So I stopped in my local gun shop to buy a .22LR pistol and instead I walked out with a Marlin 336W. It is a new production model but my dealer pulled out 3 boxes and we selected the one with the best fit and finish. The 336W is allegedly a reduced price version made for Walmart stores (although this is more rumor than fact), but it is a 336 through and through. It has a plastic butt piece instead of rubber, it has a black nitride or cerakote like finish instead of blue, the wood is not high end, and it doesn't have the gold trigger. Otherwise it's the same gun. The action is smooth and the trigger is reasonable. I have wanted a lever gun for a while and now I have one. My issue is that the sights are awful, IMO. So I am going to swap them out. Anyone have aftermarket sights on a lever gun. I am torn between the XS Sights with a scout rail or the Skinner sights with a receiver rail. Both are pretty close in price. I may also put a red dot on it. Regardless first it needs to be shot and broken in a bit.