I acquired this rifle a few months ago. I had never owned a Marlin before, but have always liked older guns and especially lever action rifles. Through the members in this group and reading through past threads, I was able to learn a lot about the history of my rifle. It was missing the finger lever spring and finger lever spring screw as well as the rear sight elevator. Thanks to help from members in this group, I was able to figure out the parts I was missing. Bought several on eBay. The rifle was shooting high and I ended up replacing the front and rear sights with a peep sight and taller front sight from Skinner Sights (who I highly recommend). Long story short, it shoots well now and functions great. I thoroughly appreciate the help I received, and I can't wait to try picking off some squirrels with my new favorite. 22 rifle!