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#13204764 - 10/14/18 What year range are your favorite 336's  
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Where the wild things are.
I kinda dig the retro look forearms on the 50's models but have no idea when marlin changed that to a slimmer model. I have a lead on a 1956 model that I will check on tomorow.

What do you guys examine when looking at older 336's besides the bore.


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#13209138 - 10/16/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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I like the 50's era the best. Make sure firing pin is not broken. I bought a used one years ago with broken pin. Firing pins can be broken by dry firing Marlins.

#13209586 - 10/16/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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I prefer anything pre-safety. Nothing in particular to look at on a 336 that you wouldn’t check on any used gun.

#13211110 - 10/16/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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Would have to be 1955, it's the only 336 I have, a real sweetheart of a rifle too. smile


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#13214672 - 10/18/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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Mine is a 1960 vintage. I'm not a fan of the shadbelly forestocks, but that comes from starting with a Winchester 94 when I was a kid. I like the slim forearms better. It's not bad, I can live with it, as is. It works.


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#13220541 - 10/21/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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70's and 80's Marlins with the gold triggers are my favorites.


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#13221002 - 10/21/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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The stainless models made between 2000-2009. Some of these are very rare and quite collectable.


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#13221100 - 10/21/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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My only Marlin at the moment is an early 50s Model 36 in 35 Rem. I think it is the second year the 35 cartridge was offered. I've owned several 336s over the years with and without the crossbolt safety. I found nothing serious to complain about with any of them, even those with the crossbolt.

What's been mentioned already regarding what to look for is what I would recommend. The only addition would be to look at the crown for wear from cleaning ( more likely non- wear for lack of cleaning) and buggered lever screw for the same reasons. At least if the lever screw is knocked up, it may show a previous owner at least attempted to clean the gun.

#13238507 - 10/28/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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My favorite is the waffle top S/C.

Another one is the glenfield S/C. I stripped the faux walnut stain, and let the blonde birch come out!


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#13261004 - 11/06/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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any year without the WARNING on the barrel and no cross bolt safety

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#13321152 - 11/30/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Mossyoak1957]  
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I have a beautiful 1952 SC waffle top with the half tube in .35 Rem w/ the Ballard cut rifling. Shoots 200 gr. interlocks really well.

#13321164 - 11/30/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Angus1895]  
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Originally Posted by Angus1895
My favorite is the waffle top S/C.

Another one is the glenfield S/C. I stripped the faux walnut stain, and let the blonde birch come out!

+1 !

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#13321775 - 12/01/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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I really like the flat bolts 1936/36's but the waffle tops are really nice guns too.Hell I like them all lol

#13391636 - 12/25/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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I have a 1969 336C. I prefer the gold trigger Marlins from 1969-1980's; they would be perfect with Ballard rifling but pretty darn good with Micro-Groove. I also like the 1950's vintage RC's with waffle tops and Ballard rifling but the dovetailed into the barrel front sight and bands covering the roll mark including caliber (RC's) kill them for me.


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#13396527 - 12/27/18 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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my favorites are the special runs from Davidsons that came out between 2000 and 09 and the guide gun series. i have the 336D, 336 SS LTD and 336SDT and the 1896G. they are all safety models. as for the pre-safety, i like the 336SC waffletop or the Marauders from the early 60's.


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#13424937 - 01/05/19 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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My son and my 336s are both 1971 serial numbers so I guess that year would be my favorite. Both of those are tackdrivers. @

#13439474 - 01/10/19 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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#13439658 - 01/10/19 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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although my 336's & '95's are all gone......my '94's & 39's range from 1956-2009

like most..pre safety/pre warning & gold triggers top my list......

this pic....'79 357......... grin

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#13439880 - 01/10/19 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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tikka that gun drives me crazy because I know what it is. dad gum those are pricey on the used market. The marlin 1894 is truely a unique shooting experience. the darn thing handles like a 22 rimfire, but shoots a brick that has = or better ballistics than a 22, and recoil that is not bothersome. nothing quite like walking in the sage jumping jacks and levering those 357 rounds at them on the run. Mine is my favorite gun right now, I think the 336 is maybe the reason they don't sell more of them. YES the 336 is a great gun but its a world of different shooting experience than the 1894. The 336 requires a deliberate effort to make it do its thing, you have to go all the way forward and all the way back with the lever in a deliberate way. The 1894 is short compact and the lever is just really easy to operate you don't even think about it. the 1894 is the boss hoss of jackrabbit shooting. I think your average person who doesn't know these guns would think the shooting dynamic is the the same as the 336.

those old 1894's are pretty much impossible to find used, I would really be interested in comparing one to my 2018 new production.

tikka the background looks like its near price utah.

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#13440651 - 01/11/19 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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Dad gave me a 1979 1894 .357 as my first centerfire. It's a gem! I was ringing the 100 yd steel just a few days ago with it.

#13481941 - 01/22/19 Re: What year range are your favorite 336's [Re: Sakoluvr]  
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my 3080 glenfield trail rider edition is my particular favorite. bought it with a bent lever for 60 bucks fixed it and have hunted with it for 20 years, it was badly treated in the past and the stock/bluing shows it but shoots wonderfully.

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