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A 336 SC in 35 Rem, G prefix serial number 1950 manufacture, has a Williams side mount peep site and the receiver is not drilled / tapped. Very nice overall condition a couple of light finish rust spots on the receiver and barrel, bluing is well worn, bore is bright/did not have much copper build up, stock has some oil mark around the grip (nice wood grain) and had a leather lace on recoil pad. All the screws are in fine shape, do not look like they were ever touched. Cleaned the bolt and receiver (actually very clean). Has a wrap around swivel fixture on the barrel near the front site and rear swivel mount. The white spacer looks good, although the butt plate is a bit off alignment. Overall, cleaned up very well. Can't wait to try it at the range. This is the first 336 that I will shoot with a peep sight.

A couple of items on the list to repair/restore -

1) Buttstock at the grip has a dent/chip mark smaller than a 1/4" (wood is well oil pressed here) and just behind the grip on the rise there are two 1/4" dent/chip marks - Question - what is the best way to fill/repair these three dent/chip marks since the wood is a dark walnut?

2) This has the forend end cap, a little movement at the receiver point. How do I remove the wooden forend? Have read the magazine tube needs to be removed. This is a 3/4 length magazine tube, if that is the procedure, how to?

3) Is the wrap around barrel swivel mount the standard on the 336 SC? Is it possible to replace the metal forend cap with one that has the swivel mount?

4) Missing front sight shroud, depating about replacing. Sources?

Thanks for the info! Will post pics shortly.
 

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You want your gun to look like this when done. I installed the forearm cap with the sling swivel.





 
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Yes, that is the end cap I want to use. Where did you locate that one? Brownells has three listed, no pics available, need to figure out which one!

Great looking 336 you have.
 

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You need a 336 forend cap. The only real differences are the mag tube holes. Midway has most of this stuff too. For info on taking the gun apart and much more take a look in our reference library.
 
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You need a 336 forend cap. The only real differences are the mag tube holes. Midway has most of this stuff too. For info on taking the gun apart and much more take a look in our reference library.
Yep, that one is for a 336 and fits the 30-30 and 35 Remington tubes. I bought it at Midway.
 

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Mike, buddy, when you click on the picture use the IMG code. Copy and paste it into your post and the pictures will show up just like the ones I posted.

Those are some nasty gouges. You'll have to get some of the stock repair specialists to help you with those. I doubt that you will ever be able to repair them satisfactorily. I might just leave them as is. I'd also get rid of that barrel band sling swivel. It's way to close to the muzzle for one thing. Are you going to have the gun reblued?
 

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Halwg - thanks for the tech advice! I was trying to paste the links in the attachments (technical challenge on my part!).

Getting rid of the barrel band, adding a new forend cap. The stock may get filler and refinished. Re-blue is possible. Just a 336 project!
 

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Thats a nice one. I never saw anybody put the sling stud on the barrel before. Bad enough with it on the tube where it belongs.
If your looking for a front sight hood & want to be correct you need an old style round hood, I believe the current ones will fit but they are different. Personally I'd leave it off.
No real way I dont think to fix those gauges without being very noticeable. Brown acraglass might blend in but it might not neither.
 

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Halwg,That gun looks great! Did you have it reblued? And is that truoil on the wood. I agree with your suggestions for Mikem2. Refinish the wood and leave the gouges, I'd be afraid to fill them as they might look worse. I also might try Blue wonder and then if you are not happy with the bluing then send it off to be reblued.http://www.bluewonder.us/BlueWonderGunBlue.html
No, that is the original bluing on my gun. It was in pretty good shape and is only a little thin in spots. There was absolutely no rust on the gun when I bought it. I refinished the stock with Minwax Wipe-on Poly. A different finish than I usually use, but it came out nice. I stained the stock with red oak stain.

Of course I have pictures... ;D











 

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Looks great Hal! Really like the Red Oak Stain, turned out wonderful. Mikem2, that's a pretty nice one to start off withI agree with the others, leave the holes in the stock. Would be to hard to try to fix without them standing out as much as they do now. Those are stories, left for you to wonder about. DP
 

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The barrel band swivel has to go. Ordered the forend end cap/swivel. Figuring out what to do with the stock.
High on my list is a trip to the range to check function and accuracy.

Thanks for the input!
 

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I agree with removing the barrel sling swivel but otherwise I would leave the gun as is. I guess I have reached the age
where I believe a few warts and carbuncles actually improve one's appearance. That's a sweet rifle with character born of the
woods and fields which I would never remove...just would do my utmost to add a few more battlescars.
 
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