I lucked into my little Marlin 99M1 some years back at the local gunshow - a certain vendor I dealt with often had stuff he knew I liked. Paid $75 for it, and it has the rarely seen rear sight. Sometimes I scope it, sometimes I like shooting it with the ironsights. Unfortunately, my 55 year old eyes need the scope more these days. Very light and handy little rifle, and a great 'bunny buster'!