Where to find a good lever action


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brentn
March 20, 2008, 09:07 PM
What I'm really looking for is something as close to original as possible, like an 1894 or anything in that time period with No modern additions if possible.

The marlin 336 is apparently really good, but they have thier own rifling system and side ejection, it just looks like its not very authentic. Again nothing wrong with the rifle, just not what I'm looking for.

Any ideas?

Winchester 94's are out of production so no dice there...

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Ratshooter
March 20, 2008, 09:35 PM
If your looking for cowboy type guns marlin has the cowboy series. These have octagon barrels and are pretty much the same guns they were in the late 1800s.

If your looking for winchester copies you can check the sites of EMF, Navey Arms, Rossi, Uberti and Cimmeron arms. Most of these are copies of the Henry, the 1866 Yellow Boy, the 1873 and 1876 Winchesters.

There are most likely others i can't think of right now.

Seafarer12
March 20, 2008, 09:49 PM
Check EMF Firearms and Cimarron. They both sell Rossi 1892's. I have a Navy Arms 1892 and its a great gun no safety, cresent butplate. Navy doesn't list them anymore though on their web site. I like those brands more than the Puma's their finish isnt as nice and they have a goofy safety. I wouldn't fool with the 73's or older because of weak actions unless you just want to shoot cowboy action stuff out of them.

MilsurpShooter
March 20, 2008, 09:54 PM
Little expensive but this would be another place to look

http://www.uberti.com/firearms/1860Henry.tpl
http://www.uberti.com/firearms/Yellowboy.tpl
http://www.uberti.com/firearms/1873Rifle.tpl
http://www.uberti.com/firearms/1876Rifle.tpl

Bearhands
March 20, 2008, 10:01 PM
Mossbergs new Mod 464 is an interesting one... I'd like to handle one as soon as possible.

Seafarer12
March 20, 2008, 11:26 PM
I saw one at the gun store today I didn't handle it but it has a tang safety and an abnormally large gap between the barrel and mag tube. I didn't even bother to ask to see it.

T.R.
March 21, 2008, 10:51 AM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/rushmoreman/Winchesterriflemodel94.jpg

This is a photo of a model 94 rifle made in 1895, one of the first. Note the stock similarities with the Legasy model 94 that was introduced in 1995.

The Oliver Winchester commemorative model 94 has always appealed to me. Its a finished rifle and not a carbine at all. No barrel bands.

The Canadian commemoritive model 94 is another example.

GunBroker.com and GunsAmerica.com are good places to begin the search.

TR

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