Love the Winchester, but thats me.
Or any other 30-30 lever action under 600$ you can recommend .
I own a 94. Love it. I own a Marlin 1895. Love it. I would at this point happily trade the 94 for a short barreled (16-1/2" and up) 336. The Marlins for me well. And I went to college with Frank Kenna's daughter.
If you use it a lot, the Marlin may be more practical, because of the side eject that allows a standard scope mount. Also, they are nearly always excellent shooters.
But an old Winchester is just very cool, and if you don't need a scope, probably shoots just as well.
My Winchester with iron sights will make one ragged 3 shot hole, standing, off hand, at 50 yards.
But note, I would still trade it for the Marlin. I am just like that
If you want a shooter, yes
My answer, depends on which fits you better and is more comfortable. Both work great. Both shoot great.
The caveat is that if you plan to add optics, I say go Marlin.
I like the 94 but the 336 is more practical because of scope mounting with the side ejection and every now and then you run across a tack driver.
My vote goes to Marlin. I have several including the 30-30 and 35 Remington. Both are good guns but the Marlin's just feel better to me. As mentioned above they also allow for a top mounted scope. In my opinion, the JM stamped Marlin's also hold their value better.