Today I found a Marlin 336 30-30 in very good shape with a smooth, straight-gripped stock. The serial number 24----36 makes it made in 1976 I believe. I thought they only came with pistol gripped stocks?
Changing a rifle from or to pistol grip is a very simple operation, check the reference section, they have been made in both configurations. The texan, marauder and magnum all came with straight stock as did the 100th year commemorative and the Octagon in 30-30 that came out in 1973. Because you are not buying a "collector" if the rifle looks good, the barrel looks good, and you like it then buy it. If you use it you will get your moneys worth as will your children and their children. You get the idea. It is not the best price I have heard of nor is it the worst.
Yes Tim buy it. $219 for any 30=30 in good shape is a deal. You get to try it and if don't like it you can get your money back. Without a pistol grip stock it's worth more than what you payed. Good Luck >>Tombstone
Man, don't you just love those old original straight grips!?
I purchased one much like you are speaking of a few months ago, for no other reason than I like it. It's DOM was 67. About 2 years ago I bought a 336 RC .35 of '57 ventage. It sports a straight grip and is my favorite rifle to just look at. I am always on the lookout for a straight grip with a little age on it.
Does this rifle have a model description after "336"? What is it's overal condition? Everything being equel, I'd say the price tag is very fair.
1976 Marlin catalog says.
The traditional Western version of this great rifle. Known as the "Texan", the 336T is famous for its fine balance and fast-handling qualities. Straight-grip styling makes the Texan an ideal saddle gun.
Marlin 336T Specifications
Same as 336C. available in 30/30 Win. only, with straight-grip stock, and squared finger lever. About 6 3/4 lbs.
Help me out here, I thought the 336T was manufactured in 30-30, .35 and .44 mag. (44 mag made in '65 through '67). The "DT", Delux Texan was manufactured in the early 60's and was also available in 30-30 and .35. I do not find a Texan that was chambered for the 30-30 only. Please correct me if I'm wrong.