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bruceflinch 10-20-2012 6:45 AM

New Project
 
Picked up a Marlin 336 "Leverless" in 30-30, that needs some TLC & parts.
Aquired all the parts but the Lever. My wallet & I can't decide.
Stock Lever $65 from Numrich.
Loop Lever $96 from Numrich. I like it, but feel it may be too big & waste Safe space. (opinions welcome)
Found a custom guy in the back of the Rifleman magazine. Same shape as the standard lever but made bigger. $136 is kind of a drawback.

Will refinish the wood in BLO or Tung Oil.
Will reblue it since there is some pitting on the reciever & barrel.

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...2/Photo406.jpg

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...2/Photo407.jpg

Hardwarejunkie 10-20-2012 9:22 AM

Did you check to see if you could get a new big loop lever direct from Marlin?

My new Marlin 1895GBL has their big loop and I really like it - very comfortable to use.

My Winchester had the stock lever and I replaced it with the large loop - it's not very practical for me, mostly for looks.
I was considering getting another large loop for the Winchester and modifying it down to the Marlin size but they aint cheap anymore.

http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/v...Marlin1895.jpg

zfields 10-20-2012 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardwarejunkie (Post 9555119)
Did you check to see if you could get a new big loop lever direct from Marlin?

My new Marlin 1895GBL has their big loop and I really like it - very comfortable to use.

My Winchester had the stock lever and I replaced it with the large loop - it's not very practical for me, mostly for looks.
I was considering getting another large loop for the Winchester and modifying it down to the Marlin size but they aint cheap anymore.

http://i684.photobucket.com/albums/v...Marlin1895.jpg

I have the 1895GBL also. Normal levers are to damn small for my hands.

Some people just heat up and reshape the stock lever, may be an option also.

BomarFab 10-20-2012 1:00 PM

I have a Rossi with their large lever and I like it a lot. I have large hands but it works well for my wife's small hands too. I like the look better too.

wash 10-20-2012 1:22 PM

Browning turned a lever action in to the 1895 belt fed machine gun.

That's a good route to follow.

PookiesCuppycake 10-20-2012 7:42 PM

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Originally Posted by fredieusa (Post 9558010)
Was that not Mr Ruger?

Ruger born in 1916. Colt 1895 LMG made in... 1895. I don't think so.

wash 10-20-2012 7:42 PM

Ha!

bruceflinch 10-20-2012 7:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PookiesCuppycake (Post 9558124)
Ruger born in 1916. Colt 1895 LMG made in... 1895. I don't think so.

Quote:

Originally Posted by wash (Post 9558126)
Ha!

:owned: On his first CG post....:D
PookiesCuppycake never read Dale Carnigie... ;)


So Marlin does not sell parts direct. Guess I'm gonna sit on the fence about the lever another day or two...
I do want a larger one, just can't decide $96 or $139.....

Flintlock Tom 10-21-2012 7:24 AM

That 336 is a nice rifle, I really like mine. I think it's worth the effort to bring it back to life.

Well done.

Gunsmith Dan 10-21-2012 11:04 AM

Hmmm...

Loop lever easier to use especially for large handed shooters

Use Tru-Oil to refinsh stocks for really nice look and protection.

If you wanting the gun just to shoot and not worried about it's resale value have the rifle Cerakoted ...... much tougher finish, Midnight Blue looks just like old fashion blued finish, you can repair pits easy when Cerakoting and best of all ....MUCH CHEAPER and Cerakote DOES NOT require oiling to prevent rust

zfields 10-21-2012 11:24 AM

Painting a lever gun? !?!?!? Blasphemy! !

Sent from my fingers, to your face.

EmmaGoldman 10-21-2012 11:30 AM

I never had any use for the big loops myself. You shoot in mittens much?

Hardwarejunkie 10-21-2012 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EmmaGoldman (Post 9560981)
I never had any use for the big loops myself. You shoot in mittens much?

Right about at 1:52 mark. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVd8wy1i-Dw

Gunsmith Dan 10-21-2012 4:24 PM

Well that might be but Marlin has started to use Cerakote on some of their production guns :4

bruceflinch 10-21-2012 6:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EmmaGoldman (Post 9560981)
I never had any use for the big loops myself. You shoot in mittens much?

No, but I can only fit 2 fingers in the standard lever & it is uncomfortable to shoot that way.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardwarejunkie (Post 9561118)
Right about at 1:52 mark. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVd8wy1i-Dw

They are selling the loop for $149. :eek:

bruceflinch 11-18-2012 4:35 PM

Well I picked up a large loop from Numrich for $93.
After stripping off the old finish I reblued w/ Brownell's Oxpho Blue. I really liked using it. Easier than the Birchwood-Casey. It gave a much more even finish. Stripped the furniture & refinished w/ Tung Oil Finish.
Now I think I will strip the Lever & match the gun w/ Oxpho Blue.


http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...2/Photo494.jpg

G-Man WC 11-18-2012 7:25 PM

Looking good Bruce! Did you take care of the screw issue?
-g

Ubermcoupe 11-18-2012 7:40 PM

Looking good Bruce! Let’s shoot it! :shifty:

johnthomas 11-18-2012 7:59 PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Marlin-336A-...item3f1a4021e4

Colt562 11-18-2012 10:06 PM

Looks good Bruce.

kyle. 11-18-2012 10:36 PM

Very nice rifle.

Side note-people still wear Crocs?

MadRiverArms 11-19-2012 7:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyle. (Post 9750216)
Side note-people still wear Crocs?

LOL, busted!

-MRA

bruceflinch 11-21-2012 5:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by G-Man WC (Post 9749050)
Looking good Bruce! Did you take care of the screw issue?
-g

I had to make one. Good thing this wasn't a collectible!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ubermcoupe (Post 9749158)
Looking good Bruce! Letís shoot it! :shifty:

I got some ammo loaded up! Whatcha doing this Saturday?

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyle. (Post 9750216)
Very nice rifle.

Side note-people still wear Crocs?

People have been known to wear Crocs on the BART...:whistling:


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