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    Marlin 336 Photoshoot (pics + vintage ads)


    In the spirit of getting back to guns, I've been dabbling with my new DSLR camera and will start a "photoshoot" series. This will cover various classics, odd-balls, and custom builds from my collection, along with some related information like vintage ads, etc. (first photoshoot was the Gibbs Jungle Carbine).

    While I'm going to try to find interesting and custom guns to photograph, I want to feature guns that look good period, which will include some classics like the Marlin 336.

    The 336 is the ubiquitous American lever rifle, and has taken more deer in .30-30 Winchester in the North East US than perhaps any other rifle. Simply put, it is a classic.

    click on the following images for a higher res, clear photograph

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    Following this post will include Marlin 335 vintage ads (picture limit forces me to break it down)...



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    Vintage ad follow up...


    1949 Marlin Repeaters
    1949marlinrepeaters.jpg


    1950s Marlin 336 Ad

    1950s.jpg

    1955 ad

    1955.jpg


    1963 Marlins in Texan Rifle
    1963-marlin-model-336-texan-rifle-gun-print-ad.jpg

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    336_900_7.jpg


    Since Remington took over Marlin the QC has notably dropped. This is not to say a new Remington-made Marlin may not be good, but by firing much of the old work force QC issue from metal burrs to horrible finished to ejection issue have come up. Inspect any "Remlin" as their called carefully before buying. Vintage Marlins always bear the "JM" proof stamp...

    JMproof.jpg

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      #3
      Beautiful...

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        #4
        Here are a couple for the collection.

        Marlin repeater 1880s.jpg
        Attached Files

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          #5
          1978...
          1978-Marlin-336-Rifle-Gun-Vintage-Print-Ad.jpg

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            #6
            Marlin 30-30 I bought for my father for Christmas about 35 years ago. I think it's a 336 but is marked 30AS. I believe Service Merchandise had there own model # for the gun
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            Last edited by FastPhil; 07-06-2016, 09:43 PM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by FastPhil View Post
              Marlin 30-30 I bought for my father for Christmas about 35 years ago. I think it's a 336 but is marked 30AS. I believe Service Merchandise had there own model # for the gun
              I remember ogling the guns in Service Merchandise when I was a kid. What happened to stores like that?

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                #8
                Originally posted by Axeman View Post

                I remember ogling the guns in Service Merchandise when I was a kid. What happened to stores like that?
                Pussified flower child raised 60's children.

                Destro, may I suggest more light on the subject? In some of the pictures the subject is 'lost' in the background.
                SHADAP VARMINT!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Mad Russian View Post

                  Pussified flower child raised 60's children.

                  Destro, may I suggest more light on the subject? In some of the pictures the subject is 'lost' in the background.
                  Genuinely curious which pics (maybe the 2nd). There was direct sunlight on the gun (in some an intended glare even) and the gun is in focus with the background being soft in most, and saturated with sunlight in some (like on the deer skull). I am editing on a new monitor which has a different color calibration than my old one so I have no idea how you are viewing them on your monitor/device, but it can be quite different depending on your settings. And I'm not being snarky, truly curious, because when I click on the pictures to the full size the rifle looks well lit and balanced on my screen and discernible from the background, not washed out at all (now the thumbs on this forum do come out quite fuzzy).


                  edit: curious if you saw the same problem in the gibbs rifle shoot. That one has sun glare coming off the nickel and you can see the grain clearly in the natural light. I'm wondering if they're showing up different on other monitors or my new monitor is too bright (the calibration was a concern when I swapped it in).

                  https://www.longislandgunclub.com/fo...hotoshoot-pics
                  Last edited by Destro; 07-08-2016, 04:50 PM.

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                    #10
                    Beautiful rifle. Great pictures.
                    “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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                      #11
                      Here's a picture of the wood. The grain is really lovely on this stock.

                      The leather buttstock holder and sling are a nice look as well that many love in a lever gun, protect the stock a bit, and are practical in the field with the cartridge holders. If you really want to splurge on your lever I recommend grizzly customs.

                      Is everyone seeing this pic clearly (obviously click the thumb for larger pic), well-lit and discernible from the background? On my monitor the balance looks just right but I'm double guessing now.

                      336_900_12c.jpg

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                        #12
                        Photo 1 and 2, the light I above the rifle so the skull and leaves are what draws the eye.
                        The photo above is good.
                        SHADAP VARMINT!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mad Russian View Post
                          Photo 1 and 2, the light I above the rifle so the skull and leaves are what draws the eye.
                          The photo above is good.
                          Gotcha. Fair point. The sunshine on the background was over-saturating it, and even though the rifle was in focus I can see how it drowns out in the composition of the whole shot. I would have probably been better off with more diffused light and no direct sunshine (like the shot above). Thanks for the feedback, comrade. See, I can take criticism without hulking out. My therapist would be proud.

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                            #14
                            Beautiful wood on that rifle.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Destro View Post

                              Gotcha. Fair point. The sunshine on the background was over-saturating it, and even though the rifle was in focus I can see how it drowns out in the composition of the whole shot. I would have probably been better off with more diffused light and no direct sunshine (like the shot above). Thanks for the feedback, comrade. See, I can take criticism without hulking out. My therapist would be proud.
                              I do a lot of 'product' to photography, mainly of watches and sometimes diamonds.
                              Lemme tell you, it's a frigging pain in the ass to get a good shot of all those reflective and transparent surfaces.
                              Especially diamonds, they require a lot of light at different angles to get a good shot.
                              SHADAP VARMINT!

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