I am new here. I was referred here by axxe55. I hope he is a member in good standing here otherwise I'm off to a bad start. I am pretty new to guns, having only been shooting about 2.5 years now and I'm no spring chicken. I don't own any long guns at this moment but my Dad does have a Marlin that I have shot. I don't know the exact model but I will find that information for you. I know it has a tube magazine. I don't even know if all Marlins have tube magazines or not. As you can see, I am very much a gun "newby" and I beg for your patience for my lack of knowledge and in answering my gazillion questions I always seem to have. When I first bought a gun, I joined a forum that was quite impatient with me and I didn't last there long. I now belong to another forum which I really enjoy and I'm sure I'm going to like it here, too. Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention, if 'affirmative action' ever checks out this forum, I am your token female.