I told myself, my wife and my gun buddies no more guns! At least till fall after I get some summer projects are done... But today while trying to get parts for one project, my gun buddy and I stopped in a gun shop that he was never in before. Just had to show him this shop, it's a good one, lots of guns and they are out where you can pick up each one and check them out. Hand guns are in showcases though but the fella that runs the shop is very friendly and encourages you to handle any that catch your eye. What a great way to kill a couple of hours or so... after all just looking not buying! Ha! Then behind the counter I found it! A nib marlin 1897 Cowboy 22 cal! Never saw one before. Cool gun! Has box, papers and he said never been fired. The tag said $689.00. Well as I said I'm not buying... or should I?