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A none shooting friend told me about a Marlin for sale and I saw the gun today. Thinking it was a 336CS model I was quite shocked to find the rifle was indeed a 336-A model in .35rem with a "M" prefix which I believe is 1955. The rifles stocks are checkered which through me but it is not a deluxe model. My other 335-A in .35 is not checkered (1953). I have not handled a checkered model before.

The rifle is in pristine condition, never been scoped and no blue wear inside the action. The bad news was when I tuned the gun around to read the barrel inscriptions the first 6 inches of the barrel is corroded. The insid eof the barrel is clean. This could be repaired but the end of the barrel would have to be buffed and re-blued. I think 1/4 inch or 1/2 May have been cut from the stock.

I did not buy the gun.....yet. I already have a 336-A in .35 and really want a 336-A in 30-30. The deal offered me was the rifle and 5 full boxes of 200 gr rem ammo and two partial boxes of .35 150 gr ammo..........for $400.00.


I forgot to mention the rifle has the Marlin issued sling swivels and factory sling. I remember reading they are a rarity to find.

GO AHEAD EVERYONE AND TELL ME I'M CRAZY FO NOT BUYING THE 336-A

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Yeah...you're nuts!!!a fixer upper can be a diamond in the though four sure!! Go got that 35...





Did'ja get it yet?
 

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aagggghhhhh! .there I feel better.Do the right thing.............If not ,let me know where it is:marchmellow:
 

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5 boxes of shells is $150.00. You do the math. Or as stated where is it at.
 

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Yep run back there and get it so you can post pictures and we can see it. If you don't like it you can always sell it here.
 

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I'd not give $400 for it ... Point out all the bad points and offer em $300..... Any less I'd walk away. There are sweet rifles out the which are cheaper and no where near as rough.
Me.? I am even cheaper and would offer him $200 and come back next week, and maybe up it a bit.. I assure you a dealer didn't give the prior owner squat for that gun.
 

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GO AHEAD EVERYONE AND TELL ME I'M CRAZY FO NOT BUYING THE 336-a
Okay, you asked for it . . . You're crazy!

At minimum, good trading stock amongst everyone here.

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And another thing... if my math is right (and it's probably not, but that's another story) you're getting almost $200 worth of ammo with the deal.
 

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You can not ask us that question. The answer is always YES.:biggrin:
 
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The gun could very well be the more valuable A-DL model; but without pics who knows? As as been pointed out several times; buy the danged thing, and if you don't you're stoopid. You can sell the ammo for $150, that leaves $250 in the gun; which you can probably sell easily for $400 here. Some questions just don't make cent$?
 

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If it were me there that gun would no longer be for sale. :biggrin:
 

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Alright guys.... I will pick up the rifle next week and then figure out what I am going to do with it. I would like to find the impossible like a 336-A "30-30" barrel, replacing the bolt won't be a problem. I'll get pictures posted next week after I pick the gun up. If I decide to sell the rifle I'll post it for all to see.

Thanks for your encouraging posts, I'm starting "therapy" tomorrow.

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Run don't walk back up there and buy that rifle before someone else snatches it out from under you!!!!
 
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