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    Brace of One Thousand, Brace of 1000, one thousand potential members and no registry.

    "Marlin" tells me there is no registry or records kept for these presentations sets of special 336 in 30-30 and matching 39 in .22LR made for the Marlin Centennial 1870 - 1970.
    They were issued to each customer by name as the set left the factory in 1970-72, from what I can find.
    I asked to find the original registrant for the set I now own, but no records available.
    I have seen reference to sets # 13, 47, and another.
    I own one and know of another set in Michigan.
    I also saw reference to individual guns split apart from their set, both the 336 and the 39.
    Each of the two rifles mirror a standard model, but carry unique features making them different from other 336s and 39s.
    Different on their own from the Cowboys, or Texans, or Century Limiteds, different from a Mountie or 39M and different even from the Octagon Mountie!
    Not old enough to be included as "collector" specimens, yet made as presentation models, but not custom with a run of 1000 in each of the 336 action and frame and 39 action and frame.
    Hand engraved, and high grade walnut in a straight stock without flutes in the comb, brass fore stock cap not a band, medallions, 20" octagon barrel, square lever, crescent brass butt plate, not unique features, but the combination unique to the Brace of One Thousand, and most appealing to me. While I personally am less enamoured of the engraving and medallions, the other attributes make for an excellent machine. They came in their own special double case, which was poorly comprised of materials that held moisture and deteriorated both the case and the guns' finish in some cases.

    If you know of one, own a set, or have any other information regarding their manufacture and distribution, perhaps you can share here.
    Not sure if I can keep this afloat, but at least the title is there to appear in a "Search" should others come looking.

    SEE POST # 20 for updated registry 3/27/16


    Lets see what happens
    Thanks

    Set 591, came without the case or factory papers.
    Attachment 178045
    Last edited by Colonel Angus; 03-27-2016 at 03:57 PM.
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    Doubt I'll ever run across a pair but sure would like to. Thanks for showing those.
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    Thanks for showing them in the pic. Most likely the only chance I'll have to see them.
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    Unfortunately I can't give you the number off my set, as I sold them long ago. I do know the original owner, as he is who I bought them from. As you mentioned, the lining ruined many sets, and his was one. He sent them back to Marlin for restoration, and hen put them back in the box again! Once again the barrels got harmed, but he caught them early enough the 2nd time. He was very upset, and that's when he sold them to me. I restored the barrels, and put them in the safe. I also removed the lining, and replaced it with a copy that wouldn't harm the guns. Might still have a picture of the set somewhere, but not the guns or case now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Angus View Post
    I have seen reference to sets # 13, 47, and another.If you know of one, own a set, or have any other information regarding their manufacture and distribution, perhaps you can share here.
    Not sure if I can keep this afloat, but at least the title is there to appear in a "Search" should others come looking.
    The reference to #13, they are in my safe right now.
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    Mind the expression but, "Nice Pair".
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    thank you for the explanation and showing these two superb rifles.
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    Thanks, wrenchman, now we can update the list! Ha!

    No.13, Orygun

    No. 591 Michigan

    Now with business out of the way, can we prevail upon you for photographs?
    Though they all look the same, sometimes how the owner looks at them is interesting too.
    By example: WOOD GRAIN
    Attachment 178138

    ...and thanks to everyone for their encouragement and enjoyment!
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    They may all appear to be the same but I'm sure the characteristics of the wood is different and very nice to look at.
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    I have the 39but not the 30-30. #68
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