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Old July 6, 2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Marlin 336 Price Check

I ran across what appeared to be a 336 in 30-30 for sale locally. It has 30as stamped on it, and from the serial number should be a 1989 model. The guy said that it has a low round count. The finish looks good, and only has normal wear on it. He refinished the stock with some linseed oil because of some minor scratches. It also has a scope mount and what looks to be an extra wide hammer or a hammer extension? What would this particular specimen be worth in today's market?
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Old July 6, 2013, 05:59 PM   #2
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A brand new comparable rifle is $377. I generally consider 50%-75% of a new guns value on a comparable used gun depending on condition, desireability etc.

If I were selling I'd start at $275 and give me some room to come down. If buying I'd offer $225. Either way I'd not walk away from $250.
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Old July 6, 2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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I had one of these say 5 years ago I sold at a gun show for $275 to the first guy I met as we walked in. That made me wonder if I sold it too cheap, but I made money on it anyway. Mine did not have a scope.
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Old July 6, 2013, 09:38 PM   #4
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Marlin 336 Price Check

I have a Marlin 30AS. It is a 336 with a plain birch stock, not walnut. The mechanics are the same, just a less expensive wood. The AS should mean a factory scope.

Going rate around Atlanta is $300. Maybe $325-350 post-panic (although lever prices are flat).

Try $275 cash and see if he goes.
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Old July 7, 2013, 03:47 AM   #5
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Old July 7, 2013, 05:47 PM   #6
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I have an older Marlin 336 in 30-30. Perhaps about 1976. Was marked $275 and I paid $250, so I am in agreement with other replies. Thinking about a simple fun project: strip the finish and applying some dark walnut stain and oil to make it look a little beat up and older instead of the skimpy blah-blah factory finish. Shoots pretty darn well and no cross bolt safety either.

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Old July 8, 2013, 04:43 AM   #7
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Personally I'd rather have an '89 model than a new one. Better quality product and I believe that was before that horrid cross-bolt safety as well.

I'd pay over $300 for that one before I'd pay $377 for a new "Remlin" 336

But as others have said, $250 would be a good deal.
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Old July 9, 2013, 02:18 PM   #8
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Steve seems to be the only one who knows what he is talking about. Many of the used Marlins are going for more than the "Remlins" because nobody wants the new junk.

I would say 300-350 is fair.
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Old July 9, 2013, 03:49 PM   #9
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'Horrid' cross-bolt safety was phased in in 1983...

I agree that if you can get a good condition JM stamped Marlin for $300 you are doing well...

If Remington gets it's act together, the prices may go back down on the older guns, but I am highly doubting it at this time...
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