I did it went and got me a Marlin 1894 in 44-mag. I gave the rifle the evil eye. No gaps in the stock good tight fit, barrel was parallel with each, sights were straight, scope mount holes looked good, sling studs were straight, action smooth, and when I got it home I cycled 20 rounds threw it. Only one hick-up and that was operator err! I stopped in the middle of the stroke! I got a box of Winchester 44-240gr JSP for now. Now for a good cleaning and to the range to see how it shoots. Yes, its a new production from Remington! I'm really liking this rifle so far. I haven't made my mind up if I'm going to scope it or leave the sights as they are. My shots will be under 100 yards. Looked a Leupold V-1 in 2x7x32 and I really liked that also.