Before I met Paul Benson I had a safe full of Winchesters. Now I have a safe full of Marlins!
Don't get me wrong, early Winchester lever guns are fine! Beautifully proportioned, and as well built as anything out there.
But for some reason, once I was around early Marlins there wasn't any question.
The Marlins are more robust, and in comparing my guns with the Wichesters I sold off, more accurate.