I know there has been discussion about this in the past, but visiting this morning with the Ruger rep at Ruger Days, I asked about the possibility of a Ruger lever action 22LR like the Henry, Marlin 39a etc. He said Ruger has discussed this in the past, but there are no plans in the near future, primarily because of the expense of a new design, tooling etc. He did think if Ruger had one though, it might sell for about $499, and could possibly work financially. In regard to the Marlin 39a, he did say that Ruger tried to buy Marlin Firearms but was unsuccessful, losing out to Remington. The old Ruger 96 did not meet with a warm reception, but if it had looked like an old west Winchester rather than a 10/22, it probably would have been a different story. I believe a Winchester/Marlin style 22LR lever made by Ruger would make a nice companion to the Single Sixes. What is the current competition? Will have to send a note to the CEO.