I have been looking for a JM stamped Marlin lever action in 38/357 for some time. No hunting or competition planned just looking for a plinking gun. I may have a line on a Rossi (I don't have more info then that now) at what I am told will be a "good price". Google and the search feature here have me thinking both the Rossi and the Marlin have their good and bad points. If I jump on the Rossi is there anything I need to look out for once I have more info? Any strong feelings about holding out for the Marlin? Thanks in advance. rk Wanna kill these ads? We can help!