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Anyone else like lever actions?

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

  1. frank_drebin

    frank_drebin 1-man flash mob

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    I despise Winchester lever action rifles. The action of the lever is rough, the lever is loose and it almost seems like all of the internals of the receiver drop out of the bottom of the receiver with each action of the lever. The one my brother owns is a top eject which makes even less desirable.

    The Marlins.... Oooooh, like butter
     
  2. Chuck66

    Chuck66 Traveling Man

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    I'm rediscovering levers. Got 2 in the last year to add to the 2 I already had, and I plan on 2 more before the year is over. Picked up a .357 Rossi M92 16" today. At Walmart of all places. I couldn't be happier. Plan to order a Henry Big Boy in .357 later this year, and a Marlin 336 when I find a nice used one for a decent price. Pawn shops here are full of them, but most are a little beat up. I'm certain that if I could only have one long gun, it would be a lever gun. Just not sure which one.
     

  3. ithaca_deerslayer

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    If I were you, I'd make it my mission in life to get a Colt lever action. I've never seen one in person, but have seen them in books :)

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  4. WT

    WT America First! Millennium Member

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    That is some mighty fine wood on that Model 9422.
     
  5. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Not much to look at with a birch stock, but here's my Marlin 1894 in .44 mag.

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    I just get a kick out of this picture of my nephews posing next to my newest hat rack (taken with a 240 grain lswc I cast in the garage).

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    The only thing I think handles better than a lever action rifle is an over / under shotgun...

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  6. Unistat

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    Not if I beat you to it. I'm convinced that there is only one and it gets sold and re-sold. My turn next!
     
  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I shot a 1930s vintage Savage 99 in .300 Savage and it was a beautiful thing. The lady wouldn't sell it to me and the darn thing got stolen a few years later.

    The remake Savage 99 back in the 1990s was pretty bad with fit & finish. So I think that I'm going to hunt me up an old Savage.
     
  8. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    My old Savage is a pleasure to shoot, still has the original Lyman Alaskan scope my wife's grandfather put on it.

    The .300's actually seem to be the easiest to get and most affordable, it's a decent round and is very easy to load for.
     
  9. Travclem

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    I have a couple nice .30-30s from Winchester and Marlin. I'd like to pick up a 16" flush mag .44mag to go with my .44mag handguns someday. I've been putting this off to play the NFA game for a while now though.
     
  10. USMC03Grunt

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    Yeah, the pistol caliber guns are cute and all and the .30-30 rifles are fun too but I tend to like them a little bigger! ;)

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    25 lever action repeaters, but if single shots such as Sharps and High Walls count, add another eight.

    Here are some pics of a few of them. My "newest" is a Browning BLR .325 WSM and the oldest date back to the early 1900's.

    Vintage Marlin .38-40, born in 1904
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    Vintage Marlin .38-40 SRC, born in 1905
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    Winchester M94 Legendary Frontiersman .38-55
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    Vintage Marlin .38-40, born in 1906
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    Marlin 1895 .45-70
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    IAC copy of Winchester 1887 shotgun, 12 ga
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    Jbar4Ranch B-Western Hero Millennium Member

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    Marlins, top to bottom: .38-40 SRC already pictured above, 1894C .357, another 1894C .357, 1894 CBC .38 spl, 39A Golden .22 LR born in 1959
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    Top to bottom: M94 .30-30, M94 SRC .30-30 marked .30 WCF, Uberti 1866 .44-40, Uberti 1873 .44-40, Rossi M92 SRC .357, Uberti 1866 .38-40, Uberti 1866 carbine .38-40, another Uberti 1873 .44-40, Uberti 1866 carbine .38 spl, Rossi M92 .45 Colt.
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  13. deputy tom

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    Steve,no shame for having a birch stock and I love that picture of your nephews. tom.:wavey:
     
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    OP, I am a fan of lever guns. One that I still kick myself over is a Winchester 94-22 that I sold around 1994 for $175.00 during a weak moment. If I ever see one again and I have the cash I'm buying it on the spot. tom.:cool:
     
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    Edit, wrong thread.
     
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    This is my Henry .45 Colt. Love to shoot it
     
  17. frank_drebin

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    Who's 336 has "Micro Groove Barrel" stamped in the barrel?
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    So..just what IS the purpose of the Mares Leg?

    Not a rifle, not a pistol...how do you shoot the thing?

    Or is this just a Steve McQueen "Wanted Dead or Alive" flashback?
     
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