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Why are pistol caliber lever actions so expensive?

gmerkt

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I only have one lever action rifle at present, a Henry steel frame in .41 Magnum. That's the main reason I bought it because I have a couple of Model 57 Smiths. Marlin in .41 is pretty scarce. I've owned a number of lever guns in the past, .30-30's, a .35 Rem., and several in pistol cartridge chamberings. The price of the Henry wasn't an issue for me because of the scarcity of the caliber. I've heard that a good many of the .41 Henrys are sold in Texas so I guess they use them on hogs. My particular Henry is okay, I haven't measured the trigger pull but I know a heavy trigger when I feel one and this one isn't. The front loading tube, I don't take that as a minus because stuffing pistol cartridges into a side gate has gotten fiddly for me in later years. As stated above, Henry now offers a "side loader"in some calibers. In the past, I've owned Winchesters, Marlins and one Browning. Overall, I think I liked the Marlin product best. The Browning was a beautiful gun in .32-20, but the throat was so short I couldn't load jacketed bullets available to handloaders. The wood on the Henry is nice, the bluing isn't all that impressive. I was thinking of buying a second Henry in .327 Fed Mag, another odd-ball cartridge but now have decided not to.
 

Wombat of Doom

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I replaced it well I think.

Glad you are having a blast with it. Literally.
It may just be a favorite now. I want to make one in a different caliber pretty much identical. My dad is thinking of buying his first cartridge rifle as one. (Civil War reenactor. He owns a muzzle loader.)
 

Reno

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It may just be a favorite now. I want to make one in a different caliber pretty much identical. My dad is thinking of buying his first cartridge rifle as one. (Civil War reenactor. He owns a muzzle loader.)
I had a single shot I did up in 223. Was going to use it with the can that was pending. All my cans took a year plus to get so the wait was so annoying I went through at least a handful of hosts before even getting any of them.

I’d do another Henry either the lever action or the single shot in 223 maybe, in time.

If Ruger surprised us with an updated 44 carbine type semi auto bottom mag fed in various calibers. I’d get that. Otherwise I’m kind of owned most or many of the PCCs out there and the rest don’t overly excite me.

Maybe the 77/357. SBRd would be pretty cool. However I’m at the point where I need more suppressors as swapping is starting to get annoying. I know, first world problems.
 

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