I've been debating for a while about selling my Mini 14,so today I dug it out from the back of the safe and went to a local gun shop. I've known the owner since he bought the shop and trade with him all the time,but he usually doesn't have many guns that I'm looking for but someone came in last week and sold him some of their private collection and one was a Marlin Model 56-Short throw Lever Action,Clip magazine,22lr. Unfired-NIB. I have wanted one of these forever,but most I have seen were either way over priced or beat to death. They only made 31,523 of these from 1955-1964,and I find one that has never been fired with the original box-How lucky am I! The gun shop traded me the Marlin 56 & some cash for my Mini 14. Only bad part about the trade is I now have another safe queen that won't get used.