Hey Dumm; I see your picatinny-railed, ghost-sighted Marlin 1894c and raise you a “Big Boy.” Henry Repeating Arms’ lever gun (here in .44 Magnum or .44 S&W) is a substantial piece in every way that the Marlin is not. The Henry’s fit and finish is immaculate—from the firearms’ pristine screw heads to the bolt running straight through the stock that keeps that gorgeous hunk of dead tree attached to the gleaming action. Although the $900 Henry costs about a Franklin more than the Marlin (retail to retail), it’s on another planet quality-wise. The Big Boy’s action is a bit sticky and my OCD is pinging at the prospect of maintaining all that glassine brass, but I reckon it’s nothing a few thousand rounds and a couple of pills won’t cure. I’ll have an initial range report next week. Meanwhile, still no FedEd label from Marlin to return the split stock 1894c . . .