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Old 11-13-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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I'd like a companion to the .357 revolver I'm getting for my birthday, preferably in .357 magnum also. I have been thinking a lever action would be cool, but I'm not 100% sure which rifle I would like to get. I don't like what I have heard about the new marlins, nor do I like the brass receiver and reloading method of the henry rifles. I have heard good and bad about the rossi's, usually that they are ok stock and pretty good with a bit of work. I don't really want to have to take a new rifle to a gunsmith to get it smoothed out. I want a rifle that is slick out of the box. Will the winchester deliver in that aspect?

I haven't been able to find much on the new winchesters, most of the time people just say they don't like them because they are made in japan. Honestly I don't see how that is any worse than a rossi.

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As far as the quality of the Japanese Winchester's,they're top shelf.
But they also come with a Top shelf price tag.

Uberti also makes some very nice lever action's. I've had a Uberti 1873 reproduction in 45LC for many years.
They aren't cheap,but they are very nice rifles. They produce several different models in several different calibers.

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Thanks, that's good to hear. I need to pay a visit to the local gunstores in my area after my birthday and see if any of them have one. This will be my 18th birthday so I can finally buy a gun without my mom being there to sign the paperwork lol.

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The Winchester 1892 is one of my favorite rifles. You can't watch a western without seeing them. They never made them years ago in .357, so you'll have to settle for one of the copies, which isn't a bad thing. I also tend to favor Uberti products. They're light and a pleasure to shoot. Being a purist I have to stick with original calibres. Perhaps one day if you really take a liking to it you'll pick up an original. Mine is an 1892 SRC 44-40 trapper model mfg. in 1898. It has a special order 17 1/2" barrel and is in near mint condition.

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I would love to have an original some day, but I want something I can afford to put a lot of rounds through without reloading.

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If you get a Rossi, you may not be happy w/ the ruoghness of the action. The EMF Hartfords are made by Rossi, But everything is tuned before they are shipped to the end user. Mine is an EMF hartford in .44-40 w/ a 24" barrel. Love it.
http://www.emf-company.com/store/pc/1892-Rifles-c123.htm

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As far as the quality of the Jap Winchester's,they're top shelf.
But they also come with a Top shelf price tag.

Uberti also makes some very nice lever action's. I've had a Uberti 1873 reproduction in 45LC for many years.
They aren't cheap,but they are very nice rifles. They produce several different models in several different calibers.
Man, now you have me looking at those uberti 1873's. Those are some very pretty rifles, and the MSRP on em' is about what Winchester is asking. I'm not sure how the street prices differ, I'm honestly not even sure if any shops around me carry uberti. I've never really noticed any of them having many lever guns, I may have to order offline and just have it transferred.
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I sure enjoy shooting my Uberti 1873 in 45lc.

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The made in Japan Winchesters are light years ahead of Rossis as far as quality goes. While you can smooth up a Rossi considerably with enough work, you'll never get one as smooth as a Winchester out of the box. They're more expensive, but you get your money's worth.

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I have a new Winchester 1895 in 06, action very smooth and tight, worth it IMO.
The other one is my Ruger Gunsight Scout.

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