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Old 09-23-2019, 7:52 PM
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Well, if you're ever down in Los Angeles, you may meet me at a target range and shoot my .41 Magnum Marlin 1894.

Meanwhile, latch onto a .357! Even though you shoot some *real* guns, you should be amazed at the energy carbine-barrel .357 has on 50- and 75-yard targets.

".357 from a rifle barrel is a whole different animal." - It was either Chuck Hawks or Paco Kelly that said that.
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Well, if you're ever down in Los Angeles, you may meet me at a target range and shoot my .41 Magnum Marlin 1894.



Meanwhile, latch onto a .357! Even though you shoot some *real* guns, you should be amazed at the energy carbine-barrel .357 has on 50- and 75-yard targets.



".357 from a rifle barrel is a whole different animal." - It was either Chuck Hawks or Paco Kelly that said that.
Thanks for the offer!
I've got, Rossi 92 38/357 stainless.
Marlin 94 in 44 stainless JM marked.
Browning BLR in 308 that shoot half inch moa.
Winchester 94 in 3030.
The Rossi doesn't like 38s. The Marlin action is ok....
The Winnie's are hard to beat for smoothness.
The Browning is really nice shooter. But after the third shot she starts to string.
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Well, sheeet... you've got it covered!

We need to post some updated pictures of the lever collections!

I might snap some photos this week.
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Well, sheeet... you've got it covered!



We need to post some updated pictures of the lever collections!



I might snap some photos this week.
Wish I could rotate the picture.

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Not a fun range gun in my opinion. No offense.
I would disagree with that statement. My model 55 32 Special was very effective on steel silhouette's at 200 meters at Chabot before they shut down the range. As a mater of fact I shot it in the last silhouette match they shot there and tied for 1st place featured rifle but lost the shootoff.
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I would disagree with that statement. My model 55 32 Special was very effective on steel silhouette's at 200 meters at Chabot before they shut down the range. As a mater of fact I shot it in the last silhouette match they shot there and tied for 1st place featured rifle but lost the shootoff.
That's apples and oranges catman! You were standing on your hind legs and shooting like a man. Probably foofy cast bullet loads too. 30 WCF full power factory shells from a 94 carbine from a bench can kill at both ends! Only thing worse is 44 mag from a 92 carbine.
Good job on the first place tie. Wish I was there, miss that match.
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Yea Ken I miss that match also. It's a shame they closed that range down. I was actually shooting Hornady 165 gr flex tip bullets over a charge or IMR 3031. I earned my nickname today as I had to give 5 cats flea medicine. Now they are all glaring at me.
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You guys are gonna hate me in a few days for continuing to promote the SKS. I can't think of a better truck gun than the SKS.
Not me, I luvs me some SKS, but I like inexpensive lever guns too.
My pre '64 Saddle Ring Carbine ($100 dollar score 10 years ago), got turned into gas money for my son to move back from Coeur d'Alene a few years back . He owes me big time. PAX
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I wish I could find a Marlin for that price.
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No offense taken. Curious why isn't it a fun range gun? It's not made for 100 yards but out to 75 it's fine. There is something about a old lever gun, that makes me smile when I pull the trigger. And it's not black and scary looking lol.

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I would disagree with that statement. My model 55 32 Special was very effective on steel silhouette's at 200 meters at Chabot before they shut down the range. As a mater of fact I shot it in the last silhouette match they shot there and tied for 1st place featured rifle but lost the shootoff.
If I ever feel like shooting my 94, I'll save the cost of ammo and have you guys punch me in my deltoids half a dozen times.
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Wish I could rotate the picture.
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That's apples and oranges catman! You were standing on your hind legs and shooting like a man. Probably foofy cast bullet loads too. 30 WCF full power factory shells from a 94 carbine from a bench can kill at both ends! Only thing worse is 44 mag from a 92 carbine.
Good job on the first place tie. Wish I was there, miss that match.
I shoot a 94, in .44 mag. I like it alot. Pretty accurate out to 75, but due to the big slug i noticed it drops off past 100. I loaded some pretty hot 180s and that seemed to help a bit with groups at 100.
I do like the 3030 with full house loads too. Yup im a sick puppy.

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Yea Ken I miss that match also. It's a shame they closed that range down. I was actually shooting Hornady 165 gr flex tip bullets over a charge or IMR 3031. I earned my nickname today as I had to give 5 cats flea medicine. Now they are all glaring at me.
YOU gave 5 cats a bath???? Those 165s are pretty good?


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Not me, I luvs me some SKS, but I like inexpensive lever guns too.
My pre '64 Saddle Ring Carbine ($100 dollar score 10 years ago), got turned into gas money for my son to move back from Coeur d'Alene a few years back . He owes me big time. PAX
100? Yeah thats not gonna happen anytime soon. Like the old 79.00 SKS's. Never to be seen again at those prices.

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I wish I could find a Marlin for that price.
I actually had a 336 in 3030. I paid 400 for a few years back. Didnt care for the marlin vs the winchester. Just me tho.

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Picked up today. O boy.

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That is an honest and classic lever gun! I like it!
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Very cool. I put one in jail yesterday, a rusted 94 Centennial model. While it's my first 30-30, it's not my first lever gun. Got a Uberti 73, Hartford 92, and Winchester 94 in 45 Colt. Also have a Winchester 9422 in 22 lr.
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That is an honest and classic lever gun! I like it!
Thanks. Patina is really nice. Nice that it came from the original owner.
Omg she's so smooth.

