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by The Annoyed Man
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BLrr

puma guy wrote:.... I also noted that they make the 464 in .22 caliber and found them for about $330 at Tombstone guns. They may be a decent alternative to Marlin 39's, which are now only available from the custom shop and Henry's.
I bought a .22 Henry Lever Action Octogon Rifle about 2 weeks after I bought that Marlin (I posted about it here....), and it is a dandy. I love that little rifle. First, it is drop-dead beautiful. It is also accurate as heck for an iron-sighted rifle. I also own two other .22 rifles: a M&P15-22, and a cheap Savage 64 semiauto. I can state with absolute certainty that, if I had to pick just one of them to keep for the zombie apocalypse, I’d take the Henry over the S&W, capacity notwithstanding; and I’d take it over either of the other two rifles for mechanical reliability. And actually, the Henry’s magazine tube will hold either 16 rounds of .22 LR or 21 rounds of .22 short, compared to the S&W’s 23 rounds of .22 LR, so the capacity discrepancy isn’t THAT big of a difference. Everyone knows that from not too far away, you can still pop a zombie in the head with a .22 short and kill it.....as long as it penetrates the skull. If you shoot into the eye socket, you eliminate that problem. Since zombie eyes glow in the dark, they make easy targets at night, even with iron sights. Plus, the lever action Henry is mechanically quieter than either of the other two .22s.

It’s bonafide.
by The Annoyed Man
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

Setxjeff wrote:Image
This is my truck gun 16.25 barrel 30/30 with peep sight added. Mossberg 454 Davidson brush gun.
I tried to find this one on the Mossberg website, but couldn’t. I suppose it’s a distributor special? In any case, with the exception of my Marlin’s having blued steel and an 18” barrel, these seem very similar to it.
by The Annoyed Man
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

I hadn’t seen those yet. The only Mossberg lever actions I’ve seen so far are the tactical ones, which fell out of the top of the ugly tree, and hit every branch on the way down. But that one there looks OK.

Regarding laminated stocks, I don’t have a problem with them if they are well done. The one on my 336BL is ok, but it isn’t ‘nice”. OTH, the laminated stock on my Gunsite Scout is a very attractive stock, VERY well done. So laminates are OK with me. It’s just that some are sort of utilitarian, and some were meant to be attractive. Although I don’t recommend banging up a wooden stock, the laminated one on my Marlin makes it instantly eligible for “truck gun” status, because it isn’t going to break my heart if it gets dinged up along the way. But it would really suck if the laminated stock on my RGS got beat up, but that is a really nice stock. I’d like to keep it looking that way as long as possible.
by The Annoyed Man
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

This is one area where I have kind of old fashioned tastes. I own plenty of “tactical” rifles. I want my Marlin 336 to still be all wood furniture, with some sights and optics upgrades, but that’s it. Even the Grizzly Customs versions with all that quad-rail business aren’t my cup of tea, and I really LIKE what they do otherwise.
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

puma guy wrote:
WTR wrote:They a part of Kimber?
I couldn't say if they are connected in any way, but Kimber's manufacturing facility is in NY. Grizzly Customs is in MT.
BTW, that top rail on that Grizzly gun is the same unit as the one I put on my Marlin above.
by The Annoyed Man
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

puma guy wrote:The 21st Century lever truck gun! Doesn't have a full mule loop, but will suffice. From Grizzly Customs

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Those Grizzly Customs guns are pure gun porn. I've wanted one for years, but my my my are they a bit spendy.

This was the best I could do for now:
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by The Annoyed Man
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

Well, I brought it home today. I'm have posted my initial review here: http://www.texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=87&t=87239
by The Annoyed Man
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

puma guy wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Iunnrais wrote:Marlinitis a serious disease :) Congratulations on the new purchase.

I caught it when I was 14 or 15 and Dad gave me a Model 60. Wish I still had that one, but it was stolen a couple decades back when we were moving from San Marcos to Austin.

Only issue that I've had on my new production rifles is the barrel on my 1894 is clocked improperly. Missed it when I was looking over the rifle at purchase. I only really noticed it after adding the scope mount. Mainly a cosmetic issue especially since it wears a little 4x scope to help out my eyes. Shoots just fine.

