Gone Lever Action Rifle Crazy!lol

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  1. forty5

    forty5

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    For the last three months I have been under a lever action rifle buying spell. And I will be picking up a Rossi 92 Stainless .357 Magnum monday. Here's my spell Marlins 45-70 26",336W 30-30 20",Henry's .22 Mag., GB .22 LR both 20" & Russi 92 .44 Mag. 24". All are Octagon barrels tubular magazines, except the 30-30.
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    Why in the world would anyone NEED all those killing machines ?
     
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  5. China boy

    China boy

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    You have a problem... and the only thing that will fix this is more lever actions...
     
  6. Buckeye63

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    I used to have a bunch 35ish at one time ... Got sick and had sell them off to pay the hospital bill and other expenses ....
    Only have two Marlins now .. Both JM's ,both 30-30
     
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  8. hogship

    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    Very nice forty5.....Lever rifles are an American classic!

    I've had quite a few lever rifles in the past, but as my gun collecting goes......they come and they go!
    Marlin 39A 22LR
    Marlin 336CB 30/30 octagon barrel
    Winchester Trapper 357mag
    Marlin Guide Gun 45/70
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    These three are my current lever rifles.
    Top: I'm really having fun with my latest acquisition.....a 1967 Winchester 94 30/30 with Leupold scout scope.
    Middle: 2003 Marlin guide gun, 45/70 with Pentax 2 3/4x scope. Currently loading 405g laser cast bullets.....a really great shooter!
    Bottom: 1949 Winchester 94 30/30 flat band, all original, complete, and unmodified.....my collectible! My favorite load using Laser cast 165g FP bullets is very accurate in both the 30/30's.
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  9. Scott1970

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    I have a variety of them. I'm not too sure which is my favorite, but I lean toward this first year production Marlin in 35 Remington from 1950. It has a virgin waffle top....it survived all these years without being drilled.


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  10. Valmet

    Valmet M62/76 Silver Member

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    Hogship- that Winchester trapper is awesome! Now I’m thinking I need one of those.
     
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    Deputydave Millennium Member

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    You say that like it's a bad thing :)

    Nice rifles, very nice. A buddy of mine here (Aceman) very much likes a rifle/revolver combo in .357 magnum. I see the logic in that point of view. And too be honest, I wouldn't mind having a good 30-30 lever action as well.
     
  12. Collo Rosso

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    I would say there's worse afflictions.
     
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    There is just something about a Lever action,
    I have been hunting for 30 yrs,
    I have seen every type of new super magnum in our deer camps,
    me?
    i just grab my marlin 336 in 30-30, It never failed me :)
     
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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    I have such a sweet spot in my heart for them.
     
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    rogn real dogs

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    Amazing pieces. I got one for my son when he returned from the land of sand and liked it so much I got one too. Rossi 20" SS 45C . A 300 gr XTP dribbles out the muzzle @1700 FPS. ! ! They barely reach 5#, so I got a walnut shotgun but for mine. Makes it much friendlier. Matches up to my Smith and Ruger 45C's.
    Missed a buy on a 357 blued carbine because I didnt have my checkbook with me, it was gone by the time I got back. Drat!

    Got a Browning 22LR thats a hoot to shoot, just takes so long to reload.
     
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    I've got one of those 20 inch Rossi 45s myself, though mine is blue. It is a very accurate rifle and really surprised me for a pistol caliber carbine. What buttstock did you add to yours?

    I love lever actions as well with a strong preference for the Winchester and it's better copies. I have killed deer with a 30-30 out about 240 yards and I've never found a real need for anything more powerful.
     
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    rogn real dogs

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    I found a Boyds stock or either ebay or gunbroker.com. Really makes shooting the little howitzer more pleasant. BTW the KE produced by the 45C 300 gr at full velocity exceeds the KE of many 30-30 rounds. And the bullet is already 50% greater in diameter than the 30 cal. Expansion is built in.
     
  18. PhotoFeller

    PhotoFeller A swamp dude

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    I went through the lever gun phase some years back and have never seriously regretted it. Mine are all 'JM' Marlins except for 1 Winchester. My lever guns range from .22 to .45-70, including .357 and .44 magnums. I understand your affliction very well.

    For an old peckerwood like me who grew up with western movies, Red Ryder comic books and outdoor magazines like Sports Afield, lever-action rifles represent an important part of firearm history and tradition; they are more than common instruments for hunting and fun shooting.

    My first Marlin, which I still have after 45+ years, is a .30-30 'Texan' with a straight stock and blued finish. I'd say it's my sentimental favorite.

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    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    One thing that does bother me a bit, is all the "lawyer" safeties these days. When Smith did that, it really killed the desire to buy anything current production.
     
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    PhotoFeller A swamp dude

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    I understand many hunters think the cross-bolt safety is bad because fumbling with it might result in a lost shot. In many years of hunting with rifles and shotguns, however, I don't recall missing a shot at any critter because of the manual safety. If the safety is a major concern, it can be left in the 'off' position or permanently disabled.

    Judging from the steep rise in 'JM' Marlin market values, the safety feature isn't a huge detriment. Admittedly, pre-1984 models without a cross-bolt safety do attract a nice value premium.
     
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