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Found an Older Pre-Safety Marlin 336T .30-30 at a Local Pawn Shop.
The Gun is No Beauty Queen & Looks like she's bounced around in the back of someones PickUp for Years.
The Wood is all dinged up & the Finish is about worn off in places.
The Bluing on the metal is also Well Worn & there is a Light Freckling on about 75% of the Metal.
Luckily the Bore Looks Really Good & the Action is Slick as Snot.
It has a 20in. Barrel & a Straight Walnut Stock.
Was thinking of picking this one up for a Project Gun. She's been in the Rack for the last 5 months.
So, Y'all Tell me, Is the Asking Price of $299 a Good Deal or Not?
Any Input would be Greatly Appreciated.
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Found an Older Pre-Safety Marlin 336T .30-30 at a Local Pawn Shop.
The Gun is No Beauty Queen & Looks like she's bounced around in the back of someones PickUp for Years.
The Wood is all dinged up & the Finish is about worn off in places.
The Bluing on the metal is also Well Worn & there is a Light Freckling on about 75% of the Metal.
Luckily the Bore Looks Really Good & the Action is Slick as Snot.
It has a 20in. Barrel & a Straight Walnut Stock.
Was thinking of picking this one up for a Project Gun. She's been in the Rack for the last 5 months.
So, Y'all Tell me, Is the Asking Price of $299 a Good Deal or Not?
Any Input would be Greatly Appreciated.
UncleSarge58
Well if it is a Texan I think that adds a little into how many people would pay extra for it. The way you talk about the condition does not sound good. Pictures would be great. Going by the model and the way you say it looks without pics I would say for my area a OK deal but nothing you could flip for more. If you want it for a shooter then yea not a bad price. May be a gun you could spruce up and make a keeper as well.
 

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Offer $250 and see if you walk out with it. Else $300 for a Texan out the door with built in character is a good price. Mechanics and bore being good. I personally like a well worn patina.
 

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Offer $250 and see if you walk out with it. Else $300 for a Texan out the door with built in character is a good price. Mechanics and bore being good. I personally like a well worn patina.
+1! :top:
 

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I've paid more for a pre-safety Texan with more character. If I had seen it first you wouldn't be asking about it. It would be gone. :flute:
 

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I'm with Swany on that one. I don't have a Texan and would not hesitate to shorten and re-blue a beater!
Don't think I would Shorten it. Wood is Sound (No Cracks & Bullseye Intact) & just Needs Refinishing.
Metal Definitely Needs Re Bluing. These 2 things Would Probably be all I would do.
Might be able to get it for $275 Cash. I go by there Frequently.
Hopefully it's Still there when I can get back by.
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Found an Older Pre-Safety Marlin 336T .30-30 at a Local Pawn Shop.
The Gun is No Beauty Queen & Looks like she's bounced around in the back of someones PickUp for Years.
The Wood is all dinged up & the Finish is about worn off in places.
The Bluing on the metal is also Well Worn & there is a Light Freckling on about 75% of the Metal.
Luckily the Bore Looks Really Good & the Action is Slick as Snot.
It has a 20in. Barrel & a Straight Walnut Stock.
Was thinking of picking this one up for a Project Gun. She's been in the Rack for the last 5 months.
So, Y'all Tell me, Is the Asking Price of $299 a Good Deal or Not?
Any Input would be Greatly Appreciated.
UncleSarge58
If the gun is mechanically fit and has a good bore with no dings near the muzzle crown $250 would be fair..........$299 is a bit steep.
I have pre-64 Winchester 94s that are in roughly the same condition (battered but in good working order and quite shootable) that are worth a heck of a lot more than the $299 asking price of this gun.
The difference is that 336s are still being made and pre-64 Winny 94s ain't.
 
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As a project gun, you have the value of the fun and pride involved with putting the rifle straight. If a smith is going to reblue the gun, say for $125, and you re-finish the wood it becomes close to a $450 rifle, and it will be worth about that.
 

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Put some pix up when you get it!
 
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I got a really pristine Texan for not much money. As for shortening it, its already got a 18 1/2 inch barrel. In my opinion, thats short enough, at least for my needs. I can't imagine anyone letting a Texan get beat up like that! Buy it, restore it, and shoot it like you meant it. It will serve you faithfully!

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Man, I need to stay away from threads like this one....today is Sunday so all the LGSs are closed. Now I want to go gun shopping again. Maybe another Texan..................

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You dont have it yet. I have a week spot for these marlins that need some TLC. I messed around and made a deal on a stainless steel model 60 22 today. Probably paying too much for it but I liked it. Got a couple more grand daughters going to be needing a 22 in a few years, so Im investing in their future.
 

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Out of State 4 Work at the Moment.
Gonna Call tomorrow & See if They will Put it Back 4 Me.
I'll just have to Send 'em a $50 Deposit & they'll Hold it 4me.
Done a Lot of Business there in the Past. (Bought 3 Guns)
May even Send My Brother out to Secure it 4 me.
More I Think about it the More I Want it.
Dang Marlinitis :flute:
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Sounds like a good one! I'm one that likes an honest experience look also so I don't let that bug me at all. The price would be pretty good for aeround here.
 

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turbobug,
For a Straight Stocked Texan !?
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Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
turbo,
Sad But True.
Hopefully I won't have to Pay More than $275 for it when I confront the owner Fact 2 Face.
Left Him a Message to Call me back about Holdin' it 4 me.
Will Definitely Call Again Tomorrow.
If you Know Where One In Better Condition Is, for the Same Price in SC, By All Means Let me know, as I Will Be in SC Next Week. Will B in Columbia/Lake Murray Area. S. West of Lexington for 2 wks.
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