What's a good GP lever gun in 45 LC?

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  1. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    I have a couple handguns in 45 LC and am starting to look for a lever rifle to match them up with.
    I don't shoot cowboy and don't think I would ever get into it.
    So what would be a good all round lever gun in 45 LC?
    Thanks,
    Ron
     
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    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

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    JM era Marlin ($$$), Rossi Win 92 clone, or Henry. Lotsa guys here like the Rossi, me not so much. I love the Marlins, but they've gotten high dollar. I like the Henry a whole bunch. Have one of their .41Mag carbines & love it. Some folks don't like the tube loading, but it doesn't bother me. Smooth action, nice trigger, nice wood & accurate.
     
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    Love my Rossi. The 1892 Winchester action made in modern steels. You can run some seriously serious .45 Colt loads through one. Beyond Ruger Only levels. Though Ruger Only levels work just fine for me.
     
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    I think that I have a Marlin Cowboy Competition in 45LC. Nice gun but I haven’t warmed up to the caliber yet.
     
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    I am going to have to go with the Rossi 92. I have a couple of them along with a couple winchesters and marlins. I too want a 45LC but do not shoot the lever actions much and the Rossi would serves me fine.
     
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    a slicked up Rossi for Cowboy action can just be used as a plinker or hunter. Don't have to shoot it 8 times in 2 secs
     
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    Rossi is decent. Solid 92 style action. I got one in 480 ruger currently, had a 357 before.
     
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    Bull Durham Almost Famous Plank Owner Charter Life Member

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    I like the Rossi ‘92 clones. I have two of them and an LSI Puma.
     
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    Me be a Rossi 92 fan. Action is VERY strong. I have them in .357 and .45 Colt.
     
  10. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    I found a JM Marlin, I'm happy :D
     
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