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Old 10-01-2017, 1:30 PM
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Default How to score a JM Marlin on the cheap

Look for a store-branded model.



This one happens to be a Glenfield model 30A. This is a Marlin 336 sold under the "Glenfield" name at Wards back in the day. This one is approximately 40 years old and is near-mint condition. The only downside is that it is in .30-30 (I would have preferred .35 Rem) but hey....beggars can't be choosers, right?


The seller posted this in the marketplace at $290 and lowered the price by $10 a day. For some reason, everybody read the "Glenfield" part and assumed it was junk. Fortunately I took a minute to Google it and find out who made it.

When it got down to $260 I just couldn't resist and decided it was too good a deal to let go. The seller was an awesome guy and the transaction went butter smooth.

There are some small differences with this rifle vs the 336....namely a forend cap instead of a barrel band (a plus IMO) and a lack of sling swivels.

As you can see, the fit and finish on this rifle is superb, this is the clear difference between these and a modern Remlin. The wood and metal looks like it grew together.

I think this one will get a set of Skinner sights.














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Old 10-01-2017, 1:36 PM
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Nice score! I'm jealous.

Unfortunately it has the cheap stamped checkering ala Sears and Monkey Ward.

Nevertheless, good strategy. I'll have to keep my eyes open.
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There are other "sleepers" out there as well. My father in-law has a gorgeous FN Mauser in .270 that was sold at Sears under one of the various store-brand names they used back in the 50's (I can't remember which one it was right now). You can see the little stylized FN logo on the barrel. Wood and bluing are gorgeous as befits an FN, but it's value is cut in half by the store brand.
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There are other "sleepers" out there as well. My father in-law has a gorgeous FN Mauser in .270 that was sold at Sears under one of the various store-brand names they used back in the 50's (I can't remember which one it was right now). You can see the little stylized FN logo on the barrel. Wood and bluing are gorgeous as befits an FN, but it's value is cut in half by the store brand.
Probably a J.C. Higgins model 50. I have one in .270 Win. It's plain Jane, but I've taken a number of Deer and Hogs with it. It's still a great shooter.
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Probably a J.C. Higgins model 50. I have one in .270 Win. It's plain Jane, but I've taken a number of Deer and Hogs with it. It's still a great shooter.
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That's a beauty.
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Hey now, don’t be passing around that store brands are sleeper deals - my first shotgun was an old Revelation (aka Mossberg 500) and it still ticks along like it was new.
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I have a Sears Model 53 30-06. It is a post 64 Model 70 with a crisp, slick trigger and action and a very fine shooting gun. It has a leaf sigh on the barrel. I will probably restock it with something from Boyds to get rid of the really plain hardwood stock with no cheek rest.
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Nice find op. It is amazing all the "store brands" that get overlooked.
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I have a JC Higgins in 30-06. It is one of the nicest rifles I own.
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Glenfield is not a store brand. It's just the blue-collar brand of Marlin. Dull bluing instead of high-polished, impressed "checkering" and less of it, plastic butt plates instead of recoil pads, etc. Fit and finish is not as good, surfaces are a little coarser than the Marlin brand. My first rifle is a Glenfield (.22 Magnum).
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Glenfield is not a store brand. It's just the blue-collar brand of Marlin. Dull bluing instead of high-polished, impressed "checkering" and less of it, plastic butt plates instead of recoil pads, etc. Fit and finish is not as good, surfaces are a little coarser than the Marlin brand. My first rifle is a Glenfield (.22 Magnum).
I prefer the Glenfield early 22LR's. I have 2 of them. They gotta squirrel on the stock, and hold 17 rounds!

I have a "Sears" 30-30 lever that is a Winchester, that I couldn't give away. I tried selling it. It's a lot clunker than the same year Wins. Just free advice.

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I have a "Sears" 30-30 lever that is a Winchester, that I couldn't give away.I tried selling it. It's a lot clunker than the same year Wins. Just free advice.

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I bought an old .30-30 of my stepdad a few years ago. It was sold through Sears, and it's labeled as a Ted Williams Model 100. I can't remember exactly who the manufacturer was, either Winchester or Marlin. I want to say it's a Winchester 94, but I could be wrong. It's a nice little rifle, shoots fine and I love the thing.

I also inherited an old Revelation shotgun when one of my uncles passed away. It's a bolt action with an internal magazine (holds 3 shells). It's a .410, but it's a very handy little gun!
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There are other "sleepers" out there as well. My father in-law has a gorgeous FN Mauser in .270 that was sold at Sears under one of the various store-brand names they used back in the 50's (I can't remember which one it was right now). You can see the little stylized FN logo on the barrel. Wood and bluing are gorgeous as befits an FN, but it's value is cut in half by the store brand.
I hunt with a Husqvarna K98 sporterized to .270 and sold by Sears as a Hi-Standard either in the 50's or 60's. It's beautiful and still super accurate. Basically a knock off of a Model 70, but about 1/3 the price.
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I went on Gunbroker, Glenfield 30A's are between $300 and $400, lots of them. I think all are 30-30.
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I have an older Ted Williams lever-action from Sears. It runs flawlessly.
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I'll take it off your hands for $275!!
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I hunt with a Husqvarna K98 sporterized to .270 and sold by Sears as a Hi-Standard either in the 50's or 60's. It's beautiful and still super accurate. Basically a knock off of a Model 70, but about 1/3 the price.
Kinda funny calling a Mauser a Model 70 knockoff when it's the other way round.
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I hunt with a Husqvarna K98 sporterized to .270 and sold by Sears as a Hi-Standard either in the 50's or 60's. It's beautiful and still super accurate. Basically a knock off of a Model 70, but about 1/3 the price.
Billy i think you should research that a bit further.

I believe it's a mod. #98 mauser action made by husqvarna with some design modifications and a bit better rifle than a mod. 70 but not sporterized.
Is it the slickest action of any rifle you have ever handled?

Smith & wesson also imported husqvarnas under their name.
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