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The 336 Club

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AStone, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. AStone

    AStone Member

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    I just reread the pages about Skinner sights.

    Couldn't help but notice that they make GR sights for
    39A, 94, 95 AND 336.

    XS doesn't make GRs for the 94.

    I'm impressed with the Skinner story,
    and the way they look.

    Something about the web pages that says,
    simplicity and quality lives here.

    <puts Skinner sights on the list ... >
     
  2. fiVe

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    870, etc.

    Nem:

    Your reasoning is sound & sensible. May your 870 sell as fast as your previous firearm and may you quickly find the perfect 1894C that will give you a lifetime of problem-free service.

    R/fiVe
     
  3. fiVe

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    I'm still hankerin' for some real-world, lever-gun pictures that are showing off newly-installed Skinner sights! Need pics! Need pics! Need pics...
     
  4. Z_Infidel

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    Nem: if by "94" you are referring to the Marlin 1894 / 1894C rifles then yes, XS makes sights for them. The sights that fit the 336 also fit the 1894C perfectly. I had them installed on my 1894C and they were perfect for the gun.
     
  5. Big Daddy K

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    Acadamy has a 336 for $339.00 ish here in Texas.
    Gonna check out some gun/pawn shops tomorrow for a used one.

    Is the one at Acadamy just a plain jane woring gun with nothing fancy? Thats kinda what I'm looking for but it has to be a good shooter.
     
  6. dbernie5

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    Nem. You know that I agree with your selection, I did the opposite. Bought the 1894c last year. Then decided earlier this year to buy the 336a. I love them both and still think it was a wise selection.:D
     
  7. yongxingfreesty

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    i would like to know also, does the 336w from academy come with scope and mounts?
     
  8. electrode1998

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    Five,
    I had a busy week but I promise I will get some detailed pics of my 336 with the skinner sights VERY soon. What type of pics are you looking for. Down the barrell, side view, what?
    e'trode
     
  9. W.E.G.

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    OK.

    I'm in.

    The prior owner of this specimen probably had a very interesting story to tell.

    I wish I'd taken a full-size pic too.

    But, the first pic is a close up.

    The second pic shows that whatever broke the stock, bent the lever too.

    Lastly is a pic of the complete rifle after replacement of the broken stock with a new stock from Cabela's

    Me like.
     

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  10. imphilb

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    Great prices on 336C

    Just bought a new 336C from Buds Gun Shop. Price was $371 plus shipping to my FFL. I've wanted one of these for a long time. Not too often you can own a piece of American firearms history for a couple of hundred bucks.

    Bought a Nikon ProStaff Scope 2-7 x 32 and Talley aluminum alloy one-piece rings/bases. Haven't mounted the scope yet. Just seems wrong to destroy the lines of this beautiful rifle, but the old eyes just aren't what they used to be.

    I'd like to do a complete strip and cleaning job before going to the range. Can anybody recommend the best Armourers DVD for this? I've seen several online and not sure which one to order.
     
  11. yongxingfreesty

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    anyone know the difference between a 30aw and 336w?
     
  12. paintballdude902

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    weg what did that replacement cost u?
    i didnt like the scratch on my 336 stock so i sanded it down and all this stuff to refinish it but i cant get it to hold stain so i might end up buying a new stock instead (walnut to replace the beach)
     
  13. W.E.G.

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    $70

    http://cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ...&rid=&parentType=&indexId=cat20811&hasJS=true

    Comes already finished. You will probably need to do a little finish-fitting though. This one fits well enough on my rifle. But, it could be made to fit better if I were motivated enough to figure out what is causing a few small gaps.

    Sounds like you need to use a more aggressive stripper on the stock that "won't hold" the stain.
     
  14. paintballdude902

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    well i sanded it and let it sit in some refinisher

    i know its not the stripper because its the same type iu used on my 2a enfield and it stripped that stock and metal fine

    i cant figure it out

    it held it right up to the point when i was going to put a coat of tung oil on it and then it all came right off

    its driving me crazy

    it got jsut a tad bit darker but not enough to consider it quality
     
  15. W.E.G.

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    I don't think the Enfield and the 336 received the same finish from the factory.

