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Old 11-15-2005, 01:11 PM
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What is a fair price for a good used 336 30-30, just the plain jane type.
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Old 11-15-2005, 03:18 PM
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That question is not so easy to answer. It depends ... on several factors, but I'll take a stab at it:

- your local market
- condition of the gun
- model (one could argue all 30-30's are plain jane except commemoratives or antiques)
- any extras it might come with (scope, sling, peep sight)

I have seen good condition Marlin 30-30's varying from $200 to $320. Some have been a little lower, but they are the exception, not the rule. Now as soon as I finish posting this, wouldn't be surprised if someone says they saw one for $150 in podunk, whatever state. I think one in good condition for about $250 - $280 would be a good deal, less would be a great deal. If you buy locally, your best answer would be to go by several dealers and pawnshops with a good selection of used guns, and just see. You will get a good sense that way. Be sure to go to several though, not just one. If you get a chance, check out the gun shows. Also, check out AuctionArms.com and Gunbroker.com. Those final selling prices will reflect a broader market, and shipping and FFL costs must be added (about $45 extra). Glenfields will go for less generally, and those with nicer wood (Walnut) will go for more. Hope this helps.
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Gringo offered good advice...
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Old 11-16-2005, 12:19 PM
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Thanks!!!! Thats about what I was thanking!
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:55 PM
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What is a fair price for a good used 336 30-30, just the plain jane type.
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Got mine (not so plain jane...) for $220....wouldn't pay more than $250.

Great gun...you'll love it!! Wouldn't part with mine...
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Old 11-19-2005, 04:17 PM
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After hunting season you can find them all day long up here for about $200 plain, $250 with a tasco or bushnell scope. Even before hunting season you could get a good to very-good lever in 30/30 or 35rem scoped for under $300. I bought a 35 Rem a couple years back for $180. I needed a rifle in a pinch for my niece to go hunting. The wood finish was flaking off and was scratched. I stripped the wood, lightly sanded and restianed it. It has become my favorite shooter. 1 to 2 inch groups at 100yards. I dont pass up a good shooter because the wood is bad anymore. It will be the last rifle I would ever sell off. Asmooth action and good bore is all I care about now Ill fix the rest myself.
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Old 11-23-2005, 01:23 PM
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This same question has been bounced around in my head these past few days. My son(13 yrs. old in Jan.) has asked Santa for a Marlin, in 336;30-30. I have read a lot of very good information from some very knowledgeable posters on this web site and another. Differences w/in the model are difficult to keep track of including differences throughout the years.
I have found two used 336's; a 336cs ser.#2509xxx @$279
and a 336 ser.# 1108xxx @ $269. Walmart has a new 336w for $292.
My son has been shooting the Model 60 for some time know and is well versed in gun saftey and ettiquite. I know the older 336 has no saftey and I am confident with my sons practices.
Which rifle would present the better value?
What other "clues" should I look at on the used models?Action?Bore?
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:13 PM
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TexasTrigger,

When checking out a used rifle, you really want to scrutinize it. A good summary for what to look for can be found in the book Gunsmithing: Rifles by Patrick Sweeney. I suggest you go to your local Barnes & Noble or Borders bookstore. They usually have a copy in their sport section. You can leaf through and read the section in the book on inspecting used rifles, or buy it if you like it. Probably better to buy it at Amazon though.
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:13 PM
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Thanks gringo_loco,

We really appreciate the information. I also appreciate the forum willing to repeat information to the entry level guys like myself. I find it very comforting to find people who are willing share valuable, honest information about this sport.
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This same question has been bounced around in my head these past few days. My son(13 yrs. old in Jan.) has asked Santa for a Marlin, in 336;30-30. I have read a lot of very good information from some very knowledgeable posters on this web site and another. Differences w/in the model are difficult to keep track of including differences throughout the years.
I have found two used 336's; a 336cs ser.#2509xxx @$279
and a 336 ser.# 1108xxx @ $269. Walmart has a new 336w for $292.
My son has been shooting the Model 60 for some time know and is well versed in gun saftey and ettiquite. I know the older 336 has no saftey and I am confident with my sons practices.
Which rifle would present the better value?
What other "clues" should I look at on the used models?Action?Bore?
I really like the crossbolt safety for loading and unloading lever guns. Yeah, traditionalists despise it, but I have had the hammer slip when my fingers were cold or wet. That clunk noise gives me a sick feeling, but at least there isn't a big hole in the ground at my feet.
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Old 11-26-2005, 07:00 PM
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Hi,
My brother an I just purchased basic 336's Mine was older but in good shape - I paid $159.00. His is about 15 yrs old but looks like new. Shot less then a box of shells through it. He paid $225.00 on 25 Nov. 2005.

There are some pretty good deals if you are patient and look around.

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I have to second the cudos on the crossbolt. I have had two incidental discharges on my Marlin while letting the hammer downand having the scope open my thumb up on the hammer slip from my grip. Once I was testing at my own range and was alone. I did not have the hammer extenstion installed but I was taking the scope on and off and was being careful, I thought.

The other time the hammer extention was in place but we were chasing a wounded animal in a swamp and I was surrounded by my buddies and the only safe direction I could point the thing was straight up and again while trying to let down after a shot and rechambering of a round, my thumb was knocked off by the scope and the hammer fell and the rascal went boom.

The crossbolt is the only way for me to be safe with my weapon and I would not want to be around anyone that had a scope mounted and was not using one. The only other option I know is to eject the round with it pointed down range and leave the action open.
I had a range officer at Ft. Jackson insist on this practice and I thought at the time he was a little over the top. I know now that he knew that the only way he could safely and assuredly know the line was secure was to have all actions open.

I wonder, is this the way of the CASS. Even though scopes are not used on these guns is the rule that the lever be opened with it pointed down range to assure a safe condition. What have you competition guys seen in this area? That has to be the standard with all weapons at a controled range. Don't it?
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I really should continue with the practices my son Chris is currently following with his Mod.60, it has a saftey. He's been doing very well with it and I realize now that just because we're changing targets(rabbits to deer) we shouldn't change procedure(saftey)...thanks Mogwai, Chief RID. Potential for a mishap may greater with all the adrenaline flowing from seeing his first big buck!JK!
I can always pick up another Marlin later(I hear this happens a lot). Maybe after the hunting season like 458AL said I might find a good used 336...maybe a 24" .35cal. It'll give me time to read and practice with my new book by Patrick Sweeney...
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What is a fair price for a good used 336 30-30, just the plain jane type.lever action
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Probably best to look at on-line auction sites, like gunbroker.com. Prices can vary quite a bit by region, but you can get a sense for what people are asking/paying for a particular model, then compare that to one on a used gun rack in your area, if that's what you're planning.
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I was looking at three nice 336 rifles at a large gunshop in Albuquerque a couple of weeks ago. They ranged in price from $299 to about $379, if I recall correctly. One had a scope on it. The one I liked (but did not buy! ), was the $299 one. It had some very light dings in it, blueing was nice, crown looked good, and it was a pre-safety rifle. All in all, a very nice, well-kept used rifle.

The thng about gunbroker is you'll see rifles on there ranging from $200 or less to $1100 or more. I've been looking at 336 30-30 too, ever since the Albuquerque visit, and sometimes the rhyme and reason between the price differences isn;t apparent. It's tough.

I'm still kicking myself for not buying that rifle for $299
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