I guess you already know since it has side ejection,
you can mount a scope very easily. The pictures don't
do the Black Walnut stocks justice. My Marlin lever is also my
The side eject is one of the main reasons I went with the Marlin. I am going to run it for awhile with iron sights to get better with them. I have peep sights on my other rifles, including my 10/22. I just don't shoot worth a dang with the normal ones.
I would of pick a Marlin 45/70 great rifle if you reload then you can control it for excample you could use 13gr. of unique a 350 or 405 lead bullet and a 10 year old girl could handlle it.Or load it up for bears.