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Old 02-07-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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I am new to threads and I am in the market to buy a nice lever action Rifle , My father had ome Wheni was younger and i am in searchof one similer to it .I beleave it was a 30-30 lever action and had some brass color to it .Myfather is no longer alive he passed away in 92' and rite after he passed all his stuff was stolen. Not sure whato aske for Or what to spend on one i am thinking around the 1200.00 range but asking advise on what to get or not get if anyone wouldnt mind helping me with this plz
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
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When it comes to lever guns, I'm a big fan of Henry. Check out their web site look at the various models. They make a nice 30-30 model with a blued steel frame or brass. It has a octagon barrel. Nice looking rifle.

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I've had Winchester and Marlin. While both function fine my choice would be a Winchester. I have never owned a Henry but Paladin201 seems to know his stuff and he likes them. Those three are the most popular lever guns. Any of those three will serve you fine for many years to come.

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Agreed. I've owned Marlins as well. Good, solid guns. Never owned a Winchester, but know them by reputation. I don't think you could go wrong with either of the three. Henry just happens to be my personal favorite.

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I would expect your father had the old stand bye a Mdl. 94 Winchester. They have set the course for all 30-30 lever actions across the globe. If in fact he had a Mdl. 94 it would have been what is now refered to as a Pre-64 Mdl. 94. This Pre-64 means it was made before the changes of 1964. These guns can be found at gun shows and online auctions. You can expect to pay around $700 or $800 for a real nice 94 Winchester 30-30.

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I would expect your father had the old stand bye a Mdl. 94 Winchester. They have set the course for all 30-30 lever actions across the globe. If in fact he had a Mdl. 94 it would have been what is now refered to as a Pre-64 Mdl. 94. This Pre-64 means it was made before the changes of 1964. These guns can be found at gun shows and online auctions. You can expect to pay around $700 or $800 for a real nice 94 Winchester 30-30.
Pre-64 means it was manufactured BEFORE 1964? Hmmm....how 'bout that.



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The two most popular deer rifles in the US are the Winchester 94

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And the Marlin 336

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Both in 30-30 caliber

Henry is also making a nice lever action

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Browning made an EXCELLENT lever action, but they are fairly scarce. There have been lever actions made from a .22 to a Moose gun. You can spend a few hundred $$$, or a LOT of money. Take yer pick- but they are all fun.

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I've owned all three (marlin, henry, Winchester) and they are all fine rifles. I currently own a Henry big boy .45 Colt, and a Marlin 30A in .30-30. The Winchester was stolen back in 1992. I'm still sick about it.

The Henry by FAR has the smoothest action. The Winchester's lever was sloppy, but smooth otherwise and was a GREAT shooter. Not to mention it was a '94...what else needs to be said? The Marlin is smooth ant tight, and a deer SLAYER. Took a 12 pointer in 2008 that weighed 175 lbs dressed out.

$1200.00 should buy a real nice example of any of these. Maybe even pick two for that.

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I wanted to explain a point that may not have been clear to an honest question. I have always gone that extra mile to help people wanting to undersand firearms. If you notice I stated the "Changes" in the Pre-64. This is a common term among Winchester folks.

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The two most popular deer rifles in the US are the Winchester 94

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And the Marlin 336

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Both in 30-30 caliber

Henry is also making a nice lever action

<img src="http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=38954"/>

Browning made an EXCELLENT lever action, but they are fairly scarce. There have been lever actions made from a .22 to a Moose gun. You can spend a few hundred $$$, or a LOT of money. Take yer pick- but they are all fun.
Have to admit...I forgot about the brownings. Probably the most beautiful LA guns made. (sorry Winchester).

Saw a browning in .22LR at the last gun show, and MAN that little sucker was purty!!
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