I just bought an older (non-crossbolt safety) 336 .30-30 with a straight grip and a lever exactly like the current "cowboy" models (squared off rear end with the protruding tip). I plan on sending this to Marlin for a .30-30 Cowboy conversion, which they already said they would do. They also told me that they only replace the the parts forward of the the receiver. This rifle probably needs a re-finish on the receiver and lever. Has any Marlin Talker ever had this done and did they refinish all of the original metal parts? I'd like to hear comments from anyone who has had a Cowboy conversion done.