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Lever action is a type of firearm action which uses a lever located around the trigger guard area (often including the trigger guard itself) to load fresh cartridges into the chamber of the barrel when the lever is worked. This contrasts to bolt-action, semi-automatic, or selective-fire weapons. Most lever-action firearms are rifles, but some lever-action shotguns and a few pistols have also been made. One of the most famous lever-action firearms is the Winchester Model 1873 rifle, but many manufacturers—notably Henry and Marlin—also produce lever-action rifles. Even Colt's Mfg. Co. produced 1883 until 1885 6403 lever-action Colt-Burgess rifles. Mossberg produces the 464 in centerfire .30-30 and rimfire .22. While the term lever-action generally implies a repeating firearm, it is also sometimes —and incorrectly— applied to a variety of single-shot or falling-block actions that use a lever for cycling, such as the Martini–Henry or the Ruger No. 1.

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  1. CountryGent

    Light-mount for PCC lever-gun ....

    Inspired by a couple other threads that I didn't want to derail. I wouldn't normally engage in such blasphemy, but I could see mounting a light-weight light system on this one: Any recommendations? Thanks.
  2. ATCclears

    Lever-action Rifles getting banned in the UK

    I was just reading a thread on It surprised me. FYI. I know we're not in the UK - it just makes me wonder how silly it might get here...
  3. ATCclears

    Henry Long Ranger in .308

    I'm pondering it. Anyone have any experiences with this rifle? Ramblings appreciated.
  4. CountryGent

    Cartridge Belt?

    So, I am looking for a couple leather cartridge belts. (The kind that goes around a waist, not loaded into a machine-gun.) The purpose is to securely carry .38 Special and .44 Magnum cartridges when packing a lever-action carbine chambered in said. I'm find a bunch of false positives whilst...
  5. PNWguy

    Henry built my dream lever-action... Jerks.

    Wish these would have been out when I bought my Remlin and made it into one of these. Although, at $950, not sure I would have been able to justify it. Remlin was $500 and I have maybe $750 into it. Then I replaced it with an AR build in 450 Bushmaster that I have another $700 or so into. I...
  6. CountryGent

    .44 Magnum Levergun Options?

    As the .44 Magnum revolver is working out, I find myself tempted by a levergun in said. Time was, a Winchester or Marlin would be the obvious choice. I'm not sure of the former now and I'm avoiding the latter after dealing the last one (in .45/70). The Henry's do nothing for me from a...
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