Went into a shop I normally don’t frequent today. Saw a pre manual safety model JM stamped Marlin 336. Took a look at it and would guess it was a safe queen. The stock and the bluing was pristine. I asked where it came from and the clerk said a guy Pawned it for cash and never picked it up, followed by the statement, “I don’t have much in it” I offered him $300 cash because that’s what was in my pocket, and he took it. I will have to get a picture loaded when I got the chance. It really is pristine. Not even any handling marks except for a couple minor dings in the stock. Total impulse buy. I estimate it’s about a 1976 manufacture but not sure. I think I did pretty good.