Made the rounds today hitting a few gun shops and one show looking for old Marlins and struck out until the last stop. Saw a Marlin sitting on the used rack and checked it out, an '07 JM stamped 1895 with the 22" barrel. Thought about it briefly and ended up taking it home, cost me $472 OTD. The stock has some really nice figure to it and the rest of the gun is flawless. There was a cheap Weaver scope rail attached so I'll have to get some new plugs for the screw holes on top but that's no big deal. I took the gun apart and cleaned it because the action was a little rough and noticed the lever had some really rough machining in the working areas so I polished it up a bit(was afraid to remove all the marks since some were kinda deep)and now the action is a lot smoother. The stock is a little bit darker than the forearm, but the picture makes it look a lot worse than it really is.