But I'd like to read others bragging about their lever guns, with pics. I unfortunately sold two previous Rossis, but this one doesn't have as stiff of action as I remember. It is still stiffer than the Winchester, and ejects empties 10 feet away (perhaps because of more forceful cycling) while the Win plops them 3-4 feet away. The Winchester has a little bit of side-to-side play in the lever when locked up. The Rossi does not. On the other hand, the Rossi's forend has a negligible amount of play while the Winchester's does not. There are no visible fitment defects with either. The Winchester has prettier bluing and wood. The Rossi cycled both 38s and 357s without issue, and I shot it about as well today indoors as I did the 44 out to 25 yards. Trigger was clean though heavier than the Win. The 16 inch is handy, but I felt the 20 inch pointed better for me. Of course there is less felt recoil with factory 357 than factory 44 mag. I don't think the Rossi is much lighter, even though shorter, because of more metal in the barrel. Man, I like the push of thr 44 recoil.