In the past month, I too started looking into Lever Action Rifles. I do not even shoot a rifle but likes the look. I was lucky enough to find 2, a pre-64 Winchester 94 in a 30-30 caliber and a pre-64 Marlin Model 39A Golden Mountie 22.
Saw a Rossi 45LC with the big round lever in a shot barrel (45LC) but it jsut did not look right. Passed on it.
Next quest is a Single Action Colt 45.