Any Marlin rifle manufactured after Mid-2009 by the Remington Company that bough out Marlins Company, will have in a lot of cases very poor craftsmanship. The rifle assembly was changed from a gunsmith to a "Assemble Cell" process because "Remington" wanted to cut down production costs to look good on their bottom line. The recent changes that you see to a Model 336W rifle look awful and cheap. For example; some rifles have laminated gun stocks!! Come on Marlin/Remington, improve the quality of the Marlin Rifles as they once were in the past!