Holy Smokes, this dandy rifle is the nicest little lever I've seen in years. I really like how this company designed the rifle from the ground up, and that it's based off a good ole fashioned Winchester. They say it's a slightly larger version of a model 92. All the parts are stainless steel, I can live with that. A little beefy at just over 7.5 lbs, but you won't need a scope so the weight shouldn't be an issue, and may be better for recoil.
A little pricey at $2000 but I'd rather spend that on a rifle like this, than some expensive semi auto tactical carbine.
I hope I didn't already post something a rifle that everyone already knew about...........................
I often wonder, Is the marlin lever action actually safe enough to handle the pressure of the 500? There's a new lever rifle in town, no need to even worry about a marlin anyways.