Who else is into levers?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by mwsfarm, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. mwsfarm

    mwsfarm New Member

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    I can't help it. I love lever action rifles. If you haven't shot a .308 marlin express or for that matter any of the leverevolution ammo through your lever guns you have to get some. the old model 94 loves it.

    I went into a local shop last week to order a Saiga .308, and left the store with the Marlin .308MXLR, a 400 yard stainless/laminate lever gun. I already had 2 other .308's and still want a Saiga, but I have no regrets, I'm a sucker when it comes to both old and new lever guns.

    Anyone else have this affliction?
     
  2. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Ok, your avatar is a pic of the most "tacticool" lever gun I have ever seen...lol.


    I have always been a fan of the model 94. I would like to own a nice one someday. They make for good subsistance rifles.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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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. :D
     
  4. mwsfarm

    mwsfarm New Member

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    45-70 1895SBL is next on my list- with a red dot ! :eek:
     

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  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I really like the look of the grey laminate and stainless. :cool:
     
  6. dukech1

    dukech1 New Member

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    I have a Marlin 336 and a 1894? in .44 mag, love both, plan on another as soon as possible.:)
     
  7. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I grew up using my dad's .30-30 Winchester to hunt with. It's a rock solid rifle that carried plenty of ammo in the tube.
     
  8. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    The Model 94 30-30 Win. probably killed more whitetails than any other firearm produced, although, it is probably the most dangerous long gun made. I was happy when Marlin introduced the cross-block safeties on their firearms. This made the lever more user friendly.
     
  9. ScottG

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    Unfortunately, I only have my Henry lever at the moment. I've seen a vintage Marlin a few times at various gun shows, but because it's the same one, I guess there's something wrong with it or maybe too pricey.

    I'm considering a Puma in .357 as my next purchase.
     
  10. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    Lever Blasters!

    Im a sucker for a lever gun had a few and traded off some
    Have a Marlin 336A in 30-30

    but traded off a Western Auto (marlin 30A) 30-30
    56 in .22lr

    Winchester model 64 in 30-30
    88 in .308
    250 in .22lr

    Rossi Puma model 92 in .38/357

    Savage 99F in .243


    Ithaca model M49R in .22lr

    I never had a Ruger alwase wanted to shoot one see how they measure up to a Marlin 56 or 57
     
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  11. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    I like them too but I don't have one...yet.:D

    My wife's uncle has a Marlin lever action in every caliber they ever made. You name it he has it.
     
  12. buddy1

    buddy1 New Member

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    32-20 not working in win.

    some of the veteran lever owners are telling me that 32-20 rounds will feed and fire in 32WCF stamped rifels. I have an 1892 model win. 32WCF in excelent cond. I'm trying to use Ultramax 115gr. they will not feed into the chamber due to lingth. I have checked with other gun smiths and they are telling me that the 32WCF messures1.223 and the 32-20 messures1.590 witch is to long. Can some one clear this up for me. These same rounds work real well in my Marlin model 92.
     
  13. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    .32 WCF is the original designation for the .32-20. Other makers did not want the Winchester name on their guns (Marlin). So they called the same cartridge by a different name.

    If one is giving feeding problems, check to be sure the over all length is not exceeded. A different bullet profile may also be the cause.
     
  14. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    i would love to get one in .357, .44, 45-70 and a 30/30 or 30-06
     
  15. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    When I do get around to buying a lever action, its going to be one of these.
    [​IMG]
    Thats just a beautiful rifle.
     
  16. SlamFire

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    When I was ten yrs old, Mattel came out with a replica Win. Mod. 1894. The "classic" cowboy rifle. I begged and whined and got one for Christmas, 1958.

    Just recently purchased a Win. Mod. 1894 in 30-30 (30 WCF), just happens to be mfg'd in 1958. And a Marlin Mod. 1894 in 44 Mag. mfg'd in 1964.

    The Marlin in 44 mag just does it for me. The Win. is more of a "safe queen."
     
  17. freefall

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    Marlin 1894 in .44 mag loaded with .44 sp 200 gr gold dots is my house gun. Haven't really wrung out the leverevolution stuff in the 30-30s yet. Used to have a .444, traded it off:(, it shot right where I looked with it and EVERYTHING I shot with it fell down.
     
  18. allyellow

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    had a marlin guide gun in marlin 450 got ride of it. Rattled the teeth to much.
    have a henery 22 lr , just got a puma lever in 454 casuall it's not to bad.
    doesn't lever very clean though have to work on it.
     
  19. divinginn

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    I miss my marlin 44 mag,one of my first deer rifles,bought it new at kmart for 110 dollars around 1980,dont know why I sold it now.
     
  20. Win73

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    I like levers a lot. Only have two right now. One is a Model 1873 Winchester, 1891 vintage. The other is a Marlin Golden 39A Mountie, 1967 vintage.

    Used to have a Rossi Puma .357 Trapper. Unfortunately was dumb enough to trade it off.