View Full Version : Marlin gave me the wrong child!

05-17-2011, 9:47 PM
So after my 10 day wait I finally get to pick up my new Marlin 336BL I purchased from Turners. After a hour wait (they were busy) it was finally my turn. The employee brought out my Marlin 336BL and all looked well. The seriel # matched the paper work and everything was fine until while I was inspecting the barrell I noticed it said the rifle was chambered in 45/70 :confused: I thought to myself this isn't what I purchased WTH? My next thought was should I stay quite and not say anything considering the 45/70 is about a $100 more then the 30-30 WIN but then my Army Values kicked in as well as seeing that a box of 45/70 was $40 so I brought it to the employees attention. We were both blown away because the box label, serial #, & paper work all said this rifle was a 30-30 WIN. The employee told me that this had happen once before (didn't say which company) and that apparently their had to be some kind of mix up at the Marlin factory. The employee swiftly took care of the problem and swapped the 45/70 with a 336BL they had on hand and also threw in a $20 gift certificate. So in the end I feel like I made the right decision and now I have a $20 gift card to buy ammo with.


05-17-2011, 9:50 PM
Nice gun. I'm glad to hear it worked out. How much did you pay for it?

05-17-2011, 9:52 PM
Looks clean! :thumbsup:

05-17-2011, 9:54 PM
Well done
taking the high rode can sometimes be uncomfortable is worth it

Congrats on the new rifle

05-17-2011, 9:54 PM

And I am also interested in how much you paid.

05-17-2011, 10:05 PM
$519 sticker price, $600 OTD. I over paid a bit but I just didn't feel like going through all the trouble of having it shipped and paying transfer fees just to save about $50.

05-17-2011, 10:17 PM
Army Values? I can't even remember all of them (I lost that dogtag a while ago):p

Glad that Turner's quickly made the situation right and good job spotting it in the store. If they were that busy I honestly would have just grabbed the box and left. Only to discover the mistake back at home.

05-17-2011, 10:27 PM
Army Values? I can't even remember all of them (I lost that dogtag a while ago):p


05-17-2011, 10:32 PM
Great rifle should be a sweet shooter, I love my 336c so much its what got me into reloading. Now I shoot my knock off leverevolution ammo all day and dont feel guilty about it.