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Old 03-06-2009, 10:04 AM
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what does the 336rc have thats different from other 336 models? is it a cheap model ? old man next door has one he wants to sell for $100 bucks its in awsome shape and has no rust or dings and is very blue,has no checkering and swivel stud on stock and a barrel band swivel mount on tube. its a 30/30 and he has a4x32 weaver scope he will give me if i buy it but no rings or mounts he never put it on scope looks pretty old but has never been used so he says. should i buy it for $100 bucks? or get a new one?think i might get it if its not a cheapie.dont know much about marlin levers.thanks
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:46 AM
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Sounds like a good deal to me. A Weaver 63B base is correct for your gun. They are about $5 and a set of Weaver-style rings is maybe a few dollars more.

I'd jump on that.
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:54 AM
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thanks mike.do u know what the rc is compared to other 336 marlins?
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:32 PM
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For $100 w/ scope I don't see how you could go wrong. Any age to it? Seems like the SCs have been made since the early '50s. Older ones may not have engraved safety Warnings, cross bolt safeties, Micro Groove rifling, or be drilled and tapped for top mounted scopes.

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RC is for Regular Carbine as opposed to SC (Sporting Carbine), T (Texan - 16" carbine), A (24" rifle), etc., etc. Most RCs had 20" barrels (some were 18.5") & pistol grip stocks. I think that all RCs had barrel bands & full length magazines while SCs had 2/3 mags and no band. There were a few SCs made with straight stocks but most straight stock models were Ts or As.
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:53 PM
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well i went and bought it. it dosent hav a real safty just a half cock deal and a extension for mounting a scope.has a gold trigger . only thing wrong after looking it over is the "bulleye"[wich i learned about on this forum] has a swivel stud in it. oh well for a $100 bucks i could care less. i lost 2 win m94's in a fire along with other guns and im just glad to have a 30/30 again. dont really use slings much cant get gun off shoulder quick enough to take deer out.perfer to be ready @ all times. thanks for the info ratltrap. oh yeah it is a micro-groove barrel.im so glad i got it.gonna shoot tomorrow after im done boiling sap down. thanks everyone who replied.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:18 AM
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I have a 1966 336 RC, and if this gun is in the shape you say it is, it's worth $350.
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:42 AM
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halwg wen i get my computer figured out n the forum lets me put pics on i will post a pic for u.shot it this morn for a bit it shoots great.will be better after i put scope on.gonna try some flextips on it. he put a stud in the bullseye on the buttstock how bad does this hurt value of gun?

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Old 03-07-2009, 09:59 AM
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my 336RC is chambered in 35 rem, and has a straight stock...circa 1952....if I remeber correctly
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:34 PM
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well i went and bought it. ....... just a half cock deal and a extension for mounting a scope.has a gold trigger . only thing wrong after looking it over is the "bulleye"[wich i learned about on this forum] has a swivel stud in it. oh well for a $100 bucks i could care less.
Congrats, you will be well served.

Couple of things to add:
  • the cross bolt safety started in 1983, so if yours doesn't have one it is older than that.
  • Not sure what you mean by 'a extension for mounting a scope', but if it is not drilled and tapped for a top mounted scope base that probably puts it in the late 1950s.
  • the bullseye is a Marlin trademark and has nothing to do with a swivel stud. Just an easy way to pick out Marlin leverguns on the dealer's shelf. Some hate it, but last year when Remington took over and discontinued it a lot of folks got upset and it has now been reinstated.
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That was an excellent buy, congratulations!! If the serial # doesn't have a letter prefix, subtract the first 2 numbers from 2000 and that will give dom. I.E. 25147008 would be 1975 vintage. HTH
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went to gander mtn today.saw some marlins and a few had bullseyes some didnt.the ones that did wernt centered very good and had woodpeelins from where it was drilled.the old one i just bought is a lot nicer than the new 336's at gander mtn. you would think they would send them back and ask for ones that wernt "rough". other than that they looked ok but still not as nice as the old i just got.they had a few used ones a .35rem and 2 30/30's they all kooke great. im a 94 kinda guy but i reall am taking a liking to these older marlins.
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I have 336RC in 32 Win Spl and the serial number starts with a K. The first shot is a tack driver but the next 4 or 5 shots are more of a pattern than a group! I supose that it is just worn out!--Sask Jack
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:19 PM
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Try shooting it with the forend off. Just rest the front of the receiver on the bag, ahead of the lever.

It'll look a little funny at the range but that will tell you if there is a bedding problem with the forend, mag tube, etc., without much work or expense.

If the first shot always goes where it is supposed to with a cold barrel, that sounds like either a bedding problem, or the barrel warps a bit when heated up.
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i put a bushnell shotgun scope on it 1.5x4.5 x 21obj. it shoot great where i aim the bullets go.used win superx 150hp 150 and 170 pp and also winchester 150 silvertip. wen i get time i will try with forend off.u say if first shoot is always on target w/ cold barrel then w/ a hot barrel my shots should be off? what if they arent really off? how off should they be to tell if it has a bedding problem? thanks mike g.
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Just shoot some groups with the forend off. Pay attention to where the first shot goes with a cold barrel - let us know.
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well it was pretty cold here this morning. my first 3 shots where off to the left about 2 inches. then i took 5 more shots and they were good. this was with forend off and i had no bench bag so i used a half sack of cracked corn.thats all i had.i will hav to get myself some bench bags.i was only shooting at 50 yards.what do u think as far as bedding goes? do i have a problem? thanks for your input i appreciate it very much.
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So there were several shots to the left, until the barrel warmed up? Then it started to shoot back to the right, correct?
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first 3 shots to the left.fired them kinda quick to get it warmed up.then the last 5 shots where good . yes back to the right. i wanted to shoot more but didnt have time.plan on doing this study more on the weekend.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:45 AM
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i wonder how bad this is gonna be during hunting season when it frezzing cold and i have to shoot with a very cold barrel.hope its just me not the gun. i was using winchester super x power points in 170 grain.if its the gun i hope it wont be a costly fix.
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