Glad to find this forum! Going on 32 years now that I sold my 3 Marlins. One was a used 30-30 (model ?). The other 2 were matching 1894s in .357 & .44. Today, I picked up a new 1894SS in .44 Mag. Sure wish I consulted this forum first. Even if it's a remlin, I'm happy to find one ...although I would like to know. Thanks to all and look forward to chatting! Best, Mark J.