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    Lever action .357 Mag

    I have several .38/.357 caliber pistols and am thinking of adding a a lever gun in the same caliber. I was hoping some of y’all might offer some advice as to which carbines to avoid or purchase. Marlin, Henry Uberti look good , but I was hoping to stay well under $1000. Used would be the way to go,I think. Any words of wisdom? Thanks, Hank.

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    I know a couple forum members have the Henry Big Boy Steel. Around here they sell for $760 new. I don't recall ever hearing anything bad about Henry rifles

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    My old Interarms(Rossi) 1892 in 357 has run flawlessly for many years.

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    Thanks, jonesy! The Henry’s seem to be a well-made American product. Hank And thanks to you, Happy!

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    Picked up a Marlin 1894 CSBL new last year. Stainless, grayish wood, 16 inch, big loop. Probably should have checked out Henry’s offerings but I thought this one was pretty sweet looking and the shop gave me more than I expected on a 9mm trade towards it so I was all tickled. They run about a G note +- Only had it out a couple of times but I like it so far. It has rear “Peep” sight which I hear some people don’t like but works for me. Also has a rail like an AR to mount a sight.


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    I have the Rpssie in stainless, no issues.
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    I have an EMF Hartford 92 and like it a bunch (they're not real common). It's made by Rossi, but a bit fancier (and more costly).

    I've heard good things about the Marlin.........in fact, I have one in a different caliber (32-20)

    Keep in mind that the Henry has a front loading tube magazine which may or may not mean anything to you..........just be aware that there is an operating difference (maybe preferable or not).
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    Thanks all! There are several offerings, and my experience in this arena is severely limited. I was interested in the Rossi because of the price vs the Henry/ Marlin.
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    highly recommend a lever 38/357, really a fun gun and great cartridge in a lever.. - have a marlin in 357 and a couple of rimfire Henry's - would recommend both brands. Some of Henry's newer guns have the sideloader now..

    i know that if you are a left handed shooter, some dont like the Marlins and their ejection but mine is an outstanding rifle ..

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    Consider also........top eject, angle eject and side eject. Different lever guns have some different attributes, which do you prefer.....straight stock or pistol grip? How 'bout barrel length? I'm just givin ya food for thought so you can make your best decision.
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