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G-Solutions
04-15-2012, 11:51 AM
This discussion started in a thread about optics (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=8408456&posted=1#post8408456).... To prevent a hijack over there, let's discuss this in a new thread here.

What are your favorite lever action rifles and which features do you appreciate most?

I started out with a Winchester 94 in .357 magnum. Originally this rifle was intended as a pistol caliber carbine companion to a revolver. From here it evolved into a fighting rifle, once I came to appreciate the way that this little carbine handles when used ambidextrous and the fast shot-to-shot recovery due to the low recoil.

Three upgrades enhanced the capabilities:

A scout rail with a red dot
A quick-adjust sling
A forearm-mounted ammo cuff from Minuteman Gear.


This rifle was a good start. However, Winchester built the 94 to handle only .357 rounds and it does only allow a scout-type rail. The limits on the rail also limit the type of optics that one can mount...
I have a Marlin 1894c on order that will allow a full-length rail and hence a red-dot and a magnifier or a red dot and a small fixed low-power scope.

glockman19
04-15-2012, 11:58 AM
My setup consists of:

Marlin 1894SS .44/.44mag & S&W 629 Classic 5"
and
Marlin 1894C Stainless .38/.357mag & S&W 686+ 4"

I've kept them stock...I like the iron sights and have no problems hitting targets out to 100 yards with both.

I find no need for optics on handgun caliber lever action rifles.

Good luck with your setup...all that matters is if it works for you.

zfields
04-15-2012, 12:05 PM
Right now just my 45/70GBL, But I want to add a pistol caliber next for plinking / small game soon. I wish they made a 1895 style pistol caliber though, side eject + pistol grip is a win in my opinion.

G-Solutions
04-15-2012, 12:06 PM
My setup consists of:

Marlin 1894SS .44/.44mag & S&W 629 Classic 5"
and
Marlin 1894C Stainless .38/.357mag & S&W 686+ 4"

I've kept them stock...I like the iron sights and have no problems hitting targets out to 100 yards with both.

I find no need for optics on handgun caliber lever action rifles.

Good luck with your setup...all that matters is if it works for you.



Those are two nice combinations.

No doubt, the sights work well out to 100 meters.

The reason for the red dot is faster target acquisition. Once I get my hands on the Marlin, I'll post pictures of the upgrades...

Zfields... I prefer the look of the straight classic lever action, but as far as function goes, the grip-style stock of e.g. a marlin 336 works quite a bit better than the straight version. The big loop also helps quite a bit to run the carbine more efficient.
One advantage that I found with the top/angle eject of the Winchester 94 is that they are easier to load with single shells once the mag is dry. It can be done with the side-ejects too, but it requires a lot more practice to hit the smaller ejection port and it is a bit harder to do ambidextrous. And yes, I'll do a lot of dry runs with the Marlin to get that down pat!

sfhondapilot
04-15-2012, 12:28 PM
Currently, just a Henry H001T. I have an H006 on order (2-3 month backlog).

G-Solutions
04-15-2012, 12:36 PM
The Henry lever is a good one too. The only downside is that they do not have the loading gate on the receiver and instead use the removable spring insert/loading cutout in the mag tube....

echo1
04-15-2012, 5:41 PM
These are mine. They are all my favorites for different reasons. The Savage 99F in.308 is my most prized shooter, and was born in the same year as me. The Marlin 30AS in .30-30 I set up for pigs (but haven't seen any to shoot at yet). And gramps's '94 .30-30 ... need I say more? PAX
http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac159/adpax/default/guns/DSCN0089.jpg

G-Solutions
04-15-2012, 6:13 PM
That Savage 99 is a beauty.... What scope do you have on it if I may ask?

mattt
04-15-2012, 6:42 PM
444 ported outfitter 18". 45/70guide gun. 444 is a great little carbine with alot of punch and I can reload it with 44 mag bullets. 45/70 because I can load up some heavy lead .

wtkaiser
04-15-2012, 7:19 PM
I march to a slightly odd drummer, so I am the proud owner of a .356 Winchester 94 AE. I had another Win M94 in .30-30, but sold that. And +1 on the Marlin M94 in .44 mag. I won't say something stupid like LEVERS ROCK, but they do offer more gun and more fun shooting than many give them credit for. And you can toss that line about "woods rifle" or "woods distances" out, too.

