Marlin’s new Model 336 is everything you’d want a .30-30 lever action to be but includes all the refinements of the 21st century. The 336 has a smooth action, beautiful stock, and modern fittings.
The steel receiver is blued and tapped for scope rings. The 20″ blued barrel includes a leaf rear sight and hooded front sight. The lever and trigger guard are more refined than other lever guns with a chamfered edge all the way around.
Although it has a tube magazine under the barrel, you can only load the gun using the side gate on the receiver. Of course, it includes Marlin’s gold trigger.
The stock is all made from American walnut with classic checkering in a modern design that genuinely improves grip. It’s just a little more modern overall.
For instance, the barrel band is recessed in the forend for a tight fit, and it includes a sling stud. It’s also got a logo’d butt cap under the pistol grip and a durable butt pad.
Marlin’s new Model 336 will be available in the Spring of 2023 and is expected to be under $1,000.