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ojrojr Senior MemberNew ZealandPosts: 1,341 Senior Member
edited October 2019 in General Firearms #1
They mount up you know
I'd been talking about it and it's been about for awhile but nothing has happened with it  except I've had a a sissy pad put on the 1960's 30 06. It's gong to end up stripped and re stained as it has a great looking Walnut stock then  the pictured euro scope will be mounted, that will also add a bit of heft 

Now  finally I have  another lever gun, an unexpected rescue from a dusty old shop in the central North Island when I spent 5 days touring around there last week

The 30 30 is 31 years old, an 'as' Model with the 336 receiver and barrel but the birch [I think] stock with JM stamped on the barrel.
It's going to end up with the pictured close to period 23yr old Vari x 11 2-7 and nothing else done , I want it as it is. It has had almost no work, the loading gate has wear on the very tip only, I've had a bore scope down and it's immaculate.

The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
 Reuters, Dec 2020.

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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,599 Senior Member
    Both rifles look good. Nice finds.

    Details and better pics on that 06 please! That stock looks great. 

    The 2x7 will work well on that Marlin. Some Leverlution Ammo will extend the range of tat rifle.  
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • ojrojr Senior Member New ZealandPosts: 1,341 Senior Member
    Click on the pic  Freezer, and it will show you all you wish.
    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,599 Senior Member
    Thank you!  But.....YOU SUCK...;)
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    edited October 2019 #5
    Two nice ones.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Panama City, Fl.Posts: 8,687 Senior Member
    M&M's!! Mauser and a Marlin, don't get any better!!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Between Ft Lauderdale and MiamiPosts: 12,556 Senior Member
    2 X Great looking rifles!!!
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Great pickups!!!  The wood in the 30-06 is beautiful!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Under a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Beautiful wood on the '06, and that Marlin has some interesting grain to it. That 2-7X scope will  go well with the Marlin. Two VERY usable calibers in very nice packages! Ya done good!
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  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,911 Senior Member
    Two beautiful rifles, congratulations on the find. I haven't kept up on the gun ban over there, they will allow you to have a lever action I hope. 
  • ojrojr Senior Member New ZealandPosts: 1,341 Senior Member
    Yes KH a lever gun is fine  long as it holds no more than 10 rds
    Some brands ofof 44/357 etc need modified to comply but the 30 30 is all good.
    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Two great 30s, the best of the best and actually both are classic. I have also both a .30-30 and 06. Those two will take anything in North America. If you have those two you have all the bases covered.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member South DakotaPosts: 2,040 Senior Member
    Good hustle!   Two is better than one!
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
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