I have been drooling for months looking at 45-70 rifles, I like the Marlin guide gun also the full sized rifle is nice also. The Ruger No. 1 is great also but its more expensive but it's at the top of my list, would love to find a used one. Henry has one also but there is also all the cool Italian copys of the Springfield trapdoors, Sharps, Rolling Blocks, (John Brownings!!) 1885 Highwall, all expensive. At the cheapest is the Harrington & Richardson at about $320. I would rather not spend more then a grand but I'm not sure which I would like to spend my hard earned money on. I like the lever guns but the single shots are classic looking. Has any one ever shot the Ruger No1, Harrington & Richardson or the Marlin and what did you think? Another great one is the USSG Inc side by side ($1020), awesome old school safari style, most side by sides start at 10,000 bucks. Help I want one and I'm tired at staring at the ammo at the store and dreaming.