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Old May 26th, 2016, 02:20 PM   #1
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My two "go-to" lever guns are...

the Browning 92 in .44 Magnum and the Marlin '95 .45-70 Guide Gun with a full-length magazine. Neither has let me down.

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Old May 26th, 2016, 02:43 PM   #2
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Marlin 336C in .30-30....do your part and it will take anything in the lower 48.

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Old May 26th, 2016, 08:41 PM   #3
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Nice. Who's peep sight is on the receiver of the 45-70?

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Old May 26th, 2016, 10:45 PM   #4
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Nice. Who's peep sight is on the receiver of the 45-70?

"Mine"...sort of. I wanted a longer sight radius than the factory gave me. It's a Williams base and aperture originally designed for a commercial FN Mauser. I removed some of the metal on the bottom for a better fit. It was concave and now it is flat. It fits on the original two D&T holes at the rear of the receiver. For low light conditions, unscrewing the aperture makes it like a ghost ring sight. Some apertures are dark with a blued finish and some have a white ring for better visibility. The front sight insert is a post with a bright white vertical stripe. Midway down the barrel is an original flip-up ladder rear sight from an early M1895 Marlin rifle. It replaced the "stock" rear sight in its dovetail.

I installed a longer magazine from a commemorative model M95 rifle, shortening it to fit. The pad is a "Decellerator" model from Pachmayr.

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Old May 26th, 2016, 10:57 PM   #5
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My two GO-TO lever guns...
Marlin 39A
Marlin .444

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Old May 27th, 2016, 05:40 AM   #6
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My two GO-TO lever guns...
Marlin 39A
Marlin .444
Similar taste:
Marlin 39A
Marlin 444P Outfitter

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Old May 27th, 2016, 06:19 AM   #7
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I miss my 336y and guide guns. I may replace them depending on how the election goes. Right now all my free cash is buying parts and components.

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Old May 27th, 2016, 06:44 AM   #8
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Don't own any lever guns....yet, but a stainless 45-70 would be one on the list along with a 30-30 model 94 just for the heck of it.

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Old May 27th, 2016, 08:23 AM   #9
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My 24 yr old son leaves our little island town in four days flying out by helicopter where he'll be spending the summer on a work barge anchored along the Alaska mainland, flying and returning daily by helicopter to remote locations building helicopter landing pads for maintenance of a transmission line.

whereas we deal with black bear and wolves on our Island, on the mainland he will have plenty of opportunity to see brown bear. he and each one of his co-workers a small crew of eight or nine guys are all carrying firearms for bear protection.

his choice in a family that owns 44 magnums, 454 Casulls, and 500 Smith & Wessons, was to bring out his stainless Marlin 1894ss .44 magnum whIch he will keep in an Erblestock gunslinger backpack, I think he's making a great choice.

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Old May 27th, 2016, 01:17 PM   #10
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I've been to Alaska. Really smart to have some good bear medicine with you.

I kinda regret giving my .357 Mag Marlin to my son as I miss it. It was very accurate and I wanted him to have a reliable carbine that he could shoot with the confidence of hitting what he aimed at.

In the mean time I picked up a Rossi M92 in .45LC as a companion to my Colt. Having a carbine in a pistol cartridge chambering helps draw out the potential of the round.

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Old May 28th, 2016, 07:31 AM   #11
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I have a marlin 336 in 30-30 that has served us for 3 generations My grandfather bought it new in 1950, my father got it in the late 70's and I got it in 99. Over the years it has put over 200 white tails in our family's food train.

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Old May 28th, 2016, 07:44 AM   #12
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I've always been happy with this williams peep sight. It's on a marlin 1895 45/70 from 1975.
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Old May 28th, 2016, 07:48 AM   #13
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I need to get back into the lever game. I sold my JM Marlin 45-70 and I'm still kicking myself in the butt for it.

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Old May 28th, 2016, 10:40 AM   #14
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Very nice! What is a good lever action for a hobbyist that wont be hunting with it and just wants a fine shooting nice looking lever action?

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Old May 28th, 2016, 10:50 AM   #15
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Well, they mostly run 4 to 7 hundred neighborhood. For the hobbyist I would recommend the browning blr, it's a fine weapon, for a little extra coin .
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browning_BLR
If I wanted a plinker, I'd get the Henry big boy, or the 22 mag would be fun too.
https://www.henryrifles.com/rifles/big-boy/

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