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so i was searching thru the local classified ads in the paper this morning, came across a guy selling a marlin 336 with ammo - 300 dollars

well to say the least it caught my eye....

i picked up the phone, guy says that he bought it around the mid-1990's, shot it 2 times and put it away..still has original box of ammo

well we arranged a time to meet. I called him on the way to verify meeting location, while on the phone, i asked what model it is...he replied with saying it was a marlin 336a in 30-30.

well i get there and see, its not a 336a, but a very very very very nice 336cs. He stated he only shot it 2 times since he bought it
showed me the original box of shells he bought (buying price was 7.98/per 20 rounds) That price alone tells me he is not kidding, this gun was bought a long time ago...

anyway, its mine now...gun and ammo...we struck a deal....i take it home....
just another cs...but the price was right, and the gun is like new...not a scratch or ding in it...flawless

well im stoked about this thing....its cherry......but i would like to verify the year....serial # starts with 07.....am i right when i assume a 1993??


anyway i know its no early 50's or 60's collector...but i couldnt pass it up

marlinitis strikes again :p :p ;D
 

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Yes.....1993

I wonder why he wouldn't have looked at the stamp to verify the model so he at least seemed like he knew what he was selling ???

Where's the pics?
 

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well i got to get the whole marlin (and 2 winny's) together for a group pic...hopefully soon
 

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Congrats on the rifle but just for clarification, by 1993 it would not be a CS. That designator was dropped in the mid-80's and the model went back to being the C.

If I'm thinking right, and I may well be wrong here, in the early 90's the A model would have had birch stocks and a forearm cap. A fine rifle for sure and if that is what you got then I see nothing wrong with the deal.
 

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interesting

the serial # starts with 03.....so its a 1993

right on the barrel it says 336 cs......has saftey switch......maybe i need more people to chime in to verify
 

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mrmarlin said:
interesting

the serial # starts with 03.....so its a 1993

right on the barrel it says 336 cs......has saftey switch......maybe i need more people to chime in to verify
Above you said the serial # started with 07......... a Typo?




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Congrats on the rifle but just for clarification, by 1993 it would not be a CS. That designator was dropped in the mid-80's and the model went back to being the C.
They started stamping them with the CS designation in mid 80's (late '83-'84) so I don't think they dropped the CS stamp to just a C model in the mid '80s like you pointed out.....
 

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I was thinking they only used the CS for a year or two is why I said that.
I'm unsure exactly when they went to just a C designation myself. I don't know if that's ever been clarified on here.
 

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ok maybe i had a typo...sorry guys and gals..

just checked to verify...it is a 07 serial number

typed it wrong somewhere in this thread

and the barrel says 336cs....and it is identical to my 1983 cs in every way.......so i assumed it was a cs, but now there is a chance it is just a regular c?

hmm....im confused to say the least
 

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mrmarlin said:
ok maybe i had a typo...sorry guys and gals..

just checked to verify...it is a 07 serial number

typed it wrong somewhere in this thread

and the barrel says 336cs....and it is identical to my 1983 cs in every way.......so i assumed it was a cs, but now there is a chance it is just a regular c?

hmm....im confused to say the least
Don't be as I may well be wrong and just muddied the waters. Besides that, for that year of production be it a CS or C it would be the exact same rifle.
 

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Like Erik said, don't be confused...the C & CS models are the same exact rifles just stamped differently......either way it's 336 carbine.
the CS was only added to signify the safety and later dropped they dropped the S to just the C again...........
 

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ok so to be clear

it is a 336cs like it is stamped?


or its a c, and not stamped correctly?
 

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I think we're doing more harm than good Erik......... ;D
 

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Only way out of this is for you to go shoot the darn thing, take a picture and post it! ::) ;D DP
 

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hahaha pics will be soon...
 
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