Got a good deal on a brand new 336 BL and took off the big loop (don't really like the look anyway, just not my thing) and the laminated stock (too heavy) and sold them both on ebay. Both those items are going for a premium and paid for more then half of the rifle. Picked up a nice birch stock set and regular replacement lever, and instant 18 1/2 30-30 truck/ATV gun. I am into it for not very much money and less then I could have found a used one for. I like the look of the shorter rifles and this was quick and easy.