Do you have a picture of a model 55 you could post? I prefer the look of the full length mag tube whatever the barrel length and straight stock, but I'm broadening my interests.EDG said:The Marlins have 3 distinct advantages for me.
1. Most are adaptable to scope mounting if necessary.
2. They are smoother to operate.
3. And best of all, you can pull the bolt out to clean them.
Based on a appearance the Winchester 55 (I think this is the correct number) is the best looking of the 94 type lever actions. Half magazine, long barrel and pistol grip looks like a hunting rifle.
By the way the 94 Winchester and similar Marlins were too late for most of the taming of the American West.