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Lever Action Collection ???

I like to consider my self old fashioned in some ways.  I think I would be just at home leaving in 1860 as now maybe even more so.  Like I lot of you I grew up watching "Gunsmoke", "The Rifleman", "Bonaza" I could go on and on.  Whatever happen to those days? I think those days with my grandfather still stay with me 30 years later.  I think thats why I believe the Lever Action Rifle has a soft spot in my heart.  I know I went a round about way getting there but there was a reason behind it.  I am a rookie collector to say the least but hope to one day have a vast lever action collection.  Anyone else share this passion?  I am also interested in hearing any stories both good and bad about experiences with the Marlin XLR Series.  A couple of them are on my wish list. 

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Levers

In my collection I've got several lever rifles, both Marlins and BLRs. I'm just not a big Win lever fan, except for the M71. And at this point, that ain't happening! I've collected one deer this year with a lever, a Marlin .375. It wasn't a really big buck, but rather a cull I caught out chasing does in Kentucky. I like the .375, which is a really cool remake of the old 38-55. I also have Marlins in 45-70, .444, .356, and .308ME. A Buddy of mine has a .338ME(MX) and took a nice Maine black bear with it in Sep '09. The .338ME is a very good round, but I'm afraid it might not be around much longer... just my opinion. I really like the BLRs too and have a .358, .325WSM and a .450 Marlin. I find lever guns to be great in any woods type hunting and the BLR .325 would have to be high on any sane person's list for a great elk rifle too. I also have a nice M88 in .308 and have owned two M99s in .300. I like them all!

Buy some, use some and enjoy them all! Lever rifles are not just your Grandpa's .303 Sav  anymore!!

 

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well it's not just you. I

well it's not just you. I love a good lever gun. I currently only have one but I hope to change that soon. I have a few on the short list. Mainly a 357 but I hope to add a 30-30, 45-70, 44 mag, etc. Currently my wishlist exceeds my funds though. There is just something about a lever gun that makes me smile. I know I learned to shoot on one and God willing so will my boys.

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I don't really have a

I don't really have a collection of them, but the first rifle I ever owned was a Marlin 30-30, lever action.  I actually still hunt with it any time I go back to Vermont.  And, my step-father-in-kaw is giving me his father's Marlin 30-30 also, so that will give me 2.

Does that count as a collection now?? lol

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Sounds like a collection to me

If you have more than one than sure you are a collector.  I know there are far better weapons to use as primary hunting rifles but I am simple. 

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I forgot to add that my

I forgot to add that my father has a .348 Winchester, which will be mine one day.  That will make 3.... Wink

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3 even better

3 is great especially since they have that priceless value coming from your dad.  Cant ask for anything better

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