Discussion in 'Rifle Classifieds' started by davidandreap, Oct 27, 2010.
Marlin didn't start producing the 336 until 1948. Prior to that would have been the model 36 which had the slab sided bolt like a model 1894.
No problem, I happen to really like the .32special and have a model 36 chambered for it. Try this link to get a date of manufacture http://www.savage99.com/marlin336_dates.htm , good luck with the sale.
Try going to this forum and posting a question about the date, they should be able to help. Marlin Owners - Index
This is courtesy of -- Marlin firearms collectors association --
Marlin Year of Manufacture
Marlin year of manufacture maybe determined from the following list of letter/numeral prefixs to the serial number; this coding only applies to serialized rifles:
Starting in 1973, the year of manufacture maybe determined by subtracting the first two digits of the serial number from 100:
Example: SN 2512345 would have been made in 1975 [100 - 25 = 75] and SN 94365295 would have been made in 2006 [ 100 - 94 = 06 (2006) ].
For Marlin Rimfire Rifles [non-serialized]:
From 1962 thru 1968 Marlins rimfire rifles (other than the 39 series lever actions) used a two letter date code that was stamped on the barrel. This date code is different than the one already listed, as Marlin rimfire rifles (other than the model 39 series) did not have a serial numbers until required to by Law after 1968. The first letter of the date code represented the month of manufacture while the second letter indicated the year. This date code was usually stamped on the left side of the barrel just in front of the receiver. The first letter of the date code is as follows:
A = Jan.
B = Feb.
C = Mar.
D = Apr.
E = May
F = June
G = July
H = Aug.
I = Sep.
J = Oct.
K = Nov.
L = Dec.
The second letter of the date code is as follows:
F = 1962
G = 1963
H = 1964
I = 1965
J = 1966
K = 1967
L = 1968
So a date code of "JK" would indicate that rifle was made in October of 1967
Hope that helps
Less sporting carbines were made then other models yes, but they are not 'rare' by any means. The wear looks to be about average for the mfg date....worth closer to $350-400.
Check your question in another forum for some info.
Coastie's pretty close on the value, I think.
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