I have what I would consider (personally) a nice to me collection of Marlins ranging the last 100 years. I recently started expanding my interest into the store brand Marlins. I acquired a Glenfield sporting carbine (with the short mag tube) and a western auto version not long ago. I recently won a GB auction for a Western Field. At $425, it was a bit more than I would have paid in the past. However, given the current market and the fact that this was a straight stock rifle, with what appears to be around an 18” barrel (I don’t have it in hand yet, pick it up on Monday), I felt like it was worth it to me. The roll mark lists the model as M72C and it appears to be in very good condition. Although not mentioned in the listing, I suspect the wood was refinished at some point. Appears to have a very short forend but it looks original because there’s no modification to the barrel/mag tube (or else I would see the old notch for the front barrel band). My research tells me that it is actually a Mossberg production variant that bears a very similar appearance to the 336, but I still thought it would find a nice home amongst my Marlins. What do you all think? Anyone have one of these?