2007 is still in the Marlin timeframe, not the Remington owned era. Does the serial number start with 93xxxxxx? Does it have the JM stamp? If so, buy the 336SS and forgo the new one, they don't make any more JM rifles and the $125 will be long forgotten.
did buy the stainless. very fine rifle. added a scope and sighted in with leveroultion 30-30 ammo. what a difference in point of impact between the leveroultion and standard ammo. did not get a deer this season but like Cub fans there is next year. will post a picture soon.