Marlin 336

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by jimogden1984, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    So I was at the lgs today and a marlin 336 caught my eye. The price tag on it is 350. Its used and comes with a scope. Honestly can't say what kind of scope...does this sound like a decent price our should I look around more? Is there anything I should look out for our beware of? I've never had a lever gun and don't know much about them...
     
  2. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a decent deal to me if it is in great shape. blue model? what is the model.? also, keep in mind, that the older model marlins, before the sell to remington, are becoming more valued.

    they have the 336w at our wal-mart and it is $360 w/o scope, but that is new.
     
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  3. SSCRS

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    350 is about 50 bucks off normal retail for the 336w combo
     
  4. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    I am not sure of what the Prefix is on the Marlin 336 30-30 you are speaking of but the ideal Model 336 would have been produced prior to 2007 when Kenna sold the Marlin Factory to RACI Holding who owned Remington for around 42 Million. In 2007 Ceruberus purchased Remington as well as RACI's Marlin for 118 Mil. And assumed another 252 Mil. In 2010 the Marlin employees in New Haven CT were advised the plant was being shut down and moved. In truth if Cerberus had not stepped in when the did there would probably be no Remington or Marlin today since the company was also 252 Mil in the hole when they purchased them. I have been told, that the quality has went down significantly from 2007 -1210? And I understand. Some here on the FTF could possibly help you with listing the prefixes on pre 2007 Marlin 336 Rifles in 30-30. Just telling you this so you can make the best choice. :)

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  5. jimogden1984

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    Its a 336w. They said it was made in the mid-late 90's. Has a bushnelle 4x12 scope is it is in pretty good shape. I'm thinkin about takin advantage of their lay away program haha. But if I do that I lose the discout they give for payin cash...
     
  6. Wiebelhaus

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    After speaking to a few old guys (I never pass up talking to an old guy) I'm starting to eye ball a few marlins.
     
  7. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    I never ignore the advice of someone who has been around longer and knows more than I do...I might always follow the advice but I always keep it in mind when I make my choices
     
  8. losack

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    I have a straight grip wood stock all steel model. Great gun!

    Find an all steel one and snap it up. No comparison to the new ones. Old school best school.
     
  9. hawkguy

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    2007? i didn't realize it was that long ago! how can you tell if you have one before the the switch? i bought my marlin after 2007, but it does have new haven, CT on the barrel.....am i good? :confused:
     
  10. SSCRS

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    You'r good if the rifle works. I have a new Marlin that is great. Even the new ones have a newhaven stamp. The old factory rifles will have a "JM" proof mark also.
     
  11. gr8wapiti

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    SHAWING!!!!! I love my 336 and I got it for a screaming deal ($150), it has Weaver mounts but no scope. Didn't need one till the new flex tip bullets came out but those give you a extra 100 yard accurate range. I've bagged many deer with that rifle and would ALWAYS take it hunting. Its the most accurate medium hunting rifle I own besides my model '92 Winchester in .38/.357 but I worked that up to what it is now. Stock model 336 is a kick *** rifle WITHOUT a scope!!! See if you can get $50 knocked off the price and you will have a great rifle!
     
  12. hawkguy

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    jm next to the receiver on the barrel? check! whew! i know it probably doesn't matter much, but i wanted mine to be from the old factory.
     
  13. Gonzilla

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    I bought mine in the early 93-4, and it is sweet. Trigger could be better but for a medium range, it's perfect. Short, light, quick handling and 30 caliber. It's a legend for a reason. 30-30 is an old round.

    Don't put a scope on it. IMHO If you want more accuracy, just put a peep site on it. Faster than a scope, increased sight radius and I replaced the front sight w a white post. I had red on it but it didn't show up in low light.

    I read on this forum where a member used 35 rem w the new rounds and they didn't work. Has anyone else had a problem ? I've only used them on targets.

    The older straight stock models are harder to find.
     
  14. SSCRS

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    Bingo. There is a small chance it was a transition gun, but from what I have read they were pretty rare.
     
  15. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    cool, but is there any way to know if it is a "transition gun?" :confused:
     
  16. SSGN_Doc

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    The real problems came after they moved production. They shut down the CT factory and moved all the equipment and hired all new personnel to run it. They didn't retain the workers who knew the idiosyncracies of the machines they were running. If yours is marked CT, then you should be fine.

    Not all of the transitional guns had problems, and sme of the pre-transition guns had problems just like any other mass produced product. It was just that there was a significantly higher number of problem guns during the transition. Enough of them that Remington shut production down toward teh end of last year and they have supposedly worked out the bugs and put new QA checks in place. I've seen tow 336s from this year. They had no apparent problems. That is a very small sample, but I'm hopeful that they finally gave their issues the attenntion that they needed and have put some of the problems behind them.

    Remington has been coming under a lot of fire in the last few years over their guns like the 887 and issues with 870s and 700s as well.

    I got nervous about the 870 Express I took in a trade, but so far the first outing with it went without any hitches.
     
  17. cottontop

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    I love the 336, only if it is in .35 Remington.
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  18. Gonzilla

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    +1 on the 35 Rem - 200 gr really makes an impression on critters.
     
  19. SSCRS

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    Does the serial start with a MR or letter combination?
     
  20. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    nope, just numbers.