$98 is still a good deal, IMO.
So, being new to Marlins, is there a reason you coveted the squirrel model? Is there something special about that model, or are you just trying to get a complete collection?
Probably he wanted a Squirrel stock because they look so cool
Wish Marlin would go back to 'em!!
Those Marlin Adjustable Target sights can be found at Numrich for $10,
they are the BEST CHEAP SINGLE THING you can do to a Marlin to add to its precision!!
A good sight works WONDERS!!
On a used one, you clean it, oil very lightly (as in One Drop on a fingertip applied all over the action)...and shoot the heck outta it!!
Check the Ejector Wire...use the Nickel Method to set it properly (One width high, one width to the center)
Same with the old flatwire ejector from the 60's, but that often takes a little careful bending...