A stock Marlin 336 .30-30 with a few added accessories makes a versatile rifle even more versatile. .30-30 ammo is easy to find and relatively inexpensive. It is ballistically similar to the 7.62x39 round used in the AK. Lever guns were used for hunting and defense in the 19th and early 20th century, carried into battle in the Mexican Revolution in the 20's. A lever gun chambered in a pistol caliber such as .357 or .44 means 1 type of ammo for long gun and sidearm.