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Posted: 10/4/2008 4:32:04 PM EDT
So I recently inherited a Marlin .30-30 and I've come to really like the little rifle.  The lever action is just a "handy" kind of rifle.  I'm kind of tempted to get a levergun in a more affordable caliber like .357 or .44 for some fun at the range.

So are there any other lever gun fans here?  Post some pics!  I want to see some leverguns!
Link Posted: 10/4/2008 6:28:19 PM EDT
Henery blued 22 lever.  Love it.  Used to have a Winchester 1 of 500 in 45LC.  Sold it because the butt stock was crescent type.  I like the other style better.  Will be getting a 1873 some day.
Link Posted: 10/4/2008 6:28:29 PM EDT
Henery blued 22 lever.  Love it.  Used to have a Winchester 1 of 500 in 45LC.  Sold it because the butt stock was crescent type.  I like the other style better.  Will be getting a 1873 some day.
Link Posted: 10/4/2008 7:47:31 PM EDT
My Marlin 39A, with a Williams FP-39TM rear sight, and a Lyman 17A front sight.



My Marlin 1894CB, also with a Williams rear sight and a Lyman front sight.



I am thinking hard about getting an 1895CB. If I do, it will also have the same sight setup as these two.
Link Posted: 10/4/2008 9:43:39 PM EDT
Here's a photo of mine.  Winchester 9422M .22 Magnum, Marlin 1894C .44 Magnum, Marlin 336RC .35 Remington.  I just got the Marlin 336 from an estate sale for $200.

Link Posted: 10/5/2008 4:29:34 AM EDT
My lever guns are all Marlins: .22, .357, .44 and .45. One .357 and the .45 are set up for CAS. The .22s and other .357 and .44 are set up the same: receiver sight and square post front sight.
39A .22
39M .22
1894C .357
1894 .44
1894 Cowboy .357 & .45
I am currently playing with the 39M and 1894C the most, but I love them all.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 5:42:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zardoz:
My Marlin 39A, with a Williams FP-39TM rear sight, and a Lyman 17A front sight.

i22.photobucket.com/albums/b348/ZZZardoz/DougsMarlin39A.jpg?t=1223178218

My Marlin 1894CB, also with a Williams rear sight and a Lyman front sight.

i22.photobucket.com/albums/b348/ZZZardoz/DougsMarlin1894CB.jpg?t=1223178344

I am thinking hard about getting an 1895CB. If I do, it will also have the same sight setup as these two.


Nice. My 39 looks exactly like yours minus the lyman front globe. Great rifles.
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 7:55:00 AM EDT
I would really like to pick up a Marlin 39 and 1894C in the near future.  Fantastic looking rifles and I have really fallen in love with the handling characteristics of the .30-30
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 5:38:05 PM EDT



Marlin 1895G in 45-70
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 7:13:29 PM EDT
My new 336 I just cut the barrel down on.



The other three marlins.  1895, 336 and a 39CLTD



Link Posted: 10/5/2008 7:24:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil1712:
My new 336 I just cut the barrel down on.

i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee84/BuffaloPhil5/firearms/IMG_8604.jpg

The other three marlins.  1895, 336 and a 39CLTD

i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee84/BuffaloPhil5/firearms/TheMarlins.jpg



What kind of scope are you using on that cutdown 336?
Link Posted: 10/5/2008 7:35:55 PM EDT
Here's a couple of mine. Top is a Winchester 9410 .410 gauge, bottom is Winchsester 94 Wrangler in .44Mag

Link Posted: 10/5/2008 7:47:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2008 7:48:44 PM EDT by AlaskaJohn]
Gee, all I see are a bunch of armory queens.



eta:



Link Posted: 10/6/2008 4:33:34 AM EDT


I haven't owned it for too long, but its a 1983 336CS.

I'm already looking for a 336 Texan, and 336Y Spikehorn to accompany it.
Link Posted: 10/6/2008 5:43:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil1712:
My new 336 I just cut the barrel down on.

i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee84/BuffaloPhil5/firearms/IMG_8604.jpg

The other three marlins.  1895, 336 and a 39CLTD

i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee84/BuffaloPhil5/firearms/TheMarlins.jpg



Wow, thats a beautiful collection you have.  How do you like that XS Scout setup?  I've been eying those lately.  They look like an excellent setup- my 336 has a scope mounted in the standard location and it is impossible to get a good cheek weld with it.  Its just too far back and too high up(see through rings and it has to clear the hammer).  

Does the XS scout rail interfere with the sight picture when you use a rear aperture sight?
Link Posted: 10/6/2008 6:14:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2008 6:07:04 PM EDT
Very nice collections!

So do you guys actually find the stock sights useful?  I'm interested in rear apertures, either XS or Williams.
Link Posted: 10/6/2008 8:34:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2008 8:37:42 PM EDT by Phil1712]

Originally Posted By littlejerry:

Originally Posted By Phil1712:
My new 336 I just cut the barrel down on.

i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee84/BuffaloPhil5/firearms/IMG_8604.jpg

The other three marlins.  1895, 336 and a 39CLTD

i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee84/BuffaloPhil5/firearms/TheMarlins.jpg



Wow, thats a beautiful collection you have.  How do you like that XS Scout setup?  I've been eying those lately.  They look like an excellent setup- my 336 has a scope mounted in the standard location and it is impossible to get a good cheek weld with it.  Its just too far back and too high up(see through rings and it has to clear the hammer).  

