GUN I think my next gun purchase will be a Marlin 336

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  1. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Havent decided if I want one in good condition or a fixer upper. Guess Ill start hitting whatever few pawn shops around here actually have ffl's
    A 70's model or older would be neat
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    Cowboy guns ftw
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I love my 336, pre-crossbolt safety ftw, though no pre-drilled scope mounts in the receiver no so FTW.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    what year is yours and what years did they change the safeties and what years for the scope mounts? Is it possible they had a crossover year with both?
     
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    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    Why the Marlin over a Winchester?
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    My serial number is Fxxxx, what I have found says the F prefix indicates 1949.

    A quick google says the crossbolt safety came into being in 1984 (I have seen it as 1983 as well).

    As for the drilled receiver it appears to be 1956.

    So both would be on any gun post 1984.

    A quick history http://www.gun-data.com/marlin336chro2.html

    I haven't verified it all.
     
  7. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    So anywhere between 1956 and 1984 and Im good?
    Youre lucky to have an early model. They started making them in 1946 iirc
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    from what I have read, the range of approx 56-84 should have mounts for a scope pre-drilled, but not crossbolt safety, you might want to take a year or two off of either end just to be safe.

    And for being such an early gun, she is by far one of my favorites, plain old wood and steel.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I think I wanna get a fairly used one. I can get it cheap and it will look cool with the flat sided receiver and some bluing worn off. I can always decide to fix it up
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    They look to be cheaper
    I have a great uncle that has a huge marlin collection and even some very rare guns. Would be a good source of help if I have any problems. His name is also marlin. Go figure :hsugh:
     
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    one66stang Haters.com

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    good luck finding one under $300 and @ $300 it will be beat to hell or thats what I`m seeing in my poking around
     
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    I have a pre-safety in 35 remington. Great shooting gun. 1-2" groups at 100 yards with irons. Plenty enough for deer.

    I am keeping my eyes out for one in 30-30, the 35 is great but the ammo is a bit pricey. Wouldn't mind a marlin in 44 and or 357 also.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Can't go wrong with 336's. I have a couple. (1) I bought new and shot a little. My other is my beater I got for $200. Planning to have both setup with XS Ghost Rings soon.
     

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