Need info on Marlin 336

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by indigo, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. marscar

    marscar New Member

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    hi indigo i had just bought this kind of 336rc i picked it up this morning and started to reserch it when i found this forum and then your post. you sounded like you are discribing the gun i just bought-straight grip-saddle ring-rounded lever- 30-30 i just got started so could you share what know about this rifle? thanks, marscar
  2. CBudFrggy

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    Took it hunting...

    and bagged my first hog! :)

    I bore-sighted it at home, dialed it in at the range, and then went hunting. I'm very happy, even if I think i overpaid.
  3. Smokin_Gun

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    CBudFrggy, pleased to make yur acquaintance. You can't put a price on happiness and that wild bore is proof. Congrads on the Rifle and the hunt trophy...

    I'm thinkin' of doin' a trade for a first year Marlin 336A 1948 .30-30 ... any Idea of the $ value on this one? I may jus' get it reguardless as I jus' want one anyway, but do want to know it's worth.
    Thanks,
    SC
  4. xMZx

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    I'm new to the forum as well as shooting. My grandfather passed away some time ago and he had a Marlin 336 32. Cal special. I only know that it is from 1951. What is the best source of information for it?
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  7. xMZx

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    Thanks for the help. I'm hoping I can take it to the range soon and see what it can do.
  8. KMG in Ca

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    I am also new to this forum and do not much about guns in general.... My husband inherited a Marlin 336 RC and I am hoping to get info on it. It is a straight barrel. The only numbers I can find are Marlin 336 RC Cal .35 Rem and AC60480 (which is on the barrel, stock and the piston. So I am guessing that is the serial number) From what I can tell, it is a 35 caliber 6 shot lever action. It also does have the gold trigger which I saw a lot of discussion on. How can I tell what yr it was made in and if it has any value at all? The serial number does not seem to match anything I can find as to getting the manufacture date. HELP and Thanks for any info you can provide.
  9. 199er

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    KMG in Ca:

    AC60480 is the serial number of your marlin 336, the prefix "AC" indicates it was made in 1967.

    Here is a link to Marlin serial #s from 1948-1968;

    http://www.savage99.com/marlin336_dates.htm

    The gold trigger on the 336 Marlin is a nice premium because all Marlins weren't manufactured with them, but it is not a large factor in the overall value of the weapon.

    Your 336 in .35 caliber is a plus also because less of these were/are made than in 30-30 caliber. This places them in slightly more of a demand than the 30-30 even though 35 cal ammo is more costly but again not a not a huge premium over the 30-30.

    Given the above, the real value of your Marlin will depend on the it's functional and esthetic condition which we couldn't begin to determine without a few close up photos of the various parts of the weapon (stock, receiver, forend, barrel, sights plus the top and bottom of the rifle). Keep in mind any scratches on the wood and metal, any blueing beginning to show wear, plus any presence of rust and the degree of it (including in the bore)as well as any missing parts (such as the rear sight or front sight hood) will deminish the overall value. Likewise for any feeding/extraction problems with the weapon.

    Keep in mind all asking prices are subjective. Also, any and all plus's and minus's of your weapon are points to barter over in trying to arrive at a selling point both can agree on as is the fact of just how much the perspective buyer actually wants the weapon.

    Generally if the internal parts and bore are in good shape and the weapon shows only 'fair wear and tear' esthetically (overall about in 90% condition or better) then the value should be between $375 to to $400 maybe as high as $425. New 336c Marlins in .35 caliber can be found for generally $499 to $525 (+ or -).

    Hope this info is helpful too you and good luck.
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  10. KMG in Ca

    KMG in Ca New Member

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    Thank you so much for the info you provided.. I just have one seemingly stupid question. How can I find the serial number on it then?
  11. 199er

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    The "AC" is the serial number prefix and indicates the year your Marlin 336 was produced. Your complete serial number is "AC60480"

    Depending on the year of manufacture the serial number is either located on the bottom tang under the lever or on the top tang behind the hammer.
  12. KMG in Ca

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    O.K. thanks, guess I should have re read what you told me at first then. I do really appreciate all the info you have give me on it.
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  14. swiftman

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    A friend just bought a 336 in 35 rem, it was made in 1952. He gave $450 for it.
    I haven't seen it yet , so I don't know if he got took.
    That is suppose to be the first year the were in the Marlin catalog. It hasn't been drilled and taped for a scope yet.
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    wow so many new people on this thread, welcome to all of you if u have questions this is the best place to be
  16. CJHReno

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    Where can I find a new butt stock for my 336??
  17. Tom Archer

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    So many new posters and so much incorrect information! The Model 336 is common as dirt (millions manufactured) and was first introduced in 1948 chambered in 30/30 Winchester and 32 Special. The 336 factory chambering offerings was expanded to include 35 Remington in 1951 ("G" serial number prefix); and in 219 Zipper in 1955 ("M" serial number prefix), but the Zipper was produced in the SC model only. Gold plated triggers became a standard feature on the Marlin 336 in 1958. Straight stocked Marlin 336's are common and were marketed as the "Texan" model; but never marked on the barrel as such (in fact, most Texan barrels are stamped "RC"). Early Texan models had rounded levers, with the squared lever (similar in shape to the early Marlin Model 93 lever) variation being introduced during the early '70's. Replacement stocks can be found on eBay, various gun auction sites, Numrich Arms, etc; and thru after market parts suppliers such as Macon Gun Stocks and others, although most aftermarket stocks are unfinished and require plenty of hand fitting. There are all manner of model differences between very early and later vintage Model 336's (Ballard vs Micro-groove rifling, matted receiver tops, smooth receiver tops, smooth D&T receiver tops, hammer and trigger differences, stock differences, etc); but the absolute best place to get information on all manner of Marlin rifles and variations is by checking out the marlinowners.com forum.
  18. capgun

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    Love my 1964 Marlin 336 straight stocked,gold trigger,micro-groove barrel , non-sadde ring 44 MAG :)
  19. mustang69

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    marlin est. 1870 - model 336 micro -groove barrel r.c. 30-30 serial # t 12334

    this is what i have can u please tell me what year and some info on this gun its got a gold trigger
  20. Plumber

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    Good information Tom, for the most part.
    336 first year; 1948 E serial number prefix.
    336---------- 1949 F prefix.
    336---------- 1950 G prefix. (first year of 35 Rem. chambering)
    336---------- 1955 M prefix. (first year of micro-groove) (219 zipper only)
    336---------- 1956 N prefix. (first year of micro-groove, all calibers)
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