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Western Auto Revelation 200 (Marlin 336) 1964 Lever Action Rifle

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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Paving the way for dav2no1's Waffle Top Marlin 336 collection, here is a later version of those rifles. It was made by Marlin for Western Auto, once a ubiquitous auto part/supply chain. Not sure if they still exist. Marlin made rifles for several store chains including Sears & Roebuck which they sold as the Glenfield model which other retailers could then sell under their own brand. The Glenfield was identical mechanically and in quality to the Model 336 but used lower grade hardwood stocks and less refined bluing.

    This rifle is chambered in .30-30, a rimmed cartridge popular with American hunters. It is roughly equivalent to the Russian military cartridge used in the SKS and AK 47, the 7.62x39 mm. This rifle has a "Z" prefix serial number which dates it to 1964. It is unusual in that the barrel has an "EM" stamp, which if I ever discovered what that stood for, I have forgotten. The most desirable Marlin 336 rifles have a "JM" stamp, for "John Marlin". I will leave expounding on the virtues and history of the Marlin to dav2no1 in his post but will include the Wikipedia link for these rifles.

    My rifle is set up for action shooting with a paracord wrapped lever and an ammunition belt on the stock. The lever has sharp edges which can cause damage to one's hand when rapidly shooting very many rounds. These wraps can attract and retain moisture so must be removed, periodically, to examine and oil the lever. The ammunition belts can also trap dirt and grit which can scratch the stock finish, so should also occasionally be removed for cleaning. Lever action rifles were originally developed for military use in the mid 19th century. The model who assisted in my photo session is Amanda.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Watch out for Amanda, she looks smart & may just pull the lever lol :)
    2. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      She is too smart for her own good. She has had a tough life, abused, abandonded, emergency surgery for pyometra to remove her uterus and ovaries which she barely survived... Tough, smart, slightly unhinged but a survivor. Yeah, she could take me out if I'm not careful.

      Thanks Jenni, EJW-54 and jscott0363!
    3. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 2 years ago
      Nice Lever action

      I just dropped off a big FAT SACK of cat nip for our families Attack Kat who rules the roost at mom's house

      Her name Lizzy
      Lizzy Borden that is Watch Out
    4. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 years ago
      Nice rifle! It will be a bit before you will see my collection. The money for the 1948(last I needed)won't get there till tomorrow and then the wait for shipping. Another week or so ..

      My Marlin friend(several states away) says the EM is the person who inspected the barrel. He has a 70 western auto rifle.

      I did pick up a fun one today..posting now..
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 years ago
      Glad you were inspired by my recent post to dust off some of your old marlins! Let's see more!
    6. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 years ago
      His gun has a P roll mark. Love to see any that you want to show..I mean before they all got lost in the boating accident. Ha ha
    7. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for shopping at Western Auto dlpetersen, fortapache, officialfuel and Hoot60!
    8. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for taking a look at and loving my Western Auto Marlin Longings, Beachbum58, ttomtucker, MooreAntique, vintagegirl66, mtg75, farmlady, Lady_Picker, leighannrn, sugargirl, rustyboltz, blunderbuss2, Vynil33rpm and Thomas!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for checking out my Western Auto Marlin Sunmoon2679!
    10. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thank you crswerner!
    11. Theonlyone Theonlyone, 2 years ago
      Bought a Marlin 30 30 out in Calif ... great brush rifle ...for them mule deer's hunting was nothing like the Northeast when growing up ..nice post..
    12. kwqd kwqd, 2 years ago
      Thanks for your comment Theonlyone! Glad you enjoyed the post. The Marlin is definitely a great brush gun, that is where they really shine. Not a great rifle for the wide open spaces due to the cartridge but great in the woods or in hilly country.

      Thanks for loving my Western Auto Marlin Theonlyone and snowman3!

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