first lever action

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  1. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    i just put my first lever action rifle on layaway. a henry 22. anyways i'm extremely excited and it got me to wondering. what was your first lever gun?
     
  2. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    marlin 336!

    LOVE the levers! i also got a henry big boy.....its is SWEET! :)
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well you picked a good one for your first one!:D

    Henry has an excellent reputation for building a quality rifle.

    you made an excellent choice for your first lever action without a doubt. it will serve you well for many, many years.

    pictures when you get it home!:D
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Pre-64 Winchester 94 in .30-30. Never shot better than paper plate sized groups. Have been a Marlin 336 fan ever since.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Marlin 39A. Mom bought it for Dad for their first anniversary. Still have it. My grandkids shoot it.
     
  6. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    My first lever action was a Daisy Red Ryder
    my first .22 was a winchester 9422

    My first ever shot was dads marlin 56 levermatic
    The first i ever built from spare parts was a winchester model 250
    First parts 30-30 leveraction was $50 for a box of a winchester 64 in pieces, fixed it up was one sweet shooting rifle when done, stupidly i sold it because it was accurate enough to be boring was during my milsurp kick closet full of mosins phase.
    Coolest looking leveraction i had was a worn out hand me down eskimo rawhide repaired western auto model 740, 30-30 muzzle so worn it shotnpatterns instead of groups.

    My next to buy is the Remington nylon 76 trailrider.
     

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  7. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    thx axxe. and don't worry i'll definitely post some pics
     
  8. Defiant_one

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    In my case

    I don't have one, don't own one but have been drooling for a Henry Big Boy in .44 mag for some time. Problem is, if I don't let things cool off and bring another gun home, my wife is liable to use it on me !!! LOL


    I figure a 3-4 month cooling off period... :D
     
  9. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Marlin 336-C in 30-30 Cal. And later follwed by a Marlin 39-A in 22LR:D
    Wish I had the older Marlin 336-C Back!
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  10. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

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    My first was a Marlin 30TK.. Its a straight stock, short tube 30-30. T= stands for Texan model, K= stands for Kmart. they were sold only at Kmart stores for a couple years. Thats the gun that started all the trouble......:D. I have 11 lever guns now....Really want a stainless 45-70 Guide gun, but it's a process..after a while i will come to grips with the fact that i dont really "need" one... I'm not a Guide, and the Polar Bear threat in my area is minimal... Congrats on the Henry.....i have one in .22, and 45LC, They are very nice....:)
     
  11. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Cindy,

    Lets see some pics! Love the Lever Guns! I did add a Winchester 94 to the collection (From Walmart) when Winchester stopped making them a while back. Still in the box and I have never fired it. It is not a collectors piece by any means but though maybe one of the grandkids might like to have it some day. Think of the Country Song about the Granddad who gave the Boy a 30-30 when he turned 9! LOL

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  12. Salvo

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    My first centerfire rifle was a levergun, a Marlin 1895G when I was 18 years old. This 45-70 had a square finger lever and a straight grip stock with a hard plastic buttplate. I developed and overcame a flinch with this rifle - and never flinched again after that.

    The Henry .22 is a much more reasonable first levergun, I bet it'll be a lot of fun to shoot. Beautiful, too.
     
  13. godale

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    had a marlin 35 rem. really enjoyed it couldnt keep it pay fpr my bolt 30-06 on layaway and bring the kids home for christmas too. so it went away really been getting the urge to get another too
     
  14. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    Like Rex,
    My first was the Daisy "Red Ryder"
    Then the Marlin 39A "Mounty"
    I think it is a Rossi in .44 mag.
    And a Friend gave me an old
    Winchester 94 30.30.
    My next, I hope,
    something in .45 Colt.
    I love the lever action..
     
  15. cranky1

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    Model 64 Winchester made in 1954.
     
  16. JCS53

    JCS53 That looks like it hurt Lifetime Supporter

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    My Marlin 1895 GBL 45-70 and the Rossi Puma in .454 casull...God I love lever guns!! What a piece of American history that shoots like a dream!! I put a Wild West Trigger in the Marlin. I would highly reccomend it if you can drop the $75.00....Very nice trigger... 0929131212.jpg

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  17. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

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    Love that Marlin....Very nice. I got a thing for lever actions too...They are sooo sexy..
     
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  18. Donn

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    My first was a pre-'64 Winchester in 32spl, (still have it). Since then, I've added a Winchester Trapper Carbine in 44mag, a Marlin 45-70 and recently, a Henry Big Boy 357mag. The 357 and 44 are my favorites.
     
  19. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    I have one lever gun I bought,it's the ugliest thing alive, but I love it. 30-30
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  20. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    My first lever rifle? A Henry .22 youth model gifted to me by my man. He had it custom painted with pink camo. It is a very accurate gun, very nice to shoot. You're going to love it.