Many years ago, I owned a mod. 62 that was a 30 M1 Carbine. I kick myself often for not keeping it. Another story.I'd search for an old "Levermatic" Marlin ---------------
62 came in 256-Magnum & .30 carbine (same as an M1-Carbine)
The selling point was the extremely short lever-throw to work the action...VERY fast.
Man who practices can make it seem like he's shooting a semi-auto
Here's a 56
The 1894C in .357 is the easiest for everyone to shoot from 7 year olds to granny.
That's a good round. Sorry to hear about the dog, we have coyotes in my area that come close to the houses when it's cold.My wife would disagree with ya on that. A while back we had a coyote come in the yard and grab her little lap dog (dust mop without a handle). I kilt it with a Marlin 357, but hit the dog too and it died. She wanted me to set a gun up for her in case she saw another one around and I wasn't home. I had her shoot a couple different 22's, then the 357. She said it was entirely too loud, and kicked way too hard. So she picked a 10-22