Excellent design. Timeless .45-70 / easy to reload but Remington does not know anything about lever actions and since they bought up Marlin there have been some serious QC issues. The levers have been taken off line for re-tooling to sort out the issues as of Nov./Dec. 2012, but I am sure when Remington gets it together, the lever actions will be top notch. .45-70 is a heck of a wallop and whatever gets hit with will not care if the cartridge is 100+ years old......AND YES THESE WILL BE HIGH DEMAND WHEN THE PREZ GETS HIS WISH. Get some bullet molds as well.