Just had to say my SS NMB just got a new friend. Picked up a new Marlin 336 stainless on sale at Dicks for $489. Always wanted a marlin 30-30, especially since they started making them in stainless. Got it on sale and also a $35 mail in rebate. Saw a couple of these rifles in a local pawn shop. Guy wanted over $500 for used beat up rifles. So, i feel pretty lucky. Cant beat that. Early Christmas for me. Looks great and natural next to my blackhawk. Both are keepers. Will never get rid of either.