Thank goodness Weatherby still makes great quality rifles. For years now, I've heard and read how Remington and Marlin ("Remlin") quality went down the toilet. I recently posted a thread about how I'd like to get a lever rifle this year (just for fun, not really to hunt with) - and getting y'all's opinions. Anyway, yesterday I was in the new Dick's store close by and had a look at a couple of rifles. The entry level Henry .22's (upon inspection) indeed do have painted receivers as I had heard (deal breaker); a Big Boy I think is the way to go in a Henry. So next, I ask to see the Marlin 1894 in .45 Colt sitting next to the Henry's. Wow, was it horrible. The receiver looked somebody machined it with a bench grinder. No finishing at all - none, and... it had rust on it, a brand new rifle. I couldn't work the action, as it was strapped shut with a tie, maybe just as well. Didn't bother at that point to ask for the trigger lock to come off to feel the trigger. The wood was cheap as cheap can be; wood to metal fit was not horrible, but not too good either. I was amazed and saddened to see the Marlin name on such garbage (the whole gun just screamed "crap" from butt-plate to muzzle), as my first .22 rifle as a boy was a Marlin and I still have it. So, sadly it's true and a shame.