I took this locally as a trade with an 1800.00 value about a year and a half ago...It has only ever sat in the case in my safe. I got it from a local gunsmith who had made it his personal project. It truly is a gorgeous rifle! It’s a Marlin 1971 1894 Saddle Ring Carbine in 44 Mag ( also shoots 44 Special ) it was made in 1971 and of course has the ever so coveted “JM” stamp The Saddle Ring Carbine models to my knowledge were only ever produced for 3 years, 1969-1971 and are pretty highly sought after. The original wood furniture has been refinished with 15 hand rubbed coats of oil, the Metal has all been professionally Cerakoted H-Series ( bake on ) Dark Bronze with Dark Titanium accents, 24K Gold Plated Trigger, Original Brass Saddle Ring. The cerakote and oiled wood make this carbine absolutely impervious to moisture/rust/corrosion/ect. A perfect super lite-weight brush gun or a beautiful wall hanger or both haha Anyone who has seen/handled the rifle in person absolutely loves it! You will too!! **It was just buffed with gun wax before these pics were taken about 2 years ago...to have the pictured super high lustre shine it should prob. be buffed with gun wax again** I’ll get more pics up as soon as I can 1600.00 shipped/insured takes it home!!!