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Old 01-11-2020, 9:00 PM
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Default Anyone have a Cimarron or Uberti lever gun?

I was itching for a new lever gun, really wanted a new production Winchester 1892 in 45LC. But then I found they had a tang safety and I’m just not having it.

But I have also wanted a 30-30 lever gun in the stable (I guess I have been dreaming of one for 35 years since I first shot one!) and I really like the old school, crescent butt guns. But most early 1900 era Winchester 1894 can get real spendy for something in nice condition and I didn’t want a safe queen collectible.

Long story short I got a 26” Cimarron 1894 in 30-30. I will DROS later this week then start the painful 10 day wait. Supposedly they are very well executed clones, even taking tang sights for a Winchester.

Anyone have one of their lever guns?


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Oh my! 26" ?
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Old 01-11-2020, 10:23 PM
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Oh my! 26" ?
Yeah I know

I have some pistol caliber lever carbines already though. I figured if I was going for a rifle caliber I may as well stretch the tube out.

It looks pretty light and balanced though when this guy is showing it - I hope I don’t regret not getting the 20” version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqlNtgUEhpM

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I suppose it's a good deal if you can stand the massive recoil.
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Massive recoil on a 30-30?


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Yes the wife has an Ubertti 1873 in .357. She absolutely adores this gun and it is her truck gun for driving around our ranch. She has named it Bertie.





This afternoon we'll be going to our sons ranch to help him put the first ride on some colts and then we'll probably cruise around afterwards. Bertie will be going with us. I just can't decide on the BLR in .243 for me or the Browning 1895 in .30-06. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Congrats on the newbie! You are gonna like it!
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The crescent butt will definitely get your attention and respect in a rifle in .30-30. The recoil is surprisingly stout.
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I've never been a fan of case hardening until the last few pics I have seen of lever guns with it. Damn it! I need one.
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That 1873 is beautiful! I hope my 1894 looks that good when it shows up.

That 1873 will probably be my next lever gun. I was thinking of getting the Winchester 1873 CCH Short Rifle in 45LC but I can’t tell if they have any manual safeties on it. They probably have a rebounding hammer and I could live with that, but only that.

Otherwise that Cimarron 1873 will be coming home to live with the 1894
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I've been looking around at 1860 Henry's after getting fixated on them. I may wind up having to buy a non-Henry just because of price differences.

I really like the charcoal blue and the white that Taylor's has...
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OP... WoW...nice rifle....now if only you don't get the infectious bug called the lever action flu ! (to late I'm sure)

I've been infected since I was a kid hunting in up-state Pa. , EVERYONE had a lever action...mostly 30-30 and 32spl. .
I looked at the import rifles and all were just great looking rifles , I went to a plain Jane Winchester 73 in 357mag 20"....
next up is a Cimarron (?) Texas Brush popper in 357...18" 1/2 oct 1/2 rd barrel .... now to save up and find/order one...
congrats on a nice rifle !
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OP... WoW...nice rifle....now if only you don't get the infectious bug called the lever action flu ! (to late I'm sure)

I've been infected since I was a kid hunting in up-state Pa. , EVERYONE had a lever action...mostly 30-30 and 32spl. .
I looked at the import rifles and all were just great looking rifles , I went to a plain Jane Winchester 73 in 357mag 20"....
next up is a Cimarron (?) Texas Brush popper in 357...18" 1/2 oct 1/2 rd barrel .... now to save up and find/order one...
congrats on a nice rifle !
When I was a teen in Pa in the early 70s the two most prevalent deer rifles seemed to be the Remington 760 carbine in .30-06 and the Marlin 336 in .35 Remington. Saw Winchester 94s but the Winchester 88 was more popular than the 94. Lots of sporterized Krags and 03s too. I was in Western Pa., other areas may have had a different preference.
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Nice looking rifle Skyhawk.

Grew up watching westerns and really like lever action rifles. Have one of the last Winchester 94s in .30-30 that was made here before they ceased production. Would really like to get a Winchester 1873 in .44-40.
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I have the Cimarron 73 in 357. I love it. It functions smoothly and the fit and finish are awesome.
I can't wait to see how your 94 does for you.

