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I recently acquired a 336A with an R prefix so it should be manuf. between 1957-58. It is my first lever action and i am excited about getting it set up the way I want it. I got it with see through mounts and an old weaver K4 mounted on it. I plan on removing the see through mounts and installing an older leupold fixed 4x that I have laying around. The trigger is a little heavy and I looked for the instructions on adjusting it on here but must have missed it. Also I would like to add a hammer extension. Is there one that is recommended or should I just get an uncle mikes and be done with it. I read a post the other day with a few links to good ammo prices on the hornady LE ammo but cannot find it again for the life of me. if someone could chime in with that info as well I would appreciate it. I currently have a box of winchester 200 grain power points to use in it. I am thinking about giving it a good cleaning first as I know it has not been fired in a few years. I was going to use the foaming bore cleaner but was wondering what is the best way to patch it out since the barrel is not accessible like a single shot or bolt action. Do you have to do it from the muzzle end and just be extremely careful? I know everyone wants to see pictures but I will wait until I get the new scope on it for that. Also regarding the scope mounts i am planning on a weaver base (63B) with either low or medium quad lock rings. Does that sound like a good combo?
 

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Hey there extremesolo -- Welcome to Marlin Owners. Ya just gots to dig a little deeper in the gun-smithing section. Your barrel is actually completely accessible. Open your lever about a third. Uncrew the lever (pivot) screw. Pull the lever out/down and away. I like to depress the hammer all the way and pull the bolt out to the rear. Reach inside on the left side of the receiver and pull out the ejector (the wishbone lookin' thang). Now you are all set to clean from the breech end. With the foaming bore cleaners, I like to tune the rifle upside down to keep the extra from running down in the action. You will come to love the simplicity of the Marlin!! Hope this helps. Best regards. Wind
 

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The Weaver Quad Locks work really well, and are quite stout. I have them on my 444, 338, 336, and 760 pump. For a one piece base I actually like the Leupold Rifleman better. It has better screws, is a touch longer and has one more slot for the rings that gives you a little more play on mounting the scope. They are basically the same price as the 63B. I replaced every Weaver base I had with the Leupold.
 

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On the Quad-Locks, the thing of it is that they are not made in low, but the mediums are kind of on the low end of things. I use Quad-Locks on all my Marlins that wear a scope.

As for hammer extension spurs, I've had good luck with the Uncle Mike's models, but, if you want the original flat kind, I've heard that eBay is a good place to look.
 

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Brian in FL said:
On the Quad-Locks, the thing of it is that they are not made in low, but the mediums are kind of on the low end of things. I use Quad-Locks on all my Marlins that wear a scope.

As for hammer extension spurs, I've had good luck with the Uncle Mike's models, but, if you want the original flat kind, I've heard that eBay is a good place to look.
Brian is right the mediums are pretty low. I had to remove my rear sight to mount a 3-9X40 on my 338 MX with the medium Quad Locks.

 

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thats some very handsome lumber on your 338MX Halwg
 

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I currently have a box of winchester 200 grain power points to use in it.
Those work great in my 35, but let your rifle decide what it likes.

I was going to use the foaming bore cleaner but was wondering what is the best way to patch it out since the barrel is not accessible like a single shot or bolt action.
You can take the bolt out just like a bolt action. You open the lever, take the lever screw out, pull out the lever, depress the hammer down all the way, and pull the bolt. Then remove the ejector that sits in the receiver channel on the left rear inside. It rests in a little hole that you can see on the outside upper rear side of the receiver.
 

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Brian in FL said:
On the Quad-Locks, the thing of it is that they are not made in low, but the mediums are kind of on the low end of things. I use Quad-Locks on all my Marlins that wear a scope.
I use the Quad Locks on my scout rifles they are .160" from the top of the rail to the bottom of the scope tube. They also weigh under 68.5 grams for the set. Less than most other rings do each. They are the lowest rings around except two.

The Weaver Top Mount at .090" is the lowest I can find.

Also the low Steyr rings that come on the Scout rifle they are expensive about $2700.00 they do come with a scope and rifle attached ;D ;D ;D

Kevin
 

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Thanks for all of the info guys. This is really a great site with many experienced members when it comes to these guns. I believe you answered all of my questions and then some. I hope to get it all put together in a week or so and also plan on working on the trigger in the meantime.
 
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