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I think I have a marlin 30-30 but want to know the model.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Kshack90, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Kshack90

    Kshack90 Hardy, Arkansas New Member

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    This is an old gun that I bought from a guy who dug it out from the bank of a river in central Arkansas. When I got it it was badly pitted and in all around bad shape. I have brought her back but the only things you can read on the barrel is the word firearms and 30-30 win also the serial number is 25xxxxxx. Any help finding the model of this rifle would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

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    Pics would help.... Does it have the bullseye in the butt stock?
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The real question is why was it buried in a river bank?
     
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  4. Kshack90

    Kshack90 Hardy, Arkansas New Member

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    I tried to upload pics but it kept failing and no there is not a bullseye. I had the serial number ran and it is not stolen but that's all I know other than it still shoots straight. I thought there was a way to run the serial number to find the make and model.
     
  5. Kshack90

    Kshack90 Hardy, Arkansas New Member

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    I tried to upload pics but it kept failing and no there is not a bullseye. I had the serial number ran and it is not stolen but that's all I know other than it still shoots straight. I thought there was a way to run the serial number to find the make and model.
     
  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I always wonder about "found" guns, too.

    If you can use photobucket or similar site, at least you could post the link and we could take a peek.
     
  7. Kshack90

    Kshack90 Hardy, Arkansas New Member

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    I don't have an account but I'll check it out real quick.
     
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    Kshack90 Hardy, Arkansas New Member

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    Kshack90 Hardy, Arkansas New Member

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  10. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    yep its a Marlin
    if the serial number shows up on the barrel why doesn't the trademark?
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Difference in stamping depth.
     
  12. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yep! Marlin 336

    IMG_20131201_101915372_zpsa94fd8d5.jpg
     
  13. Kshack90

    Kshack90 Hardy, Arkansas New Member

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    Also the barrel was badly rusted when I got it. The trade marks were already gone. I have a friend who put that coating on it for me its not paint but closer to powder coat I think. He need blasted it to get the rust off and said he never could see anything there.
     
  14. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I would take it out and zero it at 75 yards, excellent truck gun! Maybe look for a replacement barrel online
     
  15. pdxPope

    pdxPope East Multnomah Co. (the DMZ) Member

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    Certianly a Marlin 336 model, however lack of 'bullseye' on the stock or pistol grip cap makes suggests one of the store brands Marlin manufactured for (i.e. Western Field). This may also explain the lack of trade marks.
    On the lever boss (the little piece of metal the lever bolts to) there should be a circle with a letter in it. you can use that to find out year of manufacture.

    -JP
     
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