From what I know about the XL(long action)XS(short action) Marlin series of rifles, is that they're very good rifles. Being a caliber of 270, it'll be the XL model of Marlin. Suppose to have very good accuracy along lines of Remington 700 and Savages. Don't own one, but have been looking around for one used in my area. That price is very good, IF it's a true Marlin. To be sure of one part, is to look at barrel(on both sides) to see if it has the "initals" of JM on left side of barrel near the action. If it doesn't, but has the "initals" of REM on right side of barrel, then it's a Marlington. Can't stop there, because now you need to look at serial number to make sure it wasn't under Remington's takeover/build time period between 2007 and 2010 where Remington used Marlin's barrels, before they had the proper barrel stamps. Go to Marlin Owners Group for serial numbers to get lots of info and also check out the proper XL/XS forum page to get more info on these series of rifles.