I recently aquired a marlin 336 30-30 made in 1983. The gun does not have a but stock on it and I am trying to find out how do I tell if it take sthe straight stock or the pistol grip stock? Any help would be apreciated.
db81, welcome to MO! From the way you describe your Marlin I'd say it has a pistol grip stock. You might be able to purchase one from Marlin/Remington or check out Macon gunstocks in Lincoln, Mo. They do have a website with pictures of stocks for all the Marlins and the pictures will make you drool. Again, welcome and enjoy yourself here, John.
Thank you all. I got the gun from my uncle when he moved to tailand and could not take his guns. I have been wanting one for a long time and now I cannot wait to get a chance to take it out and shoot it. Now all I need to do is order the stock and find someone willing to teach and take me dear hunting. Have always wanted to do that as well.