I need some of you folks that know something about 336's to identify this Marlin and its year model. I was at a garage sale out in the country by my shooting area the other day, and came across this 336 laying on a table with a few other old rifles. I was looking at it and an old man came up and asked me if I "wanted to buy her". I asked how much, and he said "50 bucks". I asked him if it worked and he said "nope". I asked him if he knew why, and he said "nope". I looked the gun over...cycled the action, and it looked ok to me! I asked him again, are you SURE it dont work, and he said "yup". I told him I would think about and get back with him...so I browsed a while, picked up a few odds and ends, and went back to the table where the 336 was laying, still unclaimed. He came back over and said that they were going to "close up shop" and this would be my last chance if I wanted the 336. Again I asked him is he was absolutely positive that the rifle woudnt work, and he said....well you guessed it. Anyway, I picked this old thing up...looked at it, and said..." look, I am going to have to put some big money into this thing to get it to work...."iF" I can get it to work! I put the gun down, reached into my pocket and pulled the 27 dollars I had left and put a 20 and a 5 on the table next to the gun, and said "there ya go...thats all "she" is worth to me!" He looked in my hand and saw the other two dollar bills I was holding, and said..."well, what about that?" I gave him a serious look and said "gas money....I gotta get her home, dont I?" He just looked at me and laughed...grabbed the 25 bucks and "said she is yours, and good luck with her!"..................Anyway, I got the gun home, and it works like a champ...cant find a darn thing wrong with it (other than exterior wear), and the barrel looks to be excellent! Now, I know nothing about old Marlins, and I really dont know what Ive got here, and I would like one of you more knowledgable folks to fill me in on what this is and what year it was born....and, is it worth anything? Serial number begins with V2 with four remaining digits. It is "Microgroove" and is a 35 Remington, is factory drilled for a scope mount, and has two small plugged threaded holes on the left side of the reciever (which I take are for a peep sight), also, there is no safety.