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Discussion in 'General Marlin Discussion' started by tfields, Feb 9, 2013.
Can anyone tell me anything about a used rifle I just purchased?
What would you like to know?
A few things...ammo capacity, safe to shoot sharp tip ammo (I heard rumors) and if I got a good deal at $ 339
For $339 thats a good deal, is the bore in good condition? Some times the magazine tube follower will not work to good with you Leverevoliton ammo and jam. I have used Remington coreloc with out any problems
New to collecting, just heard sharp tip ammo can set off other rounds in the tube, how do you tell if bore is good?
Capacity is definitely 5 and maybe 6 due to that extra long magazine.
The ammo should be round nosed unless you use the Hornady LEVERevolution with the soft rubber pointed tips. Chain fire in the tube mag. is a definite possibility with pointed bullets.
As far as I can tell from the photo, seems to be in good shape and $339 isn't a bad deal. Actually a good deal depending on the region.
Depends on where you live and if it's legal for large game, the 35 Rem. is an excellent and often overlooked cartridge. Within range, it will put a whoop'n on Deer, Blk. Bear, Wild Boar and even Elk. Many a large game have fallen due to the thump of that 200 gr.,/ 35 caliber.
You done good - enjoy.
Lands and grooves should be sharp and not smooth. One method is to take a 35 rem ammo and place it on the muzzle end and there should be about 1/8 of the bullet showing between the brass like so.Just to give a rough idea
Lands do have good edge, and seems to have similar spacing gap.
Good...what are you waiting on go shoot it
Nice rifle there tfields. Have you got plans for sights or are you going to use it 'as is'?
Very nice deal there tfields !!
Since its introduction in 1948, it has been offered in a number of different calibers and barrel lengths, but is commonly chambered in .30WCF or .35 Remington, using a 20 or 24 inch barrel. The rifle is currently produced by Remington Arms.
If the rifle was indeed made in 1966, the serial number prefix will be ABxxx
Post a range report here when you get a chance...
Looks great !! As mentioned get out and shoot it
I like that one...Since I got rid of my 336 in 30-30 I miss my Marlin lever gun.
My shop has one, asking $389 and its in ROUGH shape. Stock is down to bare wood in some places with lots of nicks and gouges. Big scratches and nicks in the metal. Looks like they drove metal posts with it..... Missing front sight blade and front barrel band for sling swivel. It does have a rail on for scope. Its a trade in so reckon he has maybe $200 or so in it. I have been thinkin about a .35 Whelen and might enter into negotations on this one. .35s don't really go well around here as we dont have anything bigger than white tail.
SWO1...35cal rifles are so under rated in the US. However, in my opinion it is the best middle caliber. The 35 Whelen is awesome and you would never regret that decision if you go that route.
In a lever gun for stand hunting and woods stalking the 35rem is an excellent choice. It is plenty of gun for 150yd shots and the standard 20" model just handles so nice. My only rap is the slight shoulder. No big deal....you just have to have your dies set up right not to push the shoulder back.
I checked out the Marlin 35Rem real well today. The Barrel seems to be pretty well shot out. With all the other problems with it I think I will pass on this one. A couple of other people were looking at it also and they said " It'll still kill a deer". Well so will a Big Rock...and they are a heck of a lot cheaper....
Probably a good choice on your part to let that one go. They'll be others.