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Old May 17th, 2016, 07:53 PM   #1
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My Lever actions

I posted this on the Ruger forum, but knew a few of you also like lever actions. I'm currently building my small collection and will add a Henry 1860 and Winchester cloned 1866 Yellowboy later.

Just can't get enough of them.


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Old May 17th, 2016, 08:04 PM   #2
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I should pull it out and take some pictures, but I have a 94 from the late 40's, 1948 if I remember right. Nothing real special about the rifle itself, typical .30-30 carbine, though its in about 90% condition. Its cool feature is there is a little scrimshaw inlay in the stock, about the size of a half dollar, with an Inuit kayaker carved in it.

I'd really like to add a pistol caliber, maybe .357 or .44something, and a rimfire model to the wall someday. Always loved lever guns, they just feel right.

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Old May 17th, 2016, 08:13 PM   #3
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Nice collection! I also have a '94 from the 40's in .32 spl. and some old savage 99's. The '94 was a gift from my Father many years ago. It's in near mint. Only hunted with it once, but shot a nice buck with it. I plan on handing it down to my son. I've got a hankerin for a Marlin 1894C in .357 for fun. I better get moving on it. They're getting harder to find. MK

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Old May 17th, 2016, 08:14 PM   #4
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That Henry 22 is a real fine running rifle....I'm completely shocked at how butter smooth the action is and how well it feeds the rounds, oh and it's a little tack driver too.

That Rossi 45-70 Rio Grande model kicks like a mule...light rifle really bites!

I love the Uberti Winchester 1873 in 45Lc it's very beautiful and shoots right.

My Henry Big Boy in 45LC is another beautiful lever action.

That Rossi 92 45LC in stainless is a great truck rifle, easy to carry.

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Old May 17th, 2016, 08:17 PM   #5
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For a very long time I have wanted a lever action. Those are beautiful, especially together.

I am going to have to get at least one special rifle in lever action.

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Old May 18th, 2016, 01:17 AM   #6
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I only have two, Henry Big Boy and Winchester '92. Both in .45 Colt, I love 'em.

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Old May 18th, 2016, 03:39 AM   #7
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Beautiful collection SFC Higgins!

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Old May 18th, 2016, 04:47 AM   #8
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Next to the m14 type I LOVE the lever rifle. Have a few winchesters and marlins. The Best .22 for me is the marlin 39 gold trigger series (1973 to 1990), well made exc shooting rifle. New (post 2000) Winchesters and marlins are poor in fit and finish/materials. Today Henry, and Italian rifle makers build the best in my book. Italians are big into the SAA/Cowboy shoots....Thanks to Eastwoods movies filmed in country.

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Old May 18th, 2016, 05:00 AM   #9
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The lever gun has always fascinated me and over the years have owned quite a few and only one left today is the Browning copy of the Winchester Model 71/348 caliber. Stocked up considerable amount of ammunition and components years ago and good thing for the ammo is in short supply, not the most popular caliber these days. Not really suitable for scope use, but shoots fine with Williams FP aperture sight and gun and caliber is suitable for anything from mice to moose. Suppose you could call it a lever gun, Ruger No.1 in same caliber and in fact going to shoot both of them this morning. You have a very nice collection of lever guns.

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Uberti makes Henry and Winchester clones for a very reasonable price. the fit and finish is outstanding.

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Old May 18th, 2016, 06:35 AM   #11
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I have an Marlin Model 336 in 30-30 with the gold trigger. What a wonderful gun. Back before I could afford my own property to deer hunt, this fly weight had the power to knock down a whitetail and the short size to hump through the scrub and bogs that make up public hunting land in northern Minnesota.

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Any love for the Savage Model 99?

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OH HECK YEA DOZER...got 2 300 and 250 savage..... First class rifle,,and way ahead of its time for safety..... you almost have to be a half wit to accidentally fire it... pop up button for loaded, std safety, and a lever lock.... 200 yds and less its the ultimate deer rifle. Ammo is hard to find.

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OH HECK YEA DOZER...got 2 300 and 250 savage..... First class rifle,,and way ahead of its time for safety..... you almost have to be a half wit to accidentally fire it... pop up button for loaded, std safety, and a lever lock.... 200 yds and less its the ultimate deer rifle. Ammo is hard to find.
Not if it's in .308

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Man, wish I could see that pic!!! I'm at work and it won't allow it :(. I bet they look great though! Love the leverguns, are you planning on getting a "Henry" made 1860? Or one of the Italian makes?? I have a Uberti 1860 Henry that is great looking and a tack driver!

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