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I am trying to figure out the year and Worth. The guy that sold it to me said it is a 1889
If you type in just the SN# with out the K is does say its a 1889.
But the K typed alone, in the year search says it a 1953?

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New Haven, CONN U.S.A
Model 336R.C. -30-30 Cal
SN# K25xxx Located on the bottom of the grip I noted a lot of the 1953 are on the top.
Straight stock

I looked at an appraise website and would say the condition of the gun was between Good and Very Good
some (smooth) rust on the barrel. light pitting els where, inside of teh barrel looks clean no pitting with a bright light.
few small chips in the stock.
 

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I won't be of any help on this one. Welcome to the forum. Plenty here who can help though. You should post a pic. They like lots of pics around here.
 

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Welcome From Alabama... You Should Edit Your Post And Replace The Last 3 Digits Of Your Serial # With X's. Keeps The Bad Guys From Reporting Your Rifle Stolen. Pictures Would Be A Great Help.
 

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Its a 53. 336's weren't even made in 1889. How much did you pay for it?
 

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Also, I'd Say 1953. I'm thinking Marlin Didn't Make 336'S In 1889.

As To Value, Too Many Variables Without Great Pics. Anywhere From 350.00 To 550.00 Is A Guess.
 

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I am trying to figure out the year and Worth. The guy that sold it to me said it is a 1889
If you type in just the SN# with out the K is does say its a 1889.
But the K typed alone, in the year search says it a 1953?

Here is all the info off the gun
New Haven, CONN U.S.A
Model 336R.C. -30-30 Cal
SN# K25660 Located on the bottom of the grip I noted a lot of the 1953 are on the top.
Straight stock

I looked at an appraise website and would say the condition of the gun was between Good and Very Good
some (smooth) rust on the barrel. light pitting els where, inside of teh barrel looks clean no pitting with a bright light.
few small chips in the stock.
From your description--this sounds like a 336 RC (Regular Carbine) model that was made in 1953. The RC designation was used in the 1940s to the mid 1960s (it might have gone into the early 70s) for the two barrel band carbine model. I don't think you have a Model 1889-- but pics would really help. Welcome to MO and congrats on your Marlin!
 

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Your gun is a 1953 vintage Marlin lever; and the Model 336 was first introduced in 1948. A good condition Model 1889 would be worth considerably more than a good condition Model 336RC; and although I don't collect the Model 1889, I don't recall the Model 1889 being chambered in the same calibers as a Model 336 from 1953 ('53 vintage M336's were chambered in 30/30 and 32 Special Winchester, and 35 Remington). Hope you got a deal on this one! Regards
 

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Here's the Pic's but I guess we can assume its a 1953 if they didn't make 336 in 1889.
The guy owed me $500 and gave me the gun to settle it. I have seen really good shape 1953s for $375


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That rifle would sell for 600-700 bucks in my area. They are also going for 400-700 online depending on condition and caliber. You did good.
 

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Honest wear from use is one thing, but the words rust and pitting gives it a nose dive. BTW, the photos did not get through here. Look at the bright side. Got a guy that owes us a little over a thousand ( judgement issued). A rusty Marlin would be better than what we expect to recover. Besides, most everyone can use a less than pristine firearm.

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The "K" is 1953, 1889 rifles had a square bolt, 336s have a round bolt. Also Marlins in 1889 should have a North Haven barrel stamp.
 
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