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Anyone else like lever actions?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by frank_drebin, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Big levergun fan here. I'm in the market for a pre safety Marlin 336 in .30-30 in 90%+ condition. Not an easy find as most people that buy lever guns use them often. Lugging a gun through the woods, in and out of the truck, and up ladder stands puts wear on them quick.

    In my area there is a lot of good deer hunting at close range in wooded areas, perfect for a levergun. Not that my Rem700 in .270 with a 3-9x40 wont hunt good in the woods, there is just something about taking a deer with iron sights.
     
  2. gmachine

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    Nice. I have a Winchester 94 and will never get rid of it.
     


  3. Stevekozak

    Stevekozak Returning video

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    Love them. I have a Marlin 336 that is a couple of years newer than yours (1967) that is a real beauty and a slick handler. I wouldnt trade it for anything. I also have a Rossi 92 in 38/357 that is a heck of a lot of fun to shoot. Handles .357 and .38 rounds without a difference.
     
  4. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Have a marlin 1895G guide gun, a 44 mag lever, working on a 1895 cowboy and Rossi 92 in 454, and trying to purchase a Bighorn 89 in 500 S&W
     
  5. LuckyNemo

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    Ranch hand 38/357 here..... well its paid for just gotta wait til Tuesday to pick it up.

    Levers are classics..... will always be "in style"

    You guys got some great looking levers.
     
  6. smokeross

    smokeross GTDS Member #49

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    Hope you all fill your lever gun wish lists. I have them from 1873 to current. Savage Winchester and Marlin. All calibers. I have shot deer, elk, moose, and bears with them including a 9 1/2 foot brownie with a .348 model 71 that was hauled all around the state in an airplane by a Dr. friend of mine. Take them out and use them. I even have an 86 in .45-70 that was used to take Beluga whales.
     
  7. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Nice rifles. :cool: Older Marlin 336 30-30s are some of the best.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  8. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    For some time I've been wanting a .44 Mag lever gun. I guess it's about time I bought one.
     
  9. bac1023

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    Great pics

    I've always loved lever actions. :cool:
     
  10. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    The only 38 bullet I use is the lead 160 grain SWC, which does function fine.
    Could be, a different bullet nose, weight, length, design, might give a problem.

    Actually the 38 functioned so well I was going through a lot of ammo. Even though it was my reloads I was blasting through a lot of 38 Special (Wanted Dead or Alive fast firing from the hip :supergrin: ).
    I was glad to see Henry come out with the 22.
     
  11. datatech2550

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    I've been looking for a 44 mag about 9 years now.

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    Fair warning, they multiply like rabbits. :D
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  12. ZombieJoe

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    Great Laker
    I Love them, but sadly I do not own one.

    Im thinking about a Henry in 22wmr as my first.
     
  13. pmwglock19

    pmwglock19

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    I have a Henry 22 lr and love shooting it. Bought used at cabelas and it is very accurate with open sites. Would love to get a lever in 357/38 next.
     
  14. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I had a Winchester 94 thutty-thutty twenty years ago and I hated it. The action was rough and the feeding was abominable.

    I'd like to get a BLR in .308 but I heard that the internals had some plastic parts that weren't too durable.

    I think that I'd like to hunt up a vintage Savage 99.
     
  15. datatech2550

    datatech2550

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    I love shooting the 22lr but the 22wmr is the one that makes the "tacticool" guys giggle like little girls when they try it.

    It its impossible not to have a big grin on your face when you're shooting either of the 22's.

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  16. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I found a mint Marlin 1894p in 44 Mag a few years ago. Great brush
    carbine for Georgia hogs.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    Love leverguns!!!!!

    Marlin 1895G in .45-70 Government
    Marlin 1895CB in .45-70 Government
    Marlin 1894CB in .44 Magnum
    Winchester 94 "Trapper" in .44 Magnum



    Right now, the .45-70 is the only Government that I trust.
     
  18. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

    I love levers


    have and am keeping:

    Mossberg Palomino .22
    Marlin 94 .38-.357
    Marlin 94 .44
    Savage 99 .300 Sav

    getting rid of:

    Winchester Trapper .44 (action sucks compared to Marlin)
    Marlin 94 in .41 mag

    want:

    Marlin 39A
    Marlin 336 30-30
     
  19. That sounds like a great signature line!!!:rofl: I agree but my taste runs more with my Browning 1886 SRC. ;)
     
  20. Lt Scott 14

    Lt Scott 14

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    I think Henry's Lever guns are a blast. I tend to giggle a little when shooting my 22 cal Henry! Want to also add another Henry ASAP. Maybe a 357, or a 44 mag?
    Had a Win 30-30, good rifle, hard to find a range to shoot it in the winter.
    Have fun.