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Browning levers I wish they'd make #13258846 11/05/18
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I have a Browning 65 and 53 in 218 Bee and 32-20 respectively. I got to thinking about all the good Browning reproductions they've made. The 86, 95, 92 and 71, and got to thinking it would nice if they would bring out a 64 in 219 Zipper, 25-35, 30-30, 32 Special and 38-55. The 30-30 and 32 Special might not sell well as there are still decent buys on the originals. I know it's highly unlikely to ever happen but a guy can dream.


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Re: Browning levers I wish they'd make [Re: mart] #13281281 11/14/18
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Browning leverguns that were based on original Winchester designs were certainly good guns, but they were Japanese made, by Miroku. Today, this same factory produces the 92s, 94s, 85s and 95s, and the 86s for the Winchester brand. Considering this state of affairs, I personally cannot imagine Browning offering any such models.
If I recall correctly, the Browning / Miroku Winchester models were all in pretty short runs of about 3,000 guns, so unless you get lucky, they are usually both pretty hard to find, and pretty pricey.
I have to say, that genuine Winchester guns have a different feel from the Miroku ones, at least to me. They are different guns, and that comes across.
Browning has their proprietary lever action, and my best guess is that this gun is it as far as any dabbling into leverguns will go. Not too long ago, they even chambered it in the .358, which was pretty retro for them. Now that they abandoned the High Power, they seem to be of a mind to do traditional light, or not at all.

Re: Browning levers I wish they'd make [Re: mart] #13281303 11/15/18
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I know it will never happen. Just putting words to a wish.

Honestly I think I’d rather have a Browning. I have a Browning 53 and 65 and like them better than the original Winchesters of the same models I’ve handled. It’s for that reason I’m planning on selling my Winchester 71 and replacing it with a Browning.


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if your talk`n Browning lever rifles I wish Browning would build a 338 win.mag in a BLR S.S.


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Re: Browning levers I wish they'd make [Re: mart] #13304969 11/25/18
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Unfortunately, all but the 73s are probably forever cursed with the tang safeties insisted on by whoever it is that owns the brand these days. Can't imagine that ever being engineered back out. I get a twitch now and again for one of the 73s in .357 as a plinker for my old age. They're apparently very nice with good triggers and careful fitting. If the dealer I use when I lay stuff away ever gets more of color-case models, I might just have to jump on one.


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Re: Browning levers I wish they'd make [Re: mart] #13321754 12/01/18
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My best hunting buddy bought a Winchester 64 through CABELA's two years ago. It was built in Japan but finish, fit, and slick action are a tribute to craftsmanship and the genius of John M. Browning. It was pricey but he loves it.

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Re: Browning levers I wish they'd make [Re: mart] #13340053 12/07/18
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22 Magnum, and a svelte 357 sized appropriately

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Originally Posted by Sherwood
My best hunting buddy bought a Winchester 64 through CABELA's two years ago. It was built in Japan but finish, fit, and slick action are a tribute to craftsmanship and the genius of John M. Browning. It was pricey but he loves it.

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Just curious; when did M64 Winchesters get made in Japan. I have one made in 51 that I really like.

I should add, I have an 1886 made in Japan that is rock solid.

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Re: Browning levers I wish they'd make [Re: mart] #13374822 12/19/18
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A Model 65 in .357 Mag should have been a no brainer for Browning, or for Winchester in 1935 for that matter .....

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Originally Posted by 30Gibbs
A Model 65 in .357 Mag should have been a no brainer for Browning, or for Winchester in 1935 for that matter .....


I have to agree. The Browning 65 would lend wonderful style to all of the 92 chamberings past and present. Of course my tastes lean toward any of the Winchester levers with a pistol grip buttstock, 53, 64, 65, and 71. The 1886 with a pistol grip stock is a winner and I'd love to have an 1895 stocked the same. Townsend Whelen had one and I've always liked the look of it. Here's a picture of his. I don't know what chambering it was but I sure like it.

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Re: Browning levers I wish they'd make [Re: mart] #13375324 12/19/18
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NRA TV has a segment on Whelens 1895.

As to the original question, I wish they'd make a Browning lever............in the USA.

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Mart, I read the Col. had a model 95 in 40-72!!!


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Re: Browning levers I wish they'd make [Re: mart] #13376233 12/19/18
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watch the video, tells all about it.............. Col. Whelens 1895


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Re: Browning levers I wish they'd make [Re: mart] #13376317 12/19/18
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Thank you sir for the link. That was great.


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All USA made 71's in 348, 450 and 50 Alaskans with deluxe grades available, as well as 86's in 40-65, 40-70, 405, 45-70, 45-90, 50-70 and 50-110, all with proper twist rates to stabilize heavy bullets, with deluxe versions available as well. smile all rifles drilled and tapped for receiver peeps with lay down rear barrel sights. smile

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I have been told that I was wrong when I was told by this old gunsmith about my Winchester 71 Deluxe it was called a special not deluxe


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Would probably stand in line to buy an '86 in .40-82


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Originally Posted by gunner500
All USA made 71's in 348, 450 and 50 Alaskans with deluxe grades available, as well as 86's in 40-65, 40-70, 405, 45-70, 45-90, 50-70 and 50-110, all with proper twist rates to stabilize heavy bullets, with deluxe versions available as well. smile all rifles drilled and tapped for receiver peeps with lay down rear barrel sights. smile

All steel shotgun butts, crescent need not apply.



Now THAT'S a wish list I could go with!!! laugh


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Originally Posted by tmitch
watch the video, tells all about it.............. Col. Whelens 1895



So??? Should I be wearin’ white cotton gloves when I’m huntin’ with my old azz 95’s?


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Re: Browning levers I wish they'd make [Re: Yoder409] #13432595 01/08/19
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Originally Posted by Yoder409
Would probably stand in line to buy an '86 in .40-82


That would make two of us.


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