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Gun writer Richard Mann gave me permission to share a photo of the 30-30 Marlin he's taking to Africa soon. It's from the Marlin/Remington custom shop, which is Dakota Arms:



It really grabs me! In my opinion, that is one of the most beautiful lever action rifles I've ever seen. Richard is a smart guy, an experienced hunter and enjoys his lever action rifles. I'm sure he'll make wise decisions about how he uses it while hunting in Africa. Am looking forward to his articles on the subject!

Sure makes my little ol' Glenfield look pretty plain! :)



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Guy, I don't know, I still like your Glennie but do love the custom wood on that rifle. I'd rather see it on a blued rifle.

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That Marlin sure is a beauty, but I think I'd cry if I had something like that and scratched/dinged it! I'll take the Glenfield...looks like a worker (but beautiful in its own right :biggrin:) and wouldn't have to worry about it so much!
 

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I like them both.
 

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Looks good, but the color case hardening is unbalanced. It needs a CCH butt plate to bring balance to the force before the dark side creeps in.
 

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Yep. Both are beautiful rifles. But if it was me, I'd just be happy with the Glenfield. The custom shop one is just a little too much bling for me. Doesn't mean I can't appreciate it!
 

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Your li'l old Glenfield looks terrific! And that rifle!!!!!! Holy moly that is beautiful, and what wood! It would have made me cringe just to lay it up against the rock to take the picture (there would have been some serious and invisible padding at the contact points - maybe little felt stickie pads?). Thanks for sharing this - it's gorgeous!!
 

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The CS 336 is nice, and so is your Glenfield. Know what, I have a '68 Glenfield 30,(I call it my poor man's SC), that is perfect in the metal and almost so in the wood. I bought presentation grade walnut for it a few years ago, but it has yet to be fitted. I kind of like it the way it is. Jack
 
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