SOLD FOR: $2,136
Serial Number: M17750
Year of Manufacture: 1955 C&R
Caliber: .35 Remington
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with 2/3 Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “—The Marlin Firearms Co.-EST. 1870— / —NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. – MODEL 336A – CAL. 35 REM—“. The right side of the barrel at the receiver is marked with a circled “JM” proof. The lower tang is marked “M17750”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a “U” notched rear elevator sight that is dovetailed into the barrel. The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed into a serrated ramped base which is screwed to the top of the barrel. The base is grooved for a protective hood. The left side and top of the receiver are drilled, tapped, and filled for sights or mounts.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are beautiful two-piece checkered dark walnut. The buttstock has a pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and a checkered black hard rubber buttplate marked “Marlin”. The forend has a blued nose cap. There was a Marlin Bullseye in the belly, but it is missing and the hole has been filled. There are some sparsely scattered draglines and light compressions, the majority of which are located on the forend. There is a thin scratch to the butt of the pistol grip. The checkering is intact and attractive with no heavy defects. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate, which shows moderate wear at the heel and toe, along with some lightly smoothed checkers. The stocks rate in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: The rifle is blued, with the top and bottom of the receiver having a matte black finish.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the Ballard rifling is sharp, there is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The receiver has thinning on its edges, plus light handling wear and a few little scuffs. Ther is a scrape on the top of the receiver at the front. The lever has a few scuffs, tiny nicks, and spots of discoloration. The barrel has some scuffs, scrapes, and scratches, most noticeable between the muzzle and nose cap. There are a few spots of light surface oxidation on the barrel, most noticeable around the rear sight. There are a few rings or discoloration, most noticeable on the first 6″ from the muzzle. The rear sight has some freckles of light surface oxidation. The nose cap has some scrapes and impact marks through the finish, heaviest on the right side. There are a few scrapes and impact marks through the finish on the magazine tube, most noticeable on the right side at the front. The screw heads are lightly worn with strong slots and the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine overall condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock safety position. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Marlin’s Model 1893 rifle was a direct competitor to the Winchester Model 1894 rifle from 1893 to 1936, when with minor changes to the stock, forearm and sights, it was re-designated the Model 1936, which changed to M36 shortly thereafter. Compared to the Winchester M1894, it offered side-ejection of fired cartridges, a round breech bolt, and a full pistol grip buttstock. In 1948, the Model 36 was replaced with the Model 336, which incorporated the patents of Thomas R. Robinson, a Marlin employee. The Model 336 has been in continuous production until the present day, and is now produced by Remington, who bought out Marlin several years ago. This rifle is a Marlin Model 336ADL chambered in .35 Remington with Ballard rifling. The rifle is in about Fine condition with about 95% of its original finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. This rifle would be great for hunting or target shooting, but with its high condition and gorgeous looks, we think this C&R Marlin will find a new home in the safe of a Marlin collector! Please see our photos and good luck!