My dad bought me a new 336cs (JM stamped... just recently I’ve learned what that is) in .35 REM. The rifle was bought for me as my first deer rifle in 1993.
Is there any reason to believe I shouldn’t carry it into the woods and use it? Are they becoming rare (JM stamped models)? Or were there 100’s of thousands made and the JM’s won’t become rare for another 50 years?
I am a tradition-based hunter and have no reason to NOT want to use the gun I’ve been hunting with for 27 deer seasons (if I had a corvette, I would insist on driving it...not letting it sit in a garage). Just want to make sure. Thank you for your thoughts.
I shot my antique single shots for many years. A 1888 Marlin Ballard 32-40 and a 1890's Hopkins Allen with Stevens 25-20 barrel. They were two very accurate antiques. However, after a few years in the safe without exercise, I let someone else enjoy the experience of making one hole groups with antiques!Use it and take care of it. Should last many generations. My SS LTD is 1 of 500 and I used it for hunting. Wife dropped it while I was gutting and put a small ding in stock but that is what makes stories. We call that use. 😅