I'm going to treat myself to a new lever gun. Planning on 45LC. I like the look of the cowboy style (octagonal barrel, straight grip, no checkering). I was looking at the Marlin 1894 CBC (cowboy competition) or the Winchester 94 trails end octagon. Both have the straight stock, 20 inch octagon barrel, case colored receiver. I would not put a scope on it (that is just wrong), so the ejection difference does not concern me. One concern is that the Marlin has a 1/16 rate of twist and the Winchester is 1/26. I am not up to speed on riffle twist rate. I would assume the manufacturers have that figured out, but the difference concerns me. Where would one twist rate rein supreme over the other. This may be the deciding factor. On a side bar, I do have a Marlin 1895 CB (45-70) and it is my favorite gun to shoot. Perhaps it's time for a Winchester? Decisions, decisions, I'm such a puss. Both are close enough in cost, no issue there.