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Marlin 336RC
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:42 pm    Post subject: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

While at my local gun dealer yesterday, I happened to spot a lever action Marlin 336RC in .35 Rem. with a price tag that read $199. Well that sounded like a deal to me so I went over and picked it up and found that it had six inches of the stock's finish wiped out by water damage. Everything else looked good on the rifle not a spot of rust and the blueing in good shape so I took it home. Once home I checked the date of manufacture and found that I had a rifle made in 1957. I took it all apart, cleaned it up, stripped and refinished the stock using Tru-oil. I also added a Pachmayr recoil pad and an old Leupold 3X fixed power scope. Here are a few before and after photos.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

Nice gun Don. Your finished product looks a lot like my 336RC in .35 Remington since I re blued mine cause 1/3 of the bluing was worn. Only mine was made in 1952 but the receiver is not drilled for a scope mount so I installed a Lyman Receiver Site. Have fun shooting it, I really enjoy mine.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

I've killed deer with a lever .35 Remington.
You got a great buy for a great gun.

Congratulations.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

Good job! Let us know how it shoots.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

Want to sell it? Nice gun.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words guys!
The dealer I bought this from had just gotten in a 336 in 30-30. It looked as if someone had taken a hatchet to the butt stock to add a recoil pad. I checked the serial number beginning with an "E" and it is an original from the first year they were made. He didn't have a price on it yet, but I'm thinking I might go back for that one.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

i like the lever actions. good looking gun. what kind of scope is that?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

My guess is it's an old Leupold 3X, that's my guess cuz that's what he said in his post.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

Nice job...looks much better than the original finish. The old .35 is still a good thumper with life left in it.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

keetoowah wrote:
what kind of scope is that?

That's an old fixed power Leupold M8-3X. I don't think they even make a 3X anymore.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

I took the 336 to the range today and despite the rain I still got some shots in. This photo shows three shots using Federal 200gr. .35 Remington factory ammunition. I have reloading dies on order, but had to buy a box to try it out. The group is from 50 yards and measures 5/8". I was using a 3X scope on the rifle.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

That will do just fine Very Happy . Nice group I have always liked .35s
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

I finally got around to checking on some handloads. I used 200gr. Sierra bullets over 39.6gr. of Varget. I shot it at 50 yards to test the load and here's the results. I plan to take this rifle on a Tennessee hog hunt in February.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

Can't argue with that group! Let us know how it works on hogs.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Marlin 336RC Reply with quote

35s are just top notch hog rollers or deer stompers. That is one dead paper plate!
That big 200 bullet is just a real joy.
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