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I have seen photographs of older 336's that were never drilled and tapped. Is there a proper name for the texturing on the top of the receivers of these rifles?
 

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waffle tops?
 

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Waffletop - english/german (noun) pronounced wa-full-top. ;) The most common nomenclature (term) used by those who have been infected with a certain affliction hereon referred to as "Marlinitus Chronicus" to describe a 1948-1952 (first model, years of production) model 336A, ADL, RC, or SC(without the s prefix) (I think) in calibers dirty-thirty, 35 REM, and the last but not least my sweetie pie favorite the 32 Win. Special (I just love the sound of that, dont you?) with wavy line engraved treatment on the receiver top to reduce glare.

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Not drilled a tapped ??? an old maid. ;D ;D
 

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stevewhr said:
Perhaps not old maid, but disadvantaged for sure! Pretty good Janott!
Thanks! ;D I actually was going to use that other word but I know this is a family channel. ;)
 

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Tatersoup said:
but didn't those early models have drilled and tapped holes on the side of the receiver for an aperture sight?
Yup that started with the model 36 and continued up until a couple years ago.
 

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I'm a little behind, I guess - didn't know the current production 336 rifles were not drilled & tapped on the side for a receiver sight. Need to get out more! ;)

But - why would I buy a new rifle when there are so many vintage rifles that need a good home! :D

Cedar Creek
 

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Cedar Creek said:
So - what do you call the rifles from '53 until factory drill & tap? Seems like I've heard them called "flat top".
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The word I use is the same nomenclature given to first press olive oil. Or a stand of timber never before cut. I don't see that as an objectionable word. If it is I apologize.
 

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Cut Block said:
My pre 1948- 336 was never drilled and tapped
And for a good reason. ::)
 

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Cut Block said:
My pre 1948- 336 was never drilled and tapped
My pre 1948- 336? I thought 1948 was the first year....
 

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LD: I'm fairly sure mine is a 1947,but there again(LOL). Whatever it is I do
enjoy hunting with the old rifle and have many great memories, have
thought of a scope but just don't want to spoil the original flat top look.
Jack :D
 

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There were no 336's made in 1947. The first year of production for the 336 was 1948. I'd love to find one from that model year. The earliest I've got is from 1949.
 

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Brian in FL said:
There were no 336's made in 1947. The first year of production for the 336 was 1948. I'd love to find one from that model year. The earliest I've got is from 1949.
I'd love to find a nice 1949 35rem. All the good things started that year. ;D
 
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