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Classic Marlin Model 336 Lever-Action Rifle is Back

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Ruger, owner of Marlin, has announced Marlin Model 336 Classics are back in production. The lever-action has been a favorite among enthusiasts since its introduction in 1948 and remained in continuous production until Remington Outdoor Company—then owner of the famed Marlin brand—filed for bankruptcy on July 28, 2020. Ruger acquired it shortly after and has been reintroducing favorite models since, including the 1895 Guide Gun late last year, meticulously ensuring each carry the quality loyal fans of the Marlin brand have come to expect.

“The legendary Model 336 helped to build Marlin Firearms into the iconic American brand that it is today,” said Ruger President and CEO Chris Killoy. “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.”

Chambered in .30-30 Win., the Model 336 Classic sports a beautifully finished American black walnut stock and fore-end. Crisp, clean checkering on both the stock and fore-end improve the appearance and grip of the rifle. The stock’s black pistol grip cap is inset with a Marlin Horse and Rider medallion and the fore-end is attached using a barrel band.

The alloy-steel rifle is richly blued, features a standard-sized finger lever and has a six-round magazine capacity. The 20.25-inch barrel is cold hammer-forged, which improves longevity and yields ultra-precise rifling for exceptional accuracy. Like the classic 336, this rifle features the gold-colored trigger.

“Our focus continues to be on quality,” Killoy said. “We remain committed to making firearms that are rugged, reliable and can proudly be handed down for many generations. The Model 336 is no exception.”

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.

Additional models, in different calibers and configurations, will be released throughout the coming year. Due to the anticipated strong demand and the limited quantity of Ruger-made Marlin lever-action rifles, Ruger encourages retailers to contact their distributors for availability and advises consumers not to leave deposits with retailers that do not have confirmed shipments.

Remington Outdoor Company acquired the famed lever-action manufacturer in 2007.

Article by GUY J. SAGI

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