Marlin Firearms Co. Model 336 R.C. .32 Winchester Special Lever Rifle, 1949

SOLD FOR: $813

WOA#: WY230610WW005

Make: Marlin

Model: 336 R.C.

Serial Number: F27418

Year of Manufacture: 1949 (F date code)

Caliber: .32 Winchester Special

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full Length Tubular Magazine

Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel “The Marlin Firearms Co. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. – EST. 1870 / MODEL 336 R.C. – 32 SPECIAL CAL.-”. The right side of the barrel at the receiver is marked with a circled “JM” proof. The lower tang is marked “F27418”.

Barrel Length: 20”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to the top of the barrel. The rear sight is a U-notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver has wavy serrations for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with a satin finish, banded forearm, semi-pistol grip, sling stud in the bottom of the buttstock and barrel band, fluted straight comb, and a checkered black hard rubber Marlin buttplate. There is an empty hole in the belly where the bullseye once was. There are a few other dispersed faint marks. There are no chips or cracks in the wood. The LOP measures 13.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is mostly sharp. There is no visible erosion.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is thinning at all leading edges especially near the muzzle. There is faint surface oxidation on the barrel and mag tub as well as on the receiver.The action and hammer has standard operational wear. There are a couple more noticeable scratches on the left side of the receiver.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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: None.

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 1949 vintage Marlin Model 336RC carbine chambered in .32 Special.  It was made when outstanding quality was the norm in U.S. produced firearms. This rifle will make a great deer rifle and is just right for a saddle gun or for carrying in the back window of your pickup truck. Please see our photos and good luck!

Marlin Firearms Co. Model 336 R.C. .32 Winchester Special Lever Rifle, 1949
Marlin Firearms Co. Model 336 R.C. .32 Winchester Special Lever Rifle, 1949