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This gun in pics looks like the old rc but I could not tell if it had marshield. Which I hate. Also would it be walnut? What year did marlin start using the " marshield"?
 

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Hey there COACH -- I think the rule of thumb is that if there is a "bullseye" in the stock, it's walnut. And it's easy to lose the Marshield and put a good looking finish on in it's place. Hope this helps. Best regards. Wind
 

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If it's the 336C and the stocks are original; then the stocks are walnut even if the bulls eye is missing (not uncommon for the bulls eye to be lost). And yes, Marshield was the standard stock finish for Marlin levers in 1981.
 

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I'm not convinced Marshield is a single finish, just what they been calling since they moved to North Haven. Maybe someone who knows can clear it up. I know that the wood from the 80's sure dont look like most of the wood of recent years.
 

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Thanks for the good info guys. From the pictures the stock looks to be the same wood as the 336 rc,s I have from the 50's and 60's. The gun looks to be in 98% condition. It is $300 and it would cost me about another 50 to ship and receive it. Good deal?
 

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Thanks for the good info guys. From the pictures the stock looks to be the same wood as the 336 rc,s I have from the 50's and 60's. The gun looks to be in 98% condition. It is $300 and it would cost me about another 50 to ship and receive it. Good deal?
Hey coach my marlin is made in 81 and it is the same condition described. I payed 240 otd Last year.
 

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COACH said:
Thanks for the good info guys. From the pictures the stock looks to be the same wood as the 336 rc,s I have from the 50's and 60's. The gun looks to be in 98% condition. It is $300 and it would cost me about another 50 to ship and receive it. Good deal?
Not bad I dont think. I'd buy it if I wanted it.
 

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Nice Walnut stocked used Marlin 336s are running about $300 to $350 here, depending on whether or not it has a scope with mounts of some quality.

I paid $325 for my two used 1989 336s (one in 30-30 and the other in .35 Rem). The 30-30 had a Nikon Pro staff 4x with mounts, the other a tasco with see thru mounts (which I ditched immediately). I replaced the Tasco with a 2x7 Bushnell Legend and low Weaver mounts. Both of my 1983s have the Marshield which is fine with me. A little glossy, but hard protective finish. I may later redo them with Birchwood Casey Tru-Glo finish. The wood on both these rifles is excellant beautiful Walnut with a lot of pattern and character (color shades and grain swirls). Both guns are better wood than some of the new ones I have seen. I like the Walnut. ;)

So I think the $300 price is a reasonable value.

CJ
 

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"...the other a tasco with see thru mounts (which I ditched immediately)."

Dear Cascade, I hope by "ditched" you mean sent to HALWG via first class post!? ;D ;D ;D
 

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"...the other a tasco with see thru mounts (which I ditched immediately)."

Dear Cascade, I hope by "ditched" you mean sent to HALWG via first class post!? ;D ;D ;D
;D ;D ;D I wouldn't want to be the postman or UPS guy delivering a "see-thru" to Halwg's front door! :eek: :eek: ;D

CJ
 

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They started using that Marshield in the late 60's, early 70's, but it is indeed different from today. Back then it was more of a varnish that started peeling off. All the guns my dad, brother and I had from the early 70's, 71 - 75 had that varnish type Marshield, and within a few years, where you gripped the stock, would start peeling. I think the stuff today is better, but it's still UGLY!
 
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