Anyone else like lever actions?

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

  1. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control


    Consider the .44 WCF chambering, also called the .44-40. It is the original chambering for the early Winchester rifles.

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  2. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control



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

    Both are blackpowder cartridge.

  3. 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. When you find one of these it's easy to love leverguns,


  5. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island


    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

  6. frank_drebin

    frank_drebin 1-man flash mob

    That one just made me pee a little
  7. There is a tale behind that rifle. It is a "special" gun in my collection because of it.
  8. tedwhite

    Millennium Member

    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. When you're ready to sell that .357........
  10. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

    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.

  11. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

    Lever guns are as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and chevrolet
  12. Lever actions and American deer hunters go together like strippers and breast implants.
  13. frank_drebin

    frank_drebin 1-man flash mob

    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. 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


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


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

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

    I've got my grandpas marlin 30AS 30-30, great rifle, love it!
  17. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

    Keep an eye out for a Savage M99 rifle chambered in .22 High Power.
  18. 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 Brass Vulture

    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. 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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