Just bought a 336RC. Looks to me to be in pretty good shape. According to the seller it was made in 1951 and has Ballard rifling. I blame you guys here. I was just fine on the 32-40, 38-55 forum and then I had to start reading some of the 336 posts. I think I am in trouble. If I can just make sure to NOT read the 444 and 45-70 and 308/338ME and the 450 and the 1894 posts... Uh Oh.