Finally found "THE ONE" and put a deposit on it today. No longer just a viewer here.
A 2nd hand, as new, unfired, Marlin .45 Colt Cowboy 24" for $AUS990. It has checkered woodwork, but beggars can't be choosers. Only 20"ers available in Australia now so it's old stock or used only. The cheapest new one I've come across lately was $AUS1195 and rare.
Have 8weeks to finalise the transaction, get a 'Permit to Aquire'$20, and pick it up. Can't wait !
MMMMM...........now :? ...........iron, tang, foolproof or ghost ring sights? 8)