The current Marlin Cowboy is very nearly an exact copy of the original Marlin 94,aside from the forearm wood. That said,I own both a Marlin Cowboy and a Rossi 92,though I shoot the Marlin in CAS matches. The only problem that I see with 92 copies is that,if you short stroke one,it isn't very forgiving,while a Marlin can be short stroked and still work. The Rossis being imported and sold by Navy Arms are head and shoulders above the older Rossi guns,as far as fit and generally workability. The Navy Arms guns feel as if they have already had an action job,while most Rossis I've seen,mine included,need an action job to make shooting them more of a pleasure and less of a chore.