I just bought a used Marlin 336 today and am curious about it's trigger. I've been told "it's just the nature of the beast" but just want to get a little more insight, especially since this forum has a section dedicated to lever guns. The trigger has a little play in it with the action open, shut, hammer cocked or not. The play doesn't seem like its a damaged trigger to me because its play is from back to front (anything forward from the threshold). The trigger response is still positive in that once you pull it back that hammer does drop and it's not spongy. Any insight would be MUCH appreciated.