Marlin 336 mystery- solved!
After a close exam, by the gunsmith, the 89 turned out to be a "69" it is truly hard to see the 6. I am sorry to all that I misled! I guess the rifle is a 1969 beauty! The gunsmith removed the small dent in the ammo tube and polished the scratch out. The rifle looks NRA excellent! Now to see if it shoots! Thanks to all! Ken