You are right. Both are C models.
Pretty much. The 336RC (Regular Carbine) became the plain old 336. The it became the 336C. When the cross-bolt safety came out, they called it the 336CS to designate the difference. Once the CBS became common place it went back to being the 336C and remains such today.Abel said:During different years, they were designated differently. The 336RC eventually became the 336C. There are many of configs of the 336 that have just the 336 on the barrel. Marlin commonly used mix and match parts to create their rifles.
It gets waaaay more confusing as they reused different letters to denote different things. There are a BUNCH of letter designators and sometimes I wonder if even the Marlin folks could keep them all straight. ;Doscarflytyer said:OK - thanx all. Clear as mud! Sounds like Marlin managed their model #s/designations about like the Army!!! And THAT I understand (unfortunately!)!
So, as I suspected, I have a pair of 336Cs. Now all I need is what I have dubbed the 3rd jewel in the triple crown - a 32 SPC!!! Actually what I was really looking for when I found my first 336 - the 35 Rem!
You should try looking on Gun Broker. That's where I found my 336 SC .32 Special.six_gunz said:I've been longing for a .32spl 336 for a long time..... had a chance to buy a mint condition one last year and passed it up....a little too pricey!
Good luck finding one.
Thanks Brian! I'll find one to my liking and in my price range some day.Brian in FL said:Well, good luck with your quest.