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She's a 1952 336 RC that I picked up at my LGS for $425. Never been drilled and tapped and never had a sling swivel installed. Haven't shot it yet because it won't be spring here until June at the rate we are going in northern NY. It'll be back down to zero again this weekend. The bore was dirty but it is bright and shiny now with strong rifling. Here are some pictures... can't wait to shoot it, and I have no plans on drilling any holes in it. It will be my iron sight deer rifle. Forgot to mention, I am waiting for my Team 32 Special member number, please (request sent) :biggrin:

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ballistics04 - Nice looking find. Hope the weather warms up soon for you. Best of luck with your new prize. Shenandoah
 
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She's a 1952 336 RC that I picked up at my LGS for $425. Never been drilled and tapped and never had a sling swivel installed. Haven't shot it yet because it won't be spring here until June at the rate we are going in northern NY. It'll be back down to zero again this weekend. The bore was dirty but it is bright and shiny now with strong rifling. Here are some pictures... can't wait to shoot it, and I have no plans on drilling any holes in it. It will be my iron sight deer rifle. Forgot to mention, I am waiting for my Team 32 Special member number (request sent) :biggrin:

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ballistics04,
That is a very nice old gun. I have a 1952, 336 SC 32 special, and I would suggest you slug the barrel. It should be .321, but mine is .318.

And thanks for posting pictures, they are very well done.
Now I get to show off mine.:biggrin:
 

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Very nice classic you found! The .32 Winchester Special is one of the all time classic calibers too. I have four .32 Specials, two Marlin 336SC's (1951 and 1957) and two Winchester Model 94's (1949 and 1968. I cast my own bullets and primarily shoot 99 cast to one jacketed bullet. If there is an easier cartridge to get great results with lead bullets, I haven't found it yet or God kept it for Himself! Speeds with my two cast bullets range from 1700 to 2300 fps and whatever the speed, they shoot factastic.<a href="http://s824.photobucket.com/user/bobddville/media/Grand%20Lodge%20Tour/IMAG0024.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/zz169/bobddville/Grand%20Lodge%20Tour/th_IMAG0024.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMAG0024.jpg" style=""></a>RL]

First target is my standard cast bullet load @ 1700 fps with Alliant 2400. Second target is my high performance cast bullet load @ 2300 fps. Then there's a photo of my four .32 Specials. Both targets were shot with my 1957 336SC @ 50 yards and are five shots each.

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Thanks for the pics of your targets and rifles. I've never shot cast before, but that is on my long range to-do list. My next purchase will be some dies and components for this 32. I'll buy some factory ammo to start my brass collection with. My neighbor has a 336 32 Special just like mine but his was born in 1958 (the year he was born). I love the craftsmanship that went into these old Marlin lever guns!
 

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I also have a 1958 336 A 32 special, and it shoots much better than I'm capable.
The first round went high, out of a clean barrel, the next three were right on.

And these were factory loads.
 

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Beautiful rifle! I love the waffle tops. Yea, this winter stinks, I'm looking at snow falling even as I type this. If I meet old man winter I think I'm going to slap him across the face... :vollkommenauf:
 

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Thanks again everyone! It's got some "character" marks but no signs of abuse or mis-handling. The only real damage on the gun is a chip missing from the butt plate, but I think a previous owner swapped the original butt plate from this rifle with a rifle that they wanted to keep. I say that because there are no signs of this rifle ever being dropped, and I've never seen a piece of the butt plate broken off like this one is. The white spacer under the butt plate doesn't have a "dirty" line where the exposed white part is. Here's a picture of the broken butt plate. What do you think?

Also, feel free to show off YOUR 32 Specials here on my thread. I would be happy to see your 32's :tee:

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I also have a 1958 336 A 32 special, and it shoots much better than I'm capable.
The first round went high, out of a clean barrel, the next three were right on.

And these were factory loads.
That's a nice rifle! And a nice group, too! My 336A 35 Remington really likes those Flex Tips. I haven't shot any through my 30-30 yet, but that's what I bought for reloading when I run out of factory ammo.
 

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Beautiful rifle! I love the waffle tops. Yea, this winter stinks, I'm looking at snow falling even as I type this. If I meet old man winter I think I'm going to slap him across the face... :vollkommenauf:
Old man winter will be extremely sore, because I'm sure millions of us will be in a long line waiting to get our hands on him :tee:
 

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Sweet!
 
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Thanks again everyone! It's got some "character" marks but no signs of abuse or mis-handling. The only real damage on the gun is a chip missing from the butt plate, but I think a previous owner swapped the original butt plate from this rifle with a rifle that they wanted to keep. I say that because there are no signs of this rifle ever being dropped, and I've never seen a piece of the butt plate broken off like this one is. The white spacer under the butt plate doesn't have a "dirty" line where the exposed white part is. Here's a picture of the broken butt plate. What do you think?

Also, feel free to show off YOUR 32 Specials here on my thread. I would be happy to see your 32's :tee:

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Sweet looking piece!

You should be able to get a new Butt plate for it. Google is your friend!




Cheers!



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Sweet looking piece!

You should be able to get a new Butt plate for it. Google is your friend!




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Mike T.
Brownell's has them for $12, plus I might get a rear band screw for it.
 
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