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The 336 Club

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

  1. Baldeagle

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    Perhaps tomorrow, for when I arrived I found no one home, and no returned phone call tonight.
     
  2. Badlander

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    Where did you say this gun was???;)
     
  3. Baldeagle

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    Sorry guys, It was sold by the time I made it back to the guys home the next day. It has taken me this long to post because work and my sons graduation took me out of state. Perhaps next time Lady luck will be on my side.
     
  4. AStone

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    Fortunately, this summer, I'm going to have time to shoot
    the 336 again for the first time in ... too long.

    Pretty sure I'm going to replace the ghost rings with a set of Skinners.

    Any of you got Skinners on yours?

    Mo?
     
  5. JustsayMo

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    I have two sets of Skinners - 39 and 1895. On the 1895 I needed a taller front sight, the 39's front sight worked just fine as is. I was going to try it on the 336 SDT but never got around to it.

    I also ordered my Skinner Sight with a slightly smaller aperture, I think it was about .020" smaller than stock. It does compromise some field of view but it really sharpened up the front sight for me. If I need a ghost ring, I can just unscrew it.

    Hickock45 has a good Youtube video on the 39CB and has Skinners on his.
     
  6. cane

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    This thread is just too good and has so much information to allow it to mold in the archives.
     
  7. AStone

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    Thanks, Cane, for pulling it out. If it ever molders, we just got to post to bring it out.

    I'm "in transit" for a while; have left my former town, now living in a nearby city, trying to recoup for what's coming next for me. My trusty 336 is in storage "back there" for a while. I have no vehicle (by choice for now), so moving around by mass transit. Moving a 336 by plane, train and bus just doesn't work, so I'll be without it for a while.
     
  8. Kentucky-roughrider

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    Nematocyst that must be horrible for you to the border or torture. I hope it ends asap
     
  9. AStone

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    Thanks for the thought, Kentucky.

    But aside from being without the 336, it's actually wonderful
    compared to being stuck in the burg and job I've been in for 10 years. :(

    I'm moving into a new phase of my professional development, taking my gig on the road.
    It's going to be an adventure for a while. Note my location. :)

    Soon as I can, I'll bring the Marlins along.
     
  10. JustsayMo

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    There's a new Cowboy in Town

    Once again, Marlin came up all Aces! My Cowboy (Conversion) came back home today and I'm delighted with the results. It began it's life as a mid sixties saddle ring Texan in 30-30. Sent it back to Marlin last March and now it's a 336 Cowboy in 38-55!

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    38-55 left, 30-30 right.

    Here's the winning pair, 38-55 (Top) 30-30 (Below)
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    I tested a few loads over the chronograph. Looks like the Max level Unique (Lyman Data) loads will be very accurate and jogs along at 1210 fps. One of the 2400 loads got me up over 1500 fps which is starting to get into the long range and hunting realm. I didn't get a chance to test it at long ranges but plan to this weekend and with any luck some 400 yard dinger hits.

    Both the Lee 379-250 RF and the Ranch Dog TLC 379 235RF showed promise.

    After the shooting session the rifle cleaned up quickly with a few tight patches through the bore. There was some sign of minor leading that I attributed to pushing a plain based bullet a bit beyond it's lubrication abilities (Lee Liquid Alox - tumble lube). It did not seem to affect accuracy though.

    I should have a lot more to report next week as I plan to field test (shoot up all my ammo) this weekend. :D
     
  11. 196scoutmaster

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    Who manufactured my Western Auto .30-30 lever?

    I need a new barrel - muzzle is damaged beyond repair.:( The markings on the barrel are as follows: "Western Auto Supply Revelation 200 Cal. .30-30" Serial no. is W 322. There is a "P" stamped onto the barrel at approx. the 1:00 position at the rear of the barrel up against the action housing. There are no other identifying marks anywhere - a few parts contain matching serial nos. There is no -#### after the 200.

    Looking at various websites I see model listings as "200-####" - there's nothing on this gun. I'm not sure if this was made by Marlin or Mossberg. I believer both made .30-30 levers for Western. I'm hoping I can buy a new barrel or find a good used one. Any help identifying manf. or other places to look will be greatly appreciated. Its a great gun - I don't want it to become a wall hanger.
     

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  12. cowart

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    The 200-xxxx models were all made by Marlin, with the 200-2550 actually being a Marlin 336. I suggest that you contact Marlin and see what they have to say, based on your serial number.

    100 KENNA DRIVE
    NORTH HAVEN, CT 06473
    PHONE: 800-544-8892

    Are you going to have a gunsmith install the barrel? If so, you could just leave all this up to him.

    You could also contact Mossberg at:

    O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
    7 Grasso Ave.
    North Haven, CT 06473
    Telephone: (203) 230-5300 (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. E.S.T.)
    Fax: (203) 230-5420

    For Service Inquiries: 800-363-3555
     
  13. Badlander

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    196 Scoutmaster
    Is the muzzle So bad you can't just cut it to 16"? Shortys are sweet!!
     
