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    Posted: March 07 2019 at 7:28pm
i just picked up an 1894 marlin for my cowboy rifle collection , i have it in mind to build a wild west rifle rack like we all used to see in the movies , i wanted one of each of the traditional rifles that one might see in that era , 

i now have an 1860 henry , an 1866 henry/winchester , an 1873 winchester , an 1892 winchester and now the 1894 marlin , i think that should do , but ...........

ive recently been thinking to add the 1866 henry/winchester musket [with bayonet] not because it was prevalent in the american west but because it is of the era and i really like its look , i think it played a bigger part in canadian history actually but its just a gorgeous lever rifle , im still pondering that one , its gonna cost me a lot more than the others have , its a lot rarer and far more expensive 
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I have a soft spot for lever-actions after watching so many cowboy movies as a kid. I shot a Marlin 1894 last year in .44 Magnum and was surprised by how much it kicked compared to other rifles I've fired (and .44 Magnum pistols).
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They all sound interesting. Any pics? 
 
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A-Square,
 
I think to round it out, you may need a couple more to cover the later "cowboy" period.
The ones you have are fantastic bits of history, but how about an 1886 Winchester,   (big brother of the '92)?
 
Plus the Teddy Roosevelt M 95 with box mag?  Still very much saddle guns.  (In .303 and it brings us back to this forum), lol!
 
Would love to see photos of the ones you have.   (Official photo request!)
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Are you thinking of something like this? :

If so there's a guy on the M-N forums who makes them flat packed disassembled to your specs, all very custom made. All you do is assemble & finish the wood. Mine is for 6 bolt action full length rifles but he can make about anything you want.


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I bought a pre-'64 Winchester '94 a few years back. Awesome shape! Never owned a lever before! Bought a box of 180 gr and took it opening day deer hunt (bucks only.) I'm in the thick bush, and just at daylight, a big buck walks out about 100 yds away. Being in the bush without a scope, I new my chances were slim. I took the shot. Missed. Never saw another buck that season. Gave the gun to a buddy that likes and has levers. And the 18 remaining bullets. (When we were walking back to the truck, a mangy coyote stepped out of the bush. His tail hangs in my garage.
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Honks,
 
I thought 30-30 loads were usually 170 gr or 150 gr.  ?
 
I had a '94 dated I think 1914 or somewhere about then.  Had to have a "cowboy gun" when I came to Canada!  It was a bit tired and worn, but packed it for a few years.   Went onto 6.5 Swede's and never went back to a lever.
Would like an 1886 or a '92 though.  Have a little M '90 pump in .22 WRF.  V worn but shoots well and I made it up out of parts.  Goes everywhere with me.  Had been beaten and rusted to death.
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shamu , yes , that is on the porder of whayt im thinking , the wall rack you see in every sherifs office in every western , i think always of the john wayne ones but ive seen it in old gunsmoke episodes as well , 

i need to take photos yet , ive got them of the quigley and 1897 , original 1892 , and 1860 

but none of the others yet 






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Pukka, you are correct. It was Federal PowerShok 170 gr. 
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Honks,
 
Ah, OK.  I was wondering if they'd changed loadings since I was at it.
 
I liked the old Silvertip at the time.
 
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Good to see the photos you have, and look forward to the ones yet to be!
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