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    The Lever Aficionados Thread

    Thereís been threads for wood/blued firearms, light weight firearms etc etc.

    I love seeing photos of other peopleís leverguns, so post your pics here!

    Here are my current two; Iíve had Winchesters, Savages and Rossis, itís hard to go past the antique Winchesters.

    A 1912 manufacture 1892 rifle in 44WCF and a 1908 manufacture 1894 rifle in 25/35WCF:

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    I cant compete with that but heres my marlin 3030 big loop vx5 1-5x20 on top

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    My 2 babies... Ruger 96ers in .22LR and .17HMR with interchangeable .22WMR barrel

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    Nice old lever actions mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    I cant compete with that but heres my marlin 3030 big loop vx5 1-5x20 on top

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    That's nice, how do you find the scope @BRADS have been looking at that same model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanqueray View Post
    There’s been threads for wood/blued firearms, light weight firearms etc etc.

    I love seeing photos of other people’s leverguns, so post your pics here!

    Here are my current two; I’ve had Winchesters, Savages and Rossis, it’s hard to go past the antique Winchesters.

    A 1912 manufacture 1892 rifle in 44WCF and a 1908 manufacture 1894 rifle in 25/35WCF:

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    What's it like getting/ reloading ammo for those two? are the components hard to find?

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    Have posted this one up before but the 45-70 always brings a smile to the face when you squeeze the trigger.

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    some little ones

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    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john m View Post
    Nice rifles, Iíve been looking for a Favorite in good condition for a while now. What calibre is it John?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Shot View Post
    My 2 babies... Ruger 96ers in .22LR and .17HMR with interchangeable .22WMR barrel

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    What sort of magazines do they use? Leavers normally have tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    What's it like getting/ reloading ammo for those two? are the components hard to find?
    Brass is easy for the 44-40, as are projectiles, although I cast my own. The 25-35 is derived from the 30-30, so can be formed easy enough, and brass for it is still manufactured too. Projectiles are the hard one, there aren’t many options for flat or round nose .257 projectiles, and many are too light to be useful as they’re designed for the 25-20. Hornady makes a great 117gr RN though, so all in all neither is too obscure.
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    Some other ones

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    The 44 Mag shot 60 of these critters

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    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fawls View Post
    What sort of magazines do they use? Leavers normally have tubes.
    Those Rugers use the standard 10/22 type mags.
    Nothing wrong with levers with box mags and the like. After all there's the Win1895, Savage 99 for historic designs, Win 88 for something newer, those lovely Ruger 96's (I've often coveted one in 22Mag)
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    Absolutely delightful - be very happy to have any one of them in my closet.

    No photos but I've had I think half a dozen levers - might be more. Two winchester 94s in 30-30 - brilliant little bush rifles; two winchester 9422 XTRs - one in 22LR and one in 22WMR; and a Ruger model 96 in 22LR. Great little rifles with alot of character. Winchester 94 30-30s were 1964 and 1989 (I think) - great little hunters esp for northern conditions. Everyone has to own a 94 at some time or a Marlin 336 - also a real favourite. Winchester 9422 XTRs very well made and a delight to use. The Ruger 96 a real sleeper - a very fine little hunter with no real weaknesses.

    Also owned a Henry HOO1 lever in 22LR but while it possessed a very smooth action it was a poor shooter. First few rounds good then sprayed them everywhere - heat distortion due to too thin barrel. Went straight back to shop.

    This lever thread will wear out the 'like' button.

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    The Henry 45/70 went back the mag tube let go at around 400 rounds they have fixed the problem with a redesigned end.
    Replaced it with 1895 Marlin 22" barrel.
    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

 

 

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