Visited the local gunshop this afternoon and had my first encounter with examples (3) of the new Remlin Model 336. All were 30/30's and each was marked "336C"; so my impression is that this model will replace the old 336CS (could be wrong?). If so, then the company won't be counting me as a new customer. These 336C models featured checkered walnut stained hardwood stocks (no walnut like the old 336CS, had swivel studs with fixed bands (no more QD studs), all barrels were stamped North Haven, CT (did not see a NY address on these guns); and all serial numbers began with the prefix "MR". In appearance, this 336C closely resembles the newer version of the Marlin 336A except that the 336C has a forearm band and not a forearm cap. The 336C also has a gold-plated trigger (or something resembling gold perhaps?); and that was the only feature that gave these 336C models any "flash" at all, although it did little to give this model any class. Wood to metal fit around the frame and tangs was horrible; and worst of all, each gun cycled like crap and emitted the sounds of course sand paper on wood as the levers were operated. I MIGHT pay $100 and use one of these things as trade bait; but I would NOT purchase a single one of these hideous things for my own personal use. These were my first impressions and personal evaluations of the Remlin 336C, and someone else may have an entirely different view; but if I ever purchase another 336, it will definitely be an older model (and fortunately for us, there are a few million scattered across this nation!).