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Lever Action Rifles

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I know Winchester made a 307 years ago but it would be nice if Marlin/Ruger made a 336 in 308. I seen a picture of the new Marlin 336 classic from the 2023 shot show and it really looks nice, with nice wood and checkering. I went to Wally world yesterday to see if they had any 35 Remington on the shelf and about the only hunting ammo left was 308. They had 4 or 5 different manufactures and flavors in 308. That caliber would also cover a lot of bases especially in a 200 grain round nose bullet.
If so, the .308 needs to be loaded with RN or FN bullets. Tubular magazines don't do too well with pointed bullets.

I only found one true classic lever action that can handle pointed bullets safely......the Winchester 1895.
 

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Referring to my previous post - I see the Winchester 1895 as the ultimate in development of the classic Winchester lever action rifles.

It was at times available in a number of great calibers: .30-06, .30-40 Krag, .405 Winchester and 7.62x54R, to name a few.
I have a Miroku Win 1895 in 30.06. Nice shooter and a beautiful rifle.
 

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Referring to my previous post - I see the Winchester 1895 as the ultimate in development of the classic Winchester lever action rifles.

It was at times available in a number of great calibers: .30-06, .30-40 Krag, .405 Winchester and 7.62x54R, to name a few.
Don't forget the lowly Savage 99. Actually designed and built first in 1895. A little different looking but a pleasure to carry and shoot. Made in lots of calibers including 308.
 

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The first centerfire rifel I ever bought or shot was a Marlin 336CS. I liked it a lot. A gurl saw me with it one time and said she liked it. Anyway, I got caught in a speed trap in some dum town and needed money to pay the ticket, so I had to sell it. I was just starting out, so I was scraping for everything.

Later on, I had these two Winchester 94s, and I liked them a lot. At one point, I hit a rough spot and sold them because I thought I had to. In retrospect, I could have kept them and wish I did, but that wasn't clear at the time.


Now I have this Remlin 336W, and I like it a lot.



When the Ruglin 336 comes out, if it's easy to get, I would buy one, but Ruger is already saying limited quantity, so they will probably be out of reach for me
 

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Several years ago, I picked up an 1895 Winchester in 30-40 Krag from GB. Haven't shot it yet.

In handloader/rifle, Dave Scoville got a new production '95 and had it rebarreled into a wildcat, in .375 Scoville...basically a 375 Whelen/9.3 x 62 hybrid cartridge. He intended it for bear.

Handy guns.

Teddy Roosevelt had an 1895 Winchester rifle .405 Winchester, for his big gun on his African Hunt.
 

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Have had a number of lever guns over the years. Currently have a fairly unique Winchester Timber Carbine in 444 Marlin with the straight traditional Winchester stock instead of the Marlin style pistol grip stock, and a Winchester Trapper in 44 Magnum with case hardened receiver. The one that I let get away was an older Marlin 336 in 35 Remington😢
 

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Several years ago, I picked up an 1895 Winchester in 30-40 Krag from GB. Haven't shot it yet.

In handloader/rifle, Dave Scoville got a new production '95 and had it rebarreled into a wildcat, in .375 Scoville...basically a 375 Whelen/9.3 x 62 hybrid cartridge. He intended it for bear.

Handy guns.

Teddy Roosevelt had an 1895 Winchester rifle .405 Winchester, for his big gun on his African Hunt.
When you get to shoot the .30-40, let me know what it is like.

I could get one brand new for $1,700. Have not decided yet.
 

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Mine was built in 1905, reblued; curved rifle butt. Paid $500-ish from GB. Headspace is good as far as I can tell.
 

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Is that a '73 or '76?

I have a very pretty Chapparal 1876, in 45-60, that is one of the good ones produced. Years ago there were very cheap....$600 ish.
Many were absolute junk, but original parts would fit.

The Uberti '76's were much more reliable.
They sell a 50-95 and 45-75, that are impossible to get brass for. 45-60 can be loaded pretty hot.

I have a brass supply for it, and can shorten 45-70 in a pinch.
 

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Neighbor recently showed me a Winchester '94 chambered in 7-30 Waters that he picked up. Nice shape, what would be the value of that? Ammo still available?
Larry
 

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Neighbor recently showed me a Winchester '94 chambered in 7-30 Waters that he picked up. Nice shape, what would be the value of that? Ammo still available?
Larry
I may be wrong, but I believe 7-30 Waters was intended to be hand loaded and primarily for rifle caliber handguns like the TC Contender. I don’t think I can recall ever seeing factory loaded ammo for it. My Dad loaded it and that’s the only reason I know even that much.
 

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If so, the .308 needs to be loaded with RN or FN bullets. Tubular magazines don't do too well with pointed bullets.

I only found one true classic lever action that can handle pointed bullets safely......the Winchester 1895.
I had a gorgeous featherweight savage 99 in 308 caliber. Was fun to shoot. Not as slick an operating action. Traded it to a buddy in NC many years ago. He still had it last time we talked.
 
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