You cannot go wrong with Marlin in a pistol caliber. I have a Win Trapper in .44, but much prefer my Marlin in the same caliber.
Lever guns are addictive, you will find yourself buying a revolver to match a lever or vice versa.
I am ditching a .41 mag Marlin and a .44 Win Trapper right now (like the marlin .44 better and cannot find a good deal on a .41 Smith anywhere)
"A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" - Bertrand de Jouvenel
"The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting by fools." - Thucydides.