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Very cool. I put one in jail yesterday, a rusted 94 Centennial model. While it's my first 30-30, it's not my first lever gun. Got a Uberti 73, Hartford 92, and Winchester 94 in 45 Colt. Also have a Winchester 9422 in 22 lr.
You've got a nice collection there!
Ha!
Where's the picts? Lol

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You've got a nice collection there!
Ha!
Where's the picts? Lol

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As soon as I get it home and cleaned up. I'll post before and after pics as well as the family pic.
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Nice score dkonrai! That tang sight come with it!? If so, you stole that set-up.
Cleaner looking than I thought. Great find.
And good to see the MLC sticking up for the OP. Way to go guys!

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Nice score dkonrai! That tang sight come with it!? If so, you stole that set-up.
Cleaner looking than I thought. Great find.
And good to see the MLC sticking up for the OP. Way to go guys!

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Double check your serial number, it doesnt look like a 1976 period gun, it looks more like a pre-64. No screw head on either side for a lever pivot screw, older type rear sight elevator, older type rear sight. Bevels on the lower edges of the receiver look like older type also.

I agree pre-64 isnt quite the legendary animal they are often made out to be, but a definite improvement over most post 64 guns. They got pretty decent later on, but often have tons of rough sharp edges, even if the action feels smooth. Pre-war, yes, starting to get into some nicer guns.

Is there a screw head in the center of the link (the part that pivots out the bottom when the lever is cycled) holding the pivot pin in place?

RE shooting from a bench, if something mild like a 94 in 30-30 is uncomfortable, you (whoever didnt like it) may want to improve your bench shooting technique. Getting down low and leaning into it is a recipe for problems when recoil is involved. Getting the rest high enough you sit with your back straight up so you can move with the recoil, just like standing, helps hugely. A 338 Ruger wasnt at all uncomfortable when so used, but smaller stuff is when braced leaned into it. It may work out for 22 LR or 223 or other small stuff, but it can start to be uncomfortable when going up from there. Standing resting on the hood of a 4wd truck, if you arent leaned forward into it, makes a good rest.
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Now thats a truck gun.You scored
Please let us know how it shoots
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Double check your serial number, it doesnt look like a 1976 period gun, it looks more like a pre-64. No screw head on either side for a lever pivot screw, older type rear sight elevator, older type rear sight. Bevels on the lower edges of the receiver look like older type also.

I agree pre-64 isnt quite the legendary animal they are often made out to be, but a definite improvement over most post 64 guns. They got pretty decent later on, but often have tons of rough sharp edges, even if the action feels smooth. Pre-war, yes, starting to get into some nicer guns.

Is there a screw head in the center of the link (the part that pivots out the bottom when the lever is cycled) holding the pivot pin in place?

RE shooting from a bench, if something mild like a 94 in 30-30 is uncomfortable, you (whoever didnt like it) may want to improve your bench shooting technique. Getting down low and leaning into it is a recipe for problems when recoil is involved. Getting the rest high enough you sit with your back straight up so you can move with the recoil, just like standing, helps hugely. A 338 Ruger wasnt at all uncomfortable when so used, but smaller stuff is when braced leaned into it. It may work out for 22 LR or 223 or other small stuff, but it can start to be uncomfortable when going up from there. Standing resting on the hood of a 4wd truck, if you arent leaned forward into it, makes a good rest.
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She's tucked away in the safe. I'll check in a bit. If it's a pre 64, I'll be super happy!

About the recoil, good tip. Will try that my next outing, and bring out the 300wm. Maybe I can get more than 5 or 6 shots? Recoil is Stout to say the least. I have two bad shoulders, and the 300 is a bit much for this old man.

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Now thats a truck gun.You scored
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Just need some range time. Local range, hopefully will be opening in November. Hope to get out earlier....

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She's tucked away in the safe. I'll check in a bit. If it's a pre 64, I'll be super happy!

About the recoil, good tip. Will try that my next outing, and bring out the 300wm. Maybe I can get more than 5 or 6 shots? Recoil is Stout to say the least. I have two bad shoulders, and the 300 is a bit much for this old man.

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The cutoff point when they started production in 1964 with the changes was 2,700,000. Besides different material for the receiver, and finish, they went to roll pins in several places that used to be solid pins, and did away with the link pivot pin with keeper screw in the front center of the link to a screw only, crossways in the frame for it to pivot on. There were others, like a stamped sheet metal carrier (lifter) though many were swapped to the machined or forged ones at some point.

The Brits used to use a standing rest for zeroing large caliber rifles for Africa, It gave me the idea to use a rest as tall as needed to sit upright. That shooting off the hood of the truck where I stood basically upright reinforced the idea. The Ruger 77 338 was one of my favorite rifles to shoot, though I probably never shot more than about 30 rds at a time. It was never uncomfortable to shoot in the ways I was used to shooting (I rarely used benches).
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Hey OP,

Here's my Lever Family pic.

From top to bottom:

Winchester 9422 in .22 lr

Winchester 94 in .45 Colt

Winchester 94 in 30-30

Hartford 92 in .45 Colt

Uberti 73 in .45 Colt

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