That's a tough call, but I would have to go with the 336SC in .35 Rem. You don't see many .35 Rems around that are for sale lately. I know I've only seen a select few. I prefer the SCs over the Texans though. The SCs are my favorite Marlin models.
Well I would say Tough call. This is going to be different depending on who you ask. I like the straight stock of the Texan, but I already own enough 30-30s, and only a couple 35s, and want an SC. For me I'd take the ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........................... .35
Get the 35Rem 336SC first. That is the nicest set up. Then go back for the Texan if it is still around. I heard once that the texans are one to every ten RC models. Do not know how true that is, but it sure seems like straight stock Marlins are hard to locate. If later you sell, the 336sc in 35 will be easier to sell.
I vote for any end cap Marlin 336 (Models--A, SC, or 30 series) over any carbine model. They are more accurate due to the lesser number of barrel bands around the tube mag and barrel. The caliber in 35 Rem makes that SC model a must get IMHO.
If we change the situation to where both are in good condition, my vote would be the unmolested 1950 SC is the more desirable and a bit more valuable. Neither is rare. An excellent, unmolested 1950 SC 35 is indeed a rare bird, where excellent Texans are always available (on the internet), at that level the SC is more valuable, rare and truely collectable.
They're both nice rifles and the decision would be a tuff one for me.
The 1950 SC in .35 is the first year Marlin chambered that caliber, and it will have Ballerd rifleing... a bit better for cast bullets.
Depends on whether you are talking about investment or use. For use I prefer the 35 over a carbine. As an investment to get a better price later, waffle tops if un altered seem to be pretty valuable. Again the 35.
Hey now do not listen to these people get the 81 30-30. I am having enough trouble buying 35 components I do not need any more competition out there.
But no seriously get the SC you will not regret that rifle.
Or go with the 30-30 as for my previous reason.