I picked up an 1895M the very first day one appeared for sale in Fairbanks and took many a moose with it. I later had a 450M built on a Ruger 77 action/Shilen barrel that I took to Namibia and took a nice kudu with. Also acquired a BLR 450M after I did a job for a buddy that paid me by giving me the rifle since he knew I would turn down any cash payment for the work. He just knew I wouldn't be able to resist having the gun! I still have the Marlin and the Ruger, but gave the BLR to my son when I retired and moved from Alaska. Probably won't hunt much here in NM with the 450M, but may take one back to AK with me when going up for a moose hunt with my son.

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.