The new made in Japan Winchester 1892s are sweet. The older Marlins 1894s are nice too (that is what I have).
I may get flammed for this but I feel the new Marlins and Rossi are substandard.
1873s are nice but they are not built for hot loads
I have shot a RUGER 77/357 and it was a sweet little bolt gun!
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 23 of my guns are 45/70 govt 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple