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Old 02-08-2013, 21:58   #81
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Cimarron 1873 chambered in .44 WCF

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Consider the .44 WCF chambering, also called the .44-40. It is the original chambering for the early Winchester rifles.
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Old 02-08-2013, 22:03   #82
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1886 Winchester .45-90 WCF
Cimarron copy 1873 Winchester carbine .44-40 WCF

Both are blackpowder cartridge.
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Old 02-09-2013, 14:36   #83
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Of course the lever rifles & carbines are popular, and have remained so for over a hundred years.

I prefer them chambered in rifle cartridges, instead of revolver cartridges, myself.

The ubiquitous .30-30 is offered in bullet weights that are useful for a variety of tasks and conditions, and the ammunition can seemingly be found all over the lower 48.

I still miss my .444 Marlin, though.
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Old 02-09-2013, 14:44   #84
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When you find one of these it's easy to love leverguns,

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Old 02-09-2013, 15:10   #85
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Marlin 39a, 22lr, Williams receiver sight
Marlin 336cb, 30/30, octgagon barrel, Lyman tang sight
Winchester 94ae, 357mag, Williams receiver sight
Marlin 1895gs, 45/70, XS ghost ring sight

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Old 02-09-2013, 15:38   #86
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That one just made me pee a little
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Old 02-09-2013, 15:50   #87
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That one just made me pee a little
There is a tale behind that rifle. It is a "special" gun in my collection because of it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 19:30   #88
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I have a Rossi Model 92 38/357. Shoots both without any problems. I chose pistol ammo as I have lots of it and it's readily available down here. Cheap to shoot too compared to rifle ammo. Don't know the muzzle velocity of a 357 exiting a 20" barrel but it's probably moving right along. Might be good for deer at 100 yards?
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Old 02-09-2013, 19:35   #89
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Marlin 39a, 22lr, Williams receiver sight
Marlin 336cb, 30/30, octgagon barrel, Lyman tang sight
Winchester 94ae, 357mag, Williams receiver sight
Marlin 1895gs, 45/70, XS ghost ring sight

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Old 02-09-2013, 21:48   #90
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I just picked up my Ranch hand today. Put a leather piece on the back laced on the bottom with a tack on each side, changed the leather lace on the ring with a black sued piece and wrapped the lever with thick black leather lace. I'm just waiting on the taller front sight and stainless follower.

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Old 02-09-2013, 22:45   #91
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Lever actions and American deer hunters go together like strippers and breast implants.
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Old 02-10-2013, 18:16   #93
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I just picked up my Ranch hand today. Put a leather piece on the back laced on the bottom with a tack on each side, changed the leather lace on the ring with a black sued piece and wrapped the lever with thick black leather lace. I'm just waiting on the taller front sight and stainless follower.

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Very cool. I looked at a 44mag Ranch Hand last week and almost snagged it. If it had been a 38 I would have taken it home.
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Old 02-10-2013, 20:18   #94
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I dont have any(to be honest i dont really need one as since i just varmint hunt there are not a lot of varmint type rounds that are made in lever action) but I love them and the design..IF I still deer hunted id love a 30-30 lever action that would be my gun for deer in the NY/PA woods.
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Old 02-10-2013, 21:30   #95
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Got this big boy 2 years ago with a 45 Colt Rossi and a 300 grain wide flat nose cast bullet.

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Gotta love the JMB designed Winchesters. 32 Winchester with a cast, gas checked bullet
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I've got my grandpas marlin 30AS 30-30, great rifle, love it!
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Old 02-10-2013, 23:56   #97
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I dont have any(to be honest i dont really need one as since i just varmint hunt there are not a lot of varmint type rounds that are made in lever action) but I love them and the design..IF I still deer hunted id love a 30-30 lever action that would be my gun for deer in the NY/PA woods.
Keep an eye out for a Savage M99 rifle chambered in .22 High Power.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:39   #98
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I very much like lever action rifles. Have two, a Winchester Model 94 in 30-30 and a Marlin 1895 in 45-70.

Take one camping depending on the size of critters in the woods.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:54   #99
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The only lever action I have is the Henry Golden Boy I purchased a few months ago and I love it. Thinking about getting another one is a larger caliber now.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:57   #100
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Just had a Ruger 96/22 LR with scope follow me home from LGS. It uses the 10/22 family of magazines. Should be a fun gun.


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