I just wanted to show off my new additions.Model 700 Marlin w/simmons4x scope. Winchester model 270 pump w/ simmons 4x scope. Both of these baby's shoot great, and funtion flawlessly. I am not sure of the dates of manufacture were for these two rifles. If anyone has any info on that, I would appeciate it. I have heard two story's on the marlin model 700 semi. One from Marlin that the guns were model 70"s that were mistamped, and another that the700 was a limited edition. I would think that the limited edition would make more sense. Any info would be appreciated. I have seen posts on other forums where guys are paying up of 400.00 for the winchester model 270. I don't know how true that is, it's a fine rifle, so maybe there are guy's willing to pay that much for a pump.???