My name is Gumpy,(started by a grandaughter) AKA Richard. I'm from Scottsboro, AL, about a 10 minute drive from Lake Guntersville! The only Marlin I have now is a Levermatic in .30 caliber carbine. Great gun! When I was in my teens I had a Marlin 30-30, don't know what model, just remember the long throw on it. Lookin forward to getting to know everyone! Sounds like an informative forum.