Marlin Firearms Co. 336 30-30 Winchester 20″ JM Marked Lever Rifle MFD 1975

SOLD FOR: $1125

LSB#: 210711NH44

Make: Marlin

Model: 336

Serial Number: 25036609

Year of Manufacture: 1975

Caliber: .30-30 Win.

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full Length Mag Tube

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. / EST. 1870-MICRO-GROOVE BARREL – MOD.336 CAL 30-30 WIN.”. The left side of the barrel at the receiver is marked with a circled “JM” proof. The upper tang is marked “22054687”.

Barrel Length: 20”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded beaded blade that is fixed to a serrated riser and screwed into the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up semi-buckhorn leaf with a U-notch and elevator that is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled in four places for mounting an optic (not included). The left side of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled in two places for a side mounted optic (not included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with a banded forearm, capped pistol grip, Marlin bullseye in the belly, a fluted straight comb, and a hard rubber checkered Marlin buttplate. There are just a few faint marks on the belly. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the hard rubber buttplate. The buttplate shows scattered discoloration and light marks, the checkering is sharp. The stocks rate in about Fine-Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. The bore shows an ME of 1.9.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The receiver and lever show some minor nicks and faint scratches. The rear sight shows some light oxidation around the base. The magazine tube has sparse little nicks and faint lines. There is light operational wear on the bolt. The markings are clear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. Overall this rifle rates in about Fine-Plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lever safety is present. The lever extends slightly past ninety degrees in the open position. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is the installed hammer extension.

Our Assessment: The .30-30 Win. cartridge is said to have killed more deer in the United States than any other, so there is no doubt as to its utility. The Marlin 336 is one of the pillars of quality American made lever action rifles. This is a great looking rifle in Fine-Plus condition with a nice bore and strong mechanics. It is light and easy to carry so if you are going hunting in heavy brush, and/or don’t want to carry a big, heavy rifle around with you all day; this is a very practical choice. Please see our photos and good luck!

Marlin Firearms Co. 336 30-30 Winchester 20" JM Marked Lever Rifle MFD 1975
Marlin Firearms Co. 336 30-30 Winchester 20″ JM Marked Lever Rifle MFD 1975