My first cowboy action shooting rifle was a 94 Winchester in 45LC, beautiful wood and hand checkered grip. Loved that gun. But I changed calibers after the first season. Every time a certain cowboy comes out to shoot, I get to see my old rifle again. I personally would lean towards the Trails End Model. Definitely looks the part, hold the right number of shells and is a Winchester! And a heck of a lot more affordable than a Marlin.
[This message has been edited by Ned Roundtree (edited June 23, 2000).]