If it doesn't have any QC problems it's a Marlington, if it has poor workmanship it's a remlin
I was weary about Marlin quality but I took a forum members advice and bought an1895 GBL a couple of months ago for $539 at Dicks. I love the rifle but there are a cuople of minor is3sues like the stock fit and a crooked reciever screw that didn't want to come out. Marlin offered to fix it right away but I'm not OCD and I'm having too much fun shooting it a Theissues weren't a big deal to begin with, but some people demand perfection and that's fine. The rifle is very accurate for a lever and I've grown quite fond of it and the 45-70 round. It's lots of fun and to shoot and reload for.