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Old 04-26-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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I co-worker just bought a Marlin 336. He was nervous if he had gotten burned. He paid $350.00. It is a 1950 that has seen some use, but not that much. The owner had the barrel reblued as there was a small section near the receiver that had evidence of minor pitting. The butt stock showed a little sanding, but again it was pretty minor. I did 3 coats of BLO on the stock, minor cleaning as it had been gone through very well by someone very recently. I can't tell you the smile on his face when I was done. The rear sight is a ghost ring and front sight had been replaced. What a wonderful overall rifle though. He wanted a '94, but I told him to hold out for a 336. Caliber is .30-30. He hit it out of the park on this purchase. JMHO. I would have preferred a .35, but this was a great buy.

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I co-worker just bought a Marlin 336. He was nervous if he had gotten burned. He paid $350.00. It is a 1950 that has seen some use, but not that much. The owner had the barrel reblued as there was a small section near the receiver that had evidence of minor pitting. The butt stock showed a little sanding, but again it was pretty minor. I did 3 coats of BLO on the stock, minor cleaning as it had been gone through very well by someone very recently. I can't tell you the smile on his face when I was done. The rear sight is a ghost ring and front sight had been replaced. What a wonderful overall rifle though. He wanted a '94, but I told him to hold out for a 336. Caliber is .30-30. He hit it out of the park on this purchase. JMHO. I would have preferred a .35, but this was a great buy.
I'm envious and I didn't even get to see it!

I love the 94's, but I would've been grinning from ear to ear over that one myself.
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It's a solid rifle that he'll be happy with for years to come. Nicely done.

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You didn't snag us any pics?

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from your description of it's condition, the age of the rifle and the price he gave, i think he did just fine.

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Real good price actually, considering what all's going on these days. I spent about 200 bucks more for a year 2000 model. And that was before the panic set in.

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IMHO, These guns will appreciate in value over time, if taken good care of. Since Remington took over, Pre-Remlin lever action rifles are being appreciated by hunters and shooters for their quality.

There is a 1950 Marlin 336 in .35 Rem. caliber for auction with a starting price of $750. I don't know that it will bring that, but there is one person's idea of their value.

I forgot to mention that the gun is listed on Gunbroker.com.

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I've seen both the Remington versions and of course the older Marlins. The Marlin's are just a better made gun, no doubt about it.

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Not my Rifle. I walked him through everything he needed to do to keep it in great shape. I would show him, then have him do it. It will be a solid hunter. I really liked the way it shouldered. My eye lined up perfectly w/ the sights.
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well done, J-Pat. Well done indeed!

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