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What are your top 3 modifications for the 336?

Here's mine:
1. Happy Trigger Kit from Wild West Guns
2. Weaver scout scope mount
3. Shortened barrel to 16.5"


**Update as of post #38**

As best I can calculate, the totals are:
Replace rear sight with Williams, Skinner, XS, etc (14)
Trigger Work including WWG trigger ( 8 )
Scope (6)
Fiber Optic Front Sight (5)
Ammo Carrier (4)
Quality Leather Sling (4)
Ammo (4)
Short barrel (3)
Big loop lever (3)
Reshape, refinish, or replace stocks (3)
Action Job (2)
Scout scope (2)
Reduced power mainspring (1)
Rebore to .38-55 (1)
 

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What are your top 3 modifications for the 336?

Here's mine:
1. Happy Trigger Kit from Wild West Guns
2. Weaver scout scope mount
3. Shortened barrel to 16.5"
1. Gas to go to the Range.
2. Get enough ammo bought or reloaded to make going to the Range worthwhile.
3. I do like the WW trigger, however I went the Williams route for sights.
:flute: It's all good!
 

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Trigger, and action job that can be done yourself.
I learned how to do this thru the gunsmithing section of this site.

EDIT: I only listed two things, so I'll add my Marlin leather sling for the third.



dixiedawg, what county are you from in south Ga.

My folks are from, Turner co.
 

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I do not hunt ,so I have never considered a scope for my 336's.I shoot them at a 50 -100 yrd range at the gun club.I like the stock trigger just fine because I am accustomed to it.I did put a Williams fire sight with a peephole on my Remlin 336 recently.And I like it so much,that when and if I sell the Remlin I will put those sights on one of my marlins.
 

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a skinner rear sight and a trigger job. I have a Williams fire sight on the front of my 336 right now but would probably go back to the original when I get the skinner on.
 

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This one started out a 1982 336 RC 30/30.
I swapped the barrel out and put on a model A
barrel. Then added a grey laminate stock. I
did a dovetail fill on the front sight cut and
blacked the forearm cap and lever.
The lever is a big loop I got off GB, as well
as the stock.
It wears a Leupold 1x4.

I'm planning to build one of these in 35, and have
almost all the parts gathered up.
 

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You can also do nickel/brass tacks if you're into
that western look...

Another thing you can do that's easy is you can
round off the pistol grip to look like an old shotgun stock.
I got one I did like that but I don't have a pic of it.
Sliming a forearm is also easy. And the earlier 336's
that had the slim levers can be reshaped very easily.
 

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You can also do nickel/brass tacks if you're into
that western look...
Hey Navajo, that's a real nice couple'a 336's - you went in opposite directions on them!

I always wanted to go the brass tacks route with an older 336. I have one that might work, it's already got brass barrel bands and a black and gold Skinner Alaskan.

To me, the best mods are rear sights or a scope (Skinners/Leupold), fiber optic front sight, and a dimpled follower.

I haven't done any trigger work, or tried a WW trigger, but that might be next.

Brocky
 
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My wife's 336 in 35 Rem. It has a beautiful reblue job, stock refinish, Levergun Leather dress, XS rail, and a Leupold 2-7 X 33 VXR scope. Her brother gave her this rifle in kinda rough shape before he died. This one will be cared for as long as we live.
 
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