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+1Mayor Al, a M1894 in .357, in good shape, is one of the hardest rifles to snag I can think of. I looked in several shops for over a couple years, and gave up when the 77/357 came out. I may grab a Rossi at some point, but I keep thinking I'll see a Marlin .357, someday.
One thing I am sure of though, Ruger is a well run business, and NO well run business drops a product with a two month backorder, unless it burns to the ground.
Impossible to find a Marlin 1894 in any caliber in our area or, for that matter, a 77/357 or 77/44. I don't think the 77/357 is in any danger from disappearing from lack of interest.