I'm probably like Buster- paid too much. I gave a little over $500 for it, which included 3 boxes of ammunition. While there are deals here and there, I can't see and hold those, and give it a once-over. So, the price was justified for me, even if it wasn't a red hot deal. I am very happy, and I now have a small piece of history.congrats....
Those are really nice rifles.
I been keepin my eyes and ears open for one myself.
Mind if I ask what ya had to pay for it ?
I have the same mentality. I love a good deal, but I don't let that goal squash my joy. If I want it, I count the price and make a decision. Maybe I get a good deal, maybe I don't. Either way, I found what I wanted, and I was already satisfied with the price. Besides, the other guy (seller) deserves a good deal every now and then, right?I don't seem to come across almost steals of a buy but I must say I have been happy with what I got and that's all that matters.
Enjoy what you have and your days will be filled with happiness. You have the right idea. I am willing to bet you will really like shooting it as well as just admiring it.
Friend of mine came over and his son shot my 336c and he really liked it. It doesn't kick like a mule and has smooth action to boot as well as being accurate.
Get yourself a scope and rings so you can use either scope or iron sights at any given moment. I like that on mine.
I will readlily admit that I probably could have done better on price if I had waited, hunted local papers, or searched online. I knew what I was paying, and that I was buying from a dealer with a healthy profit margin. This particular LGS is good people; I have a close friend who works there, and he has lots of baggage. They have gone to bat very seriously for him, given him interest-free loans, time off of work to deal with issues, and on and on. They really pine away for him, and that is both admirable and unique in today's business world. So, in an essence, I am glad to do them a favor- pay full price when there may be cheaper ones out there- because I know where some of that money is going. And, right is right- they are doing what's right by him. They deserve some of that back.I am blessed with a great gun dealer. I was at his shop a couple of years ago and he had a Marlin made in the late 60s and I got it for $200 out the door. I put a Nikon 2x7 on it and it shoots my handloads great. The only thing I wish it could be morphed into would be the Cowboy version. I have never seen one of them but would jump on it.