' scope squatting on top and it looked to me like the old space shuttle perched on it's 747 transporter.
I offered $200 shipped, and now it's mine. Right now it has a Champion plastic stock and I need to get a range day so I can see how it shoots.
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