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    1964-1965 Marlin 336

    Hey folks! I'm new here and this also my first post. Need help with my fathers old Marlin 336 (WesternField 740A emn) Manufactured right around the end of 64 or early 65. The rifle is in very good shape, my father must of put maybe 2 boxes of shells thru it before he past back in the late 60's. Mom's kept it in her closet in a chest for like 35years. Then one day she gave it to me. At any rate it's in very good shape, the only thing I don't like about it It has no safety. Here's my questions, how hard would it be to put a safety on it? Would it require a hole new receiver? Is this rifle worth putting $200 dollars into for new fancier wood and a scope? It had a scope don't know what happened to it. Here's a few pix....I know the hammer is back and that's not good specially for a rifle with no safety, but I haven't bought shells yet. This was my dad's favorite so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: 1964-1965 Marlin 336

    I wouldn't do anything to it....except mount a scope or better yet get a receiver sight (peep).
    As far as the safety....you don't need one, use it in half cock
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    Re: 1964-1965 Marlin 336

    SportsFans,
    Welcome to MO's forums. You have a nice rifle handed down from your father ... I hope you enjoy it.

    Quote Originally Posted by six_gunz
    I wouldn't do anything to it....except mount a scope or better yet get a receiver sight (peep).
    As far as the safety....you don't need one, use it in half cock
    I agree ...

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    Re: 1964-1965 Marlin 336

    Hey thanks six_gunz for your speedy reply, and I think your right I should leave as much the original rifle as possible. I must look into a receiver sight, but I like the looks of the 336 with a scope strapped to it. In the service I really liked the the reciever and barrell sights on the m16 it made it very handy and accurate. Think I will have to try both. Half cocked....hmmm will check that out also. Thanks man I'm glad to be here, and also for all your help.

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    Re: 1964-1965 Marlin 336

    Just thought I'd add it doesn't take a whole lot of money for fancier wood.... Maybe about 20 bucks and a little effort.

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    Re: 1964-1965 Marlin 336

    Quote Originally Posted by 186 Tmanbuckhunter
    Just thought I'd add it doesn't take a whole lot of money for fancier wood.... Maybe about 20 bucks and a little effort.
    Like 186 Tmanbuckhuter said . It looks like the original wood might have some hidden potential, if your willing to smooth out the stock and bring out the grain.
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    Re: 1964-1965 Marlin 336

    Quote Originally Posted by Schtoolee
    Quote Originally Posted by 186 Tmanbuckhunter
    Just thought I'd add it doesn't take a whole lot of money for fancier wood.... Maybe about 20 bucks and a little effort.
    Like 186 Tmanbuckhuter said . It looks like the original wood might have some hidden potential, if your willing to smooth out the stock and bring out the grain.
    And I could help you with it to. Just ask anyone on here whose seen my work, I know what I'm doing.

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    Re: 1964-1965 Marlin 336

    The half cock is safe .. the real safety is between your ears.. I would not alter that in any way , shape or form. just shoot it and enjoy it..

    If your really concerned.. don't load the chamber till your ready to shoot it.. but half cock is and has been safe for years.. The new safety's are because of land sharks.. I am sure we would have a member possibly close enough to explain first hand and showing you about the rifle if you need ..
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    Re: 1964-1965 Marlin 336

    Only thing that Marlin needs is shooting and hunting time.


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    Re: 1964-1965 Marlin 336

    Lovely! I'm not sure it needs much to be a real looker.

    While my Glenfield has factory designed engraved into the forestock and pistol grip, I'd like it just the same if it were plain. In fact, my new Model 60 looks fine to me as plain as it is. I guess I'm not into fancy.

    Enjoy it and make it a family heirloom.
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