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LEVER ACTION RIFLES

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:51 pm
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 time—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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:29 pm
No levers for me yet, but my Pop has a couple Winchesters. I need to get some pics from him.

1894 in .30 WCF
1894 in .38-55win "Chief Crazy Horse Edition"
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20" AICS 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD .308

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:58 pm
I would like to see 'em !!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:19 pm
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.
16.5" 597 AAC-SD .22lr
20" AICS 700 SPS Tactical .223
20" AICS 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD .308

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:20 pm
This special edition is an absolutely beautiful rifle...

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

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16.5" 597 AAC-SD .22lr
20" AICS 700 SPS Tactical .223
20" AICS 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD .308

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:04 pm
Gotta love a good lever action carbine for quick aimed shots...!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:08 pm
I have several levers, one mossy 472 and a marlin 336 RC. I sold my winchesters
P 17 Eddystone 30.06
mossy 472 30-30
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:50 pm
Let's see 'em Frank...!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:44 am
Every time I get a lever gun in hand, images of Jimmy Stewart ("Winchester 1876") and John Wayne (pick your favorite movie) run through my mind. As a 12-year-old or so, Dad gave brother and me matched Winnie 94s for Christmas; sadly they were sold off oh so many years ago. For Christmas '68, my brother was given an almost-matched pair of Winnies (Model 88 in .308 and Model 250 in .22LR). Both are in my custody at the moment. They join a heavy-barrel Henry (H0001T) and Win Model 9422M. All get regular exercise.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:10 am
Pics Jim...PICS !! 8-)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:52 pm
If I could figure out how to post pictures, I'd post my Winchester Model 92 .32-20 (grandpa's old rifle) and my pre-64 Winchester Model 88 .308 Win.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:52 am
I'm not a big lever fan but I really like that Crazy Horse model.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:15 pm
Rick 51/ R51 wrote:If I could figure out how to post pictures, I'd post my Winchester Model 92 .32-20 (grandpa's old rifle) and my pre-64 Winchester Model 88 .308 Win.


Use Photobucket to store and post images for free Rick...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:53 am
Here's the Model 88. I'll take some pics of the 92 later.
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Below the old Model 74.
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Great action for follow-up shots if needed.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:14 pm
Awesome pics Rick...glad you found the link useful !!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:59 pm
SHOOTER13 wrote:Awesome pics Rick...glad you found the link useful !!


Thanks for your help Shooter
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:49 pm
No problem Rick !!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:27 am
I have a Marlin 336 in 30/30 my father left me but I still want at least 1 Winchester lever action. I came close to buying a Winchester 1890 in 22 short but missed the deal because I wanted to research it....oh well!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:57 am
Marlin makes a fine lever action...but the Winchester's are a step above !
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:57 pm
Oh yeah, I just want to own one Winchester.....
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:44 am
Which model would you pick ole442...!?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:18 am
I have to admit I own a pre 64 winchester 30/30 !!@ we checked the website and it was made in 1952!!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:27 pm
This is a picture thread Jason...let's see it !!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:37 am
Avid rifle shooters, for the most part, believe that a "bolt-action" rifle is the most accurate. I believe that to be a mostly true statement. However, there are exceptions like my Pre-64 Winchester Model 88 in .308 WIN. This model is a HYBRID, in that it is considered a "Lever Action Rifle" but, in actuality it is a lever operated bolt action. The bolt is a 3-Lug locking rotating bolt, fed vertically by the detachable box magazine and it is every bit as accurate as even the high end Weatherby Vanguard and Sako A-7 rifles that I compared my M88 with, along with a Jarrett modified 700, Winchester Model 70 Sporter, Springfield Model 1903, and a Thompson/Center Icon. My groups consistently were right in line with their groupings. That said, I don't need a "Bolt Action" rifle. The Sako Finnwolf and Browning BLR have similar actions but I don't think they were as popular as the M88.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:07 am
Wouldn't mind seeing a picture of that Winchester Model 88 Rick...
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