"The important thing for consumers, retailers and distributors to know at this point in time is that the Marlin brand and its great products will live on.” So said Ruger President and CEO Chris Killoy in October 2020 when Ruger acquired Marlin for $30 million as part of Remington's bankruptcy assets liquidation. Good intentions translated into reality, because in the last two years Ruger actually reintroduced many popular Marlin lever-action rifles. Now it's the turn of the Marlin Model 336 Classic.
Marlin Model 336 Classic, an iconic rifle
"The legendary Model 336 helped to build Marlin Firearms into the iconic American brand that it is today," said Ruger President and CEO. "We have worked for many months on every detail to ensure that Ruger's reintroduction of this iconic rifle lives up to its stellar reputation."
The Model 336 Classic is chambered in .30-30 Win. and features a 20.25”/514 mm long cold hammer-forged barrel. Barrel length helps improves accuracy. The rifle comes with an American black walnut stock and forend with checkering to improve grip. A soft rubber buttpad helps absorbing recoil. The stock’s black pistol grip cap is inset with a Marlin Horse and Rider medallion and the forend is attached using a barrel band. Metal parts are blued alloy steel, with a gold-colored trigger. The finger lever is standard-sized and magazine capacity is six rounds. The rifle is equipped with an adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight coupled to a hooded front brass bead for quick target acquisition
The manufacturer guarantees Improved manufacturing processes to create tight tolerances and multi-layered quality control procedures, including daily function and accuracy audits and multiple inspections, for a high-quality product.
The Ruger-made Model 336 Classic is marked "Mayodan, NC," bears an "RM" or Ruger-Made serial number prefix and features the red and white bullseye in the stock. The price tag of the “reborn” Model 336 Classic lever-action rifle in the U.S. is $1,239. Additional models, in different calibers and configurations, will be released in the next future.
Model 336 Classic specs and price
|Magazine Capacity:|| 6 rounds|
American black walnut
|Receiver and Barrel Material: ||Alloy steel|
|Sights: ||Brass bead with hood front,
|Barrel Length: ||20.25"/514 mm|
|Twist:||1:12", 6 RH grooves |
|Overall Length: ||38.625"/981 mm|
|Length of Pull: ||13.38"/340 mm|
|Weight:||7.5 lb/3,402 g|
|Price (MSRP in the U.S.): ||$1,239|