SOLD FOR: $1050
Serial Number: 24035236
Year of Manufacture: 1976
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 “24035236”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade that is dovetailed to a serrated riser and screwed into the barrel. The riser is slotted for a hood that is not present. The rear sight is a flip-up semi-buckhorn leaf with a U-notch and elevator that is dovetailed to the barrel. Equipped to the top of the receiver via two rings and a one-piece rail system is a Universal scope with a fine crosshair reticle and a fixed 4x magnification. There are some scattered little nicks and scratches on the external surfaces and the lenses are clear. The scope rates in about Very Good condition. 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, a fluted straight comb, and a hard rubber checkered Marlin buttplate. There is an empty hole in the belly where the Marlin bullseye would normally be. The wood shows some evenly scattered little nicks, draglines, and compressions. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2” 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 Very Good-Plus 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 94% of its metal finish. There is light thinning on the leading edges and around the muzzle. The receiver and lever show some minor nicks and faint scratches. The rear sight shows some light oxidation around the base. The top of the receiver shows some scattered slightly thinned areas. There is light operational wear on the bolt. The markings are thin on the barrel but legible. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. Overall this rifle rates in about Fine 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 spur and the previously mentioned scope.
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 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!