But if Marlin can put something similar together for me, I'll probably have to pick up another 336 at some point and get it made into something like yours only in 30-30. I can appreciate the value of more exotic rounds but for my uses I'd rather stick to calibers that I am already equipped with whenever possible. But that will be awhile - I'm already stretched thin and casting equipment will probably be my next project. Kentucky roughrider - IIRC, both Marlin and Winchester once offered guns that were basically made to order in about any configuration you could imagine. I'd imagine the reason that they don't do that now is because it would get in the way of mass production. Without mass production, we wouldn't have $200 336's used at our local gun stores and pawn shops. But I still do sympathize with you on that one - straight stocks would be a really cool option. And on the other calibers, it might make sense now with CAS being so popular but if you're a bean counter at Marlin and you already have 30-30 and 38-55 in production, why screw with that by adding any more calibers? I could see it happening if they got a huge outcry from the public to offer their guns in semi-obsolete calibers, maybe as a limited run. But I doubt they'd do that without some serious motivation.