Today I had in my hands a used 336 LTD. It's essentially a stainless guide gun in 35 rem, as I'm sure many of you know. I've never seen a real one, and think it's pretty cool. It's in good shape with the only thing that keeps it from being perfect 1 stock ding and a very small receiver scratch. So, to my questions: 1) who owns one and what do you like/not like about it, 2) is it really any better than my 336CS in 35 remington, and 3) is it worth the $750 price of admission? (the price is mitigated a bit by the ~$200 leupold in quick release rings thats on it). I'm a blue/walnut guy, so this is a bit of a stretch for me...and I'd probably have to let my 336cs in 35 go to get it.
The Leupold on top would ease the pain enough for me to pull the trigger on her.
BUY IT! Only 500 made and VERY hard to find. Last one I seen sold for $800 without a scope.. One of the cool things about stainless guns is that you can buff the scratches right off of them with a maroon scotch-brite pad and it will look brand new.
This is a must have if you can stomach the stainless.
It really depends on what you want out of it. That's the going rate right now for a unscoped version.
No, it's not any better performance wise than a regular but bragging rights are awesome.
I personally prefer stainless and laminate together because as the walnut ages and the stainless looks
the same, its kinda mismatched. When a blue wears with the walnut, its a warm and fuzzy old friend.
I'll say I've only had one LTD out of thirty that didn't shoot tight groups and that was cured by
parting it out.
Last edited by johnnyloco; 05-15-2012 at 08:14 PM.
That's a good buy for the model. I had one but sold it after finding my microgroove 35 XLR shot better. I'd buy another at that price in a heartbeat though, especially if it came with any Leupold.
If it has a $200.00 scope and rings on it then your only paying $500.00 for the gun. That is a pretty rare gun and a steal at that price. If you decide not to buy it PM me and I will.
Got 'em to take 50 bucks off. I guess by the time I sell the 336cs and the scope that's on the ltd I should come out ok on this one. There are plenty of 336's in 35 Remington out there, but I doubt I'll see another 336 ltd like this one. It does have an odd serial #. somthing like 336LTD003. I can't determine the year of manufacture from that. What year were they made? And thanks for all the help!