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Offline DeltaGray

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Re: I think I want a 44mag lever gun
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2017, 12:18:39 AM »
Some of us can fire cast lead in pistols including soft but accurate loads (w/o gas checks) with intended use to punch holes in paper.  The DW .44 can also do jacketed loads and or faster loads for sil steel targets.  I surprised a .44 mag lever owner who did not care for factory .44 loads in his single action revolver.  He did better when he did not flinch with my loads.  Sometimes he missed a paper target but he would not sell me his inaccurate revolver.  I could have asked, "What lot of leading?".  I slug barrels and I have, I think, melted lead (Pb with additives) before it was loaded and fired.  Other note: I see cowboy shooters use .38 special loads in rifles and lever firearms.  One guy uses the same powder and powder charge for .38 SPL loads.

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Re: I think I want a 44mag lever gun
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2017, 04:12:55 PM »
just received my 1981 Marin 1894 in 44 from Phoenix Distributors through  gunbroker. Much better condition than expected, its a 99% gun, never been fooled with and all completely original. I had read about heavy triggers and the marlin "flop",which I guess is a big creep. Trigger on this one is light and crisp ,3-31/2 lb on my digital postage scale. A vintage gun still available at a good price.

Offline DenStinett

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Re: I think I want a 44mag lever gun
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2017, 08:46:46 PM »
Very cool GSD
Remember, the earlier 44s wouldn't cycle Specials, so you'll need to install the "New Style Carrier", Part: F410238
Specials get jammed in-between the Mag Tube Opening and the Old Style Carrier

http://www.brownells.com/search/index.htm?k=Part%3a+F410238&ksubmit=y
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/370170/marlin-carrier-assembly-marlin-1894-1894cb-44-remington-magnum-1894cb-45-colt-long-colt-1894fg

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Offline M1A4ME

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Re: I think I want a 44mag lever gun
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2017, 09:30:53 AM »
Back in the early 80's I got "sort of" interested in a lever action .44 magnum, to go along with my .44 magnum revolvers and for possible deer hunting.

That was pre-internet and I don't remember anything but Winchesters being available at the time.  I thought it would have been a good "woods" gun as the distance you can shoot, in the woods/mountains is usually pretty short.

I just never followed through on the urge.  These days, a Win. M94 in .44 magnum with a small red dot optic would be about perfect for similar conditions.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

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Re: I think I want a 44mag lever gun
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2017, 10:13:28 AM »
I never have had a post 64 Winchester. Have had many pre 64's and I know them well inside and out.  This is my first big bore Marlin. In my opinion it is every bit  as good  as the pre 64 Win. I have heard that the recent Marlins by Remington  are not as good,. No surprise

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I think I want a 44mag lever gun
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2017, 02:51:01 PM »
Hennry 44 & 22 both have been shooting fine
« Last Edit: September 05, 2017, 02:54:12 PM by Winn »