The Marlin 336 RC is a lever-action rifle normally chambered in either .30-30 Winchester or .35 Remington. The RC sub-model is noted for its 20-inch barrel. Introduced in 1948, the 336 is a modernization of the earlier 1893 and 1936 models.
The Marlin 336 RC utilizes a side-ejecting mechanism for spent shells. This feature allows telescopic sights to be mounted on top of the rifle, thus improving its effectiveness at distance. The 336 is a popular rifle amongst American hunters and has had over six million units sold since the line's inception in 1948. Originally built by the Marlin Firearms Company, it is now manufactured by Remington Arms.