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I think I have located a good gun. This one has what appears to be a Lyman peep sight setup connected to the left wall of the receiver. One of these guns has long been a fantasy project for me. What I would really like to do is get a nice bit of wood and have the factory stock duplicated, swap out the lever for a medium sized one, and rust blue the metal. Current price
Is $650. I know without pics it's tough to ask about value but the gun is in excellent shape and I think may be from the 60s. Thoughts?


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That price is reasonable. You could likely sell the factory wood.


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Turns out it is a waffle top, all original, in minty condition.


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Nice! Don't think I could futz with a minty original waffle top, I'd have to look for a specimen that needed freshening up.


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I'd grab it up and use it . Price is good. I bought a minty 35 Sc from 1955 a decade ago and have been hunting with it last 3 seasons. I ain't a collector though.

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Not to pee pee on the parade but

Check the trigger before you buy!

I use Jim Brock man as a marlin smith, he has encouraged me to avoid these as he has a hard time with that era of triggers.

But I really like the waffle tops they often are Ballard rifled and are more “beefey” imo


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Originally Posted by Angus1895
Not to pee pee on the parade but

Check the trigger before you buy!

I use Jim Brock man as a marlin smith, he has encouraged me to avoid these as he has a hard time with that era of triggers.

But I really like the waffle tops they often are Ballard rifled and are more “beefey” imo

What problems with the triggers? Does he mean the "trigger flop"? Let us know I've never heard this.

I've had at least 20 Marlin 336's from the 60's and all had good triggers.

I been hunting with my 1960 336 SC ,32 spl. for at least 50 years.

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Originally Posted by Mossyoak1957
Originally Posted by Angus1895
Not to pee pee on the parade but

Check the trigger before you buy!

I use Jim Brock man as a marlin smith, he has encouraged me to avoid these as he has a hard time with that era of triggers.

But I really like the waffle tops they often are Ballard rifled and are more “beefey” imo

What problems with the triggers? Does he mean the "trigger flop"? Let us know I've never heard this.

I've had at least 20 Marlin 336's from the 60's and all had good triggers.

I been hunting with my 1960 336 SC ,32 spl. for at least 50 years.

Cheers!


I have two from the 50's and the triggers work super great.

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Just picked the rifle up. $600 and a box of cartridges thrown in. Good deal on a Friday.


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Is your's a regular carbine or sporting carbine? either way good grab.

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Originally Posted by bluefish
Just picked the rifle up. $600 and a box of cartridges thrown in. Good deal on a Friday.


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Can you post a pic for me? Need outside email addy. PM if you like.


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Originally Posted by jeeper
I'd grab it up and use it . Price is good. I bought a minty 35 Sc from 1955 a decade ago and have been hunting with it last 3 seasons. I ain't a collector though.

I've got a 1955 Texan in 35 Remington that has an excellent trigger, works slick and shoots great. It's got some honest battle scars and will no doubt get some more- I ain't a collector either.

Great score Bluefish!

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