Traded for a Marlin 336

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by phideaux, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well I met the guy in the parking lot of a Burger place , 35 miles from home, and actually we were going there for grocery shopping anyway.

    I took the Taurus PT145 , with a sort of receipt showing the exchange .

    He arrived at 11:40 (10 min late), but was a super nice 74 yr old man.

    He had the Marlin in a soft rifle case , which he gave me also.

    The rifle is close to pristine, a few nicks in the wood, bluing is 95%, tiny amount of thinning at muzzle of barrel, no rust, no scratches on metal.

    Has sling, swivels, and a picatinny rail mounted, with a Nikon Prostaff 4x32 (looks new , sells for $110-130)) , the bore is like new also, mechanism is nice and tight, and works great, not much bolt wear, 20" barrel.

    It does have the JM stamp. and according to S/N was mfg in 1982.

    Heres the Taurus I got rid of , only had 2 mags fired thru it. I just dint like it.
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    Hers she is ,

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    I think I did OK.

    I like it better than the Taurus,

    I got to pick up some 30-30 ammo and , do a range report.

    Did I do OK?


    Jim
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016
  2. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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    Reading your trade was like a Deja Vie. I traded a Taurus 9mm G2 for the MVP Patrol. Yea you did great, those old Marlins are tanks, it will last forever.:Cooltu:
     

  3. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I bet you will never have second thoughts about that trade.
     
  4. rcramden

    rcramden New Member

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    Sounds like a great trade. Those old Marlins are well built and will last forever. I recently picked up a 1954 336SC in .35 rem. that I wish could talk and tell it's story.
     
  5. SavageGuy

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    I'd say you did pretty darn good Jim! Marlin looks great! I'd do that trade in a heartbeat.....nicely done!
     
  6. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Did you do OK? ...... YES! :Cooltu:
    Moved out a Taurus and got a real Marlin...... Ohhhh Yeah!
    Looks like the guy even knew not to mount the sling stud in the Marlin bullseye.

    Even though they sold a bunch of 30-30's, that rifle will only increase in value.
    Cause as we all know, they don't make em like that no more and probably never will again.

    Congrats, you done good Jim. :D
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  7. gumpy

    gumpy New Member

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    Yes, you did good. Now to join the Marlin Forum too!
     
  8. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Even I think you done good, and I don't even like Marlin levers. (ancient deerhunting debacle)
     
  9. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Nice score Jim...!!

    Parking lot loophole...didn't think you could "trade" a pistol for a rifle legally...in Pennsylvania, only a long arm can be bought without a NICS.


    Marlin lever actions are real nice...now go and shoot it !!
     
  10. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    :cheesy: ......
     
  11. CajunBass

    CajunBass New Member

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    I'd have gone out and bought a Taurus to make that deal.

    I've never had much use for a rifle, we're "shotgun only" country around here for deer hunting, but what little rifle hunting I've done was with a 336. Great rifles.
     
  12. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well,
    Here is the Marlin 336,

    I just have to give it a good thorough cleaning.
    But, mostly a good inspection for wear and any problems,
    I'm surprised it is cleaner than I would have thought.
    No problems...

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    Jim
     
  13. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I sure hope there aren't any left over parts when you have it back together. Good thing you know what you are doing.
     
  14. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    its pretty easy ,when you take your time...

    I do know that I got to find 4 set screws 8-40 , which I need to fill the 4 holes in the receiver where I removed the scope and picatinny rail.

    It just don't look right to me with a scope ...just me.



    They want $3 ea + shipping at Midway ....for a stinkin set screw.:rolleyes:



    Jim
     
  15. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    I always just throw the left over parts into the top of my tool box. :D
     
  16. Tommycourt

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

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    Jim,

    I had an old Marlin when I was young and stupid and shot it forever. I also had a Model 62 Winchester 22 that my grandpa gave me when I was a lad. It was a trade off of which one I like the best, but you couldn't hurt that old Marlin. Now that I am old and more stupid, I wish I had both of those rifles back. I have 1 question though: how do you sleep at night with all those bargains you get?
    Must have 1 of those pillows advertised on TV I guess.

    Tommy:spot::yahoo:
     
  17. Tommycourt

    Tommycourt Tommycourt

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    Mag,

    Just out of curiosity, you throw your left over parts in the top of your tool box. Do you usually have an over supply of parts when you tear a gun apart and put it back together? ROFLMBO !

    Tommy:booboo::sorry:
     
  18. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Not too many gun parts but I could build at least two motorcycles out of the top of my tool box. ;)
    :cheesy:
    Kidding, only about half of a motorcycle.......... :eek:
     
  19. gunslinger669

    gunslinger669 Active Member

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    That wasn't a trade, that was a steal! Nicely done!
     
  20. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Don't let em make you fell guilty Jim.
    The guy wanted a pistol and didn't need the rifle. Everybody's happy. Makes for a good trade both ways.