after some months and a bit of shooting I can say that I couldn't be happier with my new GGBL. from the starts the gun looked great and the fit and finish seemed flawless. there was a little issue with the gun locking up a couple of times while cycling it very slowly but after a little cleaning up some machining marks on the locking block and some shooting there has been no issues. I had also stored it cocked for a while so the hammer spring would take its normal set. that not only helps smooth out the trigger but also the cycling. I thought I would post this for those concidering a new Marlin. I had an older GG years ago and the quality of my new one is right on par with my old one. actually I like this one much better with the Big Loop lever, laminated stock with the pistol grip instead of the straight stock, and the extended mag tube. just check the gun out real good before you buy to make sure everything is right. although I would not buy one online without handling it I wouldn't buy any gun online.