Received yesterday the latest addition to my burgeoning collection of 1953-and-older 336's. This one is a 336RC .30-30, made in 1951. The seller rated it as NRA Good, I'd say it was bordering very closely on Very Good. Bluing is about 85%, and what's gone is only in the expected and typical "Marlin carry" positions. Absolutely no rust or pitting. The wood is excellent, as is the bore and all internals. The action is silky-smooth. It's 100% factory stock and complete, right down to the bullseye, and I'd say it's an excellent example of Marlin quality 50+ years back -- which is to say darned nice! Search around a bit and it's pleasing to find what $170 can buy.