'nuff said

Drivedabizness
04-15-2012, 7:36 PM
I recently departed from the rule I was taught since childhood: "buy guns - never sell them".

I sold a very nice model '94 in 30-30 to a CalGunner. Used the $$$ for an AR upper. I miss that gun - it shot well and over the years the stock got prettier and prettier from periodic attention.

There is a Model '94 in .32 WinSpecial that came down from my mothers family that I stand to inherit. The barrel is stamped "made for smokeless powder". That one I will never sell.

Beetle Bailey
04-15-2012, 8:36 PM
I used to have a Marlin 39 TDS but traded it to another Calgunner. Just picked up a Marlin 1894 Cowboy Limited in .357 magnum - it was purchased new by the previous owner in 2007 or so. I thought about adding a Skinner sight or even mounting a red dot of some kind, but the handy rifle seems just fine the way it is. Plinking steel plates 100 yards away is no problem and I can even shoot it at an indoor range since it's pistol caliber.

Favorite feature? I guess it's the light handiness of it. Even though mine has a 20" octagon barrel, it is still handier than most of my other long guns.

ElvenSoul
04-15-2012, 8:53 PM
I've seen it done where you can add a russian side mount to a lever rifle.

jyo
04-15-2012, 8:58 PM
Browning BLR 308 fitted with Leupold 1.5-5X in Warne Quick-release lever mounts to access irons if needed. Will do it all with a ready supply of 308/7.62X51 NATO.

G-Solutions
04-15-2012, 9:45 PM
jyo,

the BLR is an interesting rifle, especially since there's a takedown version on the market today. How's the recoil and the shot-to-shot recovery on that one?

Cheers,

Dark Mod
04-15-2012, 9:48 PM
Got a Marlin 336, only thing i did was add a Skinner peep sight which was a great decision. Its a sweet rifle and fun to shoot. I end up shooting it more than my AR actually

CrackedShot
04-15-2012, 10:17 PM
Still waiting for my Henry H006 to get out of jail, looks to be a very nice rifle. Shot a friends 45 Colt and it was very smooth, had a very good trigger and was very well built.

Had a Winchester 94 that really never shot that well. Will be interesting to see how the Henry 30-30 matches up.

ptgarcia
04-15-2012, 10:34 PM
Marlin 336C was my choice in lever action. As far as caliber goes I went with good old .30-30. It's such a versatile round it was the best choice for me. I scoped mine with a Burris Fullfield II in Signature Zee rings on a Weaver base. It's my favorite gun at the moment.

Mojaveman
04-15-2012, 10:42 PM
Plain old Winchester 94 in .30-30. Found a mint condition one on Gunbroker last year for about five bills. I'm keeping it till the day they put me under. :)

Budd
04-16-2012, 9:35 AM
Marlin 1894 Cowboy Special in .357 - slicked up the action and added the rear peep site - awesome gun. So much fun to shoot - and the 4" SS GP100 compliments it wonderfully. And the 2.25 " SS SP101 compliments the GP.:43:

23's Dad
04-16-2012, 10:06 AM
.308 so I have lots of ammo/bullet choices. Put an Unertl Hawk (4x) on it with SK mounts. I wanted it sleek and vintage looking.

http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae344/blosey/99F/P1000763.jpg

Scope, Mounts, and Action:
http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae344/blosey/99F/P1000764.jpg

Vacaville
04-16-2012, 10:26 AM
I've got a Marlin 336 30-30 with a Redfield Revolution 2-7 x 33 on it. Advantage of the Marlin is side ejection, which allows me to put a rail on the top of the receiver.

echo1
04-16-2012, 10:37 AM
That Savage 99 is a beauty.... What scope do you have on it if I may ask?
That's a Weaver 2.5X7 "Omnivision" that's correct for the era. I had been looking for a 1.5 when I came across it. When I could see, I prefered peeps, but now most iron gets glass. PAX

Mstnpete
04-16-2012, 10:53 AM
Here are some of my Levers.

Marlin 336w & Marlin 336SDT Trapper 30-30 caliber.
The Marlin 336 SDT Trapper is a 16" barrel and only 500 were made.
I was lucky to get the 93rd edition. So I am leaving it stock.
The 336 w comes with Trijicon Accupoint tr21r scope with Bindon Aiming Concept. Good for both worlds... Long distance shots and an attacking animal at 5 yards with both eyes open. No adjusting of magnification settings needed.