Does the XS scout rail interfere with the sight picture when you use a rear aperture sight?


Why thank you.  

I love the XS scout rail.  It works and it works well.  To answer a previous question, it has a Burris 1x-20mm Mini-Mag scout scope on it, but just today I put a Burris 2.75x-20mm on it.  It is a brush gun, I wouldn't use anything more then 5x.

As for the scout rail on the guide gun, no, it does NOT interfere with the Brockman Ironsights or ANY peep sights you would put on a Marlin.


Originally Posted By littlejerry:
Very nice collections!

So do you guys actually find the stock sights useful?  I'm interested in rear apertures, either XS or Williams.


My stock sights on my uncut 336 and the 39 are just fine and I have no intention of replacing them.  I wanted something different on the guide gun and I wanted a scope on the cut down 336.
Link Posted: 10/6/2008 8:39:57 PM EDT
Anyone got a "tactical" lever gun?  I've always thought of building one, and the terminator had a lever shotgun that I thought would fit the bill.  Anyone got any ideas?

Boot.
Link Posted: 10/6/2008 8:50:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2008 8:57:19 PM EDT by Phil1712]

Originally Posted By MacBlackboot:
Anyone got a "tactical" lever gun?


Yes, someone did before.  I forgot his name on the board but he calls his gun 'Pugsly' (sp?).  It was cut down like mine with a synthetic stock and a burris red dot.  That is what I am doing with mine as soon as the stock comes and I'm sending the gun out to be tefloned.  
Link Posted: 10/6/2008 10:20:03 PM EDT
anything specific to watch out for on the 336's? might be buying one tomorrow for cheap.

T
Link Posted: 10/7/2008 5:07:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kolat:
anything specific to watch out for on the 336's? might be buying one tomorrow for cheap.

T


If the Safety irks you, you can just look for an older one that doesn't have one.
Link Posted: 10/7/2008 7:15:06 AM EDT


My sons 1941 manufactuered Winchester 1894 in .30 WCF and my 1988 manufactuered Marlin 1894S in .41 Mag.   Used to own a Browning 1895 in 30-06, Browning 1886 carbine in 45-70 and a Marlin 1895 also in 45-70.

CD
Link Posted: 10/7/2008 6:03:01 PM EDT
Barrel says westernfield, believe it's a marlin 336.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/Qolat/gunz/DSCF0346.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/Qolat/gunz/DSCF0347.jpg

anyone got more info on WTF it is, just picked it up 10 min ago :-)

T
Link Posted: 10/7/2008 6:21:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kolat:
Barrel says westernfield, believe it's a marlin 336.

i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/Qolat/gunz/DSCF0346.jpg
i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/Qolat/gunz/DSCF0347.jpg

anyone got more info on WTF it is, just picked it up 10 min ago :-)

T


It is a Marlin 336 that was made for Montgomery Wards IIRC.

Its pretty much the same as any 336 from the same year, but it will probably have cheaper wood, and/or recoil pad.
Link Posted: 10/7/2008 8:21:52 PM EDT
I'd get rid of those scope rings faster then you got the gun though.
Link Posted: 10/8/2008 4:13:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 556A2:

Originally Posted By Kolat:
Barrel says westernfield, believe it's a marlin 336.

i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/Qolat/gunz/DSCF0346.jpg
i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/Qolat/gunz/DSCF0347.jpg

anyone got more info on WTF it is, just picked it up 10 min ago :-)

T


It is a Marlin 336 that was made for Montgomery Wards IIRC.

Its pretty much the same as any 336 from the same year, but it will probably have cheaper wood, and/or recoil pad.


Yep, your correct. The "Westernfield" was made by Marlin for Wards. Here is a neat list I found for "Store Brand/House Guns:

www.wisnersinc.com/additional_info/store_brand_house_guns.htm
Link Posted: 10/8/2008 6:05:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2008 11:55:05 AM EDT by littlejerry]

Originally Posted By Phil1712:
I'd get rid of those scope rings faster then you got the gun though.


I've got those same crappy scope rings on the 336 I inherited.  I have to use the "chin weld" technique for a sight picture.

Does anyone have a suggestion for an inexpensive mounting option on the Marlin?  I'm looking at the DNZ 1 piece base with integral rings right now.  

In the not too distant future I'd like to get an XS rail and a better scope(currently its fitted with a K-MART brand 4X scope...)
Link Posted: 10/8/2008 5:35:41 PM EDT
I threw a 3x9 bushnell I had laying around onto it, don't mind the scope mount that much though I hav'nt gotten a chance to actually shoot it yet.

T
Link Posted: 10/8/2008 7:15:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By littlejerry:

Originally Posted By Phil1712:
I'd get rid of those scope rings faster then you got the gun though.


I've got those same crappy scope rings on the 336 I inherited.  I have to use the "chin weld" technique for a sight picture.

