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I picked up a 336, nothing else marked. It has a small medalian in the butt stock "Marlin 1870 - 1970".

Rifle is 99% and has the best finish I have seen on a Marlin. Any Idea what I got and what it may be worth?
 

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Marlin put out a Centennial version in 1970. I'm not up on the prices, but I'd imagine it would bring a small premium over a plain 336 in similar condition -- IF it's the genuine article. Problem is, Marlin also sold a "kit" including the medallion and instructions on how to install it, so there's no telling how many examples are real and how many are doctored.
 

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Thank you for the info.

Not sure if it is the real McCoy or not, but like I said, this one has the best metal work I have seen. I own three other Marlins and this one is by far the best looking one I have.
 

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Douglas34474 said:
Thank you for the info.

Not sure if it is the real McCoy or not, but like I said, this one has the best metal work I have seen. I own three other Marlins and this one is by far the best looking one I have.
Could be the real deal. But, then again, I have a 1967 vintage plain-Jane 336 that's far, far nicer than any current production gun finish-wise. maybe they had a special serial number range? Might be worth a bit of research.
 

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This is the first I heard of this. I have a 1970 336 with no medalian. I never seen one. You're never to old for new information.
 

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It sounds like the stock may have been traded out between 1970 and now. I have one and find the medallion to be offensive and tacky. I bought it over the internet and the posted pictures were not indicative of the medallion. As for me, the value falls a bit because of the medallion though they are the same quality as non-70 production. Unlike the Liberty model Rugers, I have never seen a premium added to standard production centennial model Marlins. To some it may enhance the value.

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Funny this thread came up. I stopped at a shop about 1 hour from here today and saw one of the centenial medallion 336's in the gun rack. Average shape. Asking price was $229. It was made on a '69 action. Personally I dislike the little medallions and find I give them less value. Rick
 

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I checked the serial numbers, 69 124XXX. If I read the info right, this is a 1969 frame.

I finaly called Marlin and they tell me that all '70 models had this and that it nothing special.

So I guess I got a new shooter. You should have seen my grandson's eyes when he saw it. He loves shooting my 39A.

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Another Marlin addict in the making.
My son had a similar reaction.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Douglas34474 said:
I finaly called Marlin and they tell me that all '70 models had this and that it nothing special.
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Now you have opened up a can of worms for me. I know by the serial number that my 336 is a 1970. I am going to have to check into this. Thanks for the information Douglas.
 
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