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Least favorite firearm, and why. #4637658
01/17/18 11:51 AM
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What is your least favorite firearm that you own, and why (piggy-backing a recent Facebook post from Brownells that I found interesting)?

Mine is a Marlin 336W in 30-30. Nothing terrible about it, just seems to be a cheapened and lesser "polished" version of the venerable 30-30 lever action. My main gripe about it is the sharpness of the edges on the lever that tend to cut into my dry hand skin if I'm not careful when cycling it. The action internals are a bit stiff, but I think they'll loosen up as the rifle gets used more. Other than that, it goes bang every time and hasn't ever not cycled properly.


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Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: 28oz] #4637666
01/17/18 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted By: 28oz
What is your least favorite firearm that you own, and why (piggy-backing a recent Facebook post from Brownells that I found interesting)?

Mine is a Marlin 336W in 30-30. Nothing terrible about it, just seems to be a cheapened and lesser "polished" version of the venerable 30-30 lever action. My main gripe about it is the sharpness of the edges on the lever that tend to cut into my dry hand skin if I'm not careful when cycling it. The action internals are a bit stiff, but I think they'll loosen up as the rifle gets used more. Other than that, it goes bang every time and hasn't ever not cycled properly.



I'll drive over and pick it up if you don't want it. smile

Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: bigj_16] #4637673
01/17/18 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: bigj_16
Originally Posted By: 28oz
What is your least favorite firearm that you own, and why (piggy-backing a recent Facebook post from Brownells that I found interesting)?

Mine is a Marlin 336W in 30-30. Nothing terrible about it, just seems to be a cheapened and lesser "polished" version of the venerable 30-30 lever action. My main gripe about it is the sharpness of the edges on the lever that tend to cut into my dry hand skin if I'm not careful when cycling it. The action internals are a bit stiff, but I think they'll loosen up as the rifle gets used more. Other than that, it goes bang every time and hasn't ever not cycled properly.



I'll drive over and pick it up if you don't want it. smile


LOL, didn't say I didn't want it, just my least favorite.

OTOH, for $400, it's all yours. cool

Edit: Just kidding. It's not for sale. I hate selling guns. Any gun. grin

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Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: 28oz] #4637674
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Grendel P-11. That thing would dang near break your hand when shooting, no fun at all!


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Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: 28oz] #4637679
01/17/18 12:13 PM
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We have a Winchester 37A in the house my wife inherited from her dad. It will probably never be fired, because my dad had a 37 when I was growing up, and those suckers are not pleasant to fire. Very light. Very common in the Appalachians where I grew up. Both 12 gauge.

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Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: bigj_16] #4637684
01/17/18 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: bigj_16
We have a Winchester 37A ... and those suckers are not pleasant to fire. Very light.


Same here, grew up with a Harrington & Richardson (now New England Firearms)

Very light, kicked like mule (for real!)


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Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: 28oz] #4637686
01/17/18 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: 28oz
What is your least favorite firearm that you own, and why (piggy-backing a recent Facebook post from Brownells that I found interesting)?

Mine is a Marlin 336W in 30-30. Nothing terrible about it, just seems to be a cheapened and lesser "polished" version of the venerable 30-30 lever action. My main gripe about it is the sharpness of the edges on the lever that tend to cut into my dry hand skin if I'm not careful when cycling it. The action internals are a bit stiff, but I think they'll loosen up as the rifle gets used more. Other than that, it goes bang every time and hasn't ever not cycled properly.

I have a glenfield. Same gun as a 336 except sold by Sears and has different wood. I really like mine. Was made in 1982. I dislike my Kahr cw9 because of it's feeding problems. I can't trust it in an emergency

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Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: 28oz] #4637687
01/17/18 12:24 PM
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Jennings 22 pistol. Had one shot then it would jam

Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: 28oz] #4637691
01/17/18 12:28 PM
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Worst gun I ever owned was an Erma Luger 22. Jammed about 3 times a magazine. It really shattered the common illusion of "Made in Germany" being a mark of quality.

Worst gun I currently own is a commercial Norinco Tokarev. It has a somewhat regular problem of failure to extract issues. I should just sell it and get a Yugo/Serb version that will actually work.


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Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: 28oz] #4637693
01/17/18 12:30 PM
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Ditto on on the Marlin, I used to like it until I started trying to accurize it. Horrible ballistics

Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: 28oz] #4637695
01/17/18 12:32 PM
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I have a Stainless Steel Bauer .25 Automatic. It's a very well made copy of the Baby Browning .25 auto. The trigger pull is around 30 pounds on a good day. It would take a box of ammo to stop a Toy Poodle. I have one of those too.






Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: 28oz] #4637703
01/17/18 12:38 PM
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I got a baby browning. Agreed with the poodle analogy....better be within 8 feet to hit a 6 inch target.


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Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: 28oz] #4637730
01/17/18 01:15 PM
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Ceciltucky Maryland
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Years ago Mossberg made a bullpup design pump action shotgun. This atrocity had an M16 / AR15 style carrying handle that functioned as a mount for crude iron sights. If you were not careful, the carry handle would cut your eyebrow in recoil. My six foot six, 400 pound boss had one. He fired it from the hip and did not seem to be bothered by recoil :-)

Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: maintenanceMan] #4637736
01/17/18 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: maintenanceMan
Ditto on on the Marlin, I used to like it until I started trying to accurize it. Horrible ballistics
how far are you trying to shoot a 3030? Mine is great as long as you know it's limits. I want to try the leverlution (sp?) ammo next.


02 Wrangler carlube 5w30
87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
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Re: Least favorite firearm, and why. [Re: 28oz] #4637743
01/17/18 01:30 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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my worst gun as far as reliability goes was my Sig P238 .380. Beautiful but a POS. My taurus TCP aint fun to shoot at all.


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