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Same Stock? Marlin 30AS and 336?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by joel1316, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. joel1316

    joel1316 Active Member

    I have a Marlin 30AS which if I am not mistaken is basically an economy version of the 336. I want to put a synthetic stock on the 30AS but I can only find stocks that fit for the 336.... Are they the same stock? I'm hoping it is so that I can order a stock for the 336 and be done with it.
  2. joel1316

    joel1316 Active Member

    For anyone interested, I just called Marlin and found that the buttstock are compatable with each other, but not the forend.
    The forend of a 30AS has a cap and the forend of the 336 has a band......
  3. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    Compare the foreend of the 30A with a standard 336C or 336W
    forend: could the synthetic foreend be inletted to fit the nosecap?


    Edited fer spelling; and to add: it has been a while since I saw a 30A.
  4. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Well-Known Member

    I believe the 30AS/30AW stock is stained hardwood, and the 336 stock is geniune Walnut. One way to tell on newer Marlins is if there is a black and white "target" on the buttstock just above the rear sling swivel, it is Walnut.
  5. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    The current hardwood stocked discount-store variety of the
    Marlin 336 is listed as the 336A and 336W. It has been about
    two decades since I saw the hardwood stocked Model 30.
    Where are you finding them?
  6. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    I copied these photos from some estate auctions. The 30A is
    the ancestor of the current 336A.

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