My Marlin 336Y came from the factory in .30-30 with a 16.25", 1:10" twist barrel, 12 3/4" LOP, matte black finish on all metal, and with a cheap lacquer finish on the birchwood stock. I sent it to Regan Nonneman for a rechamber to .307 Win; added the XS scout rail with peep and front blade, Leupold low quick release rings and a Burris 2.75x20 scout scope. (The final upgrade will be a Ranger Point Medium Loop Lever.)
I stripped the Mar-shield finish as best I could with a citrus stripper paste, boxed up the stock and sent it to John_Boy in TX. My pictures don't do justice to his work or the deep, olive green color. I am very pleased with how it came out. Thanks, John!