    Maybe I'm jumping to conclusions, but I'd venture that not all wood strippers are created equal.
     
  16. AStone

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    WEG and Imphilb, welcome in.

    WEG, I'm amazed that rifle is still working after looking like that before restoration. Nice rescue.
    A testament to the durability of these rifles. Did you have to repair the bent lever, too?
    ________

    YongXing, I just googled "marlin 30AW" and got a bunch of hits.

    On this page, Massad Ayoob writes, "This Model 30AW is the low priced version of the Model 336, still with the accurate Micro-Groove ™ rifling and in the most popular caliber, .30-30. Nondescript wood is cheap but functional." (I'm guessing it is a previous version of the more economy based model that is now the 336W.)

    Here is a THR thread
    from 2003 that addresses the AW. The only responder seem to agree with M. Ayoob.

    Here is an even older (2001) thread from the Firing Line about the AW.

    Nem
     
  17. flc

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    336 .35 tent gun

    I'm taking my grandson to the upper Rio Grande on a camping/fly fishing trip in a couple of days. I lived in Colorado for a number of years and have backpacked all over the southern half, usually totin' a S&W Mountain Gun. I've been around lots of bear and lion and never had a problem. However, there has been a rash of bear events in Colo. lately so I think this time I'm going to take the .35 along as a tent gun. Usually you don't get enough warning to use a carbine but Ike, my bird dog, will be in the tent also. I know, a shotgun would be better but all I've got left are fancy doubles. I guess I'm just thinking about it more since my grandson is coming along.

    p.s. Nem - don't need an 870. Been there-done that.
     
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  18. AStone

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    flc, have a GREAT trip.

    Beautiful country up there.

    Where exactly you going? Up past Creede, maybe?

    When I lived in NM, I used to go up into the head waters of the Rio Grande every year backpacking.
    We'd walk up the Ute Creeks, a trib near the source of the RG, into the Weminuche Wilderness. Miss it a lot. :(

    Here's a photo I shot of Rio Grande Pyramid (13,822') on the continental divide, up the east Ute.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. flc

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    Nem, since he is a youngster (and I'm an oldster) we plan on camping around River Hill campground and taking day trips from there. My favorite place to fish is to hike a couple of miles down into the Box Canyon and then fish back up. It's his first time there.
     
  20. AStone

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    flc, River Hill is about 25 to 30 mi west of Creede, and is adjacent Weminuche; it's on the boundary.
    From it, you can day hike into one of the most awesome Wilderness areas in NA south of Alaska from the campground.

    That's very near the trail head that we used to use to get into Weminuche.

    Excellent choice. This could (probably will) change your grandson's life.
    Just being there in that area does something to a mind.

    I'm envious of your trip.

    Nem
     
  21. yongxingfreesty

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    thanks for the links Nema! helped a lot!
     
  22. electrode1998

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    Hey Nem.
    Now that is a pic of a place I want to pack the family into the camper and visit someday. I need to get a newer truck first that will tow my camper easier.
    I am off to the range later today with my 10 yr. old girl. She got a .22 for her birthday in April and we have never made it to the range yet. I might bring the old 336 along for the ride too.
    e'trode
     
  23. JustsayMo

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    "Can anybody recommend the best Armourers DVD for this?"

    I have the AGI Marlin Lever Action 1894 & 336 Technical Manual & Armorer's Course. It is very good and I would recommend it.

    The camera work is adequate and the dialog somewhat dry but moderately entertaining. You will know how to take your 336/1894 COMPLETELY apart and reassemble it afterwards.
     
  24. AStone

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    Wow, Mo, that looks like a must have for a lot of us.
    I'll soon add an 1894, also. Doubly important.

    Looks like one can either buy it or rent it.

    They also make one for the 39 and 39A.
    (See this page, about 3/5 of the way down ...)
    Guess I'll need to get that one, too. :rolleyes:

    Nem
     
  25. W.E.G.

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    The lever is still caddywampus.
    Doesn't affect function though.

    I'll bend it back when I have access to my big honkin' vise - currently on loan to a buddy.

    My theory is that the rifle was run over by a vehicle, or possibly a horse fell on it.
     

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