Does anyone have a suggestion for an inexpensive mounting option on the Marlin?  I'm looking at the DNZ 1 piece base with integral rings right now.  

In the not too distant future I'd like to get an XS rail and a better scope(currently its fitted with a K-MART brand 4X scope...)


Inexpensive?  Just a weaver rail, some burris low zee weaver rings in the matte flavor and mount the scope.  You won't break the bank but you can't go wrong.  The XS rail is nice but you can't use a short eye relief scope, you'll need a scout or pistol scope.
Link Posted: 10/9/2008 8:42:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By littlejerry:
Very nice collections!




+1
Link Posted: 10/19/2008 6:59:24 AM EDT
I finally found my lever gun pics. Here is what I have been able to gather over the years. Starting from the left:

1) 16" Legendary Lawman in .30-30

2) 16" Trapper in .30-30

3) 18" Packer Carbine in .44 Magnum

4) 20" Standard Carbine in .44 Magnum

5) 20" Octagon barrel "Classic" Carbine in .30-30



This is my Winchester Model 88 in .308. It has a Leupold 2.5x7 scope on it:



This is my Marlin Model 1895 in .45-70. I have taken several Texas hogs with it:

Link Posted: 10/19/2008 7:29:25 AM EDT
Well hell, it's only the 3rd time I post this pic today.




Lew Bonitz of Grizzly Custom did the work.
Link Posted: 10/19/2008 10:41:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Well hell, it's only the 3rd time I post this pic today.

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/THellURider/DSC_0151.jpg


Lew Bonitz of Grizzly Custom did the work.


I get wood every time I see that rifle.....

I do beleive it is high time I get me one of them! I would appreciate any details you could provide and/or anything you have done differently.
Link Posted: 10/19/2008 10:49:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JarHead94:

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Well hell, it's only the 3rd time I post this pic today.

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/THellURider/DSC_0151.jpg


Lew Bonitz of Grizzly Custom did the work.


I get wood every time I see that rifle.....

I do beleive it is high time I get me one of them! I would appreciate any details you could provide and/or anything you have done differently.



I would have skipped all the rail honestly. A gun like this works best with the Irons.

Otherwise, I'm correcting the last issue now, I'm having it Black T'd.

Otherwise... I love the damned thing.

What sort of details would you like? If you talk to Lew, or email him, point him to that picture and tell him that was your impetus! He'd like that.
Link Posted: 10/19/2008 11:25:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By THellURider:

Originally Posted By JarHead94:

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Well hell, it's only the 3rd time I post this pic today.

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/THellURider/DSC_0151.jpg


Lew Bonitz of Grizzly Custom did the work.


I get wood every time I see that rifle.....

I do beleive it is high time I get me one of them! I would appreciate any details you could provide and/or anything you have done differently.



I would have skipped all the rail honestly. A gun like this works best with the Irons.

Otherwise, I'm correcting the last issue now, I'm having it Black T'd.

Otherwise... I love the damned thing.

What sort of details would you like? If you talk to Lew, or email him, point him to that picture and tell him that was your impetus! He'd like that.


I expected anything but that response! I would think the rail adds a ton of versatility. Does the rail impede the use of irons? Also, what internal mods did you have done (trigger / action job, etc.)

If it's ok to ask, what is ballpark figure I am looking at? I am guessing around $2k????
Link Posted: 10/19/2008 11:51:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JarHead94:

Originally Posted By THellURider:

Originally Posted By JarHead94:

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Well hell, it's only the 3rd time I post this pic today.

i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/THellURider/DSC_0151.jpg


Lew Bonitz of Grizzly Custom did the work.


I get wood every time I see that rifle.....

I do beleive it is high time I get me one of them! I would appreciate any details you could provide and/or anything you have done differently.



I would have skipped all the rail honestly. A gun like this works best with the Irons.

Otherwise, I'm correcting the last issue now, I'm having it Black T'd.

Otherwise... I love the damned thing.

What sort of details would you like? If you talk to Lew, or email him, point him to that picture and tell him that was your impetus! He'd like that.


I expected anything but that response! I would think the rail adds a ton of versatility. Does the rail impede the use of irons? Also, what internal mods did you have done (trigger / action job, etc.)

If it's ok to ask, what is ballpark figure I am looking at? I am guessing around $2k????


Well, it's not a distance gun (maybe 150 max?) so I don't have any reason for magnification on it although something like a scout set up with a 4x would be possible. If I want this much whallop at distance, I'll take my .375 H&H.

I mounted an Eotech on it once and I don't see the point, besides that is sat real high so you couldn't get a good cheek weld. Maybe a micro reddot like the new Aimpoint would work though. Hmm...

But basically, there's something really nice about this gun all stripped down. The sights are awesome, especially with my custom fiber optic front post.

The little bit of rail towards the front is of questionable usefulness, there's not enough rail space to mount much of anything to it except a very very basic light set up.

As far as internal work, you can see everything I had done on Lew's website. only change will be that I'm having the internals Black T'd as well.

You're pretty close on the price. You can see it on Lew's website. Mine was a bit more for some custom bits.


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