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I scratched an old itch this week with a straight grip 1955 ‘pre Texan’ Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington. I’ve always liked the straight grip Texans but hadn’t seen a 35. Marlin just made too few of them. We are about the same age and both showing signs of hard use. It has the early flat-top rear sight, factory bead in good shape and a Ballard cut barrel with nice crisp rifling.

I found three boxes of Hornady 200 grain Leverevolution for deer etc. I’ll scare up some dies and concoct an XTP load for groundhogs and the like. I shot it a few times this AM with 200 grain Hornady. A minor sight adjustment put it in the middle of a 7" paper bowl at 100 yards. Casual shooting from sitting position suggests 2 MOA from this load and I’m sure it’ll beat that from a rest. I really like the old gun.

 

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Sweet looking old Marlin! I love the look of the old walnut, nice and dark. I like the straights myself (Texan) Congratulations on a nice find!
 

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Very nice! I love the older Marlins myself!
I have two 1950's waffle top Marlin 336A in .35 Remington!

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That stock and foregrip are a beaut. Very nice rifle! They just really don't make them like that anymore (Remlin aside)
 

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I really like that rifle
 
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