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Who says you can't get a deal at Cabela's?

Old 07-12-2015, 06:08 PM
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Default Who says you can't get a deal at Cabela's?

Well... at least a fair deal. I think I scored one today.

A 1973 Marlin 336 in .35 Remington for $369. They asked $399 which really wasn't their normal outrageous asking prices. Made me at least look twice. I had asked them to take the silly lock and cut the strap tie off so I could feel the action and borrow a bore light.. the obliged! I offered $350 and they came back with the $369 and I went ahead. Its in decent shape. Slick action. Clean barrel with typical nice riffling for a micro groove. Its the pre cross bolt safety and in a cartridge I wanted but didn't have. Just wanted to have one is all. Its not the higher end C model but they actually used nice wood on the non Suffix models in those days. Just no checkering. I think its probably worth at least $350to $450 anyway. These things are getting harder to find and very sought after since Remington bought Marlin out. Particularly the pre Cross Bolt ones. It almost seems they have decided to be a bit reasonable these days... until I saw the overpricing on the WASR AKs and such. But... even a blind chicken pecks a kernel of corn every once in a while... Happy birthday to me.

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Old 07-12-2015, 06:31 PM
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Good score! Very nice rifle, and I like their action.
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Old 07-12-2015, 06:36 PM
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Nice gun! I have a remlin 336a and it shoots well but it's just not the same. Now my dad's old 1894 on the other hand, that thing is butter
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:31 PM
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I already have a 336C that I bought right after they went to Remington and I was able to find a pre buy out model made by real Marlin employees in CT like they were. I found one from the last real year. But it does have the Cross Bolt safety. But I like it. I debated then between the classic 30-30 and the .35 Rem. So now I got no reason to regret. These older 336's appear to use a lower burl grade of Walnut but not Birch. And no checkering of course.
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Old 01-28-2018, 06:11 AM
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I've got my grandfathers 1952 336, in 30-30, great rifle.
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Old 01-28-2018, 06:55 AM
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Very nice. I’ve gotten a couple of good deals through their gun library. They appear to have a time metric that triggers discounts if a particular piece stays in inventory over a certain amount of time.
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I've got my mothers marlin 336RC Mauser 6X40, that she used to shoot the heads off snapping turtles in Minnesota and a pronghorn in Wyoming, used it to shoot my first deer in 1969. Hang on to it for the memories of dear old Mom. serial # J17605
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:34 AM
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1964 Model 336 in .35 Remington. Bought it around eight or nine years ago for around $200. Guy traded it in for a semi automatic and I happened to be in the store at the time. Needless to say I scooped it up! It was in rough shape but I brought it back from the brink. One of my favorite guns!
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I've got a 1964 336 in .35 Rem and its my favorite hunting rifle.
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:10 PM
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Nice, I like the old iron sight lever actions. One day want to get me a .357 variety.
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Hope the 35s make a comeback,ammo is expensive and tough to find. We have 2 336Cs and use then for bear
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Originally Posted by mojohalibut View Post
Hope the 35s make a comeback,ammo is expensive and tough to find. We have 2 336Cs and use then for bear
It's very seasonal. Come near to hunting season they run a batch. It may or may not last all year. Stock up then if you can. I don't see anyone rushing out to make anything in .35... even Remington abandoned it but it was and still is a very fine cartridge.
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Nice score! Stupidly sold mine to a friend many years ago. He laughs like a stark raving lunatic whenever I ask if he will sell it back to me.
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Nice score! Stupidly sold mine to a friend many years ago. He laughs like a stark raving lunatic whenever I ask if he will sell it back to me.
Same here,sold mine in the early eighties,still kicken myself in the ass. That gun was insanely accurate, could drive nails at 100 yds. (If you could see the nail at 100 yds).lol
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Originally Posted by Fish Hunter IV View Post
Nice score! Stupidly sold mine to a friend many years ago. He laughs like a stark raving lunatic whenever I ask if he will sell it back to me.
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Same here,sold mine in the early eighties,still kicken myself in the ass. That gun was insanely accurate, could drive nails at 100 yds. (If you could see the nail at 100 yds).lol
2 more reasons to buy more safes rather than to sell guns.
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2 more reasons to buy more safes rather than to sell guns.
Yup! I have not sold a gun in 10yrs or thereabouts. I will never sell another but did a lot of buying and selling when I was younger. Working on filling a 3rd safe now!
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I have a 1976 336 in .30-30. Christmas gift from my parents when I was a bit younger. My daughter has taken six or so deer with it over the last four years.
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