** The Marlin Model 336**
Since its introduction in 1948, the 336 lever action has been offered as a carbine and a rifle, in plain, deluxe, and commemorative versions, and even (briefly) as a varmint rifle. But in its purest form, as you see it here, it is a deer rifle-the deer rifle. Well over 4 million have been made, and you can hardly go to a deer camp without seeing at least one in the gun rack. F A direct descendant of the Model 36, the 336 employed a round bolt and an improved feed mechanism. It is slick, dead reeliable, and within its 200-yard range, surprisingly accurate. F Even in its classic carbine form the 336 is not light, yet it is perfectly balanced. It points almost as if it is alive, and its slim receiver rides easily in the hand. This pristine example was made in the early 1950s and is chambered for the .30/30.