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I am looking to aquire another Marlin or two, and the shop I frequent has the following:
1894 Cowboy Limited .45 Long Colt JM stamped but forgot the serial number.
336 - .44 Magnum w/saddlering - AC 1967
336RC - .35 Rem. - AA 1965
336RX - .32 Win. Special - L 1954

All rifles are in excellent shape.
Since I do some armory work for the guy, pricing is negotiable, so do not take the into consideration.

I know I can get two of them, but I need help on which two?

Any help would be appreciated.

What I am starting to do is move toward pieces that stand the test of time. I am a DOD master armorer and instructor, so I get mess with all the wizz-bang stuff. But at 50 years old, my priorities are changing. Hope that does not sound to cheesy?

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94 Cowboy & 336/44.....
The Cowboy because, well it's a Cowboy and octagon bbl, and the 336~44 because it's a 44mag...

If I eliminate one for another it would be the 44 for the 32Spl. The Cowboy Would be the pick of the litter for me!

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You will not go wrong with any of them you mentioned!!!!
 

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Another vote for the 336 44 Mag for sure, then the 45 Colt Cowboy is my vote. Show us the pics of the ones you settle on Sights!
 

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Man that is a hard choice right there. But seein how I want a 32 pretty bad, that would be one of my choices. Well the others I don't know, I'e got a couple 35s and would take another but would like the SCs better than the RCs. I guess I'd probably go with the CB just because I have an obession for the octagon barrels and don't own enough of 'em, yet.

Ok I know buy two and then put the other two in layaway.
 

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Here are my choices:

1894 Cowboy Limited .45 Long Colt JM stamped
336 - .44 Magnum w/saddle ring - AC 1967

The Cowboy is a certified classic. And the Texan w/ saddle ring is headed that way for sure. Those are the pick of the litter.
 

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First-- 336RX. 32 Spec'l. Seems as if the .32 calibres are more difficult to find as the .32 Spec'l. never was as popular as the .30 WCF or the .35 Remington.

Next, I would ask putting the 336RC in .35 on hold/lay-a-way as the .35 is a popular chambering in Marlins.

Then either the .45 or the .44 magnum.
 

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I'd agree, the cowboy seems like a must, from there I'd say it's between the 44 and 32. The 32s seem to be pretty rare so if you don't think you'll see another soon I'd snatch it.
 

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I would take the .44 & the .32...and put the other two on layaway!
 

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There were reasons Marlin dropped the 336-44 mag and reintroduced the 1894 in that caliber. The majority could be wrong on that one as a using gun. As a safe queen, it is somewhat rare, YET there are most always some for sale. Think about why?

Cowboys are always good. Given a choice, I would prefer a .44 mag over the .45, because I have .44 caliber handguns. Certainly no knock on the .45- good caliber.

It seems like folks are always looking for .32 and .35. That includes me on the .35. I just had to have one and found a super nice 336C. I have had it four years and have yet to fire it the first time. But what does need have to do with anything?

Bottom line, I would choose based on price and condition. Nice Marlins are not getting cheaper these days.

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If you DON'T get that 32 WSP--you will be missing out on a very great hunting/shooting caliber--especially if you reload and cast your own bullets. They are harder to find then anything else listed. I would want the 35 Rem for the other Marlin if you don't already have one. If you have that caliber already, I would go for the 45LC.
 

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If you had to limit to two, the .45 Cowboy would be my first pick that would negate the need for the .44 though that is a rare Texan.

The .32 definitely.
 
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