New gun in the stable!

minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior MemberPosts: 723 Senior Member
The wife made me a deal that if I lost 30lbs, I got a gun. So after running and dieting since February, I got the 30lbs gone and found an olde Marlin 336. It's a 1980 Model and I'm in love!!
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,006 Senior Member
    Good thing you got it before that 3000 calories of beer got to your house;), Does it have the cross bar safety? Hope it shoots, try some of the Hornady LeveRevolution.
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  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 723 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Good thing you got it before that 3000 calories of beer got to your house;), Does it have the cross bar safety? Hope it shoots, try some of the Hornady LeveRevolution.

    Nope, no safety!
  • Ranch13Ranch13 Senior Member Posts: 820 Senior Member
    Good deal.
  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Senior Member Posts: 1,052 Senior Member
    and found an olde Marlin 336.
    ...Is that an English rifle?????..........................Nice congrats.......both on the weight loss....and the new levergun....Ken
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,073 Senior Member
    Good lookin' Marlin!! Nothin' finer than a good lever gun!!
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,284 Senior Member
    Most excellent :drool:

    Sako
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Nice, The same thing was my first CF rifle. My mom took my little brother and I to a strip mall. I think she was getting her hair fixed or something. But we went into an Otasco store and I had some lawn mowing money in my pocket. Mine had some sort of commemorative medallion in the butt stock. I had to sell it later to help make a house payment. I'm a bolt guy these days and I like all my rifles and wii buy more but if they all disappeared one day and I could only have one rifle, a gun just like yours would fill all my hunting needs and make a damn fine HD carbine as well.

    Congrats :thumb up:
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  • Fat BillyFat Billy Senior Member Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    Gotta get a lever gun! :applause: Later,
    Fat Billy

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,737 Senior Member
    Good for you! On both counts.
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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,766 Senior Member
    Well done on both!
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,807 Senior Member
    Excellent! Looks just like mine. Try some 170 Gr Winchester Power Points in it.

    I found mine at Wal-Mart for about $18 a box of 20.


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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,780 Senior Member
    You Earned that gun.......Well done :up:
  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 723 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    30-30 or .35? Doesn't matter they are both great! I'm just curious. Love older 336s, GREAT score!!!

    30/30
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Good looking rifle, a nice lever gun is one of those must haves for every collection.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,726 Senior Member
    Congrats on the weight loss and a big YOU SUCK on the rifle. Losing the weight was probably as difficult as finding a pre safety 336 in nice shape.
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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,467 Senior Member
    Not to sound pessimistic or anything, but if you gain the weight back, what happens to the gun?
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,006 Senior Member
    bobbyrlf3 wrote: »
    Not to sound pessimistic or anything, but if you gain the weight back, what happens to the gun?

    Nothing, he makes a new deal and gets another gun when he loses the weight:tooth:
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 723 Senior Member
    bobbyrlf3 wrote: »
    Not to sound pessimistic or anything, but if you gain the weight back, what happens to the gun?

    As good as I feel right now, I don't see the weight coming back, hopefully!! Although chiro1989, found me a bottle of beer that has about all the calories I need for a whole day!
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,982 Senior Member
    :yousuck:

    30 lbs is a lot
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  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    Nice, on both counts! I'm sure you WILL enjoy it. :beer:
    Saddest time was when I had to break up my lever collection. :tissue:

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  • TrueTone911TrueTone911 Senior Member Posts: 6,066 Senior Member
    That's a beaut! I gotta get me one of those!

    :yousuck:
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,180 Senior Member
    Congratulations! That's a win-win for sure! :up:
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  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 723 Senior Member
    Well guys, not all is bright and sunny with this gun. I got it home and went to run an few rounds through it and found that it wouldn't eject any shells, the ejector spring is missing. The guy I bought it from failed to inform me of this and I called him and he is going to make it right with me, so it looks like an easy fix and he is shipping the part directly to me from Midway USA so at least he is making it right. Should have the part by next week
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Losing the weight was probably as difficult as finding a pre safety 336 in nice shape.


    Man ain't that the doggone truth. but there is an easy fix on the safety thing, http://www.leverguns.com/articles/taylor/crossbolt_safety.htm

    Regarding the post above above about Winchester Power Points, I think they may have used to call them silver tips I dunno doesn't matter but what does matter is Remington has their Core Locts and Winchester has their bullets and they both have making them for a long time and they are hammers on game. I have to go now or I'll be on Gunbroker all night.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,909 Senior Member
    Great rifle in a fine and practical chambering. I like 150 grains in the 30-30 myself. Gives you a little more velocity out of the Muzzle and a 150 grain in .308 diameter is fine for deer. I like 150 grain Core Lokts. That's always done the trick in my 30-30s.
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  • will-jwill-j Member Posts: 50 Member
    @razorbacker
    The Win. Power Points are Win.'s version of regular lead tips. the silver Tips have a stouter nose section, as it were and permit a little deeper penetration. I've found them only in 150 gr. lds. and have some bulk bullets I bought from Midway years ago, and have found the 150gr. S.T.s are much better for hos than the reg. Power Points for hogs over 200-250lbs. or so.
    Will
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