After too many years without a Marlin, I received one for my birthday last month from my awesome wife. Been shooting/hunting for almost 60 years and had a couple of Marlins early on but, sadly, they were sold in the interest of raising a family. I've run the gamut of firearms including every type of action and pretty much every combination there is but I've wanted another Marlin for a loooooong time and it had to be 45/70. The one I received is the 1895G and it's been a joy to shoot so far. I've had no instances of malfunctions or quality problems so I think she's a keeper. Bought some Hornady 325FTX when I got the gun and will be trying some different loads soon. Put a Nikon 2-7 Prostaff on it since the old eyes need all the help they can get. Been reading a lot here and there seems to be an unlimited amount of knowledge about the Marlin firearms.