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I NEED another lever action

Posted By: pacecars

I NEED another lever action - 01/27/19

I guess I should say I want another lever action and have narrowed it down to three from the bucket list even though they don’t really have anything in common. I have it natrowed down to a Browning 71 .348 carbine (has one and sold it in fit of stupidity), Winchester repro 1895 .405 Winchester, and a Browning Model 53 .32-20 WCF. All are around the same price and have all piqued my interest from when I was younger. I just can’t make up my mind
Posted By: lightning

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/27/19

I'll vote for the Browning 71. Good luck in your search.
Posted By: papalondog

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/27/19

Just picked up a Bighorn Armory 89 in 500 S&W. Really impressed so far.
Posted By: pete53

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/28/19

i like the newer lever way Browning BLR`S these rifles use a clip/magazine so cartridges don`t get wreck ,these BLR`S can handle much more powerful cartridges and are way more accurate with a scope too . try one you probably will agree ?
Posted By: shawlerbrook

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/28/19

My bucket list has an original Winchester 1895 or M71.
Posted By: desertoakie

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/28/19

I have all those you list, and by far the one I shoot much more is the 53 in .32-20. Just how many .405s or .348s can one shoot pleasurably in a range session? wink
Posted By: crshelton

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/28/19

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You NEED an unfired Miroku/Winchester 1895 Deluxe in .405 WCF as above.
You can shoot factory Hornady 300 grain ammo OR reload ammo from 210 grain .41 mag bullets to a variety of 300 grainers, or 400 grain .410-.411 Hornady and Woodleigh bullets. The latter for DG as Cape Buff in pic to the left.
Posted By: crshelton

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/28/19

PS You can shoot 210 grain cast or jacketed for as long as you like.

The full house 400 grain Woodies at 2100 fps are not for snowflakes, but shot off hand, you get used to them. They make 300 grain Northforks feel like practice ammo.
Posted By: desertoakie

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/28/19

Or, a high grade Browning 71 .348!
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Posted By: wilkeshunter

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/28/19

I love the selection! I’d go with the Winchester in .405.
Posted By: MadMooner

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/29/19

Browning 1895 in 30-40 Krag! 405 if you must.
Posted By: Judman

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/29/19

Boy that's a tough one, think I'd go 348..... 405 would be cool too
Posted By: EthanEdwards

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/29/19

71...nothing even close.
Posted By: Judman

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/29/19

Hornadys 348 ammo makes it handy too...
Posted By: JBLEDSOE

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/30/19


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For just plain fun to shoot, you cannot beat the 32-20. Buy all three, then you decide which you like best and sell the other two.
Posted By: crshelton

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/30/19

" Buy all three, then you decide which you like best and sell the other two."

Now we are making progress!
Posted By: mogwai

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/30/19

Originally Posted by JBLEDSOE

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For just plain fun to shoot, you cannot beat the 32-20. Buy all three, then you decide which you like best and sell the other two.


If you have all the full strength firearms you need, this is good advice.

Nowadays, I am mostly looking for fun/easy to shoot guns when I look for another lever. Pistol cartridges or stuff that shoots cast slowly and well. That wouldn't be a 348 or 405.
Posted By: Bugger

Re: I NEED another lever action - 01/31/19

It depends - Bears or squirrels?

My gun cabinet needs a 405 Win. But the 32-20 would get shot 10x more.
Posted By: EdM

Re: I NEED another lever action - 02/01/19

I own a Browning M71 Carbine and the M53 and I shoot the M53 a lot more than the M71. Just a fun gun.
Posted By: Cariboujack

Re: I NEED another lever action - 02/01/19

Originally Posted by desertoakie
Or, a high grade Browning 71 .348!
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That is sweet. Love to have that. Heck, I'd settle for a 64.
Posted By: pacecars

Re: I NEED another lever action - 02/02/19

Just won a Gunbroker auction for a Model 53 so the decision is made!
Posted By: pacecars

Re: I NEED another lever action - 02/02/19

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Posted By: kaywoodie

Re: I NEED another lever action - 02/03/19

Just forget them bigazz kickin’ .405’s. Get you a .30 US Army and be done with it. 220 RN’s all day. Big medicine on anything from elk critters to Moro tribesman!

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Posted By: Jim_Conrad

Re: I NEED another lever action - 02/03/19

That must be a canvas belt??
Posted By: kaywoodie

Re: I NEED another lever action - 02/03/19

Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
That must be a canvas belt??


Yup. Ol’ Wolfears made it for me! Dang top quality!
Posted By: Jim_Conrad

Re: I NEED another lever action - 02/03/19

Fine looking rig.


I want to make stuff like that once I get my sewing machine.
Posted By: SockPuppet

Re: I NEED another lever action - 02/06/19

Originally Posted by pacecars
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Hubba hubba!
Posted By: pacecars

Re: I NEED another lever action - 02/15/19

Picked up the .32-20 set
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Posted By: helidriver72

Re: I NEED another lever action - 03/09/19

Now you're talkin!
Posted By: moosemike

Re: I NEED another lever action - 03/09/19

32-20 all the way
Posted By: cobrad

Re: I NEED another lever action - 04/04/19

I'm a bolt guy... accuracy, light weight... but I love my 1886 and these beautiful lever guns you guys are posting are pure gun porn! I'd love to have several more lever guns and time to shoot 'em all.
Posted By: 30Gibbs

Re: I NEED another lever action - 04/20/19

Originally Posted by desertoakie
I have all those you list, and by far the one I shoot much more is the 53 in .32-20. Just how many .405s or .348s can one shoot pleasurably in a range session? wink


Even with mild / reduced cast bullet light loads ....
Posted By: ipopum

Re: I NEED another lever action - 04/20/19

So which would be the most fun, a 32-20 or a25-20?
Posted By: wildfowl

Re: I NEED another lever action - 04/23/19

1895 in .405 would be my choice of the 3.

Go big or go home!
Posted By: WasTexasShooter

Re: I NEED another lever action - 05/20/19

Originally Posted by kaywoodie
Just forget them bigazz kickin’ .405’s. Get you a .30 US Army and be done with it. 220 RN’s all day. Big medicine on anything from elk critters to Moro tribesman!

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WoW!!!!!! Very nice!!!! Really like that carbine!

I have a 1895 in .30US circa 1900. Shoots great with full buckhorn rear sight.
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T.S.
Posted By: Gringo Loco

Re: I NEED another lever action - 05/20/19

Originally Posted by WasTexasShooter
Originally Posted by kaywoodie
Just forget them bigazz kickin’ .405’s. Get you a .30 US Army and be done with it. 220 RN’s all day. Big medicine on anything from elk critters to Moro tribesman!

WoW!!!!!! Very nice!!!! Really like that carbine!

T.S.

I concur. Nice setup kaywoodie. Digging that cartridge belt accommodating both rifle and pistol cartridges. Whose 220's you loading? Hornady, Sierra ...?
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