Gee, not doing too well with my first post! Okay, give me a hint - does nobody know the answer to my question, or is the answer so obvious that it is beneath response? It's my first Marlin lever action, so I am not too familiar with what is available. I did find a band with stud on a couple of websites since I posted this, but there seems to be some debate about whether they need to be threaded by the installer. Throw me a bone somebody!