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kalibear
05-10-2006, 11:35 AM
Does a fairly modern 12-gauge lever action shotgun exist?

homerm14
05-10-2006, 12:36 PM
I don't know how modern you mean, but Tri Star makes a copy of the Winchester model 1887. Modern copies are also still made in Australia, but good luck finding one.

maxicon
05-10-2006, 2:57 PM
I understand the Tri Star never made it into big production.

Norinco's making them, and they're being sold by Interstate Arms (IAC):

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=48391188

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=48475545

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=48347521

Looks like they're going for $430-$500.

That's about the only option I know of for current production lever-action shotguns. You can still find older Marlins and such for not much money, but they don't tend to be well supported.

max

kalibear
05-10-2006, 2:57 PM
Okay I did a search for "replica" and found the Norinco version. Thanks a lot for the info!

Edited to add: Thanks maxicon, you beat me to it :D

CalExile
05-10-2006, 5:15 PM
I like the Norinco. It is a very smooth action, much better than I would expect. You can easily cycle the action with one finger and a loose hold on the gun. I read somewhere the CHICOMS are using exceptionally good steel in their gun building these days. Other than the leather dingle ball looking wrap around the lever, it is a cool gun.