Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by T.R., Feb 9, 2017.
I picked up my Rossi at a gun show a few years back. It was LNIB and had a decent asking price. It was also in .45 Colt (which was especially nice as I have three single action revolvers all in .45 Colt), and I loved the way it handled with that short 16" barrel. Prior to that I can't remember seeing very many Rossi or Marlin lever action rifles at any of the local gun shops or gun shows. The Henry Big Boy at 7 pounds and with a retail price of $850 is too heavy and too expensive for what I'm looking for in a lever action rifle.
Now-a-days I would not gut a deer for it. Where I live deer are plentiful, sometimes showing up in my yard. I enjoy watching them. In spring the fawns, seeing them grow up. In fall the bucks rutting, chasing does up and down the 1 lane road in front of my house. Not a day goes by that I don't see deer.
During deer season I load the 336, lean it there against the front porch railing and pretend I'm a deer hunter. Sometimes I reflect on deer hunts past, the camaraderie, the deer camps/cabins and those that have moved on. I look at the rifle and sometimes tear up.
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