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Hi everyone. Picked up this 1979 30-30 a few days ago. Ive never owned a lever before, I've read about the new models and have been looking for a quality used marlin. Ive only seen a few for sale in South Florida where I'm stationed. It was pretty dirty inside and has some scuffs. I want to do a complete break down but am still learning about these rifles as my experience is only with m4s.


 

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Welcome aboard from Alabama.... That is a beauty!!!! Check out the gunsmithing forum for help...
 

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Welcome from Texas

Congrats on the new Marlin
 

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Nice find!

.......the 3 screws that are sticking out of the top of the receiver need to come out,they are the wrong ones,the correct screws(4) will fit flush with the top of the receiver,unless you are going to scope it then don't worry about it.

Looks like someone put the scope base screws back in the holes,if you turn them in to far they will rub on the top of the bolt.
I would take them out.
 

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When i was cleaning it I noticed those screws would rub the bolt. I plan on using iron sights so I will take them out. Any idea where I could find replacement screws?
 

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Hey AR,

Welcome to MO.

Thank you for your Service!

That is a fine looking 30-30, and should give years of service. (you may want a set of Skinner Sights About Us )

The 336 is a very "simple" firearm. Both to "dis mount", and to maintain.

Later, Mark
 
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Nice find. One of the great things about these guns is they are easy to take apart and clean. You can read how on here or watch a short You Tube video. There are many people here that will help you if you run unto a problem or have a question. Welcome to MO from Micanopy Florida
 

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Congratulations! She should serve you well; nice rifle. I have some from around the same time period and are my favorites, smooth walnut stocks, gold triggers, nice bluing, etc.... enjoy!
 

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Welcome aboard, you are really going to enjoy that rifle!
 

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Welcome to the forum from South Jersey...plenty of good people to answer any questions here
 

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Welcome and congrats on your rifle! Enjoy!
 

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Hello and welcome to Marlinowners from Louisiana!!! Very nice rifle congrats on picking it up!!!!
 

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This is my first post to this or any forum. I do like that 336 that guy posted today. Pretty nice shape for the year. My first Marlin was a model 30as. Bought it at an auction for $100 twenty years ago. Still shoots real good. Smooth action. Does the trick in the big bush where I hunt.
 

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Nice lookin rifle you got.:congrats:Thank you for your service!:beerglass:
That little Marlin will serve you well.
and Hello & Welcome from a small bluff in W Tn.
 

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Welcome to MO's, both of you. The little surface rust spots can be cleaned up with some OOOO steel wool and gun oil by rubbing it lightly. Rinse the steel wool out to get rid of the rust coming off the metal so you don't scratch the finish. It will be the first of your Marlin family, I'm sure. Jonnyslavic, have you picked up any other Marlins since your 30as? DP
 
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