Ok this is the 3rd time I've tried to post this so I hope it goes through this time. :'( :-\ ??? I searched far and wide and I think I may have found the last known 336 BL for sale in the country. I found it in an outdoor store in Virginia. Very nice people, friendly, and helpful. I just wish i lived there so I could check out everything else they sell. I paid for it over the phone Tuesday and it arrived today (Thursday). After work I rushed down to my ffl and picked up my new toy. To bad I had to go home and put it in the safe so I could go help a friend move. So here I am its now 11:30 ready to do my review.I started writing this at 10:30 but for some reason the other 2 times I wrote it they did not post. Anyway I've looked her over and don't see anything wrong at all. The screwes aren't all buggered and don't look like my 2 year old put them in. The bluing looks really dark and even. The barrell is nice and straight and has no droop to it that I can see. The laminate stocks are really nice. They are not really light like some I've seen ( I call them blonde) and they're not that dark reddish color that I've also seen.They look kind of like a burnt grain finish with nice golden browns. I really like the look alot. The wood to metal finish is pretty tight. Its not perfect but I couldn't slide a piece of paper between them even if I lubed them up. The recoil pad is about 1/2 inch thick its not as big and soft as a limbsaver but not as thin and hard as the old plastic ones. The action is pretty smooth although it is alittle stiff. I think with a good cleaning and some range time it will slicken up nicely. It shoulders nicely and I think it will be the perfect whitetail gun for the northeast.