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The 336 Club

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

  1. evil_brother

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    Ignore the model 60 and the NEF, the other two are 336's in 35rem and 30-30. Beat that.
     
  2. ReadyontheRight

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    Here are my 336 RCs.:)

    Both 30-30. Top one is light and handy, bottom one is heavier and has an awesome trigger.
     

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  3. AStone

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    Not only is this my busiest week in months, but yesterday, my ISP service blinked out for 24 hrs.

    Good to be back.

    Nice to see the club levering along. Welcome to all the new members.

    .45Guy, I agree with Tube: 36 is the ancestor, and is automatically part of this thread.

    Here's a nice page on Marlin history. The following quote is from it.

     
  4. Legionnaire
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    Guess I'll jump in, since Nem linked my thread requesting info on straight-stocked 336s. My first centerfire rifle was a 336C given to me as a gift. I never really took to the curved pistol-grip stock, and eventually sold it to fund the purchase of a bolt gun. But for years after I regretted not having a .30-30 in the safe, so last year I started my research.

    Net result is the 1960s vintage 336 RC shown in the pic (the other is a .44 Mag 1894S I recently replaced with an 1894C in .357 Mag). My 336 is set up with a Leupold 2.5X scout scope on an XS Sight Systems scout base. Backup sight is a Williams peep that I picked up second hand from a fellow enthusiast here on THR. Package came together nicely, and I took a nice 9-point buck with it this past season.

    Sight-in/range report here.
     
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  5. Fred Fuller

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    Nem,

    Have you made it to the range with your new 336 yet? Time to turn some powder into noise... .

    Several Marlin leverguns here, to include a long-barreled 36 in .30-30, a 1975 vintage 336 .30-30 I had shortened to 18" with the magazine tube cut back to the forearm, and my most recent purchase- a 336RC made in 1951 with 'fat' walnut furniture and Ballard rifling.

    And there's the odd duck of the 336 family- a .44 Magnum that was a gift from my FIL. Apparently the stubby pistol round didn't work too well in the long action, so it was a short-lived offering ( http://home.awesomenet.net/~ranch-dog/Firearms/33644/ ).

    The 336 is a genuine American classic, an easy in the hand, easy to shoot, easy to care for design that will easily outlast a couple of generations or more given proper care. And they don't cost an arm and a leg either. What's not to like?

    lpl/nc (336 Club Member since 1975)
     
  6. WJR

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    BTT,

    Anyone else have a scout setup on their 336?

    Would love to see some more picks, especially a 336SS setup.

    WJR
     
  7. Airborne Falcon

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    Great thread - lots of info.

    That first 336 pic is a Wally World purchase correct? They have good deals going on them now, I just hate buying from Wally World - but it is tough to pass up.

    I've got a couple of 336s, one in 30/30 and one in 35 Remington that is one of my favorite deer guns.

    Got a Winney 94 too.

    Count me in as someone who would participate in such a club. It's a good idea.
     
  8. MinScout

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    I've been an unofficial "336 Club" member off and on for 30 years. My very first deer rifle was a Marlin 336 30-30 and I used it to shoot my first deer. I later sold it and used various other rifles, following the popular dictum that only bolt actions were suitable for serious hunting. I knew better. Late last summer I spotted a handsome 70s vintage Marlin 336 30-30 at a gunshow and bought it. I also had a little steel-bodied 4X Leupold Alaskan scope lying around which seemed like a perfect match for my new "deer gitter". I used the combination with sucess last fall, bagging a fork-horned buck. If I buy another 336, it will probably be the new .308 model. I'm still waiting for reviews on that one.

    Here's a pic of my "new" Marlin and the Leupold scope.
     

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  9. ReadyontheRight

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    Is it difficult to set up a 336 in a scout configuration? Anyone have directions or a link to the parts to do so? Seems like a great combination.
     
  10. Z_Infidel

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    Go here:

    http://www.xssights.com/store/scope.html

    I use the same company's Ghost Ring sights.
     
  11. JNewell

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    Joined this club several years ago when I wandered into the local and found a really nice, clean 336RC from '52 or '53 with an old steel Lyman receiver sight on it for $175. I figured the sight alone was worth half the total and bought in on the spot, on general principle. I haven't shot it much, but it does seem to string vertically a lot.

