I bought a Marlin 1895g in 45/70 about 9 months ago and I could not for the life of me get the the rifle to feed cartridges reliably. And I'm just talking feed them reliably not firing. It shot fine once it chambered a cartidge, but after you went to stroke the lever it just jammed up horribly. Some times it would eject a cartridge but wouldn't chamber one, and sometime wouldn't even eject. I got rid of the rifle because I was sick of dealing with it. I still like the Marlins and will probably get another down the road(probably one of Wildalaskas custom jobs).
Don't pick a fight with a country boy; if hes too lazy or drunk to fight, he'll just kill you.