Oh, and as far as I know, all the Winchester/Miroku lever guns have the tang safety, but I don't think the 73s have the rebound hammers.
The Uberti clones are true to the original designs.
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I was itching for a new lever gun, really wanted a new production Winchester 1892 in 45LC. But then I found they had a tang safety and I’m just not having it.

But I have also wanted a 30-30 lever gun in the stable (I guess I have been dreaming of one for 35 years since I first shot one!) and I really like the old school, crescent butt guns. But most early 1900 era Winchester 1894 can get real spendy for something in nice condition and I didn’t want a safe queen collectible.

Long story short I got a 26” Cimarron 1894 in 30-30. I will DROS later this week then start the painful 10 day wait. Supposedly they are very well executed clones, even taking tang sights for a Winchester.

Anyone have one of their lever guns?



Congrats, OP!I have a 336 in .30-30.

Very nice gun you picked up there. Recoil is there, but by no means over the top. You may want to consider a padded leather wrap for that metal butt-stock, tho.
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Well I took the 95. Got the two colts rode my son wanted to put the first rides on. Me on the ol broke horse being the kind of security blanket:



Then he gave us a tour of this place. Lots and lots of real rough big country but didn't see a thing that needed shooting. Lots of fresh pig activity though. Looking south towards the Tehachapis and Bear Mountain on the way back:


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^^^ you got a runway on that ranch? I’ll fly down and find something that needs shooting!

I grew up barrel racing in Tx, maybe you can put me back in a saddle on some old sweetheart
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^^^ you got a runway on that ranch? I’ll fly down and find something that needs shooting!

I grew up barrel racing in Tx, maybe you can put me back in a saddle on some old sweetheart
Nope, nothing flat enough! Can ya parachute in?

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Sounds like he can land, but taking back off may be a problem. 😜
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The Win 94 is lighter, slimmer, handier than a Marlin 336, and way lighter and handier than a 73.



That's why the 92 replaced the 73, it was lighter and stronger (but less of a slick and smooth action than the 73, or so they say). I have a 94 and 336, never had a 73.
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Nope, nothing flat enough! Can ya parachute in?
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Sounds like he can land, but taking back off may be a problem. ��
LOL, I have a personal policy to ‘stay inside the airplane’. I strictly adhere to it, it has served me well over the years

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The Win 94 is lighter, slimmer, handier than a Marlin 336, and way lighter and handier than a 73.



That's why the 92 replaced the 73, it was lighter and stronger (but less of a slick and smooth action than the 73, or so they say). I have a 94 and 336, never had a 73.
Very interesting! I can’t wait to get my hands on this 94.
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Shoot Sav 99, Marlin 94c, Marlin 1895CB, Win 94. I like carrying and handling in the field of Sav 99 better than the Win 94, and prefer 300 Sav to 30-30.

I like the Marlin and Savage actions better; the Win-94 feels like the guts are going to fall out of the rifle when you work the lever.

The OP's rifle is beautiful though for sure!

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That's why the 92 replaced the 73, it was lighter and stronger (but less of a slick and smooth action than the 73, or so they say). I have a 94 and 336, never had a 73.
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Ouch.

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Heresy in these here parts! Get a rope.



Never mind got one!
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UBERTI MODEL 1860 HENRY SNAKESKIN DIPPED .45LC COOL !!

Nothin’ “cool” (-looking) about that. No accounting for some folks’ tastes.
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Fortunately there's a lot of info on how to removed it

https://www.google.com/search?q=remo...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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Exactly the gun you want if you are doing over-watch from the Cobra's lair... errr which would never happen.
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Yes the wife has an Ubertti 1873 in .357. She absolutely adores this gun and it is her truck gun for driving around our ranch. She has named it Bertie.





This afternoon we'll be going to our sons ranch to help him put the first ride on some colts and then we'll probably cruise around afterwards. Bertie will be going with us. I just can't decide on the BLR in .243 for me or the Browning 1895 in .30-06. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Congrats on the newbie! You are gonna like it!
I have the same 1873, imported by Taylor and also in .357 to match my GP-100. I absolutely love it!
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