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by carlson1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle
Replies: 46
Views: 4165

Re: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle

Tam it is 20” and when you get to feeling better I would appreciate an invitation to come over for a lesson or two like when you came over when I bought my first AR, but I would come to you seeing how you are much older now. :evil2: :cheers2:
by carlson1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle
Replies: 46
Views: 4165

Re: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle

puma guy wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:02 pm
carlson1 wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:54 pm
puma guy wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:50 pm
Very nice looking Marlin. I feel I must warn you though, having now been exposed you may develop a case of Marlinitis! We'll need a range report! Here's the S/N index

http://leeroysramblings.com/Gun%20Arti ... _code.html
Thank you. I will check the serial number in a little bit. I have seen the “JM Stamped” mentioned. What does that mean and how do you know if it is “JM Stamped” rifle.
The JM proof mark stands for John Marlin and will be on the barrel just in front of the receiver. After Remington started manufacturing them the barrels were marked with REM in the same location. Being that your 336 has no cross bolt safety it was made before 1983 or so and is a JM.
It is a 1979 model. It was less money than the Winchester and at this point it seems it worked out better for me as long as it turns out to shoot straight and and not around the corner. :thumbs2:
by carlson1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle
Replies: 46
Views: 4165

Re: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle

puma guy wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:50 pm
Very nice looking Marlin. I feel I must warn you though, having now been exposed you may develop a case of Marlinitis! We'll need a range report! Here's the S/N index

http://leeroysramblings.com/Gun%20Arti ... _code.html
Thank you. I will check the serial number in a little bit. I have seen the “JM Stamped” mentioned. What does that mean and how do you know if it is “JM Stamped” rifle.
by carlson1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle
Replies: 46
Views: 4165

Re: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle

Well the Winchester deal didn’t work. I am new to lever actions, but learned quickly I am not fond of the cross bolt safety. The same man who had the Winchester had a Marlin 336 pre-lock. The Marlin is a little heavier than the Winchester. I am guessing it from the 1970’s or 1980’s. Not a mark on it. I am not to for sure how to go about deciding the year etcetera. Here are a few pictures and thanks to everyone for your help.
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by carlson1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle
Replies: 46
Views: 4165

Re: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle

I found me a Winchester 94AE with a gold trigger. The Wood is a dark color and looks to be in great shape. I haven’t decided 100%, but I think it will satisfy my needs. Not going to put a scope on it so I think it will be great.
by carlson1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle
Replies: 46
Views: 4165

Re: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:48 pm
carlson1 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:37 pm
It is obvious I am not the only one wanting a lever rifle and they are proud of them. Does anyone have a good opinion on a Marlin 336 Big Loop .30-30 18.5-inch 6Rds?
That’s the one I have.
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Well you need to allow me to be a blessing and help you have a little more space in your safe. :evil2:
by carlson1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle
Replies: 46
Views: 4165

Re: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle

It is obvious I am not the only one wanting a lever rifle and they are proud of them. Does anyone have a good opinion on a Marlin 336 Big Loop .30-30 18.5-inch 6Rds?
by carlson1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle
Replies: 46
Views: 4165

Re: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle

puma guy wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:26 pm
carlson1 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:34 pm
cheezit wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:39 pm
If your in the used market you can sometimes come across a JM stamped marlin. Don't know if I would buy a newer one.
I think that is what I want in a 16” barrel.
A JM 336 with a 16¼" barrel in 30-30 or .35 Rem is a particularly hard rifle to find. The Model 336LTS Carbine (made 1988-89; only in 30-30) or the 336 Marauder Carbine .35 or 30-30 (1963-64). Not a lot of them made and them that gots 'em tend to keep them, even though they do come on the market from time to time on Gunbroker. They command a premium price; 2-4x the price of a decent 336. Maybe your best bet is to have an 18 or 20 inch model cut down. I sold Marlin 336's back in the 1960's and early 70's (probably a couple thousand rifles), never saw a single Maurauder. They were probably marketed in deep woods states, more so than Texas. The Marlin Glenfield Model 30 would be a perfect model to reduce the barrel length since the early ones have shorter magazines. You can find them for $250-350. There's a Marauder and an LTS on GB.

Thank You.
by carlson1
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle
Replies: 46
Views: 4165

Re: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle

cheezit wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:39 pm
If your in the used market you can sometimes come across a JM stamped marlin. Don't know if I would buy a newer one.
I think that is what I want in a 16” barrel.
by carlson1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle
Replies: 46
Views: 4165

What Would Be The BEST 30-30 Lever Rifle

What is the BEST lever action rifle to buy in 30-30? I know very little on lever action rifles. I am thinking around a 16” barrel.

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