And About Time

From Reader Brad Of Illinois comes this very welcome news:

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is proud to announce the (re-)release of 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 forend. Crisp, clean checkering on both the stock and forend 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 forend 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.

Even better:

Additional models in different calibers and configurations will be released throughout the coming year.

The only reason I’m not going to get one is that I already have a Winchester 94 in .30-30 — but I have long been eyeing a companion rifle to my .357 revolvers, and when Ruger gets round to re-issuing those


  1. I’m glad that Ruger brought this out. Everything I hear about these rifles is that they are made very well. It sounds like Ruger became a serious firearms manufacturer after Bill “No one Needs more Than Ten Rounds” Ruger retired from the company.


    1. Well, Bill was more interested in his car collection and a serious addiction to old Fire Engines than the Family business. Had an opportunity to visit his collection and spend the afternnon with him and his collection about 20 years ago in New Hampshire. Not a bad guy, but we were there for the cars and not firearms. His collection was auctioned off after his death.

  2. “…when Ruger gets round to re-issuing those…”

    Don’t hold your breath…..but, if you really need one, wander on over to Cimarron, or Rossi.

  3. If I was 30 years younger I would go for a 44mag. I am at the age it hurts to shoot the 44 pistol with magnum loads. I have a Remington model 78 bolt action 30-06. Last year was the first year I didn’t use it deer hunting. I used my 6.8SPC AR as there is very little recoil. Getting old does have it’s problems.

  4. Kim, if you ever get the notion to sell that model 94 don’t hesitate to let me know. Been wanting one for some time. I’ll buy all the ammo you have for it too.

  5. I love me my 336. It’s my goto trunk gun when traveling through problematic jurisdictions. I do want to get a lever gun in .357, though, ever since I switched to hand cannon carry piece.

  6. I have been hoping that Ruger would move a bit faster on the .357 and similar models. I wanted to get one for my brother upon his retirement. Didn’t happen, of course.

    BTW – I hope that spoiling your grands is going well.

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