Lever action shotgun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by aandabooks, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Is any maker currently making one? I'm getting ready to purchase another gun and this would definately be on my list. I have shotguns in everyother configuration but lever and O/U. I think a lever would be cool and gauge wouldn't matter too much. 12, 16 or 20 fine. 28 and .410 I'd have to think about.
     
  2. Jake15

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    I don't know if they still do, but Norinco made a reproduction of the Winchester model 1887 in 12ga that they called the "cowboy 1887" hope that helps.
     

  3. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    AFAIK they're still being imported through IAC. Not sure how they get around the Chinese gun ban. There's still plenty available through gunbroker anyway.
     
  4. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Wouldn't be interested in a gun made in China.

    I did find that in 2003 Marlin made a run of model 410 levers. They were an updated version of gun made in the 20s by Marlin. Looks like they run in the $700-$800 range. That would be the absolute to of my range for my next gun and I don't know if I would want to go that high on a shotgun.
     
  5. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Winchester also made a 410 on the model 94 action. Last year was 2006.
     
  6. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    Don't knock the Chinese guns till you try one.
     
  7. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    I make my living in manufacturing. It pains me to buy anything Made in China. If I have a choice, I buy American.
     
  8. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    I can understand that but there is so much stuff that isn't made here it pretty much makes it impossible so it doesn't bother me anymore. If I want something I don't care where it's made.
     
  9. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Chinese guns suck! They feel so light and cheep.. Ive had toy guns that had a better feel to them. Ive only shot the Chinese SKS's and AK's but maybe im spoiled cause I got a Russian one.....
     
  10. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    Winchester had some '94 style lever guns chambered in .410 and Armi Chiappa (Italian company) makes reproductions of the Winchester 1887 lever gun

    Chiappa Firearms
     
  11. Hawg

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    Norinco 97's and 87's are good guns, very good guns. I have a Norinco 97 and it feels just like a Winchester. The wood on mine isn't that great but the newer ones have American Walnut. Until the ban Norinco 1911's were the preferred platform for custom gun builders to work with because of the higher quality of steel.
     
  12. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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    I hunted with a guy that used his Winchester 10ga lever phesant hunting.