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Poohgyrr
11-26-2006, 1:10 PM
OK, just a friendly thread for those who prefer these rifles, short rifles, and carbines.

Any favorite models, calibers, or etc???

I'm enjoying .357 & .44 caliber M92s right now, but any Winchester M94 is also welcome at home....

461
11-26-2006, 1:16 PM
I've got a .357 Winchester '94 and a Marlin .44mag in Stainless. Both good guns that work well. The .44 is my favorite and I think the Winchester will be sold soon to finance another project.

ivanimal
11-26-2006, 1:28 PM
Marlin Model 1895 in 45-70 followed by the Savage 1899C in 308.

big jon
11-26-2006, 1:49 PM
No intent to brag, But I got the Boss 1886 45/70
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g23/jhunter63/IM003971.jpg

cornholio1
11-26-2006, 1:51 PM
No intent to brag, But I got the Boss 1886 45/70
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g23/jhunter63/IM003971.jpg

and that thing kicks like a Mule. I know this for a fact.

bwiese
11-26-2006, 1:51 PM
I'd like a Marlin Guide Gun in stainless. 45/70 of course.

I'd also like to see a lever gun chambered in 460 S&W Mag. I don't think that round'll be too punishing out of a long gun....

FatKatMatt
11-26-2006, 1:55 PM
I've got a .357 Winchester '94 and a Marlin .44mag in Stainless. Both good guns that work well. The .44 is my favorite and I think the Winchester will be sold soon to finance another project.

Send me a PM when/if you want to sell that Winchester.

Prc329
11-26-2006, 1:55 PM
Marlin 1894C in 357 mag with brass peep sights :)

DULLYJAY
11-26-2006, 2:17 PM
[QUOTE=big jon]No intent to brag, But I got the Boss 1886 45/70

I like 450 Mar. The BIG BOSS. Marlin says the most powerful rifle they make;) .

RANGER295
11-26-2006, 2:21 PM
Marlin 1894C in 357 mag with brass peep sights :)
+1 This was my coyote gun before I got an SKS minus the peep sights. They are great little rifles.

Schlamoo
11-26-2006, 4:30 PM
I vote for Browning model 81's. I have a .308 and .223, straight stock. Very nimble and "purdy". They are magazine fed instead of tube fed so pointed bullets are not a problem. Browning made the .223 for I think one year a few years ago then discontinued it in favor of the .243. A distributor in the mid-west commishioned Browning to make some last year. After years of searching I've finally got one safe at home.

Oh and my "Jeep" gun an American made model 94 in .30.30. I will say I liked my Marlin 336 better than the Winchester but I sold it in a weak moment a few years ago.

Mike 56
11-26-2006, 7:15 PM
I have a Winchester 94 30/30 i like it. But the Winchester i really want is 7.62x54r. The last one i saw was 1,500 Dollars. Mike

Rumpled
11-26-2006, 9:08 PM
I have a Western Field Model 679 in .30/30
It's a store brand (Wards, I think) of a Mossberg Model 79 (as in 1979)
It's my first so it's gotta be .30/30 right?

Sorry, no pictures of mine; but here's one like it.

Dave in LB
11-26-2006, 10:33 PM
Add me to the Marlin fan club with a Guide Gun in 45-70. This is by far my most favorite gun to shoot. Hard to touch one off and not smile.

Outlaw Josey Wales
11-28-2006, 12:10 AM
Hell yes! :D

Marlins
357 Magnum
44 Magnum
30-30
45-70

Winchesters
22LR
30-30

Paratus et Vigilans
11-28-2006, 6:04 AM
Marlin 336 XLR .30-30 in stainless with grey toned laminate stock and 24" barrel. Nice gun, fun to shoot.

guimus
11-28-2006, 7:45 AM
My 1894C in .357mag is my favorite (and cheapest) gun.

PJA
11-28-2006, 8:22 AM
Marlin Cowboy Limited in 357 and Winchester Model 53 in 25-20.
Pete

wuhungsix
11-28-2006, 4:46 PM
everyones all-time favorite...
http://www.daisy.com/shopping/image.php?productid=16141

I also own Winchester 94 Ranger 30.30 and a Marlin 39a .22lr.

