my preference is a marlin in 45-70. i may get one in 45colt at some point
Originally Posted by nitestalker
Winchester out of Biz? They have been making Winchesters for a 150 years and they are still being made. Many products have changed ownership and location over time. The Winchester Mdl. 94 30-30 is still being made.
As for changes I can not imagine needing a safety on a Lever Action rifle. But we have new shooters today who are not well trained in gun handling. They must be protected against themselves.
i love the cross bolt safety on my marlin. i can activate it and lower the hammer safely then deactivate so all it needs at that point is a good thumb cocking. if you really cant stand the thought of it its easily removable and there are blanks that can pug the holes.
i vastly prefer the side eject over the top eject. ive got a xs sight rail i put on mine. it greatly increased the sight radius which is a great thing and lets me use a qd scope mount and still have readily accessed iron sights.
ignore the acog
you cant really do that with a top eject. you pretty much stuck with factory leaf and blade sights.