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I have seen this ADL 336 waffle top (untaped) sporting rifle 30-30 at 2 shows. 100% correct, 80% barrel and wood, used but not abused. $400.00. No less, at least not yet. I'm thinking $300.00 to $325.00. Am I out of thouch? Feed back please! Thanks Bob. P.S. It is unmolested which makes it tempting plus fine bore pre microgroove
 

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I say offer them $300 all they can say is No!! Then if you want to offer him a little more it would be up on you if you think it is worth more!! It really just boils down to how bad you want it!! If you think it is worth $400 to you then by all means by it and shoot it!!!
 

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They only made a little over 5,000 ADL's. I would offer less but I would make sure I went home with the gun even if it cost $400. They're getting harder to find every day.
 

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If you compare that rifle to what is being made today by Remington..............what's the problem with $400.00 dollars?
I don't believe I'd sell my '58 336RC 35rem for 400.00....................I'd have to need the money awful bad to do so..............

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If I had a rifle on my table for $400 I would probably take $350 and certainly $375.
However, A $300 offer would be considered an insult and then the buyer would pay full price or nothing.

Lay $350 in cashon the table and see what he does. Let the dealer know that if he picks up the money the sale is done, but if you pick up the money the sale is lost. If nothing happens, and you are willing to pay more, lay out another $20. Still nothing? I would pick up the money but you may want to add another $20, now you have $390 on the table. If that doesn't get his attention, I would probably take my money and go. If you are willing to pay full amount go for it. Seeing the money on the table has a noticeable affect on the dealer. If he comes down a little, then you go up a little. You will soon come to agreement and the sale is made. If a dealer will not work with me I go elsewhere to look for guns.
 

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$325 is about what the current Marlin 336s are running new in stores. You can haggle if you like, but IMO $400 is a very fair price on a pre micro groove bore, especially with the nice stocks. If I were the vendor I would be standing firm on $400.
 

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I'm thinking $300.00 to $325.00
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You are out of touch. Pay the $400 with a smile. The 336ADL waffle top is a very nice rifle that sells for $450-$500 pretty often in good shape.
 

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JBledsoe said:
If I had a rifle on my table for $400 I would probably take $350 and certainly $375.
However, A $300 offer would be considered an insult and then the buyer would pay full price or nothing.
That's why I always ask, "Is that your best price?" Nine times out of ten the seller will shoot back a price that's acceptable and no ones feelings get hurt. If the seller says the asking price is his best price, ask if he can throw something in like a sling, magazine, box of bullets, etc. If he still says no, well then you've met that one guy in ten that just won't budge.

You haven't insulted him with a low ball offer. You can buy it or walk away.
 

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I would be wiling to pay up to $800.00 for a clean, well-sorted 336 ADL in .30-30. Such a rifle would fit my requirements nicely, indeed. I keep looking for them at gun shows, but I never see them. They only made something like 5,000 of them, after all, and production stopped before I was born, so the odds of me finding one become exponentially worse with each passing year.

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I bought a standard 336A in the 1970s range (gun is in the safe; don't remember the exact prefix number) for $375 and considered myself lucky. I removed the scope mount and just popped a few rounds through it before winter arrived...and stayed! here in St Louis. As a shooter rather than collector, I'd buy a similar vintage 336A to mine for $400 in a heart beat!

A semi-collectable 336 ADL would be even less of a decision....while you're picking your nose on a deal like this, someone else will be there with yankee dollars....and you end up with indecision remorse! I screwed up on a 336A awhile back and took two years to find one I liked. AND there was the 44 Original Size RUGER VAQUERO with real stag grips for $450 at a local gun shop three weeks ago.....

You snooze, you lose!
 

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I saw what was labelled an "A" waffle top in beautiful shape at a gun show this past year. The guy was asking $475 and I got him down to $420 and took it home with me. There was something strange about this "A." The stock and forend were checkered. Come to find out it was an ADL. I'd pay $400 for that ADL and run like a thief.
 

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doublefan said:
I have seen this ADL 336 waffle top (untaped) sporting rifle 30-30 at 2 shows. 100% correct, 80% barrel and wood, used but not abused. $400.00. No less, at least not yet. I'm thinking $300.00 to $325.00. Am I out of thouch? Feed back please! Thanks Bob. P.S. It is unmolested which makes it tempting plus fine bore pre microgroove
Only thing that kept me from punching the "Kick me" button on you was the grading of the barrel and wood.
An 80% rating seems perhaps low-- take a peek at a 90% one offered here:
http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,85332.0.html

I am not an expert on grading, just wondering at how this "80%" looks/is.
Consider yourself unkicked if only for the fact that you have seen it at 2 shows already
& so are not alone in hesitating (if you have any competition for it).

Peace
 
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