Ok, I have it in my mind that I want a 336 "Trapper" style rifle in .35. I've looked around and talked to a couple members here that have one and they are not for sale/trade. My options include cutting my 336xlr to 16.5", or I have another blued 336 that I could cut the barrel and mag tube. The work would be done by my gunsmith, not me. I also want a big loop on the finished gun. Am I crazy or what? If I cut my xlr, will Marlin Owners ban me for life and sentence me to the Winchester forum? lol.