close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Anyone else like lever actions?

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


  1. Fox

    Fox
    Expand Collapse
    Varmit Control

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2001
    6,600
    145
    Location:
    USA
  2. Fox

    Fox
    Expand Collapse
    Varmit Control

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2001
    6,600
    145
    Location:
    USA
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    1886 Winchester .45-90 WCF
    Cimarron copy 1873 Winchester carbine .44-40 WCF

    Both are blackpowder cartridge.
     

  3. fastbolt

    fastbolt
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    10,748
    2,064
    Location:
    CA Central Coast
    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.
     
    #83 fastbolt, Feb 9, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2013
  4. countrygun

    countrygun
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    17,069
    17
    When you find one of these it's easy to love leverguns,

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  5. hogship

    hogship
    Expand Collapse
    It's MY Island

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    11,961
    1,730
    Location:
    Northwest territory, pardner!
    [​IMG]

    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

    ooc
     
  6. frank_drebin

    frank_drebin
    Expand Collapse
    1-man flash mob

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    4,884
    37
    That one just made me pee a little
     
  7. countrygun

    countrygun
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    17,069
    17
    There is a tale behind that rifle. It is a "special" gun in my collection because of it.
     
  8. tedwhite

    tedwhite
    Expand Collapse
    Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 1999
    420
    3
    Location:
    Bisbee Arizona USA
    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?
     
  9. Mercedesrover

    Mercedesrover
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    308
    0
    When you're ready to sell that .357........
     
  10. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin
    Expand Collapse
    JMB & MTK

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    3,881
    46
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter
    Expand Collapse
    NRA Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    2,611
    180
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Lever guns are as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and chevrolet
     
  12. countrygun

    countrygun
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    17,069
    17
    Lever actions and American deer hunters go together like strippers and breast implants.
     
  13. frank_drebin

    frank_drebin
    Expand Collapse
    1-man flash mob

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    4,884
    37
    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.
     
  14. CBennett

    CBennett
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    12,318
    365
    Location:
    PA/Covered by LEOSA
    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.
     
  15. pmer

    pmer
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2012
    27
    0
    Location:
    Minnesota
    [​IMG]

    Got this big boy 2 years ago with a 45 Colt Rossi and a 300 grain wide flat nose cast bullet.

    [​IMG]

    Gotta love the JMB designed Winchesters. 32 Winchester with a cast, gas checked bullet
     
  16. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison
    Expand Collapse
    Brew Crew

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    26,500
    3,049
    Location:
    Midwest
    I've got my grandpas marlin 30AS 30-30, great rifle, love it!
     
  17. Fox

    Fox
    Expand Collapse
    Varmit Control

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2001
    6,600
    145
    Location:
    USA
    Keep an eye out for a Savage M99 rifle chambered in .22 High Power.
     
  18. harrygunner

    harrygunner
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    578
    28
    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.
     
  19. skeeter7

    skeeter7
    Expand Collapse
    Brass Vulture

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    10,266
    142
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    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.
     
  20. railfancwb

    railfancwb
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    7,106
    749
    Location:
    Shelbyville, Tennessee TN
    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.


    Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire