LEVER ACTION RIFLES

Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by SHOOTER13, May 30, 2011.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 ON DUTY Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    My Winchester lever action...

    WINCHESTER 1894....30WCF...TOP EJECT....CIRCA 1977


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    The John Browning designed Winchester Model 1894 is perhaps the best known of the Winchester repeating rifles. The Model 94 was chambered for the newly introduced smokeless .30-30 Winchester cartridge, and later, a variety of calibers such as .25-35 WCF, .32-40 WCF, .32 Winchester Special, and the .38-55. Winchester was the first company to manufacture a civilian rifle chambered for the new smokeless propellants, and although delays prevented the .30-30 cartridge from appearing on the shelves until 1895, it remained the first commercially available smokeless powder round for the North American consumer market. Though initially it was too expensive for most shooters, the Model 1894 went on to become one of the best-selling hunting rifles of all timeā€”it has the distinction of being the first sporting/hunting rifle to sell over one million units, ultimately selling over seven million until US production was discontinued in 2006. A 2010 commemorative rifle has been produced to celebrate 200 years since Oliver F. Winchester's birth. The Winchester 94/.30-30 combination is practically synonymous with "deer rifle."

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  2. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    Here's one of my Pop's lever guns...

    Winchester 1894 in .30 WCF

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    It was gifted to him by a ranch hand decades ago. There were several notches in the stock when it was given, but no questions were asked.
  3. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    This special edition is an absolutely beautiful rifle...

    Winchester 1894 in .38-55 win
    "Chief Crazy Horse Commemorative"

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  4. Box Car

    Box Car Member

    My Marlin 336 XLR .30-30 win.
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