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/amgguy/IMG_1053-1.jpg

Snapping Twig
04-16-2012, 11:39 AM
Mine's an 1895 GBL set up as a Scout.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/SnappingTwig1/P9090005.jpg

G-Solutions
04-16-2012, 12:09 PM
[...]Advantage of the Marlin is side ejection, which allows me to put a rail on the top of the receiver.

That's part of the reason I'm heading from Winchester to the Marlin camp...:cool:

There are some real rare beauties in this thread, thank you guys for posting.
I particularly like the Stainless/Laminate special edition 336. Congrats to that acquisition!

H2O MAN
04-16-2012, 1:25 PM
When it comes to lever action rifles, I also started out with a Winchester 94 in .357 magnum - this Trapper carbine that my wife has claimed as her own.

http://www.athenswater.com/images/94Trapper.jpg




The next lever action I purchased is this .45/70 Guide Gun that I've improved with a few simple modifications.

http://www.athenswater.com/images/GuideGun.jpg

garplay
04-16-2012, 1:42 PM
My 336Y (16.25" barrel) is sitting in jail at Big5 as I wait...

Plans are a pretty vanilla scope and a shotgun recoil pad (increase the length of pull back to standard & add some extra cushioning).

Vacaville
04-16-2012, 1:43 PM
My 336Y (16.25" barrel) is sitting in jail at Big5 as I wait...

Plans are a pretty vanilla scope and a shotgun recoil pad (increase the length of pull back to standard & add some extra cushioning).

Our local Big 5s have stopped carrying the Marlin lever actions. Told me they wouldn't be getting them back. Sucks big time.

highcenter
04-16-2012, 2:34 PM
Low recoil, light weight, classic looks, and stupid accurate out past 100 with... Only down side, 150 gr .30-30 FN/RN is not cheap.

whiskeyhotel
04-16-2012, 3:56 PM
Our local Big 5s have stopped carrying the Marlin lever actions. Told me they wouldn't be getting them back. Sucks big time.

Yeah. My local Big 5's gun manager said that they don't buy from Marlin anymore because Marlin no longer produce guns in a large enough capacity to supply all their stores.

I went to a different gun store and their ordering manager spent about 20 minutes going through all his suppliers stock. The only lever action Marlins he could get were 336s.

Bikertrash
04-16-2012, 4:00 PM
Henry Big Boy and Ruger Vaquero SS with a 7 1/2" barrel both in 45LC. Brass and stainless go Very well together. Also have a Rossi in 38/357 which is another great shooter.

Mstnpete
04-16-2012, 9:25 PM
That's part of the reason I'm heading from Winchester to the Marlin camp...:cool:

There are some real rare beauties in this thread, thank you guys for posting.
I particularly like the Stainless/Laminate special edition 336. Congrats to that acquisition!

Thanks G ! :)
Check this out! So Tempting! :)

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/amgguy/PS_MARLIN_1895STP_CONSUMER.jpg

kielbasavw
04-16-2012, 10:23 PM
i just picked up a 20+year old NOS Model 94 Ranger, from a calgunner here. this is my first 30/30 or even a lever gun. ive wanted one for quite a while, and it was a pretty decent deal. im gonna take it out shooting next month for its first time. im glad ill be taking its V-card ;-)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/ezkiel/IMAG0802.jpg

JOE MACK
04-16-2012, 10:39 PM
I've got a Marlin 1894 SS LTD carbine in .41Magnum that goes well with either a S&W 657 Mountain Gun or Ruger SS Bisley. I've also had my pre-64 Winchester 94 for over fourty years. In that time, being dragged out and shoved in the saddle scabbard has left a little patina on it. I pair the .30-30 with a Ruger Bisley with a 7.5 inch barrel in .41Magnum. (what else?)

unusedusername
04-16-2012, 11:12 PM
I've seen it done where you can add a russian side mount to a lever rifle.

Pics or it didn't happen.

Meety Peety
04-17-2012, 12:43 AM
I always loved my Marlin 336 pre-safety in .30-30. I still kick myself for selling it every time I see one posted here. One of my all time favorites, never should have sold it.

garplay
04-17-2012, 7:45 AM
Our local Big 5s have stopped carrying the Marlin lever actions. Told me they wouldn't be getting them back. Sucks big time.