Coastey
12-12-2006, 3:01 PM
I have a few 30-30 Winchester 94's including the NRA Commemoratives.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g249/Coastey/NRAWinchesters.jpg

But I usually shoot my Winchester Trapper in .45 Colt and a Cimarron 1873 also in .45 Colt.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g249/Coastey/Cimarron1873right.jpg

30Cal
12-12-2006, 4:12 PM
I've got a Win 92 in 44-40 and a Win 53 (25-20). Both have nice Lyman tang sights on them. Great rifles!

I also have a Marlin 39A golden mountie which is a great little .22LR.

Ty

Satex
12-12-2006, 4:15 PM
I have been thinking of buying a Henry 22LR. It seems like a fun rifle.

wuhungsix
12-12-2006, 4:41 PM
I have been thinking of buying a Henry 22LR. It seems like a fun rifle.

Buy one! Their actions are smooth as silk.

cnyankee
12-12-2006, 6:28 PM
have a 1894c in 357 and just bought 1895 guide in 45-70. get to pick up the 1895 monday and thats going to be my pig gun.


I'd like a Marlin Guide Gun in stainless. 45/70 of course.

I'd also like to see a lever gun chambered in 460 S&W Mag. I don't think that round'll be too punishing out of a long gun....

bwiese when they make a marlin in 460 ill be one of the first in line. until then if you are looking for a rifle in 460 i have a thompson encore pro hunter in 460 and its a great gun. puts a huge smile on my face when ever i shoot it.:D and whenever i break it out everyone is impressed. 20 in barrel pro hunter stock makes recoil not bad.

im not selling mine just letting you know its out there. only drawback is its a single shot.

Pulsar
12-12-2006, 7:35 PM
Can't say I actually own one (yet) but I've been working on a Browning BLR for a friend for the past couple weeks and I've fallen for this gun. It's such a cool design, even if it is a bit of a ***** to put back together properly, love the gear driven lever action, and the detachable mag means you aren't limited to blunt tipped bullets.

guimus
12-12-2006, 8:32 PM
Puma (which if I remember right is part of the Taurus/Rossi group of Brasilian manufacturers) makes the model 92 lever gun in .454, which is close in concept to the 460 (just one size smaller). What is the general opinion of the Puma lever guns? Sure, from a prestige point of view, they are not Marlins or Winchesters, but are they accurate and sturdy?

The folks over at graybeards outdoors seem to really like pumas. I've been looking at the Puma M92 in stainless 16" .454 casull, myself. Can be had for about 400 bucks. I just need to decide whether to get it this year or next.

PLINK
12-12-2006, 10:27 PM
I have a Model 94 30-30 that my grandfather bought on 7/10/1970. The only reason I know this is because he left a note behind the butt plate. It also has info about himself and where he purchased the rifle. I never shot it. I am still trying to figure out how to field strip it so I can give it a good cleaning. Do any of you have any good web links that demonstate this?

Poohgyrr
12-14-2006, 7:11 AM
Over on Leverguns.com they like the Puma .454's & several guys have done quite a bit with them. Only issue is some of the stocks can split. A good recoil pad helps.

Overall, the Rossi made M92 action is generally stronger than the Win or Marlin M94s.. Supposed to be why they don't make M94s in .454 or .480 Ruger, but Rossi does.....

nearsightednate
12-28-2006, 8:14 PM
Here's a picture of my Uberti 1873 Winchester clone in .357. It's been completely tuned and is my main rifle for Cowboy Action Shooting.

Nate
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f312/nato7/IMG_0609.jpg

kermit
12-29-2006, 8:12 PM
Do any of you have any good web links that demonstate this?

Take a look at this site and see if it makes sense:

http://www.castbullet.com/misc/tdown.htm

I have two Winchesters (44 mag and 30-30) but haven't torn them down to this level yet.

naimad
12-29-2006, 8:34 PM
Marlin 1894 p 44 cal one of my favorite guns to shoot

pksman
12-30-2006, 7:26 AM
Here's a picture of my Uberti 1873 Winchester clone in .357. It's been completely tuned and is my main rifle for Cowboy Action Shooting.

Nate
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f312/nato7/IMG_0609.jpg

Great looking rifle. Does it have a short stroke kit installed?

nearsightednate
12-30-2006, 10:53 AM
Yes it does as a matter of fact. It has the Cowboy & Indian Store C & I Special with a lightened aluminum carrier, stainless steel magazine spring, front sight bead, and super smooth action job. It's absolutely perfect! I highly recommend them if you are going to be doing any Cowboy Action Shooting. They have a bit of a wait but are well worth it. If you ever get out to Hole in the Wall Gang or Deadwood Drifters (both in Piru), you're more than welcome to shoot it. Tha offer goes to anybody!

