my name is Eric AKA digbug and i am a 45 yr old gun nut! former military and present law enforcement, part time farmer and gunsmith. I have a strong love of older Marlin levers but do own a few more modern ones too. I just bought a Marlin 1894 38-40 yesterday and today I picked up a Marlin limited 45 colt trapper! As soon as i can afford it im going to hope to find a Marlin 1893 in 38-55. im happy to have joined the Marlin owners family and looking forward to gaining further knowledge of the GREAT Marlin lever-actions!