I normally carry my Marlin to the range in a regular, soft sided rifle scabbard. According to our regional laws/ordinances, we are required to lock all firearms, transported in a vehicle, that are not directly in control of the owner. Hmmmm......this complicates things with a lever gun for sure! Is there a "reasonable" alternative device that can lock a lever gun? Outside of a large, expensive hard case is what I'm talking about. Or is that the only way? Thanks folks.