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Old September 7th, 2015, 06:13 PM   #16
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I always thought Ruger would have been more successful with their lever actions, if they would have made them more like a 94 Winchester.
The 96/44 looked too much like a 44 Carbine, with a lever hangin off of it.
Good observation - I agree. Sort of a morphed rifle - rotary magazine, lever action 44 Carbine. Style sells.



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I would like to see some American manufacturer make a run of the WCF calibers like 38/40 and 44/40. I have wanted one or both to shoot black powder in for a long time. I even emailed Henry about this idea. They did not say yes did not say no. If Ruger made a traditional styled lever gun and added these calibers I would get one. I however would not disagree it probably would not be a big seller. Even with the cowboy action game there is not a huge lever gun market these days. I figure it will never happen.
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I'll take one in 7.62X39.
That would be some fun! I never thought of that... those AK pumps always intrigued me. I never thought of a lever in the caliber...

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I always thought Ruger would have been more successful with their lever actions, if they would have made them more like a 94 Winchester.
The 96/44 looked too much like a 44 Carbine, with a lever hangin off of it.
I agree. The 22 version similarly looked like a 10/22 with a lever. Unique for sure. Classic lever styling like historic designs may have been better for Ruger. Or not. Who knows...
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I would like to see some American manufacturer make a run of the WCF calibers like 38/40 and 44/40. I have wanted one or both to shoot black powder in for a long time. I even emailed Henry about this idea. They did not say yes did not say no. If Ruger made a traditional styled lever gun and added these calibers I would get one. I however would not disagree it probably would not be a big seller. Even with the cowboy action game there is not a huge lever gun market these days. I figure it will never happen.
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I'll take one in 7.62X39.
It would need to be a box magazine, but yeah, that would be fun.
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I guess I should have qualified that I asked for a Big Boy. Those are nice but to pricey for this country boy.
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I would like to see Ruger make an "1873" chambered for Cowboy action shooting with the most popular cartridges for the sport, i.e., 38 special or 357 Magnum; 44-40 and 45 LC. It's terrible we have to have an Italian company make reproductions of 1873 rifles. Recently I asked Henry on 1 September if they had intentions on making a Henry Big Boy in 44-40 and their reply "We have no plans to release any new Big Boy rifles in any new calibers at this time." I would also like to see a 22LR reintroduced again with an upgraded stock.
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I would like to see Ruger make an "1873" chambered for Cowboy action shooting with the most popular cartridges for the sport, i.e., 38 special or 357 Magnum; 44-40 and 45 LC. It's terrible we have to have an Italian company make reproductions of 1873 rifles. Recently I asked Henry on 1 September if they had intentions on making a Henry Big Boy in 44-40 and their reply "We have no plans to release any new Big Boy rifles in any new calibers at this time." I would also like to see a 22LR reintroduced again with an upgraded stock.
I believe that if you look at the current Henry line up, you will find some upgraded equipment.
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for those of you who might have missed it, I believe that George (traitor to his original countrymen in HUNGARY) has bought Marlin and has said he's gonna shut it down.

He owns the FEDERAL Group which is the parent to several long arm manufacturers and multiple ammunition makers, and is an avowed ANTI GUN ADVOCATE and financial supporter of several well known high level politicians who also ascribe to his progressive leanings.

Oh and by the way, he also owns PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE! You remember Flo?

I'm just trying to give some info, just wanted people to understand the possible reasons for Marlin's shutdown.

If this is too political, please move it to an appropriate location.

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targetshooter77, Looks like someone has fallen victim to the Internet rumors. Freedom Group owns Remington, who in turn owns Marlin. There's no such thing as "Federal Group" in the insurance or gun related businesses ... only casinos or Government orgs.

Before you post nonsense like this again, do your homework!!!!
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Ridiculous story above not withstanding....................what billionaire would be SO anti gun, they would be willing to buy a multi million dollar gun company, just to shut it down. My guess............ NONE. Regardless of what they might say, they are likely WAY more interested in making money, than saving us from ourselves..........LOL!!!
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If Ruger produced a .327mag lever action they would likely sell one to 90% of the people interested in it in the first year. That doesn't leave much customer base for the following years of production, and that's why it won't be made. To be successful there has to be widespread interest in the product and that interest must be maintained for a number of years. If everyone who wants one gets it in the first year or 2 then year 3 is gonna really suck for sales.
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I'll buy one in 357 magnum especially if it's a John Browning 1892 copy.
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targetshooter77, Looks like someone has fallen victim to the Internet rumors. Freedom Group owns Remington, who in turn owns Marlin. There's no such thing as "Federal Group" in the insurance or gun related businesses ... only casinos or Government orgs.

Before you post nonsense like this again, do your homework!!!!
Following is from SNOPES.COM

Origins: The Freedom Group ("the world's leading innovator, designer, manufacturer and marketer of firearms, ammunition and related products") has bought up a number of firearm-related companies in recent years, making it one of the world's largest manufacturers of firearms and ammunition. Cerberus Capital Management as of 2009 held a 94.3% stake in Freedom Group's shares. However, there is no connection between Cerberus Capital Management and financier George Soros: Cerberus is a privately traded company which was established in 1992 by Stephen A. Feinberg, and the company's list of senior executives does not include George Soros in any capacity (but does include such conservative notables as former Republican Vice-President Dan Quayle and former Treasury Secretary John W. Snow). "

I stand corrected, and will examine such controversial issues more closely.

In response to msp390s, Ill answer your question with another question: Why would Michael Bloomberg spend untold millions on ad campaigns to further his anti 2nd amendment goals to make gun purchases all but impossible?

Thats a rhetorical question, and one that's easy to figure out if you understand the way liberals/progressives operate.
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And to all of Bloomberg's efforts.........gun sales are at an all time high. He may have made things more difficult in his town and state, but overall he accomplished nothing.
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