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Probably on the wrong thread here but I was wondering if Marlin makes, or has made, a 336 in 44 Magnum. I see the 1894 and 1895 chambered in 44 but what about the 336? And what's the difference between the two models anyway? I like the pistol grip stock on the 336, but would also like to have a handy short-barreled levergun in the same caliber as my 629. Seems like it would be a lot of fun. Just not in love with the straight stock look of the 1894s. Any info is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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The 336 was chambered in .44mag for a couple years back in '63-'64 I think. It came in straight stock back then. Get an 1894 if you want a Marlin lever in that chambering.

Where did you see a 1895 in .44mag? The 1895 is built on the same action as the 336 and the 1895 has never been chambered for .44mag that I know of.
 

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Six gunz is correct.The 336 was built for 30-30 length rifle cartridges and was modified for the shorter pistol cartridge(44mag) in the mid sixtys.It was prone to jamming up.A few years later Marlin reintroduced the 1894 model.The original was dropped from production around 1935.The 1895 was reintroduced in 1972 in 45-70 and is just a modified 336.The 1895 needed the larger bolt head and clearance for the larger rim of the 45-70 and thats why you would notice the ejection port opened up along with a few internal changes.
 

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You're right sixguns. My mistake. Only the 1894 is in 44 Mag. I guess I'll have to handle a few 94s to see if I can get to like the straight stock look if I want it in 44. Thanks again guys.
 

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Marlin did make a 44 mag 1894PG for a few years with a pistol grip stock. A little harder to fined, but they are out there. And, it will also will cost more.
 

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I've handled both and I tend to prefer the 336 model over the 1894 . I have a pair of the older ones and like to use a Williams reciever sight on the "less pretty" one . It is lots of fun to shoot with flat nose bullets .

Jack
 

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"I've handled both and I tend to prefer the 336 model over the 1894"

Do you prefer the pistol grip or the look of the 336 or is it the action/trigger/handling of the 336 that you prefer over the 1894? I haven't had a chance to handle an 1894 model so I'm just curious.
 

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I'v got both but tend to like the 1894 more. Its a tad shorter with its shorter action and I like the ballance better when carrying it around. Other than that the only real difference is the lever throw. The 336 being made for a rifle length round has alot more bolt travel than the 94. Not a big deal or even a problem, just a difference. The trigger group pat of the actions are identical so there wont be any difference there, once in lock up the ergonomics are identical. Oh, yeah, the 336/44 was straight gripped too, but it would be easier to find a curved 336 trigger plate if you wanted to convert it than it will be to find a curved 1894 plate.
 
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