Early Marlin Model 1936 2nd Variation 24″ .30-30 Lever Rifle, 1936-1937 C&R

SOLD FOR: $2,051.00

WOA#: WY240311SH002

Make: Marlin Firearms Co.

Model: 1936 Second Variation

Serial Number: B7945

Year of Manufacture: 1936-1937

Caliber: .30-30 Winchester

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle w/ Half Length Mag Tube

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Marlin Firearms Co. – NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. / 30-30 CAL. —— SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL”. The right side of the barrel is marked with a circled “JM” proof mark. The top of the receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. The upper tang is marked “Marlin / MODEL 1936”. The lower tang is marked “B7945”.

Barrel Length: 24″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a silver beaded blade integral to a serrated ramped base dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood which is not present. The front sight is not original to the gun. The rear sight is a V-notch elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The upper tang has two drilled, tapped, and filled holes for mounting a tang sight (none present).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with a capped forearm, semi-pistol grip, straight comb, and a serrated hard rubber buttplate. The Marlin bullseye is present in the belly. There are some scattered little dings and draglines, none through the finish. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the hard rubber buttplate. The plate has a ding at the heel on the left and a smaller one at the toe on the left, otherwise showing minor marks with well defined serrations. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color

Finish Originality: Original. A protective clear coat has been applied to the receiver.

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some faint erosion in the grooves. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, the bore rates a 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The surfaces display infrequently scattered light marks and a few faint patches of light erosion on the receiver. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a more thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: This a Marlin Model 1836 lever action rifle with a 24″ barrel, 2/3 magazine tube, and chambered in .30-30 Win. This model was only made for a little longer than a year, from 1936 into the first months of 1937. It was intended as a stop-gap between the prior Model 1893 and the Model 36, which was in design in 1936 with a release date in 1937. This a must-have for any collector of Marlin rifles and to find one nearly unmarked is a fantastic opportunity to add one of these to your collection!

Early Marlin Model 1936 2nd Variation 24" .30-30 Lever Rifle, 1936-1937 C&R
Early Marlin Model 1936 2nd Variation 24″ .30-30 Lever Rifle, 1936-1937 C&R