The Marlin 336 was introduced in 1948 as an upgrade to the Marlin 36. The Marlin 336 improved on the earlier model 36 by using a chrome-plated round bolt for added strength, improving the extractor design, adopting the two-piece firing pin from Marlin’s model 93, and swapping out the flat mainspring for a coil mainspring.
Articles on the Marlin 336
The Marlin Model 336 and the Winchester Model 94 are both classic American rifles, their histories inextricably linked with the traditions of rural America. Owning either is owning a piece of genuine Americana. If it’s that difficult to choose between them, do what I’ve done, and put one of each in your gun safe.