See through mounts are like a right of passage on a Marlin 336. Same goes for a Remington 740, 742, 7400. They just don't look right with out them.Scope mounting is another big advantage for the Marlin over the Winchester. This becomes especially important as our eyes "mature".
Anybody that puts see-thru's on a rifle should have to wear a scar on his forehead the rest of his life. Kind of like, "here's your sign."