After finally getting my long sought after 336D, I dont like the ported barrel. The report is nothing less than painful, and pain = damage. Does anyone know if Marlin is still doing the change and if there is a charge for this. I cant see the point of having to wear Walkers Game ears to protect something that is very good at this point. And sure as hell dont want to be in the woods with shooters muffs on. If possible I would like to go to the 16 1/2" If anyone has had this done could you please direct me to your contact person at Marlin. They are close (70 miles) so I will drive it over rather than deal with the BS from the shippers Thanks.