I was in Walmart today buying my fishing licence and I saw a Marlin 336 that wasn't there last week looked at it and what I saw was astounding. The rifles bluing was patchy and was poorly put on. The forend and buttstock were two COMPLETLY DIFFERENT PIECES OF WOOD! And the fit of all of it together was just absolutly terrible and all for the low low price of $498.98. I miss the old Marlin, where people took pride in their rifles.