Hello Everyone, 1st time lever action owner looking to further my education and enjoyment with my 1895 GBL 45-70GOV'T. I love this rifle!!! I've wanted a marlin for about 4 years. About a 1 1/2 years ago I reloaded 20rds for a friend of mine's 1895 SBL 45-70 (I handload a lot, especially for my .458 SOCOM), and we were out in Indiana shooting (this was around June of this year), I was sold. A few weeks later, my own Marlin was in my hands. Have a look at my beauty!!!