Marlin 336

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  1. 41mag

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    agree on the handling qualities of 94; I've never found the urge to acquire any of the fine examples presented over the years at various estate sales, gun shows, etc.
     
  2. AndyinEverson

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    Here is a model 36 that I own , its from 1947.
    These are neat to find and shoot as well.
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  3. RVTECH

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    Love the square bolt Marlins!
     
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    You guys were supposed to talk me out of it.
    Worst support group ever.
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    Nice looking rifle .
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  6. Ownerus

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    The bottom one? You mean a .36 from 1847??? ;) LOL!
     
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    Hey now , I do own a few modern guns ya know...:D
    Andy
     
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    I can see that. No place for a flint on either of those beauties :)
     
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    If iron sights over a scope is your choice, the 336 has a great option: Skinner Sights peep sights with brass front and aperture size of your choice. The 94 requires receiver mounts from the side. I much preferred my Skinner-sighted 336 over my current 94 with Williams receiver sight.

    If a scope is your thing, the 336 is really the best choice, even over the 94AE. The Mossberg 464 design is better (just in regards to the ability to mount a scope!) than the 94AE, but the 336 design (with the side eject) is the best of all for scopes.
     
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    Love the looks of the stock. How is the fit and finish overall? Is it a recent manufacture? I have a 1980 Marlin 375 (336 in .375 Winchester). They just started making ammo again after 7 - 8 years. Gunbroker was selling boxes for $150. I was down to 14 rounds of factory ammo, but now am stocked up for a while and reloading. It was a safe queen for a few years.
     
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    Overall I'm pretty impressed. Mostly because my expectations weren't that high. It's pretty tight with the exception of some slight front to back movement of the forend which is apparently really common. The action feels great. I haven't run the numbers yet but I think its about 5 years old. Seller claimed he's taken several deer with it. He really seemed sad to see it go. Divorce sale. My brother got a 10/22 from him.
     
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    Ps. Also came a bunch of ammo and Lee reloading dies and supplies. :D
     
  13. AButler16

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    "I didn't need one" either but it was like new with scope. Needless to say I'm fully supervised in Cabelas now

    I must have got a good one fit and finish were nice action is smooth.

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    What calibre friend? I am doing the same thing for my 1950 Marlin in .35 Rem.
     
  15. cpy911

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    I did not need it but, I purchased a new Remington built Marlin 336Y recently. Have not shot it yet. Testing with a dummy round it functions just fine, action may be a little gritty but could be easily tuned with a little bit of stoning and lube.

    Cost was $325 after the rebate. Assuming it shoots decent, my take is that it is a good value. I will have this one threaded and mount my suppressor on it, hence my interest in the shorter barrel. Overall, decent quality and happy with the purchase. I am glad these are still be produced for shooters even though there have been quality issues when Remington too over and they are not the "same" as before.

    Video of action...I have not oiled or done anything to it..works fine.

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    I am looking hard at the Henry in .357, as it will pair well with my SP101. What is the barrel length of yours? I really like the probable handling ease of the Carbine 16.5", but thinking the 20" may be more accurate at a little longer distances.
     
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    I have the 20" and would not go shorter.
     
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    Speaking of lever guns, if there were 20 choices, you'd get 20 different opinions from different folks. But since there are only two good choices, Marlin and Winchester, you'll only get two opinions. I have them both. The Marlins are the nicest, and maybe a bit more accurate, but I like my Winchester's too.
     
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  19. 41mag

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    I agree with Wayno on the '20 choices' being really only '2 good choices', but since my focus was on cowboy action (a speed event) those 2 would be Marlin 1895 and Uberti 1873.

    By far my favorite pistol caliber lever gun is the Uberti clone of the Winchester 1873 for a variety of reasons.

    Although the 1866 really is virtually identical design, the brass frame is considerably heavier than the steel version '73.

    And my initial response to the '73 was disappointment...which led to getting the little beastie smoothed out a bit...and yes, with a little short stroke kit.

    Make using it absolute pleasure. Didn't take enough time off my score to make me 'gamer'....just a 'participant' at considerably more brisk pace....

    Even with the roughness of the Rossi 92, it held up to as many as 4 users in a single match, for over 2 years, and 2 or 3 shooters for over 5. Never glitched out, swallowed everything I fed it, and never smoothed out with use. Almost sorry to have traded it off, but I'd take another in any day in preference to the 94. YMMV.
     
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    My father purchased his first rifle upon arriving in Oregon in 1962 and it happened to be a 336 RC. When he passed a couple years ago it came to me.

    I can speak of this now since he is gone, but my father was a notorious poacher when he was younger and fed our family, and a few others, with game meat. One season alone he killed 15 blacktail bucks (that I was aware of) all with that 336.

    I know that he was on the radar of OSP at some level because I can remember when I was 5 or 6 having a trooper visit our cabin. Dad wasn't home, but my mother, who was several months pregnant, was home and talked to the trooper. He asked to look inside and my mother, naive Saint that she was, obliged and let him in.

    He inspected our pantry, which was stacked with Mason jars full of canned venison. He looked them over, thanked my mom, and left. Never saw him again.

    This is a photo of the infamous rifle with original Weaver scope.

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