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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2010, 09:03:10 PM »
I think they make pretty formidable weapons, SHTF guns, hunting and fun guns.

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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2010, 11:24:46 AM »
I had a Winchester model 94 trapper in 44 mag once upon a time.  Very nice to have around, and probably one of the most fun guns to shoot.  Shooting specials through it was like a grown ups pop gun.

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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2010, 11:54:48 AM »
another thing to remember about a lever gun is you can 'top off' at any time.
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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2010, 12:10:04 PM »
another thing to remember about a lever gun is you can 'top off' at any time.

I've always wanted a Savage 99 because it could be had with a detachable magazine for quick reloads.

Until it was mentioned here, I had not thought of the "reload on the fly" capability of tube magazine lever guns.

Good point and good feature.
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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2010, 09:06:10 PM »
I've always wanted a Savage 99 because it could be had with a detachable magazine for quick reloads.

Until it was mentioned here, I had not thought of the "reload on the fly" capability of tube magazine lever guns.

Good point and good feature.

A Magazine is something you can lose, drop or have to reload BEFORE you can fight.
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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2010, 05:57:45 PM »
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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2010, 07:37:57 PM »
A Magazine is something you can lose, drop or have to reload BEFORE you can fight.
Yep, but you don't have that problem with clips. ;) Seriously, it is a tough call. Instant reload, versus something that can go wrong or get lost. With a lever, I go with the Cat on this one. Tubes for my levers, clips for the SKS, MAGS for the AR and beer for the horses. ;D
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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2010, 08:42:09 PM »
So, if I were to be in the market for a 336 at a flea market/gun show I'm attending tomorrow is there anything to look for that might typically be broken/worn?

Any pointers are appreciated.

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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2010, 07:06:49 AM »
So, if I were to be in the market for a 336 at a flea market/gun show I'm attending tomorrow is there anything to look for that might typically be broken/worn?

Any pointers are appreciated.

The loading port cover (should not be too slack), the entire lever action should be smooth, not chunky with harder spots in cycling, should also not be too easy or feel to free to cycle, you'll know the difference.

The safeties, inspect the action closely, alot of things are happening inside the receiver, in a short motion.

Otherwise, its a visual thing and of course is the stock beat up,..etc,... try to bring a small flashlight or white napkin and take a quick glance down the barrel, with the light or napkin in the receiver end, action open,...Full of hairballs? Oil? Dirt? How's the rifling?

Give it a good once over, and let us know if you find a nice one. They are out there at a fair price.

FWIW, my humble .02 cents.. ;D
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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2010, 07:12:27 AM »
The loading port cover (should not be too slack), the entire lever action should be smooth, not chunky with harder spots in cycling, should also not be too easy or feel to free to cycle, you'll know the difference.

The safeties, inspect the action closely, alot of things are happening inside the receiver, in a short motion.

Otherwise, its a visual thing and of course is the stock beat up,..etc,... try to bring a small flashlight or white napkin and take a quick glance down the barrel, with the light or napkin in the receiver end, action open,...Full of hairballs? Oil? Dirt? How's the rifling?

Give it a good once over, and let us know if you find a nice one. They are out there at a fair price.

FWIW, my humble .02 cents.. ;D
Its worth more than $.02. What's also worth more than the asking price is a bore light. I'm not talking pro-grade here, just the doo-hickeys you srcew on to a mini mag. The few bucks you pay for one at a gun show will pay for itself the first time you look at a rifle and say, "Thanks but no". Just sayin'
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