I bought it as a private party sale, Big5 just happened to be the closest store open the earliest to do the transfer.

JCM
04-17-2012, 12:19 PM
Nice levers!

Anyone have the Skinner Lo Pro? I got it for my 1894c .357 and it looks like this:
Pic (http://imgur.com/dSFmP)

Haven't gone shooting since the install but it looks like it sits a bit too high to me... what do you all think?

If I'm lucky I'll go shoot it this Friday. Only get to shoot it at the indoor range so I'm limited to 25 yards.

Shrubmaster
04-17-2012, 3:24 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.

My local pawnshop has one with a weaver k series scope on it for $429. 1955 win94 in great condition. Its kinda weird how it was done. Claw mount on top of a side rail. Pretty badass none the less.

TripleThreat
04-17-2012, 3:30 PM
Always wanted a Browning L.A. 308 with a 3x9x40mm Leupold Vari X II scope.

olhunter
04-17-2012, 3:35 PM
3rd for the Savage 99!

Classic all the way around plus the rotary magazine = pointy ammo.

7.62 FMJ
05-01-2012, 6:42 PM
love my 1873 winchester. Follow up shots are no problem.:43:
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joefrank64k
05-01-2012, 6:56 PM
Man, I need to dig my levers out of the safe! :)

I've got:

- Savage 99G (Takedown) in .303 Savage made in 1938 I believe
- Winchester 94 in .30-30 (of course!)
- Winchester 94 XTR in 7-30 Waters (unfired)

All have factory iron sights.

whiskeyhotel
05-01-2012, 7:05 PM
I added a Kirkpatrick leather butt cover to my Winchester 92 since the steel butt plate is too slippery to shoulder consistently. But it's not padded and full house 44 mag rounds sting. So I bought some athletic shoe gel insoles from Walmart and cut a piece from the heel section and stuck it into the butt cover. Worked like a charm...made the 1800 fps rounds pleasant to shoot.

elSquid
05-02-2012, 12:34 AM
love my 1873 winchester. Follow up shots are no problem.:43:


So you own a select-fire lever gun? Got an NFA tax stamp for that thing?

:D

-- Michael

ns3v3n
05-03-2012, 9:45 AM
I only have one lever action, it's a Marlin 1894c and it's becoming my favorite rifle, over my Saiga. No optics on it, just iron and I need to install my skinner's sights on them. Optics just dont look right on them, the only exception is if I get a 1895.

zfields
05-03-2012, 10:12 AM
I only have one lever action, it's a Marlin 1894c and it's becoming my favorite rifle, over my Saiga. No optics on it, just iron and I need to install my skinner's sights on them. Optics just dont look right on them, the only exception is if I get a 1895.

I'm still in between optics or upgraded sights. I actually dont mind the semi bucks on my 1895, since I came from AK shooting I'm pretty used to that type of sight picture.

Master Blaster
05-03-2012, 4:01 PM
Just got a 1887 12 gauge shotgun. Slick as snot and fun as he!!

winnre
05-03-2012, 4:33 PM
My latest toy:


http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/ROSSI%20185612.jpg

russt
05-03-2012, 8:55 PM
I love lever guns. I have a win 94 trapper in 44mag, a win 94 ranger in 30-30, and a marlin 1895 in 45-70.

SA227driver
05-03-2012, 9:19 PM
Marlin 336W in 30-30 with XS sights scout rail w/ NcStar illuminated 3-9x28 scope. with buttstock shell holder.

bombadillo
05-03-2012, 9:23 PM
I have a basic Marlin 1894 in .44mag that is a great all around gun. 10+1 rounds of .44mag is great stopping power with a 4x flip off sight so I can run a scope or use the buckhorn sights if I so desire.

drifts1
05-03-2012, 11:52 PM
only have one, a 336A in 30-30. Installed a williams peep rear sight and front firesight, much better :D

jeffrice6
05-04-2012, 1:43 AM
Marlin 1894 .44 mag!

scoot64
05-04-2012, 3:33 AM
I got a Sears Roebuck and co. in .30-.30 that i've been wanted to put a big loop on.