    A few random notes. Mic McPherson's book "Accurizing the Factory Rifle" has a bunch of chapters on making these shoot well, and he wrote several good articles in The Accurate Rifle on the same topic.

    There's also a book on the Marlin 1936 and successors that's very good. I'll look up the title and post here, maybe with a pic of the 1950-something RC. It is a really nice rifle...has an almost between-the-wars look and feel.
     
  12. squid8286

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    I have two 336's, a 336, and a 336 CS (crossbolt safety.) I also have a pre-64 Model '94, and I favor the Marlins over it. The Marlin seems simpler than the Winchester, and stronger as well. Lots easier to maintain and keep clean. I think it would be simpler for a firearms "novice" to operate in a survival situation than for example, an FAL/HK/AK etc. One of the best all around rifles in existance.
     
  13. JNewell

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    The book is Doug Murray's The 336: A Collectors Reference on the Model 336 Marlin.

    I've attached some pictures of my 336. The serial number prefix is G, which should make it a 1950 rifle. The grain figure in the buttstock is very nice, though I'm not sure the steel buttplate is original.
     

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  14. 4fingermick

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    Here's my only 336, It is a 1977 built 444S:

    marlin444S.gif

    I also have a 30A Glenfield that I will pick up from the gunstore on Monday.

    I'd be careful about dividing off to a lot of clubs. The Marlin Owners board are a big one for this, started out with the 444 club as far as I can tell and went from there. You have to navigate between the various clubs. Kinda like kids building cubby houses. I got busy looking after my wife and cut down the time I spent on the net I did't notice it until now, but I haven't visited the Marlin Owners site for a long time.

    Maybe a lever guns page and a bolt rifle page, but next thing the military rifle shooters and the single shot shooters and the Ruger shooters and the Remington roughnecks and the Winchester #ankers and the beat goes on.

    My opinion, but like bums, every one has one :D

    Mick.
     
  15. JustsayMo

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    I watched the Marlin Owners big bore meltdown from a distance. Pretty silly but in this case I believe Nem is just trying to gather and condence 336 (and varients) data and info for the benefit of 336 owners and potential owners.

    I've found lots of good info here at the THR about the 336. Being able to do some 'one stop shopping' would be a nice bonus. The more range reports, load data and customization information the better!

    Thanks Nema for kicking this off.
     
  16. JNewell

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    Not quite sure how to read the posts above, but if it's helpful, the 444 and 1895 are in fact built on the 336 action, so perhaps they qualify? If yes, count me in again for an 1895. If not, forget I mentioned it and let's stay happy with what's here.
     
  17. AStone

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    OK, my week from hell :what: is officially over. :D

    Just got home from "work" (a job away from the normal work space). Going to eat a much needed, well-deserved (even if I do say so myself) dinner, then try to get caught up on this thread (if I can stay awake after eating ... I'm short on sleep at the moment after the last few days). If not tonight, then tomorrow.

    Glad you're all here. Welcome to all the new members. Interesting stuff posted since I checked in on Tuesday. Glad to see us levering along.

    More soon...

    Nem
     
  18. AStone

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    Roll call

    Roster of The 336 Club to date, in alphabetical order,
    and based on ownership and/or interest in the concept of 336
    (and related models, e.g., 1895 (?): see next post).

    Name followed by suggested abbreviation to save keystrokes;
    feel free to specify your own, and let me know if I left anyone out:

    .45Guy (45)
    _N4Z_ (N4Z)
    Action_Can_Do (ACD)
    Applekev (Apple)
    B.D. Turner (BD)
    Bob79 (Bob)
    Brassman (Brass)
    Chorlton (Chorl)
    CrackerJim (CJ)
    Dave Markowitz (Dave)
    D-Man (D)
    Dr.Rob (DR)
    Essex County (Esx)
    FastFrank (FF)
    fiVe (fiVe)
    FXR (FXR)
    Grizz (Grizz)
    Hokkmike (Hok)
    JNewell (JNew)
    JustsayMo (Mo)
    Logan5 (Lo5)
    mattw (Matt)
    mgh (Mgh)
    Nematocyst-870 (Nem)
    oregonhunter (OH)
    ReadyontheRight (Ready)
    scrat (Scrat)
    Sistema1927 (S’tema)
    tubeshooter (Tube)
    ugaarguy (Uga)
    VMIRat1995 (VMI)
    Waywatcher (WW)
    WJR (WJR)
    xd9fan (XD9)
    Z_Infidel (Z)
     
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  19. AStone

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    Only once, Lee.

