3 years ago#1
dallas
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WHAT IS MY MARLIN 336RC WORTH I BELIEVE IT IS A 1948 SN# E27150? I am not an expert but I got this gun from my grandpa before he died, it looks to be in good shape. I dont think the stock is walnut it is some other wood, so I dont know if they repair the gun at some point

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3 years ago#2
JP@AK
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Hello Dallas
Your Marlin lever action Model 336RC carbine does appear to be first year of issue. The Model 336 was an improved Model 36 and was introduced in 1948. It was made in both rifle and carbine configurations, yours being a carbine.
If the stock has been replaced, there is no collector value associated with the gun. In typical used condition, it is worth around $350.
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JP

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3 years ago#3
dallas
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Thank you How do I know if the stock has been replaced for sure? And if you don't mind what is the value if it is all original and is 7/8 out of 10. If it has a replaced stock and no collector value I am putting a scope on it and I will keep hunting with it

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3 years ago#4
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How do I know if the stock has been replaced for sure?

Well, of course I don't know. I haven't seen the gun or even a picture of it! I was relying entirely on the information you gave me. It is simple: useful info in; useful info out. Garbage in; garbage out.
We do pretty well here, but we are not the Omniscient Orb.
So, here is the deal - if your gun was in perfect condition with all original parts you might be able to get $500 to $550 for it from a Marlin collector. You can figure back from there depending on the wear and tear you see on your gun.

Now, let me venture an opinion (and keep in mind that is all this is). Why would you want to put a scope on this lever action carbine? Regardless of which of the three calibers it is chambered for, the gun's effective range is not sufficient to benefit substantially from optical sights and the aesthetics of a traditional lever action rifle/carbine are totally corrupted by the addition of optical sights. So - no advantage and lots of loss. If you want to improve the hunting sights on this rifle, remove the rear sight and replace it with a dovetail blank. Then mount a receiver peep sight or a tang sight if you can find one. You will find that the quick pointing capability of your carbine is not compromised and that the peep sight is quick to use and very effective. And your gun will still look like it should.
I have killed many deer and a few moose with peep sight equipped lever guns, including a few shots that were at the extreme effective range of the cartridge involved. I know it works and works well.
So, my opinion is that if you want a gun with a scope on it, go buy a bolt action rifle. Keep your lever gun traditional.

Meanwhile, enjoy your nice old 1940s vintage Marlin.
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JP
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3 years ago#5
JP@AK
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One more thing, Dallas.
If you want help deciding whether the stock is original, post a couple clear photos here - including both sides of the gun. I'll try to see if I can determine whether it has been replaced.
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JP

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3 years ago#6
dallas
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Thank you very much for your help. Talking to my dad and looking at pictures of other marlins I know this is the original stock walnut stock. You confirm my original intentions, buy a nice inexpensive bolt action with scope to hunt with. And leave the Marlin as is having a nice gun that grandpa gave me that one day his great grandchildren can have. My wife couldn't understand why I needed a whole nother gun, but your advice helps

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3 years ago#7
JP@AK
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Great! Good for you.
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JP

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1 year ago#8
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To see if the stock is original, remove the butt stock, it will have numbers stamped in the tang area that will also be in the serial number. E.G. 271, 7150 possibly the E also.

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