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I have the opportunity to pick up a 336CB in .30-30, Mfg 2000, for $860. Condition is excellent, less than a box of shells through it. No scratches/imperfections in the metal...just a couple tiny handling marks in the wood. No box. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me but thought I would get some opinions before pulling the trigger.


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Mine cost $505 OTD new back in '04. It sat on the shelf of a small town hardware store for several years I have seen them sell for 3X that price. Buy it or pass the deal to another member here. The 336CB is one fine shooting stick. You'll not be disappointed

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$860 for a Marlin 336 30-30 levergun.......NOPE.........I'll go half of that maybe $550 tops for one in mint condition.
 

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$860 for a Marlin 336 30-30 levergun.......NOPE.........I'll go half of that maybe $550 tops for one in mint condition.
Dream on.... Check GB for recent sales. Look at the pictures. It's 2014 not 2004.
 
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$860 for a Marlin 336 30-30 levergun.......NOPE.........I'll go half of that maybe $550 tops for one in mint condition.
336 Cowboy

Yep It's a good price!
 

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Sounds like a good price to me I say buy it!!!
 

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Why not do Drypowders Zane Gray in our sale forum. $750 and its an Octogon barreled 30-30 unfired from 1970. No safety to boot. I thinks thats the deal to get if you wanted a cowboy 30-30.

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Do it! That's under the current going rate. They don't come out in public that often.
 

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Reasonable price now days for it. They just quit making them and one for less than $1000 is rare now days.

I bought a 38-55 CB way back when they first came out, paid $400 for it, I was asked if I would be interested in a 30-30 CB and take the pair for $750 dumbest day of my life.

Then after shooting thousands of rounds through the CB I did sell it with components for many hundreds more than I had in it. The deal did include 200, 250gn Jacketed Stone Fence Devastators. That alone now days would cost you more then $130 from Barnes Bullets.

Get that CB and enjoy it, it will still sell for more than you pay for it 20 years from now.
 

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You could buy it for that price and IMMEDIATELY turn it over for $1100 with not much problem. That's a steal nowadays. Oh, and I have been SORELY tempted on that Zane Gray...but I'd have to sell something. It's hard to do that!
 

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You could buy it for that price and IMMEDIATELY turn it over for $1100 with not much problem. That's a steal nowadays. Oh, and I have been SORELY tempted on that Zane Gray...but I'd have to sell something. It's hard to do that!
I'll only pay only so much for what is at the end of the day a $400-class levergun in thutty-thutty even if it's a holy grail JM model.
Value like beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Can get better guns for $400 less (like a BLR in 308 Win) than $1100 to do the same job.
Everybody to their own.
Enjoy!
 

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Value is where you find it. Marlins in turd like condition are going for 500 bucks in my LGSs--if you can find them. Used up bolt rifles are going for far more than that. I have bought many different used Marlin models online between 400-700 bucks. They were all in better shape than what was in the local used gun racks. What you are willing to pay is going to be based upon your local market. Good luck!
 

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Value is where you find it. Marlins in turd like condition are going for 500 bucks in my LGSs--if you can find them. Used up bolt rifles are going for far more than that. I have bought many different used Marlin models online between 400-700 bucks. They were all in better shape than what was in the local used gun racks. What you are willing to pay is going to be based upon your local market. Good luck!
What a person is willing to pay also depends on his options.
If the contemplated purchase will be the only gun in the cupboard then you're more at the mercy of market vagaries.
Although I recently downsized drastically I have 3 gun safes full of rifles & shotguns (Winchesters, Mirokus, Browning BLRs, Savages, Marlins, Remlins, you name it).
So unless I see a prospective gun purchase as realistic value for money it won't be happening even if the guns is a genuine {GASP/SWOON/FAINT} JM Marlin.
I'll be going hunting this fall even if I never buy another gun in my whole life.
Value IS in the eye of the beholder.
$650 tops on any 336 whether Marlin or Remlin.
The most I've paid for a legacy levergun is $750 for an immaculate pre 64 94 in 30-30.
 

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What a person is willing to pay also depends on his options.
If the contemplated purchase will be the only gun in the cupboard then you're more at the mercy of market vagaries.
Although I recently downsized drastically I have 3 gun safes full of rifles & shotguns (Winchesters, Mirokus, Browning BLRs, Savages, Marlins, Remlins, you name it).
So unless I see a prospective gun purchase as realistic value for money it won't be happening even if the guns is a genuine {GASP/SWOON/FAINT} JM Marlin.
I'll be going hunting this fall even if I never buy another gun in my whole life.
Value IS in the eye of the beholder.
$650 tops on any 336 whether Marlin or Remlin.
The most I've paid for a legacy levergun is $750 for an immaculate pre 64 94 in 30-30.
Value is in the eyes of the beholder! I would never pay that much money for a Winnie--and you wouldn't pay my kinda money for a Marlin!
 

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Value is in the eyes of the beholder! I would never pay that much money for a Winnie--and you wouldn't pay my kinda money for a Marlin!
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That's what's nice about America..........people can agree to disagree & still be friends. :)
Heck, I'm even friends at work with a coupla antis (they don't own guns, which is their right, but they don't preach the anti-gun dogma) though when I have them over & the topic of conversation turns to guns & 2A you'd never know it.......the volume can get pretty high.:biggrin:
 

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I forgot about the Winnie Model 88 308 Win that I got for 800 bucks with scope--the rifle is in VG+ condition with an excellent period Redfield scope. So I guess I am with you price wise on Winnies as long as they are not top or angle eject. I had a post-64 Winnie Trapper 30-30 years ago. It was OK but I just couldn't warm up to the Winnie action and especially the receiver--it was a pain to clean and maintain. I got spoiled by Marlin leverguns.
 

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For some post 64 Winnies ain't Winnies.
Any levergun with a pot metal receiver that won't take blue doesn't measure up to the name "Winchester" to me.
It's like some guys and their JMs who don't feel REPs are real Marlins.

** if you saw that pre 64!Winchester 94 you'd have no problem laying down $750.
 

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To all unless you've picked up a 336CB in 30-30 and held it up off hand and seen how well that extra 4 inches of bbl let you hang that thing of beauty without weaving and bobbing all over the target.

Ya just won't understand a lot of it's value.
 
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