Originally Posted by psymmonds
Thanks to all for responding. I wanted to get a lever action rifle and saw a marlin 336 at the gun store. I like the way it felt, and the price. And going off the research I've done I should be able to get it cheaper then $500 (price at the store I went to). Now I'm really excited, and probably will be my next purchase
The older ones are good solid rifles. If you look and find a use one with litle wear on it, you could save some money and still get a solid performing rifle. Some of the ones made a few years ago until recently have been of questionable quality.
The last few used ones I've scouted out for friends to buy were all bought for $350 or less. Each was made in the 1990s or earlier. All shoot very well.