Love my Marlin 1894c in .357 magnum, and so do all my friends. Got mine new in Portland some time ago and haven't seen another since. We're all looking (I am too for a spare), but gougers at the gunshows with obscenely overpriced used ones are all we're finding. The obvious appealing factors are superb accuracy, high capacity, excellent rate of fire in the right hands, cheap ammo in all kinds of .38, .38+P and .357, and the ability to keep loading between shots without pulling a magazine. There's also that ultra cool lever gun vibe that's fun all day (if you keep your trigger finger out of the way when you get cranking). Haven't seen a new Marlin in Portland for 2-3 years. Any other decent brands I should look for? Sources? Thanks in advance. PS, I'm always open to slick mods and upgrades. Wouldn't mind smoothing out some of those sharp edges inside and out.