Marlin Announces New Ruger-made 336 .30-30

The saga behind Ruger’s reboot of the old Marlin brand like a Phoenix from the ash heap of the old Remington Outdoors has been well-documented in these pages in the past. The TL, DR version is that Ruger bought a lot of parts and all the rights and technical packages in Remington’s bankruptcy sale, then in late 2021 announced the return of the M1895– a .45.70 “big loop” that runs $1,479– if you can get one.

Well, people were excited that the 336 was inbound, as it was a less expensive .30-30 deer rifle. Here’s the rub: Ruger wants $1,239 for it, which most think is too expensive. Even a quick check of the old Remington-era price from 2019 shows that it was just $635 (suggested), which, even accounting for inflation, is half of what Ruger now says the guns are now worth.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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