    I took it to the club a few days after acquisition just to shoot it.

    I was pleased by the recoil = not much for so much medium-sized game dropper.

    Iron sights worked well enough for 25 to 50 m, but suffered at 100m.

    (My crystal ball sez, "Leupold scout scope on XS scout scope mount with XS GR or aperture backups".)

    Ah, nice. Will check it out.

    Seconded.

    Ditto that.

    Hmm. Interesting proposition.

    I suspected this issue would arise.

    I could go either way on it myself, depending on what others say.

    I confess: if (no, probably when) I buy another lever gun, it'll probably be an 1895G in .45/70.
    (If only they had a pistol grip...maybe they will by the time I'm ready to buy, just before a move to Alaska...)

    Yes, it could be a 336XLR, or one of those new fangled .308MX,
    but - if I had to put money on it now - I'd say more likely an 1895G,
    especially since it's based on a 336 action.
    (After JNew mentioned that, I double checked the Marlin pages.
    That seems to me that's a correct assertion.)

    The Marlin 1894's are a different beast, and I'd vote to let them have a separate synthesis thread.

    But the 1895's could fit here.

    What say the club members?

    {Added the next morning by edit: Let's hold off for a while on discussing 1895's too much before we decide whether it's appropriate or not for this thread. As someone points out on the next page, one of the defining characteristics of 336 is the caliber: .30-30 (and of course, .35). It may be too much of a divergence to explicitly try to include a lot of 1895 big bore discussion in this thread, particularly with respect to using this thread as a clearing house for information for 1895's as is our goal for 336. I'm NOT saying that 1895's shouldn't be mentioned, or even involved in stories in this thread. Personally, I think that's fine. I'm just not sure that we will serve the focus of the thread by opening up too much discussion on 1895's. But this is a club thread, not just mine, so let's see what members' opinions are. Thanks.}

    Nem
     
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  20. Action_Can_Do

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    Every male member of my family owns a 35 remington in Marlin 336. Except me:( . Later in the year I will. Don't know if I'm disqualified from the club because of that.
     
  21. AStone

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    ACD, IMO, that shouldn't disqualify you from the club.

    I just modified the club roster in post #68 to reflect membership status as:
    1) owners, or 2) those interested in the 336 concept.

    I've added your name to that roster.

    PS: Welcome to senior membership in THR, gained with your 100th post...right here in the 336 club. :)
     
  22. MikeWSC

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    Hello fellas,

    As I rolled down the posts I saw some pretty hardwear. I like your all black rescued pawn shop "find"! I'll take some pics of my 336 CS ( in .35 Rem) and Marlin Lever .22 .
    Had a .444 that I refinished along with the 336, had em' set up to look like a matched set: scoped, w/see thru mounts, shell holders and matching slings.
    They looked good together.:D
    Swapped the .444 for a 6.5 x 06....... sure do miss her.
     
  23. AStone

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    Mike, welcome to the club.

    We may have to create a 39A club as well. :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  24. grizz

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    Well, count me in the club. I've got a 336 XLR 30-30. It's one of the newer 24" stainless jobs. So far I love this rifle. It's topped with a Nikon 3-9 x40, so in combination with the added barrel length it's no longer an extremely handy rifle, but it is quite accurate. Actually, it shoots better than my two bolt rifles!

    My next purchase will be a 1894 in .44 mag, blued, without a scope. Not this month though, I just blew $160 on custom leather for my XD-45!

    Marlins sure are great rifles.
     
  25. applekev

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    Now I gotta have one...

    I see Walmart has the 336A listed on the web sight at $310.22, that seems like a real bargain.:eek: Might just have to order one.
     

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