Need help identifying my lever action rifle

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jceat1975
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Need help identifying my lever action rifle

Post by jceat1975 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:29 pm

I acquired a Marlin 336SC 30-30. One the underside of the gun it has the letter "R" with four numbers after it. I have looked till my fingers bleed. All i have learned is that it was made in 1958. Can anyone please help me with this issue. Thank y'all

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Re: Need help identifying my lever action rifle

Post by marlinman93 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:53 am

Unsure what issue you have? Seems you've found the build date, so what else were you looking for?
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Re: Need help identifying my lever action rifle

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:23 am

Jceat1975;

The SC stands for Sporting Carbine as opposed to RC or Regular Carbine. The Sporting Carbines had a 2/3's magazine tube instead of a full magazine tube and a rifle style forearm with a forearm cap instead of a carbine style forearm with a band around the wood and barrel. Both the RC and the SC had a 20 inch barrel. The Sporting Carbines were made from 1949 to 1963 with 74,215 of them made. From 1954 to 1962, Marlin made a SD or Sporting Deluxe carbine with checkered wood and sling swivels and a sling. These are quite scarce as only 4,392 of the deluxe version was made during the production run.
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