Category: Shotguns and Smoothbores
The Marlin Model 336 is a sporting rifle made by Marlin Firearms. It was introduced into the market in 1948 and offered in different barrel lengths and calibers. It is commonly chambered in 0.35 Remington or 0.30-30 Winchester with a 24 inch barrel. The manufacturer of the Marlin Model 336 is Remington Arms.
History of the Marlin Model 336
This firearm is a development of an earlier model; the Marlin Model 1893 which had a successful production from 1893 all the way to 1936. The model 1893 was based on L.L. Hepburn patterns and included a new locking bolt system together with a two piece firing pin. In the year 1936, the model 1893 was changed slightly especially on the stock, sights and forearm and a got a new name Marlin Model 1936 and later changed to model 36. All of the firearms had a solid top receiver which was made of forged steel. The model 36 rifle was a little bit heavier and had a simpler working mechanism.
In 1948, the Marlin Model 336 replaced Model 36 and was incorporated into the patents of Thomas R. Robinson who was an employee at Marlin firearms. The Marlin Model 336 has enjoyed continuous production from 1948 up until today and it comes in both Glenfield and Marlin brands.
The Model 336 which evolved from Model 36 is much more distinguished when compared to the other firearms. It has an open ejection port that is machined onto the side of the receiver. The design improvements that were done on this gun include a chrome plated breech bolt, an improved extractor, a redesigned cartridge carrier and trigger springs that replaced flat springs that were commonly used in the earlier versions of Marlin rifles. It is constructed of steel forgings just like its predecessors.
The Marlin Model 336 is best suited for use with a rifle scope because of its solid and flat top receiver and the side ejection of fired cartridges. Starting from 1950s, this shotgun model has experienced greater demand especially among the American hunters. In the year 1956, Marlin incorporated Micro-Groove rifling system into its Marlin Model 336. This system cut down the time used in production. This system provides uniform bore dimensions and an extremely smooth bore finish which is specifically designed to prevent gas leakage, improve accuracy and reduce bore fouling.
Easy to Clean
The Model 336 is designed in such a manner that it becomes easy to clean. You can dismantle the entire system by removing the lever pint screw thereby allowing field stripping of the bolt, the lever arm and the ejector for maintenance purposes. The Marlin Model 336 unlike the lever action designs can be cleaned easily.
Gun Models Based on Model 336
There are many guns out in the market today that are based on Model 336 in terms of their action and some of their features. These include Marauder, Trapper, Model 336Y, the Glenfield, Store Brand Models, XLR Series and Model 336SS.
The Marlin Model 336 therefore has a rich history having been made through innovative and ambitious attempts. This gun captures the attention of shotgunners because of its ease of use and the fact that you can clean it very fast without any complications.