Model: 336 RC
Serial Number: ZZ38754
Year of Manufacture: 1964 (http://oldguns.net/sn_php/marlinlookup.php)
Caliber: .35 Remington
Action Type: Lever Action, Exposed Hammer, Tube Magazine Fed Rifle.
Markings: The left side of barrel is marked “The Marlin Firearms Co. NEW HAVEN.CONN. U.S.A. – EST 1870 / MODEL 336 – R.C. .35 REM.”. There is a “JM” proof mark on the right side of the barrel. The serial number is on the lower tang. The butt plate is marked “Marlin”.
Barrel Length: 16”, Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade, integral to a base that is dovetailed onto the slide. The rear sight is a “U” notched leaf and step-slide elevator, dovetailed onto the barrel. The top of the receiver has four drilled, tapped and screw-filled holes for the addition of a scope base (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are gloss finished, checkered walnut stocks with exceptional grain and tone variation, please see our pictures. The forend has a barrel band and quick disconnect sling swivel stud; there is compression on some of the checkers and the smooth portions show scuffs ranging from very light to moderate depth. There are deep compressions on the right side. The butt stock has checkering on the flanks of the strait wrist and a pinched, strait comb. The stock has heavier scratches and compression marks on the flanks with light swirls of scuffs throughout. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the factory semi-curved black plastic butt plate. The plate is seated with an off white spacer and has scratches on the flanks, compressed checkers and marring in the smooth portions. The stocks rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition and would rate higher but for the deeper compression marks.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the Micro-Groove rifling is defined with wear present. There is frosting leading to areas of pin prick erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 88% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows scuff and scratch losses of finish on the barrel, tube and receiver. The metal shows bruises, pin prick erosion and heavy sanding marks under the existing finish, most notable on the barrel, tangs and frame. There is operational wear consistent with normal operation. Portions of the finish are turning to tan and brown patina with specks of pin prick erosion. The screw heads are gathering oxidation and have minor tooling in the slots. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 a black anodized hammer extension, secured with a set screw, rating in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This Marlin 336 RC has beautiful wood stocks that display light to medium scuffs and scratches with some deeper marks present, especially on the forend. The metal surfaces have been refinished with about 88% of the most recent application remaining. The bore is bright with some wear to the Micro-Groove rifling and areas of frosting leading to pin prick erosion. The action responds with a swiftness and locks up tight. A hammer extension is included; the sights are easy to acquire making this 16” round barrel carbine perfect for hunting in thick foliage or storing in a vehicle. From Wikipedia: “Over the years, the .35 Remington has been chambered in a variety of rifles by most firearms manufacturers, and continues in popularity today in the Marlin Model 336 lever-action. It is also a popular cartridge for single-shot hunting pistols like theThompson/Center Contender and the Remington XP-100. For hunters looking for a good woods gun, (i.e., a medium power rifle with moderate recoil, for short to medium ranges) the .35 Remington is popular, taking second place to the .30-30 Winchester.”