Custom Marlin Model 336 22″ .219 Zipper Lever Action Rifle, 1963 C&R

SOLD FOR: $930.87

WOA#: WY240315JV081

Make: Marlin

Model: Custom Model 336

Serial Number: W5605

Year of Manufacture: 1963 (“W” prefix date code)

Caliber: .219 Zipper

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Half-Length Tubular Magazine

Barrel Length: 22”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The left-rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none present). The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped with a base and rings holding a Tasco 6x scope with duplex reticle. The scope body has some light wear, most notable on the eyepiece, the glass is fairly clear.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with banded forend, capped pistol grip, rollover monte carlo comb with cheekpiece, serrated black plastic Fajen buttplate and sling swivels front and rear. The forend has a few scattered small nicks. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has minor wear with well defined serrations. Overall, the stocks are in Fine condition as not original to the gun.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original to the parts. The barrel is not original to the receiver.

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is scattered faint erosion and some stubborn fouling in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 8 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 87% of its metal finish. The barrel retains strong finish. The receiver has some scattered scuffing and minor oxidation, most notable on the right side. The lever has scattered wear and minor oxidation. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Very Good condition as customized.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lever safety is present. 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: This rifle comes with the installed scope as described and a George Lawrence Co. leather sling.

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. This rifle is a 1963 vintage Marlin Model 336 that has been customized, sporting a 22″ barrel chambered for .219 Zipper and an attractive Fajen buttstock. Topped with a Tasco 6x scope, if you can source some ammo it ought to make a heck of a varmint rifle. Please see our photos and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Custom Marlin Model 336 22" .219 Zipper Lever Action Rifle, 1963 C&R
Custom Marlin Model 336 22″ .219 Zipper Lever Action Rifle, 1963 C&R