Despite the negative posts on this and other Marlin Forums, I purchased a NEW Marlin 336C chambered in 30-30 WIN. The fit and finish looks very good to me. The action seems smooth for a new firearm. I'll be taking it to the range Friday (11/23/12). I'll report back about how she shoots. If all goes well, I'll be taking it Deer Hunting opening day next Monday here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For now, she has the factory open sights. I may install a scope later. My 64 year old eyes aren't what they used to be. I'll post photos soon.