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post #3721 of 3773
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really? theyre a solid action to me. very smooth. Rossis are a pretty nice gun for the money. But IMHO its like comparing a rossi revolver to a smith revolver.


Honestly I'm not impressed with Henry, but I shoot a Uberti 1866, slicked up for competitions, which makes Henry levers seem like something the Flintstones would shoot. My Rossi is pretty slicked up too, but it had a nice action before that.

post #3722 of 3773
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Selling firearms is your business or a side thing?

lefty
just a side thing

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Honestly I'm not impressed with Henry, but I shoot a Uberti 1866, slicked up for competitions, which makes Henry levers seem like something the Flintstones would shoot. My Rossi is pretty slicked up too, but it had a nice action before that.

I agree reg: Uberti, but theyre about 30-40% more than a henry. Ive yet to handle a rossi that was felt any better than a marlin. Now, ive only played with a handful of rossi levers, but the ones i felt, felt like a $500 rifle.
post #3723 of 3773
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just a side thing
I agree reg: Uberti, but theyre about 30-40% more than a henry. Ive yet to handle a rossi that was felt any better than a marlin. Now, ive only played with a handful of rossi levers, but the ones i felt, felt like a $500 rifle.


Well Marlins slick up really nicely with a minimum of work. I can do the entire action job myself on my bench. In fact, a lot of people still use old Marlins for competition. The only problem is that you can't short stroke them. I think the model 1866 and 1873 are the only ones you can do that to. Possibly the 1860, but that's not a practical model for competitions. Has to do with the internal links. I believe the Marlins and Rossis are all late model levers that use locking lugs, which contributed significantly to how the action feels.

post #3724 of 3773
picked up a new toy last night.... Ive never owned an STI 1911 but i keep hearing good things. And any company that says a big 'fuck you' to california gun laws is OK in my book.

looking forward to getting some range time with it soon. Guardian in 45
post #3725 of 3773
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Well Marlins slick up really nicely with a minimum of work. .


im sure....but im speaking of fresh outta the box.
post #3726 of 3773

Ok, but that's like judging a pair of shoes just out of the box. You can tell something about it, but it's going to change significantly as it breaks in.

post #3727 of 3773
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Ok, but that's like judging a pair of shoes just out of the box. You can tell something about it, but it's going to change significantly as it breaks in.

well, ill say you can still tell a lot (enough) by comparing a pair of new lobbs to a pair of new allen edmonds. smile.gif
post #3728 of 3773

Fair enough. 

post #3729 of 3773
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Fair enough. 

sounds like you have a ton more experience than me with lever actions though. All i can attest to is what ive shot/sold/handled. 90% of the ones ive handled are brand new, and the henrys and marlins ive shot were all new or nearly new.
post #3730 of 3773
Having never touched one I say this purely from the SF aesthetic/cultural perspective: that STI seems to make a nice combination of slick, modern CC with being a proper 1911. Nice kop.
post #3731 of 3773
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Having never touched one I say this purely from the SF aesthetic/cultural perspective: that STI seems to make a nice combination of slick, modern CC with being a proper 1911. Nice kop.

thanks mimo!! ive always liked their race guns, but i have zero use for one. so far feels as nice as my other 1911s.
post #3732 of 3773
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

sounds like you have a ton more experience than me with lever actions though. All i can attest to is what ive shot/sold/handled. 90% of the ones ive handled are brand new, and the henrys and marlins ive shot were all new or nearly new.

I've picked up some things over the years. I have had most of the common models apart to some degree or another, with the notable exception of the Henry. My father-in-law and I have done basic modifications on our cowboy guns, as well as reloading for competition. Tons of fun for sure.
post #3733 of 3773
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I've picked up some things over the years. I have had most of the common models apart to some degree or another, with the notable exception of the Henry. My father-in-law and I have done basic modifications on our cowboy guns, as well as reloading for competition. Tons of fun for sure.

id love to get into tinkering and reloading. I have a press and about 90% of the equipment, just no time/space.
post #3734 of 3773

I'll tell you want I did. I set up my press on a folding workbench like this. It was rock solid and didn't take up much space at all. FWIW I had mine in a suburban apartment. The time thing I can't help you with. :D

 

triad

post #3735 of 3773
this guy found its way into my safe saturday.... Sig 229 Legion Series... the whole 'legion' thing just may be marketing hype, but i will say this is one of the best da/sa triggers ive felt. Reset is soo short. and the grey color is pretty slick too.

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