That's a beauty!heres a pic of my 1966 carbine. love this gun.
The Leverevoltion will definitely put the hurt on a white tail. My brother shot a 190 pound-er at 70 yards with it. I found it on the opposite side in the hyde when I was skinning it. Good expansion and weight retention.has anyone tried using Hornady Leverevolution flex tip bullets in there carbines,if so what kind of results did you get?
My Ruger Deerstalker, which later on was called model 44 Ruger Carbine, weighed 5.75 pounds. I've never seen a Marlin lever gun that light. Maybe you are talking about the Deerfield which is 6.25 pounds.I used the Leverevolution in my 30-30. Nice round. shot flat at 75 yards, deer didn't move 10 feet.
I like to looks of the .44 Ruger. Found the gun to be a bit heavier than my Marlin 30-30. That said, it is on my bucket list, hopefully in time for me to shoot it a few times!