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Hello everyone. I'm kinda new on here and from Indiana. I took this 336-44 in on trade and I am looking for some info. I believe it is a 1966 from looking up the serial number. Looks to be in wonderful condition, with the exception of the hile in the buttstock where the swivel was. I think they drilled out the bullseye to put it in.

Can some one point me to more info about the gun?

Can someone tell me a value for the gun?
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A 336-44 is kind of a rare bird. There are a few folks here that know a bunch about them, bbri4570 comes to mind. Search for team 336-44 and see what you can find there.
Very nice looking rifle, I think you did well on the trade.
 
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Congrats on a nice 336-44, love the lumber.

You can find more info throughout the Team 336-44 thread here -

http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/336/124177-team-336-44-magnum.html

Like Mike said, kind of a rare bird, here are the production stats -

1963-64 Model 336-44 Magnum

1963-64 prefix Y-Z: 2,755

1965-1968 Model 336T (Texan) w/ saddle ring also marked 336-44 Magnum

1965 prefix AA: 7,018
1966 prefix AB: 3,918
1967 prefix AC: 2,878
1968 prefix AD: 18

Noted gunwriter John Taffin is a fan -

"I took a Marlin 336-44, which the gun shop already had in stock. I still have that Marlin and it is in the never to be traded or sold category. Over the years some have complained of the Model 336 not feeding the .44 Magnum reliably nor shooting cast bullets accurately. I have never experienced either problem with my loads or factory loads. I bought the Marlin's 336 sixgunner's companion in .44 Magnum 40 years ago. With its 20" barrel, full magazine tube, and straight gripped stock it was the near perfect woods carbine. It was used for many years and as a companion to a Ruger .44 Flat-Top and has logged many a mile in Idaho’s forests. Years ago I finished the stock with about 15 coats of Tru-Oil and it is still in great shape. "
- John Taffin

The rumor is that the 336-44 is a jam-o-matic, and that's why Marlin brought back the 1894 in 44 Magnum. Funny thing, that rumor is repeated mainly by those who have never held, much less shot a 336-44. 99% of the 336-44 Owners I've heard from love their 336-44's and haven't ever had a hiccup with them. Those that did, were usually issues that would slow up any Marlin, not just a 336-44.

As for value, the few that I've seen sell on Gunbroker usually bring around $550-$650 when in nice shape. Yours would be in that range I would think, especially if you replace the bullseye.

Take it to the range and you'll see why we love our 336-44's.

Hope that helps.

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Congrats, nice looking rifle. Besides what others have already mentioned, if not knowing you can buy a new replacement bullseye for the stock pretty cheaply online. I think Midway has them, and a couple of others I can't remember off-hand. Enjoy...
 
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You got a real beauty! :congrats:
 

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Nice find on a rare bird! Had one that was in rough shape 20 some years ago. She was no beauty queen, but worked great, never had an issue with it feeding any ammo. She also took several mule deer while I had her. DP
 
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Congrats on that trade! I own one and it has NEVER jammed....and I love the look and feel of the rifle. Mines a '67 model. I paid a bit more last year for mine around $700, but I REALLY wanted it! It's a great rifle, very accurate. Let us know how that beauty shoots!
 

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Thanks for the info guys.

I looked a little closer and mine has the "AB" prefix, so I'm assuming in is a 1966. But....it says 336-44 on it....not 336T. Is this right?

Thanks again....John
 

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I had one back in the day (1968/69), and never had a problem back then shooting the W-W 240 gr. SWC gas check bullets of the day. I wished I had it now. I do have the 1894 SS which is a really good gun, but the 336-44 was a really rear bird even in those days. Somewhere down the road, I'll find another, and then I can go to my grave, happy. Enjoy the one you have.
 

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I looked a little closer and mine has the "AB" prefix, so I'm assuming in is a 1966. But....it says 336-44 on it....not 336T. Is this right?
Yeah, it's right. I'm pretty sure from everything we've seen, they were ALL marked just "336-44". Marlin just changed their 'naming' of the rifle in their literature from 336-44 to a 336T 44 Magnum after the first two years.

With the exception of the saddle ring, they are identical.

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Nice 336/44mag ya got there. She's a beauty.

Just a friendly reminder, please read the rules of selling on MO's if you are thinking about selling it here:)
 

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One should never say never about Marlin, Winchester, Savage, Browning, and perhaps others, but Texans were not marked 336 T. Early ones RC, later ones nothing except 336.

Strange to me, but for such a rare bird, they sure show up here often. Most forum folks say they have no problems with them, but Marlin brought the 1894 out of moth balls because of feed problems with them. It could have been the Keith bullet causing the problem??? Octagon and Zipper are said to be less rare, but they are hard to find. Every few days, someone has found and has questions about the 336-44. Something doesn't quite add up. I see one in the market place every few months. Perhaps if I wanted one, they would become elusive. The way it goes, sometimes.
 
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