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Where are all the lever guns??

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Brutus57, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Went to the Monroe gun show today and saw only a handful of lever actions bigger than .22. Then at Cabela's almost none in the used section and just a couple of new ones, Henry's.
    My friend is looking for a 30 30. Cabela's had one Henry for about $689.00 but I liked the stainless 45 70 carbine lever gun. Course I like the gentle kiss of a 30 06 as well.:cool:

    Brutus Out
     
  2. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying to collect em all, maybe I finally did it.

    :)
     
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  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Only 30-06 lever action I know of would be a Winchester model 1895 (starting price around $1800 for a good shooter and 2500.00 for a nice one) original or new production and the Browning BLR a current production rifle.
     
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hence the Winchester model 1895 which is feed from an internal box mag. and the Browning BLR which feeds from a DBM.
     
  5. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    I have been trying to find a good stainless marlin in .357 for as long as I have been shooting. I got my hands on a nice 1963 marlin in .44mag but it was just not what I was looking for.
     
  6. techiej

    techiej vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Try Keith's in Gresham. At the last show (Rose City) in Portland he had quite a few out...mostly Rossi's but a few Marlins as well...picked one up myself.
     
  7. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    Lever guns of any collector value are HOT right now. Old Winchester's, if available at a decent price are a better investment than any stock(unless you bought Ruger stock 20 years ago). Old Marlin's are right on their heel's, as anyone unable to afford a proper Winchester collection can have several Marlin's for the price of one Winchester, but the prices are climbing all the time.

    Outside of collector models, I believe that people are finally catching on the usefulness of a lever gun. The intermediate cartridges(.30-.30, .32 Win., .35 Rem.) are great, but in a revolver round is where I believe they truly shine. .32-20, .38-40, .44-40, .357, .44, .41, .454 Casull. I believe them all to be quite useful when paired with a revolver chambered for the same round.

    Personally, I see more lever guns at big stores than anywhere else. Cabela's, Sportsmen's Warehouse, even Walmart carries a Marlin 336 or two. That they are popular probably means you are making the right choice. Keep your eyes peeled, you'll find what you're looking for.
     
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  8. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    I own a Rossi .357 with a 24" barrel. Besides the ridiculous barrel length, it is a fine gun.
     
  9. redbos99

    redbos99 Seattle Member

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    Cant wait to find a Marlin in 35 Remington.......
     
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  10. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    You're speaking my language, Brother. I am a huge fan of the .358 projectiles in a revolver or rifle.

    In my opinion, the .35 Rem. shines with 200 grain bullets at 2000-2100fps. 220's at 1950-2000 are fine as well. I would go no heavier in a .35Rem., but I would consider going down to 180's(@ 2200fps+-) for deer.

    Personally, the holy grail for me is a Savage 99 in .358 Win.(but who has $2,000 for a rare rifle that no one is selling anyway?) Then we are up to 200's at 2500 or 250's at 2250.
     
  11. bigmacattack

    bigmacattack KING COUNTY Member

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    Need me a 357 levergun bad. Pretty scarce at the moment.
     
  12. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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  13. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I fondled a stainless Rossi levergun in 45 Colt a while back. Had a 16" barrel and by the time I got back to the store with cash, someone else had got her. Besides the goofy and totally useless safety on top of the bolt, it was a sweet little rifle. Now I can't find one anywhere.
     
  14. BillR

    BillR portland,or New Member

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    I found a 375 win last week now I have to decide if I'm going to keep it.
     
  15. Dapapadon

    Dapapadon Gladstone, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've 4 Marlins, two 45/70s, a 1958 30/30 & a 44 mag. And one Henry in 22lr. Make that 2 Henrys in 22lr. I ran across one with the octagon barrel for a really good price today. It's on layaway at the lgs.

    I'm always looking for a good deal on a lever gun. I'd like to find a waffle top Marlin in .35 Rem., a Marlin Texan in any caliber & a Marlin JM guide gun.

    A nice Winchester 94 would be good too. And a Browning 1886 copy of the Winchester.

    I've got enough to keep me happy. But hope to add one or so a year.

    Almost forgot, I'm thinking about a Rossi in .357 mag. Can't find a Marlin.
     
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  16. Dan Wesson

    Dan Wesson Everett New Member

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    I have a Winchester 1886 1 of 1,00 High Grade 45-70 Full Mag Octagon as new in box.
    Not the common short mag "lightweight".

    Also a 95% Browning B-92 in .357 Magnum. Not many made. Highest quality 92 I have ever seen. Made by Mirouku in Japan.

    Used to have a lot of feedback on SGN...............
     
  17. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    I know it's not what everyone wants, but I would be willing to part with my Rossi(Puma) .357 lever. I has a 24" octagon barrel, which is great for accuracy, but of course isn't as handy as a 16 or 18".

    If someone were interested, I would take $450 cash or $500 in trade.
     
  18. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I am getting a pre lock marlin 1894 in 44 mag on Thursday to keep my other levers company :thumbup::bananadance:
     
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  19. Mystykl22

    Mystykl22 SW Washington Member

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    I have a Winchester Model 1887, 10 gauge lever action shotugn, up for sale actually, if you are looking for a real "peacekeeper"... I also have a Winchester 1892 in 25-20 cal up for sale. I am keeping the other winchester 1892, in 25-20 also. I want to call in a coyote and shoot him with the lever action 25-20 with open sights, and video the hunt... That would be kinda cool...
     
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  20. redbos99

    redbos99 Seattle Member

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    I have a 25-20 Barrel from bullberry. It is a lot of fun...... I have a 1-4x20 on mine though, I need all the help I can get!