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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by puma guy » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:27 pm

Thank you all for your condolences. I apologize to TAM for high jacking his Marlin thread, so to get us back on track here's a photo of my Model 1894 cal .357. TAM did you look at the Compact Marlin?

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Re: Marlin 336BL

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puma guy wrote:Thank you all for your condolences. I apologize to TAM for high jacking his Marlin thread, so to get us back on track here's a photo of my Model 1894 cal .357. TAM did you look at the Compact Marlin?

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found the photo of the one I originally wanted to post my Marlin 444S. It has the original Marlin sling and I put my 1960's glossy Marlin 4x scope in the picture for nostalgia. The parallax is so bad on that scope I can't use it. No plastic on this baby, just walnut and blued steel :cool:
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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:01 am

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.......

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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by Sidro » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:34 am

Tam lever guns are fun guns and close range work guns for quick shots(just my opinion). I have no scope on my .44mag, .30-30 or .450 marlin as I use them for up close on coyotes and hogs. You will be surprised what you can do with a lever rifle out to 150 or 200 yards with a litle practice. Have fun with your new gun.

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Re: Marlin 336BL

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The Annoyed Man wrote: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
Very nice, TAM. I should have warned you about a serious disease called Marlinitis. First attack is acute and then it becomes a chronic condition!
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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by Iunnrais » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:34 am

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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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:57 pm

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.
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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by puma guy » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:21 pm

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?
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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:32 pm

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.
unnamed.jpg
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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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:01 pm

Well, I brought it home today. I'm have posted my initial review here: http://www.texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=87&t=87239
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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by puma guy » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:48 pm

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

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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:22 pm

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.

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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by puma guy » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:26 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
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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TAM, You right about that. For the price they're asking I'll take yours!
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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by WTR » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:40 pm

They a part of Kimber?

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Re: Marlin 336BL

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Post by puma guy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:03 pm

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.
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