||Buds was great, they got the gun to me in 3 or 4 business days if I recall correctly.
The gun is crap. Quite literally crap.
See for yourself...
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It's sad that such a historic company has destroyed to quality control in a matter of years.
If you do buy this gun, inspect it THOROUGHLY. I just saw pictures on Cast Boolits website where a 1895 was sold WITHOUT A RIFLED BARREL!
When you pick up from the FFL, check the cycling, the magazine spring tension, bluing, sight alignment, stock to receiver fit, etc.
I screwed up by only cycling the action and checking to see if the safety and moving parts functioned.
I would have much rather have sent the gun back to Buds for a refund or new gun then have to wait for the next month or two for Marlin to 'make it right'.
Rating: [1 of 5 Stars!]