Mr_Monkeywrench
05-05-2012, 6:51 AM
I just ppt'd a winchester 94 30-30. got 6 more days til I pick it up. Checked the serial # and it looks to have been made in 1982.

mls343
05-05-2012, 7:36 AM
I hope this is not a thread hijack, but I have a Winchester model 94, 60's production in .32 WS. I've never shot it in the 15+ years I've owned it (inherited from Father-in-law), as it has been a safe queen. It's super clean as he bought it new and never shot it much.

Anyway, my question is this: how is the .32 WS round? I've read it is similar to the 30-30, but other than that, what would be the benefit/detriment of having a .32 WS over the popular 30-30? Again, I've never fired it and don't even have any rounds yet.

Any feedback would be most appreciated and sorry again I this I a hijack.

JAGGUY
05-05-2012, 8:29 AM
The 32 Winchester Special was designed as a cartridge that could be reloaded with black powder back in the day where the 30-30 didn't work as well using bp. The 32 has a 1-16 twist which worked well with black powder but once worn accuracy fell off quickly.

Thomas1190
05-05-2012, 6:47 PM
I love the classic design and functionality of a lever gun. I absolutely love my Marlin 1894 Cowboy Limited. Octagon 24" barrel in 45 Colt. Ill never get rid of it. I recently put on some Skinner sights, havent took an updated photo yet though. Thats the only mod I have done and will ever do to it. With the peep sight, this is one fun, accurate rifle :D

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af31/Thomas1190/Guns/100_1869.jpg

dfletcher
05-05-2012, 10:48 PM
I love the classic design and functionality of a lever gun. I absolutely love my Marlin 1894 Cowboy Limited. Octagon 24" barrel in 45 Colt. Ill never get rid of it. I recently put on some Skinner sights, havent took an updated photo yet though. Thats the only mod I have done and will ever do to it. With the peep sight, this is one fun, accurate rifle :D

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/af31/Thomas1190/Guns/100_1869.jpg

I have the same rifle but went with a Lyman 17 globe front and a Williams peep rear. Accuracy surprised the heck out of me, out to 100 yds they all plop into about 1.5" all day - although you could boil an egg in the time it takes to get there.

I also have the Cowboy in 32 H & R Magnum and am picking up a "half tube" in 25.20 WCF next week.

I have a Savage 99 in 300 caliber, use an old Weaver 4X with post. Latest buy is a 1st year Winchester 88 in 308 topped with an old "Revelation" brand scope.

Brundelfly
05-14-2012, 6:17 PM
I just picked this up from a friend of mine.
They were her fathers, who passed away long ago, and they finally got around to getting rid of his stuff.

I paid 250 for it.

Dont know alot about it, but Im anxious to shoot it. Any recommendations on ammo?

It came with the Scope, which I plan on removing.

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/241/marlin357.jpg

bombadillo
05-14-2012, 6:28 PM
Is it a .357 or .44 rifle? Obviously a pre-lock Marlin 1894, and no checkering on it which I really like a lot. Probably worth near 600+ depending on the scope. What scope is on top?

I have the same gun with a flip-to-side weaver scope mount and a fixed 4x scope. When i got it, it still had the original sticker on the butt plate. I've been offered $750 and I declined. My advice is to hang onto it. When I got mine, it came virtually unfired and I got a SMOKIN deal on it so I won't ever get rid of it.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l122/bombadillo08/calguns%20and%20other/IMAG0619-1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l122/bombadillo08/calguns%20and%20other/IMAG0620.jpg

This second photo I was trying to show it with the scoped flipped over to the left so you could still use the buckhorn sights. "Tacticool" for the 70's!

ZirconJohn
05-14-2012, 6:44 PM
These are mine. They are all my favorites for different reasons. The Savage 99F in.308 is my most prized shooter, and was born in the same year as me. The Marlin 30AS in .30-30 I set up for pigs (but haven't seen any to shoot at yet). And gramps's '94 .30-30 ... need I say more? PAX
http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac159/adpax/default/guns/DSCN0089.jpg

Ahhh nice... very-very :rolleyes: niccccccce... :)

That Marlin 30AS... OMG, schwwwwwwww-EET...!

And your gramps '94 - yayyyyyyyy-uss, I say YAYUSS...!

But... what's the deal with that junkie old Savage... what is that a 99F...? Yaaa... thass a piece 'a junk... very sorry piece... to bad :no:

But uhhh... lookie here now... I'm a friend and I'll help you out. Uhhh ya, ya... that's right... yes :shrug:
I will help you fellow CalGunner... I'll help you out and take it off your hands see... because... well... because Im'unna help you out see... okay? :yes:

bombadillo
05-14-2012, 6:47 PM
I just picked this up from a friend of mine.
They were her fathers, who passed away long ago, and they finally got around to getting rid of his stuff.

