My coworker recently passed away, and since he didn't have any heirs , and because I worked with him for nearly 2 decades, his family decided to bequeath to me his Marlin 981-T rimfire rifle. It's fairly sentimental to me because we had talked about it before he bought it, and although I never got to take him shooting, I know he would be happy knowing it's in good hands and being used and hunted with. This was an in-between production being made as Marlin was becoming Remington's newest acquisition but it was made in the New Haven CT plant, and has microgrooved rifling. Tube magazine means it will shoot .22 Shorts/Longs/Long RifleIt also holds 25 CCI CB shorts which makes for quiet backyard plinking and pest control. I sighted it in with shorts and it's very accurate at 35yds on 4x magnification. This will make a dandy little squirrel rifle for sure! The scope is a Tasco Golden Antler 3-9x32 AO and is surprisingly clear for what it was and when it was made.