Local gun show this weekend. There was a decent supply of used Marlin's. A bunch of '70's and '80's 336's of generic variety for $375, 1 guide gun in 45-70 at going price, 1 - 35Rem, and a few old 32 special A's at collector prices, but this one had to come home with me.
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Last week I answered an advertisement for an "older Marlin 336".
I was expecting maybe 1980 or so.
What I found was a 60-year old workhorse of a rifle.
It seemed a little rough at first, but after closer inspection I figure it's in really good shape for something that's 60 years old.