Just a little more than two years after acquiring the Marlin brand of lever-action rifles, Ruger has reintroduced the 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."
Chambered in .30-30 Win., the Model 336 Classic sports a beautifully finished American black walnut stock and fore-end. Crisp, clean checkering on both the stock and fore-end improve the appearance and grip of the rifle. The stock’s black pistol grip cap is inset with a Marlin Horse and Rider medallion and the fore-end is attached using a barrel band.
The alloy steel rifle is richly blued, features a standard-sized finger lever and has a six-round magazine capacity. The 20.25” barrel is cold hammer-forged, which improves longevity and yields ultra-precise rifling for exceptional accuracy. Like the classic 336, this rifle features the gold-colored trigger.
"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."
The Ruger-made Model 336 Classic is marked "Mayodan, NC," bears an "RM" or Ruger-Made serial number prefix and features the red and white bullseye in the stock.
Additional models, in different calibers and configurations, will be released throughout the coming year. Due to the anticipated strong demand and the limited quantity of Ruger-made Marlin lever-action rifles, Ruger encourages retailers to contact their distributors for availability and advises consumers not to leave deposits with retailers that do not have confirmed shipments.