got my Marlin 1894c out of bondage at the local gun shop earlier today. Sweet gun, barely used and priced about $200 less than a very hard to come by brand new model. They included a nice sling and a case to take it home in.
Picking up some ammunition tomorrow and it's off to the range next week.
For those not up on their Marlinology it's a lever action carbine chambered for .357 magnum or .38 special ammunition.