Marlin Firearms has changed ownership and in 2008 Remington took over manufacturing at the New Haven, CT plant. Unfortunately the first few years of production suffered from ridiculous quality issues. Because of the quality issues it is important to be able to tell a Remington manufactured Marlin from a traditional high quality Marlin. The last [...]

Over the last couple years I have been checking out the Marlin 336. I recently saw a blued 336 at my local gun shop and my interest was renewed. It was a nice looking rifle but I decided to do a little price checking and research before closing the deal and I’m glad I did. [...]

A common question asked about the popular Marlin 336 lever-action rifle is “What year is my Marlin 336?” or “When was my Marlin 336 manufactured?”. Unlike many firearm manufactures Marlin Firearms made it easy to determine date of manufacture. The early 336 models had serial numbers that started with one or two letters which indicated [...]

I recently purchased a used 30-30 Marlin 336SS on GunBroker. Something I was curious about was when did Marlin Firearms manufacture the first Marlin 336 in stainless steel. After considerable searching I finally found a valuable and interesting list of Marlin 336 model variations. There is a wealth of information in this list found nowhere [...]