My name is Steve. I live in coastal NC. At the ripe old age of 17 in 1971 I purchased my first 336, .35 cal. There is a centennial medallion on the stock celebrating 100 years of Marlin rifles. It’s the only rifle I’ve ever hunted big game with and it’s never failed me in the 47 years I’ve used this wonderful weapon. Glad to be a part of the forum.