Take it to a smith if you want it to function correctly but anything else beyond preserving
it in it present state would be a shame. Its value lies in its present condition for how else
can it tell its story?
The gun has been reblued and that should lower the value.
It was not done at S&W.
Look at the side plate logo and the side plate fit under the cylinder.
If lock up and and barrel are good it’s a great companion in the woods or toss it in the tackle box.
Bought my first gun at Two Guys on Boston Road in Springfield in 1965. I was twelve
and had my mom with me. They said they needed her permission to sell me the gun.
There was no paperwork other than the register receipt that I remember.
It was a Marlin 336 in 35 Rem. It cost $69.95 of my hard...
I’m wondering if anyone remembers a shop called Benton’s in western CT. It was a building with one large showroom with racks of guns on 3 sides and surplus stuff in the middle along with more used guns in racks and stacks of boxes with who knows what in them. I used to go there with my dad in...