Lever-action rifle enthusiasts seeking an example built for the modern era, yet rugged enough to sustain hard field use, need look no further than the Marlin Firearms Model 1894 CSBL chambered for .44 Mag. and .357 Mag. Weighing in at 6.5 lbs. with an overall length of 35”, the 1894 CSBL proves a handy and capable pistol-caliber carbine, whether for trekking the back country providing camp meals or punching targets all day at the range. The rifle's polished stainless steel receiver combined with wood-laminate furniture contributes to its rugged nature, and the use of a big-loop lever makes fast-action shooting enjoyable. Ushering the rifle into the modern era is the addition of the included XS Sights Lever Rail mounted atop the receiver. To learn more, check out this week’s NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman's David Herman.