I have a old school marlin in 44 mag that is mint. I have wanted one for years and just could not make it happen untill just weeks ago. It is now my most favorite gun to shoot. I could shoot it all day long. Next I want a 357 lever. I like the pistol rounds becuase I cast lead and it cost me pennies on the dollar to shoot. 30/30 is great too if you reload and cast even better. Prices on 30 30 are starting to jump past a dollar a round. If you really want a lever like the old days get a 45/70. I think there getting to be around 2 dollars a round. What ever you decide to get in a lever you will love. I would even say a henry 22 for a fun plinker.
Due to recent budget cuts and the rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as current market conditions, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.