It has started
I have been thinking about a lever gun/revolver combo. I had neither.
I've been looking for a deal on something, and pricing new guns. I had not yet decided if I wanted .357,.44mag, or 45LC.
While deciding, I ran across a Marlin 1894. It's kinda beat up, and has some surface rust, but the bore looked great. IT'S PERFECT! OK, it's perfect for what I want. More of a utility gun, that I can enjoy. I think it will clean up a lot, but it won't make a show gun. It's the "micro-groove" rifling, and does not have the safety. It has a 3-9x50 simmons scope on it.(I'll be taking that off.)(Yes, I bought it.)
I can't wait to shoot it, but looking at the price of .44 ammo, I may have to concider getting into reloading!