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This Marlin 336 was found in the woods.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by thatguy, May 1, 2005.

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  1. thatguy

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    This is... or was... a Marlin Model 336 in .30-30. It was found in the woods as you see it. The bottom of the chamber is blown away in the shape of the cartridge. Pic is hard to see but the casing is still there, blown out to match the barrel. The bolt is frozen and appears fractured. The hammer and loading gate flew off, I guess. Of course, the magazine tube and forend were blown off. The tube was found and it was crushed and bent. No sign of the forend.

    The side view shows the frame is cracked in two directions from ejection port. The only useable part left is the butt stock.

    I figure the shooter had to have been injured. Must have been a Hell of an overload. Oh, the barrel is plugged. Maybe the bullet didn't make it out with all the pressure going downward?

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  2. ZeroX

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    Pics no worky.

    EDIT: There they are. :what:
     
  3. Cosmoline

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    The bolt held! That's pretty impressive for a levergun.
     
  4. TimRB

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    Very curious find. How old is the rifle? Was it found in a very remote area?

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  5. unclestu

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    :what: :eek: Wow, that looks like someone got hurt! As far as age goes, it's a "pre-safety" rifle, with a gold plated trigger. I don't think Marlin used the gold plated triggers until the 1950's, but don't bet the farm on that. ;)
     
  6. g56

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    :what: I would imagine that the shooter left in a hurry after that happened, probably looking for an Emergency Room! I guess he didn't think it was worth going back for...
     
  7. yesterdaysyouth

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    if it's still plugged then the first round probally didn't make it out the barrel, squib... then the second round was fired and there you go...
     
  8. P95Carry

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    That is - ''impressive'' - if such a word can be used to describe a gun's demise!! Much pressure - big destruction - lesson to be learned.
     
  9. landon74

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    The last time I saw a levergun like that was during a Hunter's Safety course when I was 12...... look at the pic and think about where your left hand would be (If you're a righty anyhow....) OUCH!
     
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    I'd put an add in the paper - maybe "Stumpy" wants his rifle back .
     
  11. Hardware

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    Save it for the next gun buy back. :neener:
     
  12. Bob R

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    I would send it back to Marlin...who knows what would happen. :)

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  13. thatguy

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    It was found in a deer hunting area. Very remote. No idea how old it is. I haven't put a rod down the barrel to see where the blockage is, but usually a plugged barrel results in the barrel blowing up, not the chamber, doesn't it? When I see a chamber ruptured like this I think of maybe 35 grains Unique being dumped into a reloaded case instead of 4064 as the shooter intended.

    Rather than send it to Marlin, I should send the pics to Remington and tell them it was some of their ammo that let go. How many lawyers do you think would call?
     
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    Not if Stumpy decided to recoup his losses, and reported it stolen to his insurance agent....
     
  15. Lennyjoe

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    Dig around, you might find the shooters bones close by. :what:
     
  16. Glock19Fan

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    Look for the serial number. You can not only date it with the #, but you could also find out what happened to the poor guy shooting it.
     
  17. Hutch

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    Madre di Dios!!! I bet that left a mark...
     
  18. Glockster35

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    What are you going to do with it. I would like to have something similar to hang on my mantle (when I get a mantle).

    If you want to rid yourself of it, let me know. :evil:
     
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    Not a whole lot of rust on it, couldn't have happen too long ago.
     
  20. Langenator

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    A primer/no powder load might have pushed the bullet far enough into the barrel to let the next round chamber, leading to the blowout. And if it's a handload, the maker of the case wouldn't really be relevant to the blowout.

    A had a no-powder handload happen to me once, but luckily the bullet didn't make it far enough in to let the next round chamber. USP would have been expensive to replace.
     
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    From the rust on the metal I'm guessing that it is really recent and not more than 1.5 years ago. I'm thinking bad reload or the shooter chambered the wrong caliber for the gun. Thanks for the post.
     
  22. g56

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    Looking at the overall condition it hasn't been out there too long, maybe last deer season?
     
  23. George Hill

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    Looks like from last Fall.

    I'd ask around. The owner, if still alive, might want it back.
     
  24. MoeMentum

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    Put it on Ebay, somebody will buy it.
     
  25. chetth

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    Save it for a 'guns off the street' buyback program

    The anti's might give you $50 to get the evil rifle off the streets... :evil:
     
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