One of Marlins better ideas. Great gun mine has an older Weaver 1.5x 4.5 compact scope on it and is a perfect woods gun. Mine is the standard walnut and blued rifle and not ported. It has become my go to woods deer rifle. Three years ago I shot a doe at a confirmed 190 yards. It was confirmed with two different range finders. I was using my own cast bullet reload. One shot through the front leg and then the heart and then out the other side. 405 grains of lead is hard to stop.