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Hello
I just purchased a Marlin lever action that I can't find any info about online or from my friend who knows a lot and has the Marlin hardback book all about Marlins. Maybe someone here can help me with information. Here is exactly how and what is marked on the barrel.

Glenfield Products New Haven Conn USA
Marlin Model 36 ---------------- 30-30 Cal.

The serial number starts with a Z which should be for a 1964 production date.
It has a walnut stock and forearm without the Marlin grip cap and white spacer. The black plastic butt plate doesn't have the the white spacer.
It doesn't have checkering or sling studs or holes. It has a blued metal forearm cap without sling hole. It is drilled for a scope
and receiver side mount sight. It has micro groove rifling and a short tube magazine.
It is in exellent condition, just a little finish wear on 2 sides of muzzle from being in and out of a case. No scratchs or dings on metal or wood.
Any info would be helpful.
Note
The Glenfield line starts right above the Model 36 line, posting wants to line up Glenfield line with Marlin.

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My Marlin's markings are lined up like in your picture.
No G, it is just marked Model 36. That is what is confusing. When you do a look up or search it either gives you the 1936 pre and post war gun or 336 model or 36G model.
On another forum there was the same question asked and no one knew the answer but three people on that forum had a rifle just like mine.
My friend, who is very on up on firearms and wood said he can tell by the grain and look, color etc. that it is Walnut not birch like most Glenfields had. He thought it might be a first run of the Glenfield line that they used walnut wood before they economized more by going to birch but he was just guess on that.
 

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Got answer from Marlin

Thank all of you for your help.
I did as FOUR4D4 suggested but instead of calling, I email Marlin.
Marlin got back with me in 2 days, I was surprised they even answer emails, most don't.
Here is their answer on my rifle:

Good morning sir,
Thank you for contacting the Marlin Firearms Company. We appreciate you taking the time to write us with your question. According to the information you provided,
You have a model 36 made for Montgomery Ward manufactured in 1964. It is basically a model 336 just renamed for sale by Montgomery Ward.

My problem solved and thank you Marlin.
 
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