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Posted: 2/24/2007 5:34:39 PM EST
So I'm looking for 2 more rifles before going class 3...

I want a M1 Garand and a lever action of some type.

M1 will most likely be a gun show purchase at some point...

The lever action is what's on my plate at the moment. walking around a gun show today... a LSI puma M92 caught my eye. I'm thinking either .45 or 30-30. I'm not looking for a high end collectors piece here... I'm more thinking of the glock of lever guns. Something functional and looks ok. So with that in mind is the puma a good gun or should I look into something else?


If I can my goal is to get both the M1 and the lever for less than $1000, so that's my price range. If I can save some $ on the lever I can get a better M1.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:12:34 PM EST
45-70 Marlin 1895.

Cause sometimes you just want to hold something that can take any land animal on the planet.

Link Posted: 2/24/2007 7:11:52 PM EST
so... I take it that's your recommendation...

what's the price range on that?

also is the puma a Piece of @#$% or is it alright?
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 2:36:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By Master_of_Orion:
so... I take it that's your recommendation...

what's the price range on that?

also is the puma a Piece of @#$% or is it alright?


I have fired several lever actions in several calibers. While 357 is my favorite for doing a lot of shooting, there is something special about that 45-70, and if I only had one lever action, the one pictured above would be it. I paid $500 for mine new at Galyans, which is now Dicks sporting goods. You can find them used on the EE for less though.

I know nothing about the Puma.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 5:20:09 AM EST
I've got Puma/Rossi, Winchester and Marlin. Get the Marlin. It's better built and more accurate than the others.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 8:13:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 8:13:59 PM EST by Master_of_Orion]
I've noticed that most of them say they have a 4 round tube... Can that be moded like my shotgun... which had a dowel that I had to remove?
Link Posted: 2/27/2007 11:32:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2007 11:35:13 AM EST by Thule]
I just picked up a .44 mag 1894SS Marlin. I wanted a caliber large enough for big game if necessary but also wanted to to be compatible with my .44 mag revolver.

The cross-bolt safety is also easy to disable on a Marlin if you decide you don't like it.


Edit - the 1894 also holds 10+1 shots.
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