I had given my last Mod 336 ( Ackley Improved) to a good friend who had never owned a deer rifle. I got to be with him when he shot a big hog with it too. That was over 3 yrs ago, maybe 4. Then the ammo crunch came and Marlin JM 336's started going up in price, even here in Utah. I haven't even seen 30-30 ammo on the shelves, but I had a stash of components.:flute: I kept looking for another 70's era Mod 336, specifically in 30-30, but none ever caught my eye ( or wallet!) I finally saw a 1971 model, in very good shape from the pics, on Gunbroker. I won the bid for $315.25, so the Scot in me is happy, lol. I am praying I get it undamaged as the butt stock/forearm color appeals to me a lot. I have passed many, many Mod 336's that were around $400 or more and pretty scarred up/rust pitted/worn wood. I certainly did not want a Remlin or one of the birch wood stocked. I like the walnut, pistol grip with whiteline cap, uncheckered models. I am also leaving this one in standard 30-30. The Ackley was fun, but too much sugar for a dime what with fireforming and all. I think growing up with a 30-30 as a teen made a real soft spot in my rifleman's heart, ha.
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