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Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7657983
08/25/22 03:35 PM
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My Grandpas 1887 Winchester 10 gauge lever. I like to just sit and hold it. It's a heavy son of a gun.


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Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658060
08/25/22 04:35 PM
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MI
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Agree with Gary…… I like the 1887 in 12 gauge though


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Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658067
08/25/22 04:43 PM
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I love my stainless Marlin 45/70 Guide Gun, and I've got a Savage 99 in 308 that is probably as old as I am. But if we are talking old lever guns (I'm not old, lol!) I would have to go with Win 94 in 32 Special and a 92 in 218 Bee.

I've had a couple of friends that had the Winchester Big Bore 375 (again, not really old) and they are a nice round, but the accuracy on the two I was around sucked. I really wanted a 444 Marlin when I bought my Guide Gun, but they weren't making it in either stainless or a short carbine model, I've never regretted getting the 45/70 instead, love the gun and the caliber.

Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658075
08/25/22 04:48 PM
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Minnesota
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My Winchester Model 71, .348 caliber, made in 1951!


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Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658164
08/25/22 07:07 PM
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wantage n.j.
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Savage 99 in 22 HP (high power). Great after hours deer gun!!

Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Kevin Colpetzer] #7658186
08/25/22 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin Colpetzer
Model 71 chambered in 348 Winchester. And a model 1886 chambered in 50/120 sharps

I'm pretty sure 50/110 was the largest chambering.

Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: k snow] #7658191
08/25/22 07:38 PM
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Yea, I got one too from my grandpa. Sweet shooter.

Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658217
08/25/22 08:16 PM
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Indiana
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I have a Marlin 1894 in .357 and a 336 in .35 Rem. Would love to have an 1894 trapper in .44 mag.

Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658240
08/25/22 08:49 PM
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Still the Best Dang Intro EVAH !!


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Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658248
08/25/22 09:00 PM
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My Marlin JM 1895 stainless and walnut guide gun in .45-70 is a favorite for me. While it isn’t old by comparison to some classics that you discuss, it is about 20 years old - can’t remember exactly when I bought it. Had some custom work done by a gunsmith in Montana. Even with the short barrel it shoots 2” groups out to 200 yards. It is my now classic deer rifle here in Ohio. I plan on using it for a bear hunt in Maine in 2023.

Looking for a different type of lever action. A Ruger Number 1 in .45-70. Unfortunately most people must think they are made of solid gold.


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Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658279
08/25/22 09:50 PM
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Frazee, MN
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Savage model 99 in a 250-3000

Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658294
08/25/22 10:30 PM
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Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658352
08/26/22 04:59 AM
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My grandfather's model 94 Winchester 30-30 he bought it for 50 dollars when he was 15 from money earned delivering news papers. He passed away in 2019 a month before my daughter was born. It has its own spot on the wall in a custom wooden gun rack my wife had made specifically for that rifle it's one of my most prized possessions.

Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658408
08/26/22 06:52 AM
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Well, I like them and have owned a lot of them in the past. I had a Winchester 1873, 1886, 1887, 1892, several 1894's, a model 94 .22Mag, an 1895, an unfired model 65 in 218 with bolt peep, model 71 Deluxe, several model 64's (2 deluxe), 2 Savage model 99's (a .300 and a .250). They went when I sold the collection, but I did retain a minty '94 and an unfired (supposedly) '64 deluxe.
If I could find a minty '71 deluxe I would be sorely tempted


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Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658416
08/26/22 07:01 AM
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I have a Model 1894, Trapper, short barrel with saddle ring. I had it certified by the ATF as a curio and relic. It isn’t in the greatest of shape but hey, I got it in a trade for a 1976 15 foot tri hull boat that I never used.

Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658439
08/26/22 07:41 AM
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Another great intro ! BAD (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman)

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Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Willy Firewood] #7658697
08/26/22 02:01 PM
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The 50-110 was the largest Winchester chambering, but Sharps had bigger ones!


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Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658790
08/26/22 05:18 PM
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The Sharps action could withstand the higher pressure.

I have always wanted a rifle chambered in .45-90 or .45-110. That bullet would be really speeding along.

For different cartridges look at Wild West Guns in Anchorage. They have made quite a presence in modern lever guns.


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Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: Dstone1992] #7658803
08/26/22 05:49 PM
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My next rifle,and probably last ,will be the 45/90,probably one of Winchesters newer offerings.The originals,when you can find one,are way above my pay grade.


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Re: Let's talk old lever actions [Re: the Blak Spot] #7658817
08/26/22 06:18 PM
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Hey Blak spot- that's looks very slick with the case hardening on the receiver. Nice gun!

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