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Old September 7th, 2015, 04:04 AM   #1
 
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Wanted-Ruger lever gun

I had not realized that Ruger ever produced a lever action rifle.
With that knowledge I humbly ask Ruger to produce another one.

I want someone, ANYONE, to produce a lever action .327 Federal magnum carbine.

I believe it would be a huge seller.
I would buy at least one or two, and I know others that would buy them as well.



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I believe it would be a huge seller.
Whenever I see someone say this I ask... Would you put your $ up to fund the R&D for it? Better yet, put your $ up and contract it yourself just as a distributor would for an exclusive.

While an interesting cartridge and platform for the cartridge, I just don't see it as a "huge seller". Look at those models already available in the cartridge. They're not exactly flying of the shelves nor do they command demand of the other chambering in the same models. If it wasn't for Lipsey's and their contracted models, there'd be even fewer models available. It just doesn't have the strong following Federal and Ruger hoped for.
Like the .32 H&R mag it's simply not appealing enough in the market to warrant the resources to design and produce. With so much of the market demand geared towards bigger - larger calibers and big power, the smaller calibers simply get over shadowed and passed over.
I do know that existing .32 H&R lever guns, the Marlin anyways, can be worked over and rechambered to the .327 Federal. Sometimes when what you want, if you really, honestly want it bad enough, isn't available, you gotta go about it a different route.
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They said the Glock 43 wouldn't sell. Flooded market.

Somebody, somewhere has the market research on what guns will be profitable. It's rarely a gamble.
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I wonder if Ruger still looks at the lever market. They were once in it. Will they enter it again? I thinkbthey have found some good markets to get into (ARs, 1911s, etc.).
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Better chance of making your plea over on the Henry forum. At least that's a company that actually makes lever action rifles. Would Ruger ever get back into the lever action game? I dunno. They were only in it from 1996 to 2009 and left it for a reason. I'm not really a lever action guy so I don't know - were the Ruger models considered to be good rifles? If so were they too expensive? There is very little discussion about them here so that suggests to me that they are somewhat obscure.
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I wonder if Ruger still looks at the lever market. They were once in it. Will they enter it again? I thinkbthey have found some good markets to get into (ARs, 1911s, etc.).
Their 96's didn't sell well at all, hence them being discontinued. 1911's, AR's...both have been high up on the demand ladder for a looong time. Even with the market as flooded as it is with them both it worked for them. I do believe if those such as Lipsey's who brought out the .327 Single Seven saw the potential for something such as a 1894 in .327 Federal, they've have one. Just too small of a market demand for full cataloged production.
Gotta add that the 1894CB I had in .32 H&R mag was a very sweet little shooter. Awesome little rifle that mated perfectly with my Single Sixes (baby Vaqueros). One is .32-20 I gotta believe would be equally fun.
I am a bit syurprised Ruger didn't offer their 96 in the .357 mag or 45Colt.

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This topic comes up every once in a while, I started a similar discussion some time ago as well. If Ruger ever gets around to making a 327 lever gun, I reckon Big Ol' Boy and I would be fighting for the front of the line.

The reality is that this kind if rifle will only appeal to a small number of people, and as Iowegan pointed out once, there are already enough 32's to satisfy the market. It's a miracle that the 327 was brought back in Ruger's line up to begin with. Hoping for a lever gun is almost too much to ask....almost.
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I wonder if Ruger still looks at the lever market.
You're implying that a lever market exists... There's your first problem...
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IMO Marlin and Henry got the lever gun market almost filled up. The days of the lever gun being a dominant market item are likely over. Anything could happen but it does not seem that Ruger would want to get back in.
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IMO Marlin and Henry got the lever gun market almost filled up. The days of the lever gun being a dominant market item are likely over. Anything could happen but it does not seem that Ruger would want to get back in.
I think lever guns made a bit of a comeback over the past decade. Probably has something to do with the increasing popularity of cowboy action, maybe nostalgia too. But you're right, Henry and Marlin have it buttoned up.

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Henry has already said not a snowballs chance...

Maybe Rossi.
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You're implying that a lever market exists... There's your first problem...


There's no market for levers? What the heck are Henry and Marlin selling?

It may not be a fast moving or large market. I still wonder if Ruger looks at it. They did once.
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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.
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