Hi guys, I'm new here and fairly new to the 444 Marlin. Here's my question: I'm looking at purchasing a 444 in a Model 444 and I have an opportunity to buy a local pre-crossbolt gun with a scope. Is this a better option than going to local gun shop and ordering a brand Model 444? What are the pros and cons of each? Either way I'll get a 444 Marlin, but I don't want to get ripped off or end up with a lemon. Thank fellas.