SOLD FOR: $1705
Serial Number: 99025595
Year of Manufacture: 2001
Caliber: .30-30 Win.
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Half Length Mag Tube
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / ****MODEL 336SS – CAL. 30/30 WIN.****”. The left side of the barrel at the receiver is marked “JM”. The right side of the barrel is marked with Marlin’s two-lined warning. The upper tang is marked with the serial number “99025595”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded brass beaded blade that is dovetailed 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 equipped with a Weaver style rail for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered wood with a banded forearm, capped pistol grip, fluted straight comb, sling stub in the belly and forend band, and a firm brown rubber Marlin buttpad. The Marlin bullseye is present in the belly. There are some minor nicks, faint scratches, and light draglines evenly dispersed throughout the wood. There is a slightly more notable scuff on the belly, just behind the stud. There are no chips or cracks. The grip checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubber buttpad. The buttpad shows some white discoloration on the face and along the sides. The stocks rate in about Very Good-Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there is some persistent fouling in the grooves nearer the muzzle. The bore has an M.E. of about 2.1.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are sparsely scattered light scratches about the barrel and mag tube. There are also some minor scratches and swirl marks on the sides of the receiver. There is light operational wear on the lever and bolt. The markings are clear. The screw heads are sharp. Overall this rifle rates in about Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The safety lever is present. There is also a push safety on the receiver that blocks the hammer from hitting the pin. 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 are an installed optic rail, hammer spur, and lever wrap.
Our Assessment: The Marlin Model 336 is a lever-action rifle and carbine made by Marlin Firearms. Since its introduction in 1948, it has been offered in a number of different calibers and barrel lengths, but is commonly chambered in .30-30 Winchester or .35 Remington, using a 20- or 24-inch barrel. This is a beautiful stainless steel Marlin 336SS manufactured in 2001. It is chambered in the ever popular .30-30 Winchester, the caliber said to have taken more deer in North America than any other caliber. This rifle appears to have seen use in the field yet was very well kept, showing some brush marks throughout the stock and light marks on the metal, in about Fine-Plus condition. If you’re looking for a solid hunting rifle that will last for years to come, look no further and drop a bid! Please see our photos and good luck!