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Old 06-21-2009, 03:04 AM   #31
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My first centerfire rifle was a new Marlin 336 in 30-30. Woolworth (a chain that is long gone) was the store I bought it in, and I can still remember the price, $79. The Winchester was on sell for $10 less, but I fell in love with that Marlin. To this day I still have the 30-30 and a 35 Remington twin. An 1894 Marlin in .357 Magnum is my favorite rifle in my safe, followed closely by a Browning .22 lever gun (I don't remember the model number but it is small, quick and accurate). I guess I am a lever fan.
I haven't tried these new bullet designs with the poly tip. The old round nose soft point has always worked for me. Come to think of it, I haven't tried a scope on my Marlins either. Maybe when my eyes dim a little more I'll go that route, but in the woods I hunt you might see another hunter in full blaze orange at 100 yards, but you wouldn't see a deer or bear. I figure if I'm looking in the right direction, and the critter is moving, I should see him at 50 yards. 50 yards, brush, a Marlin with plain ammo and iron sights, that's the way I like it.

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Old 06-21-2009, 03:09 AM   #32
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I have a few lever actions-they are some of my favorite guns to shoot.
22LR- Marlin 56,First year-Steel receiver
Marlin 1897 Annie Oakley
22WMR- Erma Werke EG73(Winchester 9422M copy)
38/357- Rossi 92
44 Magnum- Winchester 94AE 24" barrel
45 Colt- Uberti 1873 24" barrel w/ custom sights

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Dangerous? Really? How so?

If by "dangerous" you mean "unsafe", any rifle is potentially unsafe if the user has their finger on the trigger.
Maybe he meant that its tubular magazine with pointed bullets was dangerous?
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:03 AM   #34
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Right now I only have a Marlin 1895 SS 45-70. I used to have an 1895 Ltd. II in 45-70 and an 1894 in .357. I miss that .357 lever a bunch. If I can find one for a decent price when I've got the cash, I'm gonna' snap it up.
I'm with you CA, I had+traded off long ago a Marlin 1894 in .357. I'm going to get another-soon-I hope. We can now use them for Deer, in Indiana, also.Didn't use to be able to hunt Deer with any non-black powder rifle, till about 5-6 years ago. I'll have to choose between the .357+.44Mag. though, seeing that I also have,shoot the two handguns also?? Decisions-decisions???
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Dangerous? Really? How so?

If by "dangerous" you mean "unsafe", any rifle is potentially unsafe if the user has their finger on the trigger.
Not sure, but I think they are referring to the 1/2 notch safety that all the older lever guns had. When you back the hammer off the firing pin, to the first click,that was the only safety. I never had it happen, but people claim that these guns would fire, if struck on the back of the hammer, in the 1/2 notched position?? Example drop gun-fall out of trees, etc.
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