Nice Hawg! I do not own a semiauto Marlin but that paper plate sure makes me want one. And the gun looks nice, too.
I read this
the lifter/feeder stays up after the last shot on last-shot-hold-open models (anything modern). When you use the bolt-release to let the bolt close - it pushes down the lifter/feeder as the bolt rides forward, thus allowing the round in the tube to be put "on deck" so that when the action fully cycles it will pick up the next round.
But I don't understand why they do that with the "hold open" feature.
Is it just to let you know that you're out of ammo?
You have to chamber the next round manually---right?
Seems like it should either stay wide open or just close so you can cycle it manually.
PS: Nice license plate