First of hello and I am loving this forum! I got infected by lever action Marlins a few years ago by My step Dad. I bought my first Marlin about six months ago and it was a really nice 336cs 30-30. I traded it off this week for a mini 14. I was so depressed I went and replaced it with 3 more so I won't ever bee with out a trusty Marlin again. First i picked up a 1966 39a mountie that was the same night I let my other Marlin go It has the wrong butt stock but I will change that soon. Then today I rescued a 1998 model 30aw and a 1957 336rc from a pawn shop. I think I did well... I do lots of trading so I mange to get the Model 39a for &350 and I worked a deal on the 336rc and 30aw for $420.... The 336rc is rough on the outside but so pretty on the inside.