I have got a hankering for a lever action rifle/carbine and a single action pistol. Thinking about a Marlin 1894 and a Ruger Blackhawk. I know about the Remlin quality control issues, but understand those have been corrected in the past year or so. I'm pretty sure a member here has purchased a Marlin recently. Would sure like to hear from them about their experience. Another option would be a Henry and a Ruger, but I really like the 1894 a little better. Yet a 33rd option would be a Rossi R92 and a Heritage Big Bore. Would save me about $300 or so, but I have heard of feeding issues with the R92 and its hard to find reviews on the Heritage. An advantage to the Henry or Rossi is they are available in 45 Colt. The Marlin would be probably a 357. Ruger dosent make a Blackhawk in 44 Mag, and I don't really want a Super Blackhawk.