So it's been a while since I last got this old girl out and, as a result, I misspoke when I referred to it as a Glenfield 30A.
It is not and I feel a but sheepish.
It is a Marlin 336, of course, but it is a JC Higgins Model 45 from Sears. I believe it was gifted to my father for his 16th birthday in 1959, which would match the "S" stamp from Marlin.
I gave it a quick clean up and was surprised by how pretty she still is. The bore looks brand new, the action's butter smooth, and it just feel right at home on the shoulder.
I had planned to sell it and use the funds to pick up a Model 92 clone in 45 Colt, but I'm thinking that I'd have a really hard time parting with it. Between all the Michigan deer it's taken and the family history, I think I should keep it around for my kids.upload images