I found that interesting since I actually compared my Rossi RG to 2 Marlins one of which I wanted to buy before I left with the RG. I found the Marlins to feel like sand in the action when moving the lever and clunky besides the wood didn't fit well with gaps. The Rossi was smooth as silk and looked perfect externally. I left a bit over $300 richer with the Rossi in 45-70. Now when I got home I totally desmantled the guns main parts. I cleaned it completely of the factory grease and stated looking for flaws such as burrs and rough spots. Now when I started examing the guns internal working parts it looked to me like it had been gone through by a good gun smith. Not a mark or scratch. I found one slight burr on the carrier and as the review stated the loading gate is tough on the fingers. I removed the burr from the gate in about a minute followed by a wipe of flitze polish and focused my attention on the loading gate. The first thing there was remove a very slight but sharp burr from the edge of it which too about two passes with fine sand paper only. I also bent the loading gate just a fraction of an inch back. I reassembled it then lubed it. A few days later I took it to the range (indoor so 25 yards was limit) when I put a few rounds of Hornady 45-70 Government 250 gr Monoflex Leverevolution through it followed by about 20 rounds of mine using Trailboss and a 405 gr cast bullet. It fired flawlessly every time and after the 5 rounds of Hornady the loading gate became as easy as my Rossi 92 45 Colt to load. I've since added a Bushnell 1.5-4.5 x 32mm Banner Dusk to Dawn scope on Weaver quad mounts and sighted it in with my own loads for hunting to 100 yards. I'm now waiting to go hunting with it but doubt I will get a chance this year however due to work.