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    Marlin 30 AS - I Bought it !- updated with Pics

    I "may" be heading off to look at a Marlin 30AS, its listed as very nice shape.

    I know these are typically Birch stocks, which im fine with

    what I'd like to know is, when did they stop making these ? I dont want a Remilin.


    The place Im headed to doesnt typically like to dig out every gun people call about (ie me calling to see if its a JM code Marlin) and its along way to trave to find out its got a MR stamp and is a Remlin.

    So... if you guys tell me all 30AS's were made before 2008 (or something like that) id feel more as ease taking a long drive to see this rifle.

    thanks in advance for any insight
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    Yes I believe all 30AS's are JM Marlins . . mine is an '89
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    According to Col. Brophy, the recognized expert on Marlin history, the 30AS rifles were produced 1984-1988 bearing the Marlin brand name. However, the Colonel's book, "A HISTORY OF THE GUNS AND THE COMPANY THAT MADE THEM", was copyrighted in 1989; production continued beyond 1988 because a previous post indicated they were made in 1989. I found another source referencing 30AS that indicated they were made until 2000. I suspect production of this model ceased long before Remington became involved.

    Model 30AS was also manufactured in 1983 as a Glenfield rifle.

    Hope this is interesting, if not helpful. By the way, the suggested retail for a Marlin 30AS in 1988 was $277.95.
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    Thanks, very helpful, I'm on my way to see it now.

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    I have a 30 as and according to the ser# on this sight it is a 1994 and the guy I got it off of said he won it in a raffle around that time. Hope this helps.
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    1984-1999 then in 2000 it was renamed the 336W.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schtoolee View Post
    1984-1999 then in 2000 it was renamed the 336W.
    What would really be nice is if Marlin would bring back the Glenfield name. It was an icon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schtoolee View Post
    1984-1999 then in 2000 it was renamed the 336W.
    negative, the 336W has a barrel band but the 30AS has the forend cap. the 30AS also has a rear sight that is adjustable by a hex key tool but the 336W has the regular simibuckhorn. the stocks were birch on bolth and besides the forend cap and sights they were the same gun. (barrel length and length of pull, caliber, drilled for scope and sold as the bottom end rifle) if you want my opinion the forend cap is the way to go for accuracy and i also always wondered why they put such a positive sighting ajdustment setup on a bottom end rifle for the 30AS. the AS is probably the best marlin out there and its a very very nice setup. also the 30AS of early was drilled for a side mount sight as well as top mount scope rail. the current 336W is only top mount drilled.
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    Hey, luvalever, there must have been some slight feature differences during the 30AS years of manufacture. My '93 version is just as you described except the rear sight is a finger adjustment type (no hex key). The sight isn't a fold down version, and it adjusts by lifting the sight body and sliding the elevation adjuster forwards or backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwampDude View Post
    Hey, luvalever, there must have been some slight feature differences during the 30AS years of manufacture. My '93 version is just as you described except the rear sight is a finger adjustment type (no hex key). The sight isn't a fold down version, and it adjusts by lifting the sight body and sliding the elevation adjuster forwards or backwards.
    actually i stand corrected swamp dude, you are 100% correct about the variations because the 30AS that i have in front of me is also checkered as well as the hex key adjustment sight. i am recalling my first 336 and memory serving, it was a 30AS and it was not checkered and also had a finger ramp adjuster. the forend cap is still true though.
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