  14. dougw47

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    old 336

    I ran across an old 336c in .30-30...to call it a beater would be being polite.

    No blue...it has turned brown, but the bore looks good and the walnut would re-finish well, think it was a '71 mfg.

    They are asking $229 for it, it was silently crying to me, "Save me - Save me!"

    I don't need it, it will be a big project...and it would have a short bbl in it's future.

    Thoughts?
     
  15. 196scoutmaster

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    Thanks guys.

    Cowart - I'll try Marlin again. 1st guy I talked to sounded very young, didn't know much, wasn't willing to talk and got all legalistic on me..."We can't be liable"... yada, yada, bark bark bark. And yes - I'll be handing it over to a gunsmith. I do a lot of things with my firearms - replacing barrels isn't one of them - right now anyway.

    Badlander - I guess I should post a pic. Its the last 2" that are blown - a squib got pushed out the by next round. The barrel would be shorter than the tubular mag - not sure if that's an issue or not. That story is posted in an "oops" thread elsewhere in THR.

    dougw47 - thanks for the tip. I'll check it out
     
  16. Badlander

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    Just have to cut the mag tube also. Go to www.marlinowners.com all the info you will need. lots of helpfull folks to answer your questions.
    Ask around there you might find A barrel.
     
  17. 196scoutmaster

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    Thanks Badlander....great website. I'm finding what I need.
     
  18. JustsayMo

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    Managed to get the new Cowboy out for a stroll and then took over to a friend's place to test it on the long range targets.

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    At home in the woods

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    There was a spot on a stump that needed shooting...;) Fired three offhand and this is the group I walked up too. :D I'm going to like this rifle.

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    Taking on the 300 yard Dinger for the first time. I made an educated guess on the hold over and rung it with the first shot. Notice the other 38-55 Cowboy in the background.

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    My friend rung the 300 yard dinger 2 out of three shots OFFHAND so I gave it a try. I think it took me four or five tries... Not sure if this picture is bringing the rifle up to my shoulder or during recoil. The hold for this load required about a 3' hold over at this distance.

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    The 300 yard dinger. Paint it up and do it again! :D :neener: :D
     
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  19. Eb1

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    Took my 336W to the range the other day. Has Levergun Leather works custom leather, brass trigger of course, brass front sight and receiver sight from Tim Skinner.
    I shoot 125 grain Sierra HPFN with 24.5 grains of N120 sighted at 50 yards. Nice load for short range deer hunting. That setup puts them all in the "X" ring of an 8" Target.

    Finally got my 1972 336 with the thin forearms. I put a Bushnell Red Dot on this rifle. This rifle is actually my favorite because of the forearm and pistol grip size compared to the 336W, but my wife and daughter gave me the 336W for Christmas one year. The story is in this thread somewhere.

    I have a question. I am thinking of cutting the '72 down to 16 1/4", and shoot that same loading from above. This is going to be my daughter's deer rifle. We will hunt together so I will be controlling the hammer on the first loading, and ejecting of the rounds when finished. My issue is having a local smith do it that I have never seen any of his work. What would you do? Would you try to send this to someone, and if so, who?

    Thank you.
     
  20. Montehunt

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    I've been looking for a used Marlin 336, and right now, the best option I've been able to find locally (Alabama) is a 336 CS for $399. It's in excellent condition ... but to me, the price still seems high. I've read many of the posts here, and I know this is the gun that I want ... but I also want to make sure I'm not paying too much either.

    Is $399 too much for a 336 CS? Any thoughts/comments would be greatly appreciated.
     
  21. JustsayMo

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    Montehunt: Do you have a Walmart in your area?
     
  22. Montehunt

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    None of the Wal-Marts near me sell guns anymore. Here are some examples of other local retailer pricing on new Marlin 336's:

    Academy Sports - 336 W, $355
    Dick's Sporting Goods - 336 W w/factory mounted scope, $399

    Both of those 336 W's have the hardwood stock, but not the walnut stock that I want. Maybe I'm being too picky, but this is going to be a gun that I hunt with, and then pass down to my kids or grandkids.

    Follow up edit: I did find a Wal-Mart about 25 miles away that still sells guns. They have the 336 W for $367, but not the 336 C. They also checked on ordering a 336 C, but cannot do so.
     
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  23. Montehunt

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    I looked at the 336CS today ($399). It was made in 1997, and it's in excellent condition ... no issues at all, other than the price. That still seems pricey for this gun.

    I found another gun that I'm curious about ... it's a couple hours drive away. It's a 336 35 Rem, 1870-1970 Commemorative. However, it's missing the medallion that was factory installed in the stock. It still has the original stock, but the medallion is gone. The asking price is $310.

    What specific things should I be looking for with regard to this 1970 336? Is there anything I need to be concerned about, or specifically look at with regard to pits, rust, etc? I'm going to see the gun in person on Friday.
     
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    Many thanks!
     

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