The Marlin 336 is finished. With pics. Completed pics in Post #28 I picked up a Marlin 336 in 30-30 last Saturday. The serial number dates it to 1961. When I got it home I gave it a good once over and then proceeded to dismantle it. It's missing the sight hood and the magazine tube spacer that goes between the barrel and the tube. At some point a sling swivel was installed where the bullseye goes and the swivel is gone and the area is somewhat gouged out. There's a couple of small gouges on one edge of the foregrip and there's some typical bluing loss and some pitting on the receiver. The barrel and crown are fine and although the rifle is crusty in areas, it's obvious that it was kept cleaned and lubed. I ordered a mainspring, firing pin spring, mag tube spring, sight hood and mag tube spacer from Brownells and now have to wait until the parts get here. I'm going to de-junkify the crud, clean any rust, plug the hole in the stock and clean up the forearm gouges as best I can. I'm going to strip the finish off the wood and oil it and replace the springs and missing parts. It's pretty obvious that it was someones hunting rifle and while it's worn and has some issues, they're pretty minor. We live in the woods now and there isn't a shot over fifty or so yards, so it will be the perfect rifle for here. The only issue now is finding some ammunition. A friend offered me some reloading equipment a while back and I'm going to see if the offer still stands. In the meantime, 30-30 is going for a buck or so a round when it can be found. I didn't take any pictures of it before I disassembled it, otherwise I'd post them. Right now it just a pile of parts.