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Gun Porn

That’s good looking.

2 Responses to “Gun Porn”

  1. Lyle Says:

    Kind of ugly, IMO, but if you had to, for some reason, be limited to a lever gun, that one would be relatively practical compared to an actually good-looking one (which would need a straight wrist and no rail).

  2. Rivrdog Says:

    My first rifle was a Savage 99E, and I own/owned at least 6 other lever rifles. The Marlin 336 WAS a great deer gun, rivalled the Winchester 94, but when Marlin went through their money troubles, they fired/retired all the great old factory smiths who could put leverguns together in their sleep and have them work perfectly out of the box. When Remington bought them, a few “Rem-lins” started to trickle out, and not so strangely, there were problems with them, particularly with the feed elevator clearances.

    Remlin began to concentrate on the “sex-appeal” rifles, the stainless ones, etc that brought in $1,000+, and ignored the mill-run models for quite a while. This shorty, large-loop 336 looks to get back to the old standard, but I hope Remlin has FINALLY tweaked their automated gun-works to fix the internal problems. I would like to see some straight-case rifles again, and I have heard that a few 1894s are trickling out into the pipeline, but again, only the gussied-up guns with octagon barrels, etc.

    Back in the 1990s, I paid $404 for an 1894C (plain-jane) carbine in .357 Magnum, and it loaded and shot like a dream out of the box, but I had a gal-pal go all doe-eyed over it, so I traded that one for a milsurp she had and I wanted. I have regretted the deal. I also have the same 1894C in 44 Magnum, and IMHO, that is the best caliber for this brush gun, except for the rifling, which can’t handle any bullet over 240-gr well, and the best 44 hunting round for the gun is a 310-grain “bear load”.

    I finally gave up waiting for another Remlin 1894C in 357, and got a Rossi (Winchester 1892 clone), which shoots fine, and I paid only $500 for it.