I believe Remington took over Marlin in January 2008 and Marlin stopped production of the 336 30-30 at the end of July 2010 (but it may have been first of August). So, if you want a (non-Remington) Marlin 30-30 you need to confirm it was made prior to 2008 and if you want a Connecticut (but still Remington owned) made Marlin you need to confirm it was made before August 2010.
All Marlin's manufactured after August 8th or so will be from New York.
Deserve's got nothing to do with it.
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