Hey guys well I cannot believe the line of events that has followed me after posting this thread. Sunday I decided to list 2 guns my Rossi Model 92 & my Ruger LCR .22 Mag. Well later on Sunday out of now where online popped up a listing on a Marlin 1894 C .357 magnum JM stamped no cross bolt safety so a 1970's 1894 C priced at $500.00 nice rifle. I was the 2nd one to inquire. I wanted to check back later on to see what happened. Well this morning the seller said it was sold! My response was darn it I would give the seller $525.00 for it. The 1st guy never called back when the seller sent him a text. Well I told the seller that I had my CCP & legal ID. The first guy was out of state. Well today I now own this really nice little Marlin 1894 C .357 no cross bolt!!! Plus here is the best part my Rossi Model 92 a very nice little rifle I originally paid $200.00 for it. Well I sold it this afternoon for my asking price of $400.00 so a $200.00 profit so I only had to come up with $125.00 for my Marlin 1894 C .357 comparing the Rossi Model 92 and my Marlin 1894 C not much difference in weight. The Marlin probably close to 5-5-1/2 pounds vs 4.8 with the Rossi Model 92 The Marlin 1894 has the 18 inch barrel vs the Rossi Model 92 16 inch barrel I felt not too much difference in feel but the Marlin has nicer sights. So now my transformation is going to happen. Since I now have two Marlin 1894's my Cow Boy Limited .357 I am going to remove the scope go back to open sights with the 24 inch octagon barrel. The scope is now going on the 1894 C .357!!! My original quest was sell 2 guns & buy the Henry Big Boy
Steel Carbine .357. I feel wow this worked out great got a smaller lighter lever .357 that I can scope. Now the Ruger LCR .22 Magnun I am going to try and work out something in a sell trade etc for a pocket sized 9mm semi-auto.