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.357 lver-action carbine

Post by acropolis5 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:54 pm

Anyone have a source or manufactuer for one, preferably in stainless?

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Post by PistolPete » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:30 pm

Also, Puma makes one. Just search on gunbroker to get an idea of what the prices are. Rossi used to make one, also, so you may find those used.

And of course Winchester used to make 'em, but they're a little pricey on the used market.
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Post by budder » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:41 pm

There's also EMF, who I've heard good things about: http://www.emf-company.com/cart/category.php?c=51+61+

Please update this thread if you get one, since I'm also in the market.

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Post by roscoe » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:20 am

I bought a Puma with the 16" barrel for my brother. Nice gun, smooth and handy. It was blued, and I replaced the rear sight elevator and the follower, for about $20 total. He almost never shoots it, the bastard.

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Post by Shotzee » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:49 am

roscoe wrote:I bought a Puma with the 16" barrel for my brother. Nice gun, smooth and handy. It was blued, and I replaced the rear sight elevator and the follower, for about $20 total. He almost never shoots it, the bastard.
I might get the same one!

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Post by Bear_B » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:22 pm

Now that I am kinda "migrating" towards .357 Revolvers, I'd love to have a .357 Carbine. I'll have to start haunting the gun shops and see what I can find in the used cabinet.
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Post by SamuraiBobX26 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:55 pm

I like the Marlins myself. I have one in 30-30 and the thing is awsome. I am looking at one in .357 myself and can choose between the 1894 Cowboy and the 1894 regular model.
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Post by TheLastRifleMan » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:01 pm

I have a Marlin 1894c in .357 mag and love it. Do yourself a favor and buy no other brand. You will not be sorry!
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Post by roscoe » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:02 pm

I don't have any pictures of the Puma, but it has the normal lever, which is key. That rifle is TINY! Much smaller than the Marlin and a bit smaller than the Winchester. For that alone, I give it a big prop. Plus, it is a nice shooter.

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Post by thorian » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:26 am

TheLastRifleMan wrote:I have a Marlin 1894c in .357 mag and love it. Do yourself a favor and buy no other brand. You will not be sorry!
And if you plan on shooting it a lot round off the snail cam to prevent the marlin timing issues as the carrier gets worn.

http://marauder.homestead.com/files/marlin94fix.html

Mine was doing this so i just replaced the carrier and filed the snail cam now it runs great. It just does not like the old speer JHP's I loaded up the shoulder catches on the chamber as it is feedign. But Remington lead semi wad cutters and Remington round nose feed perfect with the best performance from the round nose.
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Post by TheLastRifleMan » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:26 pm

Thorian, never had problems with that. And I have had more rounds then I can remember through it.

But good idea, though and thanks!
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Post by thorian » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:20 am

I don't know how many rounds mine had through it but it is pre manual safety and has seen lots of use. Kind of like an old desk where handling it has polished the wood and slightly altered the color along with making it incredibly smooth. The carrier was $30 and took about 2 hours to dissassemble "mod" and re assemble and it is back to running like a champ.
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Post by minengr » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:53 am

FYI, the Puma, EMF, Navy Arms, and Rossi lever-actions are all built in the same plant. They are all good guns. Personally, my 357 lever is a Winchester.

If you're planning to put a scope on it I'd recommend going with the Marlin. Add a XS System scout scope mount and you'll have one nice little rig.
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