I paid 250 for it.

Dont know alot about it, but Im anxious to shoot it. Any recommendations on ammo?

It came with the Scope, which I plan on removing.

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/241/marlin357.jpg


And to answer your question, give Hornady Leverevolution a shot in it as it has always done me really well at the range for accuracy.

Brundelfly
05-14-2012, 8:25 PM
Thank you! I will!

Its a .357 I dont think the scope is anything special.

I also got a Marlin 9mm. I had never seen one before. It sorta looks like a 10/22 with a magazine shroud.

Brundelfly
05-14-2012, 8:25 PM
Thank you! I will!

Its a .357 I dont think the scope is anything special.

I also got a Marlin 9mm. I had never seen one before. It sorta looks like a 10/22 with a magazine shroud.

bombadillo
05-14-2012, 8:27 PM
Sounds like a "camp 9" to me.

Brundelfly
05-24-2012, 10:42 PM
I cant find the 357 in LEVERevolution.

barbasol
05-24-2012, 10:51 PM
1894c in .357 here with a quick detach primary arms red dot. Scope mount allows use of iron sights. Second favorite gun after my Blackhawk in .357

zfields
05-24-2012, 10:54 PM
I cant find the 357 in LEVERevolution.

I've never seen it in 357.

Just be sure to get something in flat point. Great round to start reloading for.

bombadillo
05-24-2012, 11:01 PM
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/52501-1.html
I hate these guys, but here ya go

http://cdn1.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd_images/bgprod/52501.jpg

zfields
05-24-2012, 11:04 PM
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/52501-1.html
I hate these guys, but here ya go




Rather buy ammo from satan himself then support CTD : /

bombadillo
05-24-2012, 11:08 PM
Agreed! Just wanted to show it was out there.

Quinc
06-11-2012, 1:17 PM
What do you guys think about the Marlin 45/70 18" barrel and cast boolit reloads? Will it handle/feed the heavier 500gr bullets too?

TwinStick
06-11-2012, 2:52 PM
Winchester '94 Centennial '66 - Original

loosewreck
06-11-2012, 3:21 PM
I just picked this up from a friend of mine.
They were her fathers, who passed away long ago, and they finally got around to getting rid of his stuff.

I paid 250 for it.

Dont know alot about it, but Im anxious to shoot it. Any recommendations on ammo?

It came with the Scope, which I plan on removing.

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/241/marlin357.jpg

You got a great deal on that one.

I've got the same pre-safety 1894c in .357, near mint without the scope, I believe mine was built in 1982. I've played with the idea of putting a rail and low power or red dot on it but, I just can't bring myself to do it, since its made it this long without being messed with. I think I'll just have to buy a newer one someday to mod.

I don't mind the leaf sight, I grew up shooting pellet guns with these kind of sights.

As far as ammo, I've run Federal AE and Remington .357 fmjs with no problems.

bombadillo
06-11-2012, 5:31 PM
Brundefly, looks like we have a set of 1970's twins there.

G-Solutions
06-12-2012, 7:48 PM
Picked up a Marlin 1894c several days ago. The action is a bit rough compared to the Winchester 94 that it's replacing.

Other than that, I'm planning on the same upgrades I had before:
Minuteman forearm ammo cuff (already in place)
GS-Universal Sling (already in place)
Scout Rail
Red Dot
Ghost Ring Sights

Does anyone have personal experience with the XS Sight/rail combo? I like the basic approach but I'm a bit concerned about the the rear sight being out in the open.

Cheers,

jfwlb
06-12-2012, 8:55 PM
I currently have a few leverguns. I will try to list them off the top of my head:
1873 Winchester built in 1880 (38-40)
1873 Winchester clone by Chiappa sp? (44-40)
1873 Winchester clone built by Uberti (45 Colt)
1893 Marlin x2 (32 WS)
"94 Trapper x2 (30-30) (44 Mag)
Winchester 94 clone built by Rossi (357Mag)
Marlin 39 (22 LR et al )
Marlin 336 x2 (30-30)
Marlin 94 CS (32 H&R Mag)
Marlin 94 CS (41 Mag)
Marlin Guide Gun (45-70)

I know I am missing a couple but it's late and I'm getting old.

