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I’m hoping to get some insight on to the value of a 1960 Marlin 336SC in 30-30? I’m very interested in the rifle but would want to know if I should be worried about buying a 60 year rifle? I want to use
for everyday hunting or brush defense.
 

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I won't peg a valve, but can tell you the gun would be classified as a shooter and not a collector. Screw slots are burred, but the major issue is that the butt stock has been replaced; can't tell if the stock is after-market, or possibly from a Glenfield model. At any rate, the 336SC hasn't been cataloged since 1963 and there are those who collect the older SC models. Good luck
 

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Hey G, welcome from central fl! If you’re looking for accuracy and reliability, most of the time you can’t go wrong with the 336sc. I’m blessed to have 3 sc models and a 336a, and they are all quite accurate and trouble free. The 1953 336sc I have, in 32 win special is the most accurate rifle out of 30 long guns I own👍 Clean up your barrel REAL good, and try some rem corelokt 170gr and I think you’ll be happy 😃
 

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I’m hoping to get some insight on to the value of a 1960 Marlin 336SC in 30-30? I’m very interested in the rifle but would want to know if I should be worried about buying a 60 year rifle? I want to use
for everyday hunting or brush defense.
Guns only have 2 enemies, rust and politicians. They are like fine wine and only get sweeter with age. I hunt with 2 rifles that are over 100 years old and they shoot straight and look good. If a rifle has been taken care of and that rifle appears to have been it will give you a lifetime of good service.
 

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That rifle was or has been somebody else's go to rifle for a number of years. If the bore looks good and it feeds and functions properly I am certain it would make a fine deer hunter. I would guess that is a Boyds replacement but stock. To me it would come down to price. I would be in for about $400. Leaves room to justify searching and paying for a replacement factory but stock or seeing if Boyds has a matching forearm.
 

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That 1960 Marlin will be a fine shooter. You can't go wrong with the 30-30win....good round for deer and pig hunting.....very good for self protection....
The butt stock looks like a replacement...not original.
It is easy to find a used correct, walnut butt stock...but you may have to pay $100 to 150.
My Guess on value is $500. Due to condition.
Happy shooting....
 

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One of my favorite stalking rifles is a 100 year old Mannlicher Schoenauer model 1905 in9x56ms. Last loaded on the US in the 1930’s. My other favorite still hunting rifle is a Remington model 14 pump rifle in 30 remington loaded into the 1950’s. You gotta love the classics. They still work as they always have without the need of a belt or 3000 fps. Filling the larder and putting smiles on their owners faces. Don’t discount the classics as there are very good reasons they achieved such status.
 
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