Just picked up a .450 Marlin 1895 M, JM stamped, ported, like new. Looking for info and some help. Anyone with experience with these or the similar 45-70. Looking for reloading data and modifications. Scope recommendations etc. I would also like to know if I can swap out the stock with the 1893 cowboy gun style, and any options beyond wood? Anyone change over to the large loop at home? Also looking for a good source for leather add ons, affordable and possibly blank enough to do some tooling at home. I can find a whole lot that have already had art added. I have done plenty of bolt gun mods, but this is the first lever gun I have wanted to modify and upgrade. My primary objective is efficiency, use, and style for hunting Western Oregon and a moose hunt in Canada.