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been looking at the list of different 336 models in this post;

http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,41250.0.html

Dumb question. I now have two 336s. One is a '72 336 35 Rem and other is an '81 336 30-30. Both have smooth (no checkering) walnut stocks. Both ONLY have 336 listed on the bbl. But I 1) don't see a plain 336 listed in the post above, and 2) by definition from the above post - both mine are 336 "C"s - based on 20" bbls.

Am I missing something? 336Cs? Or does it have to have 336C stamped on the bbl?
 

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You are right. Both are C models.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Like Erik said....after they dropped the RC (last RC's were made in '69, I believe) they only stamped them as a 336.... Then they came out with the CBS and added the CS behind the 336 to signify the safety. Later they dropped the CS to just a C....

All those 70's and early 80's 336's are a C (Carbine) Model.....
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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!
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. ;D
 

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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.
You should try looking on Gun Broker. That's where I found my 336 SC .32 Special.
 

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I do Brian, I just haven't found the deal I'm looking for yet.
 

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Well, good luck with your quest.
 

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Brian in FL said:
Well, good luck with your quest.
Thanks Brian! I'll find one to my liking and in my price range some day.
 
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