Nate
Great looking rifle. Does it have a short stroke kit installed?

fairfaxjim
12-30-2006, 11:27 AM
I have been thinking of buying a Henry 22LR. It seems like a fun rifle.
Definitely buy it. There is something so sweet about a lever .22 - I think they rock compared to those 10/22's. I still have my Marlin 39A Golden that I purchased in 1964 with paper route money. $54.00. I couldn't begin to guess how many trouble free rounds have gone down that barrel.

guimus
12-30-2006, 12:20 PM
I have been thinking of buying a Henry 22LR. It seems like a fun rifle.

I got one a couple months ago and finally took it out shooting. Absolutely no problems. It's on its way to becoming one of my favorite guns. I got one of the H001L's (16" carbine w/ large lever loop) and while parts of it feel a little cheap compared to some of my other guns, it cost about 1/10 of what some of my other guns did! I'll check back in after I put 10,000 rounds through it.

scootergmc
12-30-2006, 2:14 PM
Yee haw.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/scootergmc/IMG_4281.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/scootergmc/IMG_4279.jpg

guimus
12-30-2006, 2:20 PM
Yee haw.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/scootergmc/IMG_4281.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/scootergmc/IMG_4279.jpg

that's gorgeous!

JALLEN
12-30-2006, 2:26 PM
I have a Model 94 30-30 that my grandfather bought on 7/10/1970. The only reason I know this is because he left a note behind the butt plate. It also has info about himself and where he purchased the rifle. I never shot it. I am still trying to figure out how to field strip it so I can give it a good cleaning. Do any of you have any good web links that demonstate this?

I've never tried it myself but I did find this link when I was doing due diligence.

http://www.castbullet.com/misc/tdown.htm

I have a Win 94 in .357 in hack now, pick it up in another week. It was used but never fired, and I think it is going to be a barrel of laughs. Any ammo do's and don'ts?

Outlaw Josey Wales
12-30-2006, 2:48 PM
Very nice Scooter.

Santa Cruz Armory
12-31-2006, 8:10 AM
I don't have a solo pic but here's my Winchester 30-30 with a few other oldies.

My dad got it from a guy (who was in his 50's) while he was in the Veterans hospital in S.F. back in the early 80's, who said his grandfather bought it in San Francisco "a long time ago" It lived in a closet until we got it.

It only had 10 rounds fired through it when we got it, it had a old box of silver tip ammo with it. I wish I would have kept it, but you know those stupid kids...:rolleyes: I've fired maybe 100 rounds through it.

Does anyone know how/where I can find out the age of this thing? Shoot me a PM.

EDIT: I found out it was manufactured in 1902!. Thanks ScooterGMC

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/BLFD1/P1010055.jpg

scootergmc
12-31-2006, 1:21 PM
PM sent...

Poohgyrr
01-28-2007, 8:27 AM
1902, wow that's pretty good. Congrats on your Winchester.

Poohgyrr
01-28-2007, 8:32 AM
I have a Win 94 in .357 in hack now, pick it up in another week. It was used but never fired, and I think it is going to be a barrel of laughs. Any ammo do's and don'ts?

I like mine a lot, but the cartridge stop had to be replaced. The original stop had issues and often allowed a round to slip beneath the lifter - which jammed the action. Didn't matter which ammo I was using. Now it pretty much runs fine with everything I've tried so far - .357s and .38s.

This cartridge stop problem seems to happen with the .357 Win M94's. Kind of like how some Marlins get the "Marlin Jam" problem.

Hunter
01-28-2007, 10:09 AM
I don't have a solo pic but here's my Winchester 30-30 with a few other oldies. ...It only had 10 rounds fired through it when we got it, it had a old box of silver tip ammo with it. I wish I would have kept it, but you know those stupid kids...:rolleyes: I've fired maybe 100 rounds through it.....http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/BLFD1/P1010055.jpg

By the wear on the receiver's finish, I would say it has seen more than a few trips to the woods. it takes a lot of handling and sweaty hands (holding it across the receiver) to remove the finish that way. I looks overall in very good shape from photo, but it has seen use beyond a few trips to the range and being stored away. To only have 10 rnds thru it from 1902 to 1980, and have that kind of finish wear on it...well that is hard to believe.