I just discovered lever-action is loads of fun!


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AirPower
March 29, 2009, 11:13 PM
I've never owned or worked a lever action rifle until I recently bought this old used Winchester 94 in 30-30. I wish someone had told me earlier about how fun lever action is. Even though I have semi-auto rifles that takes care of the extraction and feeding automatically, working the lever just feels so satisfactory in the locking and opening of the action. In a way, it's even better than the bolt action. I don't know how to describe it other than that 30-30 in a Win94 lever action is a great combo. The gun is light, action is smooth and recoil is minimal. The Winchester 94 is definitely a keeper! Anyone else enjoys their lever action?

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/3797/winchester94.jpg

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Bearhands
March 29, 2009, 11:26 PM
Anyone else enjoys their lever action?

SHHHHHHHH! or everyone else will want one!;) You've caught the fever, and it's a nice one to have. Congrats!

Turtle56fred
March 29, 2009, 11:56 PM
Welcome to club! Here are my 2 favorite rifles.An 1894CS in .357 mag. and a 1895G in .45-70.
http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp84/turtle45-70/HPIM3452.jpg

Clint C
March 30, 2009, 12:30 AM
I also have been bitten by the lever bug. I don't know how I ever lived without one. I traded for my Winchester 1894 (made 1942) about a month ago and since have bought a Winchester 9422. I originally traded into the 1894 thinking I would use it for trading stock. I will never get rid of that rifle for anything. Like someone told me "every household should have one."

Here is a link here at THR that will provide some great information for your Winchester 94.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=433058

Oro
March 30, 2009, 12:34 AM
I like to ride my horse in the mountains, so I figured I should get a lever and a scabbard. Oh, what a nice rifle combination. Reasonable power out of a handy and satisfying package. Like you, I got a pre-safety Winchester in .30-30 and it's just a wonderful gun.

Brian Dale
March 30, 2009, 02:06 AM
I wish someone had told me earlier about how fun lever action is.We did! :p

Glad that you're having fun with it. :D

Paladin_Hammer
March 30, 2009, 02:13 AM
I've never had more fun with a rifle than my Marlin 30-30 :) . It's light, a joy to shoot, and even though the action is rough it's hard to find more satisfaction in a firearm than rocking that thing forward and pulling it back.

Now if only I could find a .45-70 for under $400 dollars :D .

Mike U.
March 30, 2009, 02:24 AM
Only lever gun I own is a Winchester 150 .22 S,L,LR. It is a HOOT to SHOOT! One day I'll own a major caliber lever because they are just too fun to shoot.

foghornl
March 30, 2009, 09:25 AM
Never had a Winchester levergun, but I have had several Marlins over the years. Leverguns...waaay up on the "Fun Gun" list.

cane
March 30, 2009, 09:26 AM
I've got lever actions in the following calibers:
.22
.243
30-30 (2)
.38 special
.357 mag
.45 Colt
45-70
56-50
12 gauge
Shoot them all.

Floppy_D
March 30, 2009, 09:30 AM
Welcome to club! Here are my 2 favorite rifles.An 1894CS in .357 mag. and a 1895G in .45-70.

Leonardo or Donatello? Can't make out of if the headband is blue or purple. :D
Either way, nice leverguns, I'm in the market for one in 45LC myself.

Wile E Coyote
March 30, 2009, 09:48 AM
I've long been a fan of levers, but only just last week did I finally jump in and pick up a decent Savage 99 in .300 savage. Being a lefty tends to steer a fellow to lever guns naturally.

T.R.
March 30, 2009, 09:51 AM
30-30 has plenty of power for even the largest of mountain mulies. This old timer weighed just a tad over 300 lbs. yet was toppled with just 170 grain bullet through the chest. That's my eldest daughter in the photo.

TR

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/rushmoreman/Kforkybuck-1.jpg

husker
March 30, 2009, 10:31 AM
i just received last week a Henry 22 lever youth. on a trade for some train stuff. went out yesterday and put 200 LR and 50 shorts through it. first gun i ever bought was a marlin 30-30 at the old coast to coast in ralston Ne.

aka108
March 30, 2009, 11:37 AM
I love bolt action rifles but have a 1955 Marlin 39A which I have also had a 59 year love affair with. It is truly a pleasure to use it.

woof
March 30, 2009, 11:59 AM
aka, I know 1955 was a long way back, but still not quite 59 years :)

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