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Old December 13, 2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Good Ole 35 rem.

In 1964 my dad bought a Marlin 336 in 35 rem. This was my dads only"BIG" gun. It was used for Deer, Elk, Bear, Wild dogs & even a crazy cow. This old rifle was a tool on the farm when I was growing up. Well my dad passed in 2007 and I got the old Marlin it was in bad shape. I couldn't find gun smith that would rework the old timer for me so I called Marlin. They said yes they do that. It took longer than I liked, but what a job this is one great looking old gun. I've not shot it yet and don't know if I will. I just got my first grandson in July of this year so I wil let him break it in. I hope the 35 rem cal. stays around until then. I think it's a good cal. just got lost in all the wild cats running around.
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Old December 13, 2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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PIC'S PLEASE!!

I like the old Marlins. The 35 is a good round that is no longer listed on Marlins website. I can only assume they are no longer chambering the 336 in it. I'd love to see how it looks with a factory refinish.
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Old December 13, 2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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I've got an old (1947)mod 36, 30-30, half mag tube rifle, and an early 70's, 30-30 336 carbine. I would love to find an older nice Marlin in 35 Rem. Always though it was a sweet caliber and what a shame if Marlin stops offering it.
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Old December 13, 2012, 09:55 PM   #4
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My first deer rifle was a 336T in 35 Remington. I loved that rifle. Many years later, when my wife got on my case about all the rifles I had, I sold it. One of the worst decisions I've ever made.
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Old December 13, 2012, 10:02 PM   #5
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First deer I killed was with a Marlin 336 .35 Remington. Its in pretty rough shape but it shoot straight.

3rd generation of my family that has killed deer with it.
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Old December 13, 2012, 11:04 PM   #6
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I will post pics as soon as I can. It would be so nice to see the 4th generation take a deer with this peace family and rifle history
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Old December 14, 2012, 12:18 AM   #7
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35 Remington is one of the few production cartridges I do not own, but I am looking to add one to my safe. Great brush rifle.
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Old December 14, 2012, 02:37 AM   #8
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It was my first big game rifle.

Bought it in late '70s-early '80s(?) at a Kmart their pre-hunting sale.


$84.50 or $89.50, can't remember.

It has taken at least 10 deer, as it was the first rifle of several and it is in a yearly rotation now.

Still in absolutely pristine shape.

Love that .35 Marlin.

I have no doubt that if I had to sell all but one of my hunting long arms, it would be the one "not for sale."

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Old December 14, 2012, 08:57 AM   #9
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I also have a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington! Mine has a rather cool story about how I got it! Dad bought it about 15 years ago at a used gun shop for around 200 if I recall. There are 3 boys in my family and we are all close to the same age. So most of us took that old gun hunting when we turned 12. We all liked the old gun, but when we turned 18, dad bought us all new Ruger M77 MKII's, and we started hunting with them. The old 35 was just sitting in the gun cabinet, so dad sold it to his cousin, not knowing that we all loved that gun! Well my younger brother just couldn't have that, so he went to dads cousin, and offered to trade a Remington Model 700 in 30-06 for the old gun. They accepted, and he got the gun. I was glad it was back in the family, but I really wanted it! Fast forward to about a half year ago. My brother was fussing about needing money, so good brother that I am, I offered to buy the 35 from him He wanted nothing to do with that, he wanted to sell me his 300. I already have a 7mm mag so I told him I didn't really need a 300 yet. A few days after we had this conversation, we went salmon fishing on Lake Onterio. I am good friends with a taxidermist, and she owed me a free mount. I figured on catching a nice salmon, and getting it mounted. Well believe it or not, my brother caught a pretty nice one that he wanted to get mounted in a bad way! So I told him if he gave me the 35, I would get that fish mounted for him!! Much to my surprise, he accepted!!!!!! So I got the old 35, and he got his salmon mounted! The gun was in pretty rough shape, so I sent the metal out to get re-blued, and refinished the stock and forearm myself! It turned out beautifully and I am so happy with that gun! I looked up the serial number, and found it was made in 1950. That is one gun that I will never sell, and hope to pass it on to the grandkids some day!
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Old December 14, 2012, 02:53 PM   #10
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Nice story. Some things just shouldn't be sold or traded away.
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Old December 14, 2012, 07:15 PM   #11
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I don't think you need to worry about the .35 being around in the future , it has stood the taste of time . It predates the 30-06 by four years ! I've had them in Marlins and Remingtons and it's a very efficient Deer harvester !
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Old December 14, 2012, 07:35 PM   #12
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But while the 30-06 has grown in popularity, the 35 has been in sharp decline for at least 30 years. Ammo has been hard to find for years and to my knowledge no one is currently chambering a rifle for it.
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Old December 14, 2012, 09:21 PM   #13
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.35 Marlin

I have one also,great rifle.My Dad bought it used for me in 1965 from Hortons gun shop in Framingham, MA. I know Dicks and Bass Pro carries the ammunition for it. Cliff
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Old December 14, 2012, 11:22 PM   #14
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trouble

How do I post pics
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Old December 14, 2012, 11:56 PM   #15
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When your making a post, scroll down and click "manage attachments", a popup box will appear, press "browse" find your file, select the file, then click "upload. from there you write any message you want and submit post.

