new Marlin levers - what's wrong?
I've decided to get a Marlin 336 in 30-30 and/or an 1894 in 357mag.... both for hunting & self defense (all without looking evil!)
So I'm reading disparaging remarks about the newer Remington x Marlin breed of 336s and 1894s.
My understanding is that the finish isn't quite as nice, but are there any problem issues related to the actual operation of these rifles?
I just handled a Marlin 336 at Wal Mart and it felt great in the hands.... but I just posted a "wanted" ad in our local online gun trader, too, for an older Marlin.