Picked up a used Marlin 1895 SBL for a decent price at a LGS here. I know that marlin had some issues in the past with the SBLs and go figure, the date code showed that it was made in 2012 right in the middle of Marlin’s “dark ages”. Whatever. I inspected the rifle all over and the only real problem was that the lever took a good push to be locked in. I figured it would be an easy fix and brought it home for about 770 OTD. Brought it home, opened it up and polished all contacting surfaces. Now the thing is smooth. I’m pretty happy to own a rifle that isn’t an AR for once!