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the gun in the picture IS a 336. It's got the side port.

44 Mag? What do you think...................rebarrel or full of you know what?
 

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fairchase said:
The 336 was offered in 44 mag. I don't see the problem?
I never knew that. I always thought it was only offered in the 1894 version.
 

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Marlin discontinued the 44 mag in the 336 because supposedly there were feeding issues using the short 44 mag cartridge in the 336 action. Thus the 1894 action now in 44 Mag. Probably a little pricey for that gun, but you aren't going to find many of them.
 

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As Halwg mentioned it was discontinued because of feeding/cycling issues. It was first issued in 1963 in the 336T and then later dropped in 1967 - Brophy's book (pages 259-260).

The discussion regarding the 336 feeding issues with 44 magnum is found on page 216 under the 1894 section!
 

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450 Sniper said:
the gun in the picture IS a 336. It's got the side port.

44 Mag? What do you think...................rebarrel or full of you know what?
This is my 336T 44 Mag. Definitely not a re-bore. I have not experienced the the feeding issues with this one but it does kick like an army mule.

 

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nightfisher...I'll gladly take that nasty kicking old mule off your hands...then you can buy one that don't : )
 

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My older brother give me two Marlin rifles because he can't hunt anymore and his son didn't want them. One is a 336RC 30 30 the other is a 336 44 mag. My brother shot one deer with it and still had the box of cartridges he bought with the 336 44 mag. Now I not saying his boys didn't shoot it just not that much. I didn't know what it was when I first looked at it. It was a gift so I took it and thank him.

I guess you might say. You don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

TO NY
 

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Last I knew, I think as recently as yesterday (and have not checked today) there were 2 here in the classifieds.

I watch because it is on my list of things to afford after paying for a wedding this June ;-)

Peace
 

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Glanced at .44 marlin lever at at a shop, it was marked $379. I didn't notice the model, but it did have a square bolt. It was very dirty and had some surface rust. If anybody is in E. Tn and are interested in it let me know and I'll tell you where it's at.
 

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I have a 1965 336 44 Mag, I have had it for 20 year and it allways had a feeding/jamming problem untill I joined this site and read everything I could about the problems and bought a new follower and it fixed all the problems and now I shoot it often, great Rifle. Dennis
 

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CalvinMD said:
nightfisher...I'll gladly take that nasty kicking old mule off your hands...then you can buy one that don't : )
Calvie I didn’t tell you how much I like Mules did I. I was raised as a kid on the farm working with mules.;) The surprising thing about the 336 Mule is that it likes the Lee 310 gr cast bullet. I got it a few years ago off of Gun Broker from Anchorage Alaska. I just wished it could talk. And no it will not leave me.
 

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Being from the southern end of a predominantly Amish farm area...I share your affection for mules...if you ever decide yours needs a new home ..keep me in mind as i will give it the loving new adopted family that you will be glad to know is taking as good of care of your baby as you yourself would have :-*
 

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Calvin I will never sell a gun. They will got to 2 sons, 3 grandsons and one grand daughter that hunts with her dad all the time.
 

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great to know you keep it all in the family....those are the kind of traditions we all need to keep alive
 
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