A friend of my daughters came by this morning. She wanted a .22 pistol. Said she had a rifle to trade for it. Its a 1970 Marlin .35 Rem. Has an older redfield 4X scope, all the iron sights and leather sling. It been abused and I don't know how much use. The bore is bright. The Hammer wont cock back manual or with the lever. I can push forward on the trigger and it will stay back and fire. There is rust on the trigger and around it on the receiver. There is quite a bit of surface rust and a rather large spot on top front of the barrel that is pitted and deep scratches. Wood is sound, needs refinishing. Now for the deal ...... I traded an H&R 622 revolver. It is parkerized and a 1972 model. 6" barrel and 6 shot. I paid $50 for the pistol last year. A friend of hers gave her the rifle to trade for a pistol. She is happy, I also thru in 400 rounds of .22 and a holster. AND I AM EXTREAMLY HAPPY. Late entry: Some liberal squirts of Break Free from the top of the hammer and into the trigger housing on the bottom ....... AND WORKS LIKE A REAL ONE NOW ......Still will tear down and clean, check everything out before I shoot it. Probably wont be this deer season. Something to work on over the winter.