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Posted: 1/2/2012 11:04:58 PM EDT
My 45-70's.

Link Posted: 1/2/2012 11:24:28 PM EDT
Not totally the top gun has a rail....its cowboy tactical.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 11:45:28 PM EDT
I have always wanted a 45-70 but never went through with it.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 11:58:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fcs2178:
Not totally the top gun has a rail....its cowboy tactical.


Good point. Cowboys vs. Aliens?
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 2:59:12 AM EDT
45/70 is my favorite caliber. so darn versatile.

i picked up an xlr yesterday. can't wait to get it out to the range.

not mine, but mine is just like it:



i really like the sbl too.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 3:21:37 AM EDT
Very nice!

I've taught a class before called Combat Leverguns. It's a blast. When I get a chance I'll post a few of my leverguns.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 3:28:28 AM EDT
very nice! cant wait to see it on the EE very soon!
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 3:33:27 AM EDT
Nice iron.

Now on to the fudd phase.....

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Link Posted: 1/3/2012 5:20:37 AM EDT
Very nice.

I only have my 336C {1974} and my father's {@1978} both in .35 REM.

The closest I can see myself coming to the .45-70 is already in my .458 SOCOM.



I'm a NEF fan, also.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 7:31:35 AM EDT
I love lever guns.

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 9:58:46 AM EDT
I have tried lever guns, and tried to love lever guns. Knucklebusters for me :)

They are kinda cool, in an old school sort of way. They do pack some punch, too.

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 10:31:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By strycnine:
Now on to the fudd phase.....Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile


Already working on that. The only hunting I have done is squirrels and birds when I was a kid, though.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 10:34:47 AM EDT
I think my next purchase might be an old Springfield trapdoor.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 10:47:54 AM EDT
I wish I could find a good one chambered in .454 to match my pistol. would be cool to have them chambered in the same round. only one I have found is a puma and I don't like it too much.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 11:07:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
very nice! cant wait to see it on the EE very soon!


I was thinking the same thing! I like to shop with Brad. It allows me to pick out the guns that I want to buy used next year.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 11:10:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
I wish I could find a good one chambered in .454 to match my pistol. would be cool to have them chambered in the same round. only one I have found is a puma and I don't like it too much.


Here ya go.

http://drcfirearmsoutdoors.businesscatalyst.com/_webapp_1238650/DRC_Lever_Action_Rifle

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 11:12:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By chainshaw:
Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
very nice! cant wait to see it on the EE very soon!


I was thinking the same thing! I like to shop with Brad. It allows me to pick out the guns that I want to buy used next year.


I'll have you know I've had my Browning Hi Power for a year now!
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 11:30:11 AM EDT
Nice I've always wanted a 45/70 but with the cost of replica sharps being what they are, I never got one. To fill that niche for me, I bought Martini Henry's from IMA-USA, got past the hurdle of ammo by machining my own bullet mold and forming my own brass and now I at least have something similar. I still want a 45/70.
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 11:31:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
I wish I could find a good one chambered in .454 to match my pistol. would be cool to have them chambered in the same round. only one I have found is a puma and I don't like it too much.


Here ya go.

http://drcfirearmsoutdoors.businesscatalyst.com/_webapp_1238650/DRC_Lever_Action_Rifle



boy, those are nice. i am not sure they are ar-10 budget nice, but i'd love to have the 500 smith version.



Link Posted: 1/3/2012 2:27:17 PM EDT
a good place to look at some leverguns
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 2:59:52 PM EDT
I had an old Marlin in .444. I sold it years ago. I love big bore lever actions.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:14:07 PM EDT
You will still sell it next week.

Accountant
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:04:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cmshoot:
Very nice!

I've taught a class before called Combat Leverguns. It's a blast. When I get a chance I'll post a few of my leverguns.


Captain Augustus McCrae approves this message.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 6:41:50 AM EDT
My 3 favorite leverguns:

Years ago I wanted a .444 Guide Gun, but I didn't want a safety or ported barrel, and I prefer the older style straight grip. Since Marlin didn't make one, I made one myself.



I wanted a 16" Winchester 94 .30-30 for truck and knock-around gun. Picked a 20", octagon-barreled 1866 Commemorative off a guy in a trade, only ran me about $125. Cut down the barrel and mag tube (also had to cut 2 dovetails and a hole in the barrel), installed a Williams receiver rear sight and Marbles sourdough front sight (one of the original night sights!) and had the whole thing Cerakoted in black and gray. She shoots great with my carry load, Federal 170grn Fusions. Here's a before and some afters.







