I decided to post this here, instead of the rimfire forum, as it may have more views/replies. Moderator: Feel free to move as appropriate. Anyway, the rifle is a .22 lever-action that is so similar to the 1897 Cowboy .22, except that it has a 20” octagonal barrel and no checkering on the furniture. In other words, an octagonal-barreled “Mountie” with a brass buttplate and fore-end cap. Serial number 233xx, so it looks like it was manufactured in 1972. Marlin supposedly used a numerical system from approximately 1969-1973, with the first digit of the serial number denoting the year of manufature. I don’t have any photos yet, as my Father found it on consignment at a gun shop in a small town in Michigan (I live in Oklahoma) and he put it in layaway this morning. Price is $700 USD, and is apparently in excellent condition. My Father knows firearms, so I can believe him. Good price? Any personal knowledge of this particular model? Edited to add serial number information.