When did the Marlin quality drop?
I have my dad's 336, built in 1948. 95% new condition, limited use over 65 years. Maybe 500 rounds. I want a .444, or 45/70, but can not accept the quality of the new rifles. Spoiled? maybe, but the action, fit and finish is terrible now. How far back must one go (large bore) to get a quality Marlin?