I've been wanting to get a 38/357 lever rifle for quite some time. Went back and forth on the Henry-Winchester-Uberti rifle choices and finally decided on the Winchester 1873 Carbine made by Miroku. I am very happy with the fit and finish of the firearm. It is quick handling,with nice balance and I get a smile just looking at it. It Makes a nice addition to my Winchester 9422 XTR. I liked the Henry steel Big Boy a lot too,but when it came down to it,I didn't care for the tube loading mag.