@ Buzz, I agree with you, I think the way he had it set up on the bench for himself was just not agreeable to the way I like to shoot.
Part of the problem with something used is that there is only 1 shot local to me that I am aware of that carries used rifles. Beyond the 'in town' it's about an hour drive, a bit farther then I would like to go to peruse the shelves.
Can a rifle be sold to someone from out of state? I've never actually thought about that but I am pretty close to the Georgia line.
@ rockfish, I really love lever guns, I've had to talk myself out of getting one several times in .22....