I still contend that Marlin Model 90 O/U's are good "shooters."
Barkey, I agree with you 100%. I picked up a fairly ratty looking 20 a few years ago in trade. I stripped the stock and refinished it with Minwax Tungoil finish (functional and easy but isn't the best choice if you have really nice wood to show off). I steel-wooled the metal parts and did some touchup with some Oxfo Blue. And, I ground a Pachmayr Decelerator pad which lengthened the pull enough for my arms. It turned into a nice shooter. I've got maybe $300 in the whole package.