So I went to my LGS to pick up a gift card for my dad and while wondering around I stumbled onto a Marlin 336, in 30-30, with scope for $299. I looked it over and found it was manufacturer in No. Haven, CT., which is exactly what I wanted. It's in very good shape and just needs a good cleaning. So I sent the wife a text and now it's on hold for me for Xmas. Now I can't wait for Xmas. Durable, reliable, light, hard hitting gun for those not not so good situations.