Lastly is my Cowboy Action carbine. It's a 20" Rossi M92 in .45 Colt. I picked it up at the time (about 12 year ago) because it was inexpensive and it's all I could afford at the time. It was rougher n' a cob on the inside, so I slicked up the action and got her to the range. When I did, I was floored by the accuracy of it. It's deadly accurate with my CAS handloads (250grn RNFP over 7grns of Unique). When I got done sighting her in, I used 5 rounds to shoot out the 4 staples that were holding the target up. That was offhand at 25yds. I brass-tacked the forearm to give me forehand some texture to grab onto, and cuz I always admired the tack patterns my ancestors used on their long guns. I keep on saying that I'm gonna replace her with one of those fancy Winchester '73 short rifle replicas, but I keep hanging on to her cuz of her accuracy and reliability.

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 8:28:31 AM EDT
This is great. I recently got re-bit by the lever bug I guess you could say. Last year while teaching a patrol carbine class some of the students were making remarks about other student's rifles when they found out that they were going to be involved in a competition the next day running a version of a "Gonzales" drill which is timed. Stuff like "if I had an aimpoint I could probably do a lot better bla bla". I always demo the drill first and I got to thinking about how to impress upon them that it's not what you got, it's how well you use it. So I decided to bring out the old pre 64 Winchester 94 30-30 which holds seven rounds (with one in the chamber) and demo the drill with that. The drill involves sprinting, shots at different distances and some head shots from rifle then transition to pistol. Anyway I turned in the second fasted completed run of the day with that old thing (you get disqualified if you miss even one shot outside a small zone on a silhouette). The only bad part was for the transition I didn't have a sling on it so I just dropped it on the ground and the bead broke off the front sight. I got it replaced though. Don't give me a hard time about dropping it. I bought it a few years ago at a pawn shop for $200 and it looks like it was drug behind a truck.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 8:39:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 8:40:11 AM EDT by mattellis2]
Originally Posted By cmshoot:
My 3 favorite leverguns:


*snip*



That chopped little winchester is a thing of simple beauty.

if you're going tactical with a lever gun, and have your heart set on an optic, i have read really good things about leupold's delta point. the auto on/off based on motion detection is a nice touch.

these aren't my pictures, but i like the way the cowitness works with the XS sights.









Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:28:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mattellis2:
Originally Posted By cmshoot:
My 3 favorite leverguns:


*snip*



That chopped little winchester is a thing of simple beauty.

if you're going tactical with a lever gun, and have your heart set on an optic, i have read really good things about leupold's delta point. the auto on/off based on motion detection is a nice touch.

these aren't my pictures, but i like the way the cowitness works with the XS sights.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad257/mywillys/Guns/IMG_4592.jpg


http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad257/mywillys/Guns/_MG_4643.jpg

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad257/mywillys/Guns/_MG_4652.jpg




Now that is badass.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 10:48:22 AM EDT
Oh yeah...

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 11:36:13 AM EDT
Delta Point Lever Gun loooookss geewwwd!!
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 11:41:46 AM EDT
Maybe need to run a Combat Levergun Class. Don't offer it much cuz there usually isn't much interest in it. One of my favorites to teach.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 11:44:12 AM EDT
I've seen them do classes for it a lot more out west.

I was surprised at how much crossed over from the shotgun.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 1:48:51 PM EDT
I put a few rounds through the Marlin today. What a fun gun to shoot. I've developed a technique that makes the large loop lever much easier to use for me than the smaller one.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:43:29 PM EDT
I look at the Winchester 30/30 today and almost cry. I traded mine in on a ABolt when I graduated highschool. Dad bought me that old lever for $120 when I was 15. Now I see them good used for $200 or more
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:33:47 PM EDT
Here's a good site for drooling over custom leverguns:

Grizzly Custom Guns
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:45:57 PM EDT
This thread is really making me want a levergun now...


Originally Posted By cmshoot:
Here's a good site for drooling over custom leverguns:

Grizzly Custom Guns


I like the "Backpacker" model there, it interests me.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:47:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
My 45-70's.

http://i41.tinypic.com/16k9f2p.jpg



I think it's time to add a Winny 1886
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 7:54:43 PM EDT
Okay, I know it's Hollywood gimmickry, but . . .



Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:21:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ARH:

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
My 45-70's.

http://i41.tinypic.com/16k9f2p.jpg



I think it's time to add a Winny 1886


Yes, sir!

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