Do you own a lever action?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by The Mulberrian, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. The Mulberrian

    The Mulberrian Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2019
    Ran across a 1974 Marlin 336 staight grip 30-30 recently, cheap enough (paid $300 for it).
    Im not a centerfire hunter, havent been for 15 years (.50 cal blackpowder only for me even during "modern gun season").
    Tight, SLICK action tho.
    I have plans for a "hike-in/back-country Whitetail hunt this Fall).
    Its prolly going with with me depending on how accurate it is.
    Ive only shot it close range a few times so far.

    Looking @ the Leopold VX-Freedom 1.25-4x20mm scope to mount (reviews seem excellent).

    Sorry for the horrible picture, weather hasnt been so good lately...

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  2. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Should work just fine!
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  3. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    I own several. No pics right now. Nice grab by you
  4. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    REALLY!!! How accurate do ya need a rifle to be to hunt in the woods. It will be more accurate than you are by a mile hunting. Most shots are within 75 yards and 50% will be within 50 yards. Get a grip!!!!
  5. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
    Nice score. Up to 5 lever guns now, more on the horizon I'm sure.
  6. The Mulberrian

    The Mulberrian Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2019

    Only "grip" I need to get is on my .50 cal.:grin:
  7. DMiller

    DMiller Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    The first rifle I ever purchased at the ripe age of 12 was a Marlin 336 in 30-30 caliber. If memory serves, I got the rifle, brand new, a box of Federal shells, and a leather military sling with mounts for under $300. That’s over 35 years ago. I took many deer with that rifle, yours should suit you fine.
    Several years after, I found that I prefer a pump action. Still do in rifles and shotguns.
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  8. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    That appears to be a 336 Texan, straight stock and squared lever, check with the guys at to get a confirmation. Nice find. Love me some lever actions!
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  9. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 25, 2016
    Winchester 1873 Miroku Grade III/IV CCH in 45 colt. Marvelous shooter! Sold 2 JM Marlin 444's last year. pix263471555.jpg pix867132394.jpg
  10. Fight islam Now

    Fight islam Now Active Member

    Mar 3, 2017
    Lever rifles are up there in my top five favorites.
  11. The Mulberrian

    The Mulberrian Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2019
    Mines just marked "336" on the barrel.
    I belive the Texan was marked "336T".
    I used to own a 336 "Marauder" with a factory 16.25" barrel (extremely accurate).
    My 336 is a 20" barrel (wish it was a Texan model).:cool2:
  12. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Nice pick up!

    Lever guns?

    Ahh... .22 through .45-70 here.

    Hard not to like a lever action rifle!
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  13. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Yes, I like lever action rifles ...and I have had several over the last 50 yrs...but right now, I have only one...a Henry Big Boy in .357 mag... / its a solid rifle ....


    Freedom arms 4 3/4", octagonal barrel, mod 83, in .357 mag at top .../ S&W model 27-2 4" Nickel in .357 mag bottom
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  14. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Perfect rifle for what you have planned OP. I bought my 336 new in 1979. It was my first "real deer rifle" after making the move to AZ. It is perfect for timber hunting. Light enough to carry all day if need be.
    Marlins are easy to set-up optics on with the side eject and flat top. Just be realistic with your choice of glass. No need to overdo it...
  15. Lou1

    Lou1 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 1, 2018
    150F2F7D-5C5A-4EEB-95D4-3C56D755C88A.jpeg Yep, love the levers. Currently own a Winchester 94 in .30-30, a Henry .22 magnum, a Henry .22lr and a Henry .410. Only pic I have is of the .30-30
  16. Renegade4006

    Renegade4006 Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2018
    Nice score on the Marlin!

    I've got 3 lever actions, a Marlin 30-30 that I inherited from my Father, a Henry Big Boy in .38/.357 and a Henry Golden Boy in 22lr.
  17. The Mulberrian

    The Mulberrian Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2019
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  18. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    love levers...
    that 336 is a great gun … Scope or not...
  19. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    I have a Marlin mod 336 Rifle in .444. With a 4x scope it will print clover leafs @ 100 yards. With a 24" barrel & a 265 gr reload it is plenty accurate for most hunting applications.
    The only con is that it kills on both ends LOL.
  20. The Mulberrian

    The Mulberrian Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2019
    My buddy killed an AGGRESSIVE Bear with a Henry lever action .410....

    Evidently that round is more potent than I ever gave it credit for, up close...

    He really didnt have a choice & gave plenty of fair warnings (he didnt want anying to do with the whole situation).
    265 pound Bear (neck shot up close & personal).
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