My 1895 and little bolt action .22 are both fine rifles and came off the new lines without any issues that I can find.
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Barrel clocking seems to be a chronic issue with early remlins. The front sight is usually OK, but it is the rear sight that is typically canted to the right. Of course I'll examine the rifle before leaving with it, but I'm eliminating that by possibility anyway getting rid of the OEM rear sight and substituting a sight rail and a rear peep sight.
Is your peep sight going to be a receiver mount or tang mount?
Receiver mounted. I'm looking at either the rail-mounted ghost ring sight like the one from XS Sight Systems I pictured above a few posts up, OR, a Skinner rear sight.

The Skinner rear sight:
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The XS rear sight:
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by The Annoyed Man
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

Iunnrais wrote:Marlinitis a serious disease :) Congratulations on the new purchase.

I caught it when I was 14 or 15 and Dad gave me a Model 60. Wish I still had that one, but it was stolen a couple decades back when we were moving from San Marcos to Austin.

Only issue that I've had on my new production rifles is the barrel on my 1894 is clocked improperly. Missed it when I was looking over the rifle at purchase. I only really noticed it after adding the scope mount. Mainly a cosmetic issue especially since it wears a little 4x scope to help out my eyes. Shoots just fine.

My 1895 and little bolt action .22 are both fine rifles and came off the new lines without any issues that I can find.
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Barrel clocking seems to be a chronic issue with early remlins. The front sight is usually OK, but it is the rear sight that is typically canted to the right. Of course I'll examine the rifle before leaving with it, but I'm eliminating that by possibility anyway getting rid of the OEM rear sight and substituting a sight rail and a rear peep sight.
by The Annoyed Man
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

Reviving this thread.....

I'm taking delivery on my new 336BL on Friday. Although I am retired and gave my client list to a young web developer from my church, I retained a couple that are like friends, and with whom I barter my services in exchange for products. One of those clients is a local FFL (Sporting Arms in Lewisville), and I had built up a credit with them to apply to a new purchase. So I ordered the Marlin, and I pick it up this Friday.

I'll be adding a top mounted scout rail from XS Sight Systems for which I already have a 1.5-5x32mm Leupold scout scope (previously mounted to my Gunsite Scout), and either a rear peep or ghost ring sight to lengthen the iron sight radius. When I'm finished with it, it will look something like this model 1895, except blue steel and .30-30 instead of stainless steel and .45-70:
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Heck, I may just leave the scope off of it.......

Anyway, :anamatedbanana
by The Annoyed Man
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

puma guy wrote:I needed some humor. I had to put my dog down this afternoon.
Oh man, I am so sorry. I have done that three times in my life, and it was always a hard thing to do. I eventually get past it, but I never really get over it.
by The Annoyed Man
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

Jusme wrote:iF you haven't already bought one TAM you might take a look at this from Mossberg. It's far from a traditional setup in fact it's so ugly it make me want to get one so Mrs. Jusme can tell me I have no taste. :mrgreen:

http://www.mossberg.com/category/series ... re-rifles/

It loads rounds like the marlin, 16.5 inch barrel, but then it kinda strays off the reservation after that.
The problem with that Mossberg is being seen in public with it. I wouldn't be able to show up at any range where either AndyC or my son are present....... I'd never be able to live it down.
by The Annoyed Man
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

I just saw that my local Academy has the 16.5" Compact 336, and the standard 20" model for $399 each. I'll check them out tomorrow just to have a look-see.
by The Annoyed Man
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

puma guy wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:Not a bad looking rifle, but add in the cost of cutting down and recrowning the barrel, the cost of the lever, the cost of shipping from Vermont, and an FFL transfer fee, and it starts getting to be more than I want to pay.
Down to $500 shipped. I was at Cabela's today and saw a hoop lever Marlin rifle in the rack and took a look at it. It was a 1895 SBL in 45-70 not a 336BL. The sights were straight, but there was a gap between the back end of the receiver where it meets the butt stock and I could see daylight. They still need some training up in Ilion, NY. :lol:
The 1895 in .45-70 would be undeniably cool, but for me the caliber is a little impractical.
by The Annoyed Man
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Marlin 336BL
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: Marlin 336BL

Not a bad looking rifle, but add in the cost of cutting down and recrowning the barrel, the cost of the lever, the cost of shipping from Vermont, and an FFL transfer fee, and it starts getting to be more than I want to pay.

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