Alternatively you can host the image somewhere like photobucket or tinypic, and get the image url. Above the place where you type your messages there is a square button with a mountain and sun on it. Click it. past the image url. Click ok. submit post.
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Old December 15, 2012, 01:13 AM   #16
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I have a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington. Very nice. Since I also reload 358 Win and 35 Whelen I usually have a variety of 35 bullets around (round or flat nose). Only issue is that it is not drilled & tapped for a scope or tang sight. Makes it less than optimal for old eyes...
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Old December 15, 2012, 06:50 AM   #17
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Joe, it should have the holes for a Williams receiver sight on the rear left side.
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Old December 15, 2012, 02:45 PM   #18
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I really like those Williams Receiver sight on the old Marlin lever actions. I put one on my 1971 .35 Rem 336 and love it. It's so much easier to shoot with my eyes getting worse every year. I really didn't want to scope the rifle but the factory irons were tough to see so I tried the Williams 5D and never looked back. It does shoot about 4 inches high at 100yds but that's an easy fix.

I doubt anyone should be crying over the death of the .35 Rem just yet. Seems I recall a post not long ago by someone that e-mailed Remington over the fact that they weren't cataloging the .35 anymore. Remington's reply was that they acknowledged their issues with the Marlin line of rifles and were concentrating on fixing their issues before they reinstated the entire line of Marlin rifles. I don't remember where I read that post but I think it may have been over at the Marlinowners forums. Besides with as many .35 Rem rifles out there I'm sure there will factory ammo produced for the .35 for a long long time.

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Old December 15, 2012, 03:19 PM   #19
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I wouldn't worry about the the 35 going obsolete anymore than the 32 special. There are many rifles out there to feed, so the demand will still there. I believe Hornaday loads the 35 in their leverevolution line. That says something about demand.
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Old December 15, 2012, 04:53 PM   #20
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10-4 Stu, I have a two Williams 5 D's on a 36ADL and a 39A. That 39A is a damn tack driver with Super X HP's.
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Old December 15, 2012, 07:11 PM   #21
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Are there any other lever guns in .35 Rem besides the 336? I love them more than enough, but I'd love to have a little lighter 35 lever gun with a straight grip stock.
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Old December 15, 2012, 09:09 PM   #22
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I have an early 70's marlin 336 .35rem. I am the 3rd generation to own it. My Grandpa won it in a raffle at the local fire dept, hunted a couple years with it and gave it to my dad at age 15, and when I was 12 or so dad decided it was my turn. there has been alot of venison made with that rifle over the years, and it still shoots like a champ. smooth actions and micro-groove barrels definitely helped the 336 earn their reputation IMO. Hornady LEVERevolution 200gr is all I will shoot through mine. Switched to them after a box full of misfiring core lokts. Flatter shooting, tighter groups, and devastation on a deer shoulder. I would put it up against any of my bolt action guns out to about 125yds.
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Old December 17, 2012, 08:23 PM   #23
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It has been so nice to see some love for the old .35 cal as well as the Marlin 336. My son will be home this year for Christmas with my new ( First ) grandson he will be moving to Alaska. I think it's time to pass it down, I know he will take care of it an pass it on to his son ( the 4th gen. ) I will post pics as soon as I can.
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Old December 17, 2012, 08:30 PM   #24
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I regret the day I passed on a very clean Remington 760 pump chambered for the .35 Remington round. To add insult to injury, the fellow that did buy it converted it to .35 Whelen.

Oh well, there is some justice in the world. I saw him after his first range session with the re-chambered rifle and he had a mean looking ocular shaped cut above his right eyebrow.
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Old December 18, 2012, 10:15 AM   #25
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Great story Jevyod, lots of memories there, my friend.

I really like my 336 in .35 Remington. With handloads and either Hornady's 200 gr Rn or the 200 gr Leverevolution bullet I get 2" groups at 100 with a 2.5 scope off the porch rail. Recoil is ok and it's a deer killer with either bullet. The Remington 200 gr Core lok is has better expansion at factory velocities, but doesn't group (3 shots) as well as the other ones. Here's a pic, with a Leupold 2.5x Alaskan scope mounted...a nice trim rig. Regards, Rodfac

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