SOLD FOR: $1476
Model: 336RC Carbine
Serial Number: AC27257
Year of Manufacture: 1967 (AC date code)
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action with Full Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “The Marlin Firearms Co. NEW HAVEN, CONN, U.S.A. / EST. 1870 -MICRO-GROOVE BARREL-MOD. 336-R.C. CAL. .30-30” forward of the rear sight. The right side of the barrel at the receiver is marked with a circled “JM” proof. The lower tang is marked “AC27257”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to a hooded serrated ramped base screwed to the front of the barrel. The rear of the barrel has a flat-topped “U”-notch elevator leaf sight dovetailed to it. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled in four places for a scope mount (not included). The left of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled in two places for a peep-sight mount (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with a satin finish, banded forearm, straight grip, fluted straight comb, checkered black plastic Marlin buttplate and Marlin “bullseye” in the belly. The stocks have only a few scattered light compressions and drag marks throughout with a slightly more notable light scuff on the left side of the buttstock. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate has light wear with some light discoloration at the heel and toe. The stocks rate in about Fine-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. reading of 2.0.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrel has only light handling marks. The receiver has a few scattered light scratches and scuffs. The lever and hammer have light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The barrel markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lever locks up tightly and 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: An installed hammer spur and brass saddle ring included.
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 1968 vintage Marlin Model 336RC carbine chambered in .30-30 with Micro-Groove rifling. It was made when outstanding quality was the norm in U.S. produced firearms. This rifle has seen little use, with the only sign of wear or damage being some light operational wear and a few scuffs and light scratches. This rifle is perfect for someone who doesn’t want to carry a heavy rifle, and at the same time wants something that will pack a punch. The .30-30 is perhaps the most popular deer cartridge in the United States and with this fast-handling rifle, it ought to be great for thick brush where quick shots are necessary. This rifle will make a great deer rifle and is just right for a saddle gun or for carrying in the back window of your pickup truck. Please see our photos and good luck!