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Old March 12th, 2016, 05:33 PM   #1
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My Dad's Marlin

My Dad passed away too early last November. I inherited his Marlin model 336 chambered in 44 mag. He bought in new in the 70's and shot more deer with the rifle than I am years old.

My stepmom informed me that a year or so before he passed he disassembled it to give it a good cleaning. Well he never cleaned it or reassembled it! Also when he took it apart he placed all the screws in a ash tray. Well over time they put there cigarettes out in it and eventually it was thrown away in the trash. By by screws.

So I went through the rifle listed all the parts I needed and ordered them. Come to find out some screws changed over time and I had to dig alittle deeper into the Marlin world to find the right screws.

After about $100 in parts, shipping, and handling she is back together. She's clean as a whistle, lubed up good and the action is smooth!

I'm looking forward to taking her to the range soon and counting down the months until deer camp. Thanks for reading.
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Old March 12th, 2016, 05:37 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your father's passing. May he rest in peace.

I had an older Marlin 336 in .30-30. Great rifle, but I didn't like the .30-30 round. It was an inconvenient, oddball round. I'd love to have one in .44 mag, even though I bet it's expensive to feed!

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LOL. Your dad sounds like me! That's a beautiful little rifle though and I'm glad you've got her back together.

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Old March 12th, 2016, 05:42 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your father's passing. May he rest in peace.

I had an older Marlin 336 in .30-30. Great rifle, but I didn't like the .30-30 round. It was an inconvenient, oddball round. I'd love to have one in .44 mag, even though I bet it's expensive to feed!

Great job getting it back together.
You don't like the 30-30? Well, I'll tell you, in the late 1890's it was considered pretty good -- and what it did then it can still do today.

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You don't like the 30-30? Well, I'll tell you, in the late 1890's it was considered pretty good -- and what it did then it can still do today.
Nope. Seemed like a hunting round, and I didn't buy the rifle for hunting. It was also pretty expensive compared to 5.56 and 7.62

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Nope. Seemed like a hunting round, and I didn't buy the rifle for hunting. It was also pretty expensive compared to 5.56 and 7.62
Good lord. Of course the 30-30's a hunting round, and one of the very first smokeless powder rounds ever developed. You're comparing it to the 5.56?

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Old March 12th, 2016, 06:14 PM   #7
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Your Marlin is a very solid firearm and is deserving of the reputation it holds, especially here in the Eastern deer camps in the 30-30 caliber. Doubt that more deer has been killed with the caliber other than perhaps the '06?? Since yours is in 44Mag. caliber, would not be afraid to use it for our WV black bear as well, excellent hunting rifle all around, good for you.

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Old March 12th, 2016, 06:19 PM   #8
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Me and my Dad went to a gun show in 99 or 2000 and we came across a early 80's Marlin chambered in .444 Marlin, he suggested (or you can say ordered me) to buy it. I was just 20 at the time, we hunted every fall with our lever actions. I'm so glad I bought it then, known the current state of Marlin. Great times and memories.
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Sorry to hear about your dad. My dad gave me a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington about 25 years ago. Beautiful rifle.

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Me and my Dad went to a gun show in 99 or 2000 and we came across a early 80's Marlin chambered in .444 Marlin, he suggested (or you can say ordered me) to buy it. I was just 20 at the time, we hunted every fall with our lever actions. I'm so glad I bought it then, known the current state of Marlin. Great times and memories.
I pray your father is in deer camp right now with his best friends and doesn't have to shoot anything under ten points, very sorry for your loss. Over forty years ago a good friend had a 444 and we had a good time hunting jack rabbits on the salt flats in Redwood City, CA. I miss Dave and those times.

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Old March 12th, 2016, 08:20 PM   #11
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Sorry for your loss, that's a great tribute to your dad and will bring sweet memories of him whenever you handle it. Well done si!. A 44 Mag lever action is on my wish list.

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Sorry to hear of your dad's passing.

Good on you for restoring his rifle!

Btw, the stock looks beautiful.

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What a nice reminder of your dad! Rifle looks great with those beautiful stocks!

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Old March 13th, 2016, 06:45 AM   #14
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You will always have your dad with you in memory...the times tougher..... he's still here in you as a matter of fact...the building blocks that you are made from ...50% of you is your dad. Nice rifle...I love lever guns....and older Marlins are tops.

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Old March 14th, 2016, 02:35 PM   #15
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That is a sweet rifle! I didn't know Marlin offered the 336 in .44 magnum, wish I had one. I bet she's a sweetheart to shoot as well.

Sorry for your loss.

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