I use to have a Marlin 1894CB that I got tempted on another gun so I traded it. I know how stupid I am, I really miss that gun now. I have a 1955 39A Mountie that I Love and 2 Rossi's 1 in 44 Mag and 1 in 357 Mag. All these rifles are great and I do not have a problem with any of them. I really wanted a Winchester though and saw a model 94 in 32 WS. I put the gun in layaway before I really knew anything about it. After leaving the LGS and getting home I started looking up the gun on the good old internet. What I read was not flattering about the cartridge and or the year of the gun 1965. Just really lost faith in it. I still wanted another lever gun so I went back to my LGS and found a new Marlin 1894 in 44 Mag. I ended up switching the Winchester for the Marlin. I looked at the Marlin and it was a 100% a Remlin. I have always liked anything that I have tried in Remington and thought that eventually they would get the Marlins worked out. I will be proud to try this Remlin out and see what she is like, can't wait to get her out of jail. Fit and finish appear to be very good although I did not get to cycle her (the LGS uses plastic wire ties so that you can not actuate the lever) but he will take care of me if something is wrong, I do a ton of business with him. Anyway just a comment and a story so far but I am going to give the Remington Marlin a good shot, I know they did not invest in the Marlin company to make a worse product and or run the company into the ground. I like Remington and Marlin company both.