I have never owned a lever gun but got the bug and after some price matching arguing I bought at my local Gander Mountain. I picked it out from 3 unopened boxes and shot a box of shells thru it. Its pretty and shoots with no problems, I get home and stumble on this site because I am trying to figure out optics and find out Rem made my rifle and it is suppose to suck. Oh no! I start looking at it closer and really can't find anything wrong after all it was only $550. Did I get a good one or are my untrained eyes NOT seeing something. Only thing I could complain about is the action is NOT silky smooth but is it suppose to be? I am happy with the gun but I am disappointed that it is suppose to be a piece of junk. Should I sell it before I spend money on a trigger, sights and reloading equipment?