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Old 03-31-2013, 05:35 PM   #11
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Marlin would be my choice! But I would try to find an older one!
Never had a Henry! I have often though about looking to get one in the future. But I do know they are also made in the USA! And I would like to think from the TV specials I have seen about thier production they were of quality?

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I would carefully handle that Henry before buying it, looking down the sights. You cannot get a great cheekweld on it. It is what they call "traditional" profile and it is awful. Scope it and it becomes a completely useless chin-weld.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #13
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Rossi 92 in .44 mag, 90-95 ish yards, in the hands of a 55 year old woman. One shot, on the run, among the horses...

Has already taken several deer over these recent years.

Ain't **** wrong with the Rossi. Unless you need something special to outshoot someone's Granny.
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I still regret getting rid of my Marlin lever gun. It's a good round for that platform.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #15
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Another vote for Marlin.

Many of the other lever

guns have top ejectors,

which block a scope.

My Marlin .44 shoots

more accurately than I do.
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It's not a lever action, but Ruger 77/44 is a slick bolt-action carbine in 44 rem mag. I'm giving it a real close look
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Originally Posted by chloeshooter View Post
It's not a lever action, but Ruger 77/44 is a slick bolt-action carbine in 44 rem mag. I'm giving it a real close look
+1. I'd love to have that or the one in 357 mag.
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I sent off for an action job kit for my Rossi 92 from Steve's Gunz.

The kit consisted of a new magazine follower made of stainless, a new ejector spring and a DVD that walks you through the entire process of slicking up your Rossi 92, step by step.

The kit costs just under 60 bucks.

Tools required are a couple of screwdrivers, some tweezers, a paper-clip, a small hammer, some pliers and a bench grinder. Needle files or a moto-tool are needed for a few of the slicking-up operations. - I used both.

I found that a small flashlight was handy, but that might have been on account of my old eyes.

I went through the process, pausing the video at each step, and am gratified with the results. The gun is a LOT easier to load, doesn't launch the empties off into the unknown any more, feeds better and generally feels a lot slicker in its operation. - I can work the action with just my little finger.

I also ordered the peep-sight that replaces the safety that Rossi puts on the rear of the bolt, along with a stainless-looking dovetail blank to fit the dovetail where the old rear sight was mounted.

The peep sight is a major improvement, eliminating the onerous and unnecessary safety that Rossi puts there on the bolt.

I forgot to order plug screws for the barrel. There are four threaded holes under the leaf-type rear sight, apparently for a scout-type scope mount. I had some blued plug screws in the shop, but could have had stainless ones from Steve's Gunz if I had remembered to order them.

Anyway, I'd say I got my moneys worth. As it came, the Rossi was difficult to load, and had feeding problems... I had shaved off quite a bit of my thumb-nail, trying to load it. Now it works a lot better in general.

I'll stick my neck out here and recommend the kit and the peep-sight to anyone who is handy with tools and wants to smooth-up their Rossi 92.

If you are a gunsmith, this educational video will bring in the Cowboy action shooters for action jobs.
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Originally Posted by JTJ
Marlin 1894. I have been looking at the 1894C which is 357. The Marlin can be scoped or set up with a receiver sight. Already drilled and tapped. I passed up an 1894 44mag at the recent local gun show.
I bought the 1894 for this reason. It's side eject and comes drilled and tapped. Great deer gun when state law won't allow for rifle calibers.
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