We'll include Mossberg to this list too. I used to know a guy who owned quite a few Marlin leverguns. He had them in the same calibers that he had revolvers in, so he had a .45 Long Colt, a .44 Mag and a .357 mag. He also had a .444 Marlin for larger game. I have shot the .44 and the .357 models. I grew up with a friend who's dad had given him a Winchester in .30-30 and it was a nice gun too. I was looking at Mossberg lever action guns in .30-30 and they are the same price as the Marlins. It seems the Winchester leverguns are much more expensive. I looked at a few and all were over $1299 while the Marlins and Mossbergs are between $449-$659, and the $659 model comes with better furniture and is finished by hand by a master gunsmith supposedly. Is there much difference in quality between these or other leverguns?