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Posted: 1/9/2003 10:23:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2003 3:45:45 AM EDT by KY-Bob]
I am looking into them and cannot remember who made them. Marlin or Winchester?



Link Posted: 1/9/2003 10:30:29 AM EDT
Both companies make them.  I've been thinking about getting one for a while now, but it always seems to get put on the back burner.  But both companies offer them.  Anyone make any recommendations on model/barrel length, etc.?

Link Posted: 1/9/2003 11:07:52 AM EDT
Marlins website says they do not do custom work and I cannot find a reference to .357 Maximum. They have .357 Magnum.

The .357 Maximum was developed by Ruger I believe. I am wanting it for a light deer cartridge.

Link Posted: 1/9/2003 8:41:44 PM EDT
Rossi/Puma makes them in .357, check out...



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and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do
these things to other people and I require
the same from them."

Link Posted: 1/9/2003 8:43:56 PM EDT
Oh shit, I'm stupid.  I thought you said .357 MAGNUM.. sorry

Link Posted: 1/10/2003 3:46:51 AM EDT
No prob Glof. You are in good company.

Link Posted: 1/10/2003 10:56:07 AM EDT
No one has heard about this? Is there a marlin firearm board like our beloved AR15.com??

Link Posted: 1/10/2003 12:06:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2003 12:07:47 PM EDT by jsmith99]
Hi Bob. Thanks again man. I have a Marlin 1894 in 44 Mag and I love it. I've never heard of .357 maximum, but here are the Marlin boards.

Link Posted: 1/10/2003 2:49:15 PM EDT
I've got a .357 Max TC pistol. I don't remember there being a lever action rifle for it offered by either Marlin or Winchester. Good luck in your search.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 4:14:42 PM EDT
I don't recall any commerical lever action offered in 357 maximum.  It was offered in the ruger blackhawk, but from what I remember reading the high pressures very near the forcing cone really ate up the revolvers.  Dan Wesson still has an offering as the barrels are easialy replaced.

In theory the a 357 magnum rifle can be rechambered in 357 maximum.  Actually it a  project I've considered before.  Jim
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 4:40:25 PM EDT
I was thinking of that myself. Now all I have to find is a nice Marlin in .357 and a chamber reamer for a reasonable price.

I know! GROUP PURCHASE on the chamber reamer!!  

Link Posted: 1/10/2003 7:32:53 PM EDT
while on the topic of 357MAX rifles, Savage made their Model 24 combination gun in 357MAX/20GA for awhile.   I have seen one, but I doubt they made very many.  The 357MAG/20GA versions are more common, and would be an easy conversion.

Those NEF/H&R 357 single shots would be an easy conversion, too.
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