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The Lever-Action Rifle: The Original Assault Rifle.
« on: April 07, 2019, 02:25:00 AM »
when Henry and later Winchester came out with the lever action rifle, they were essentially the first assault rifles of their era! think about it, if you had a lever action and your enemies had single shots or muzzle loaders, you were at the top of the food chain!

i have been a fan of lever actions for many years and have owned quite a few over the years as well, from various manufacturers. my favorites will always be the Winchesters though.

so lets discuss lever action rifles.
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Re: The Lever-Action Rifle: The Original Assault Rifle.
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 08:47:14 PM »
I have a Win 94 in .44 magnum to go with my Dan Wesson pistol and about 1000 rounds of ammo in case things go south.  Mine is a top ejector so not a lot of options for modern scopes/red dots.  I tried an adapter but didn't like the handling.  So I'm back to the iron sights.  But then the range of a .44 mag is not far; 100 yard shots at the most I'm thinking.  I love the handling and general shoot-ability of the rifle.
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Re: The Lever-Action Rifle: The Original Assault Rifle.
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 08:59:05 PM »
I have a Win 94 in .44 magnum to go with my Dan Wesson pistol and about 1000 rounds of ammo in case things go south.  Mine is a top ejector so not a lot of options for modern scopes/red dots.  I tried an adapter but didn't like the handling.  So I'm back to the iron sights.  But then the range of a .44 mag is not far; 100 yard shots at the most I'm thinking.  I love the handling and general shoot-ability of the rifle.

I have a soft spot for a lever-action and a revolver chambered in the same round. I really NEED a Marlin or Winchester chambered in 44 Magnum to go with my revolver.
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Re: The Lever-Action Rifle: The Original Assault Rifle.
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 09:04:18 PM »
Incredible weapon.
I have a Winchester in .30-30.
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Re: The Lever-Action Rifle: The Original Assault Rifle.
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 06:02:48 AM »
I have a Win 94 in .44 magnum to go with my Dan Wesson pistol and about 1000 rounds of ammo in case things go south.  Mine is a top ejector so not a lot of options for modern scopes/red dots.  I tried an adapter but didn't like the handling.  So I'm back to the iron sights.  But then the range of a .44 mag is not far; 100 yard shots at the most I'm thinking.  I love the handling and general shoot-ability of the rifle.

I have a soft spot for a lever-action and a revolver chambered in the same round. I really NEED a Marlin or Winchester chambered in 44 Magnum to go with my revolver.
Have 3 model 94 30-30s.
I like them alot. Good shooting accurate little easy to tote rifles.

I WANT a 357 chambered long gun to go with my revolver as a SHTF combo. However I know lever versions are common I am looking for a Remington model 77 BA rifle in 357. Just want a different one. I would not be unhappy with a lever version in 357 however.

 


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Re: The Lever-Action Rifle: The Original Assault Rifle.
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 01:05:32 PM »
I have a Win 94 in .44 magnum to go with my Dan Wesson pistol and about 1000 rounds of ammo in case things go south.  Mine is a top ejector so not a lot of options for modern scopes/red dots.  I tried an adapter but didn't like the handling.  So I'm back to the iron sights.  But then the range of a .44 mag is not far; 100 yard shots at the most I'm thinking.  I love the handling and general shoot-ability of the rifle.

I have a soft spot for a lever-action and a revolver chambered in the same round. I really NEED a Marlin or Winchester chambered in 44 Magnum to go with my revolver.
Have 3 model 94 30-30s.
I like them alot. Good shooting accurate little easy to tote rifles.

I WANT a 357 chambered long gun to go with my revolver as a SHTF combo. However I know lever versions are common I am looking for a Remington model 77 BA rifle in 357. Just want a different one. I would not be unhappy with a lever version in 357 however.

 


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I have had at least one Winchester or Marlin that was chambered in 30-30 for over thirty years!

I am going to do a thread on "resto-modding" my Model 94!  :wave1:
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Re: The Lever-Action Rifle: The Original Assault Rifle.
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 05:43:54 PM »
I bought a Uberti "clone" 1873 with short octagonal barrel more than a decade ago for SASS back when I lived in VA.  Had it locally slicked up for competition.   It's in .357 Mag, but I've only shot mid-range loaded cowboy .38spls.  Its a fantastic gun and one day my youngest daughter will get it.  Assuming she doesn't go full-liberal on me and swear off firearms (she already has 3 of my handguns).

I also own a Marlin 1894 in .44 Mag.  Only shooting cowboy loads in it for now.  I have some hot .44 Spl defense loads I'll try out one of these days.  Don't know if this is a Remlin or not, but it works fine for me and is relatively accurate at 75 yards considering my eyesight.  I mean, I can hit the 8" black circle all the time, but the grouping is like buck shot.  That's on me.

I've been thinking of getting a Henry in .327 Mag to go with my Ruger SA, but they're expensive on Social Security.  And I don't know how practical it would be.  I'd love to fall into a Rossi .45 Colt at a decent price, but that hasn't happened yet.  Probably never will.

Anyway, my Italian clone 1873 and American made 1894 work fine for me.
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