Ruger finally officially released the big news many shooters and hunters have been waiting for. The Marlin Model 336 Classic returns, brining back a favored hunting rig chambered in the timeless deer-slaying .30-30 Winchester.
Marlin Model 336 Classic
“The legendary Model 336 helped to build Marlin Firearms into the iconic American brand that it is today,” said Ruger President and CEO, Chris Killoy. “We have worked for many months on every detail to ensure that Ruger’s reintroduction of this iconic rifle lives up to its stellar reputation.”
The 336 Classic sports a well-finished American black walnut stock and forend. It exhibits crisp, clean checkering on both the stock and forend. Truly, the images shows Marlin really brought back that classic look and feel of the 336. The stock’s black pistol grip cap comes inset with the famed Marlin Horse and Rider medallion. Meanwhile, the forend features the classic barrel band attachment.
An alloy steel receiver brings a richly blued appearance. It comes with a standard-sized finger lever and a six-round tubular magazine. The cold hammer-forged barrel measures 20.25 inches. Ruger claims their barrel-making process “improves longevity and yields ultra-precise rifling for exceptional accuracy.” We’ve sure tested enough Ruger rifles that supported those claims over the years, so we expect great performance from the 336 Classic. A gold-colored trigger rounds out the package.
“Our focus continues to be on quality,” continued Killoy. “We remain committed to making firearms that are rugged, reliable and can proudly be handed down for many generations. The Model 336 is no exception.”
So now the Ruger-made Model 336 Classic comes marked “Mayodan, NC,” bearing a “RM,” or “Ruger-Made” serial number prefix. It also exhibits the red and white bullseye in the stock.
Ruger plans on bringing even more versions of the 336, with different calibers and configurations–this year! We already reported on the return of the Model 1895 Guide Gun, and Ruger knocked that one out of the park. We can’t wait to send some rounds downrange through the 336; we fully expect they’ve killed it once again.
For even more info, please visit marlinfirearms.com.
Marlin Model 336 Classic Features & Specs
- Caliber: .30-30
- Overall Capacity: 6+1
- Stock: American Black Walnut
- Material: Alloy Steel
- Finish: Satin Blued
- Front Sight: Brass Bead with Hood
- Rear Sight: Semi-Buckhorn
- Overall Weight: 7.5 pounds
- Overall Length: 38.625 inches
- Barrel Length: 20.25 inches
- Barrel: Cold Hammer-Forged Ally Steel
- Twist: 1:12″ RH
- Grooves: 6
- MSRP: $1,239