FYI: for anything levergun, google(or Bing) "Paco Kelly" and a wealth of info will come up.
Also, if you have a Rossi or any of it's evolutions, google(or Bing) Nate Kiowa Jones as he is the expert on these iterations.

GS: I have heard nothing bad about the XS Combo, other than the traditionalists claiming it is of the devil. If you go to Paco's website, there is a ton of info on how to slick up that Marlin's action. Another good site is Maurauder's sp? (it's linked from Paco"s).

If you want, I can post pics of any certain rifle just ask , just don't expect it immediately.


John
Don't despair, I also like EBR's

pyromensch
06-12-2012, 9:42 PM
marlin 1895

but i really want a ruger #1 it's still a lever

CharlesV
06-13-2012, 4:34 AM
I havent yet fired my new Marlin 336W 30-30. At time of pickup i left it with the gunsmith for an action job which was then smooth as silk.

Im interested in shooting tips from any of you. A 30-30 kicks pretty good and when you see people on youtube firing the gun, they brag about accuracy but they are vised to a rifle rest and take a very long time to aim with powerful scopes. Shooting offhand, what are the best tips for accuracy, including what ammo?

I was never exactly a Rifleman fan but after i got the Marlin i bumped into this very interesting site http://www.riflemansrifle.com/ The fellow there builds leverguns and seems to know quite a lot.

There is also a good demo vid of his skill http://www.riflemansrifle.com/rifleman_demo_video.htm
What i like about him is, well listen to the words in the video, i think he says it right about shooting. Something to aspire to for everyone.

There is also the story of Chuck Connors at the side link "GUNS 1960" Take a guess why they hired him?

JCM
06-13-2012, 3:36 PM
Picked up a Marlin 1894c several days ago. The action is a bit rough compared to the Winchester 94 that it's replacing.

Other than that, I'm planning on the same upgrades I had before:
Minuteman forearm ammo cuff (already in place)
GS-Universal Sling (already in place)
Scout Rail
Red Dot
Ghost Ring Sights


Cheers,

Don't forget to post pics. I have an 1894c I'm trying to accessorize also.

Love the lever guns!

brian.243
06-13-2012, 9:09 PM
My two favorites are my winchester 88 in 308 and my 9422.

G-Solutions
06-14-2012, 7:01 AM
Don't forget to post pics. I have an 1894c I'm trying to accessorize also.

Love the lever guns!


Will do! This is just too much fun in a single project to keep it to myself :D

zfields
06-14-2012, 9:23 AM
I havent yet fired my new Marlin 336W 30-30. At time of pickup i left it with the gunsmith for an action job which was then smooth as silk.

Im interested in shooting tips from any of you. A 30-30 kicks pretty good and when you see people on youtube firing the gun, they brag about accuracy but they are vised to a rifle rest and take a very long time to aim with powerful scopes. Shooting offhand, what are the best tips for accuracy, including what ammo?

I was never exactly a Rifleman fan but after i got the Marlin i bumped into this very interesting site http://www.riflemansrifle.com/ The fellow there builds leverguns and seems to know quite a lot.

There is also a good demo vid of his skill http://www.riflemansrifle.com/rifleman_demo_video.htm
What i like about him is, well listen to the words in the video, i think he says it right about shooting. Something to aspire to for everyone.

There is also the story of Chuck Connors at the side link "GUNS 1960" Take a guess why they hired him?

30-30 kicks just slightly more than 762-39.

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finyllw
06-14-2012, 1:18 PM
My favorite is an original 12 gauge Winchester 1887, built in 1893.

Check it out in action,

http://s1000.photobucket.com/albums/af125/dammitgang/?action=view&current=MOV03906.mp4

G-Solutions
06-14-2012, 1:55 PM
30-30 kicks just slightly more than 762-39.

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30-30 has very similar characteristics to the AK-round, which makes it a pretty good intermediate-type cartridge.

zfields
06-14-2012, 2:10 PM
30-30 has very similar characteristics to the AK-round, which makes it a pretty good intermediate-type cartridge.

Better bullet development it seems though. They have some pretty nasty softpoints.

Gary13
06-14-2012, 2:43 PM
Any opinion on the Browning 92, specifically the 38/357?