This is a discussion on Okay who's got what.... within the Ruger Lever-Action forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; I have this habit also , I have 22-30/30 Matched pair 100 year Marlins, 45/70 Guide gun, 45/70 Cowboy, 444P Outfitter, 444 S, Winchester Trails ...
I have this habit also , I have 22-30/30 Matched pair 100 year Marlins, 45/70 Guide gun, 45/70 Cowboy, 444P Outfitter, 444 S, Winchester Trails End in 44, Win Legacy 30/30, Yellow Boy 22mag and a Henry 22 mag. No Rugers, need to fix that.
I'm down to two lever guns--both Marlins. One .45-70 and one .357 Mag. I traded off two others a while back (.22 and .44 Mag), in order to replace guns that I wasn't using (hadn't been fired in five or more years) with ones that I wanted.
If money were no object, I'd have a walk-in gun safe filled with all the guns I used to own...
I have this Winchester Model 94 from the '43-'48 range, it belonged to my Dad. I enjoy shooting it, it's a lot of fun. Also will maybe soon have a .357 Marlin from my neighbor, not sure about that yet.
I love a Lever gun. My .357 Trapper used to be my main packing rifle, but since I got the Puma .454 lined out- It has all the field duties. Really a great little brush gun. The .454 has a heck of a smack. I have a .45/70 single shot and the Puma has more power in the .300 grain bullet range.
I've got a 1979 336 .35 Rem and a brand new Marlin 1894 .41 magnum that is a real sweet shooter. I confess, the 1894 belongs to my son but he's off playing Marine. Maybe he won't like lever guns when he gets out of the service. His gun goes with my .41 Blackhawk.
That is a 1970 model 94 that I picked up to use for a project. I was writing an article about the end of production, and I didn't want to do the same thing everybody else was doing so I found me an old pawn shop 94, and decided to redo it to look like a worn cowboy gun. I called the article The Cowboy Hunting Rifle it will be released in a few months in my column on waterandwoods.net. The picuter here is after I wore it down a little when I originally got it done it looked too good. You can see a picture of it before the final wear process on the 94 yahoo group that is in my signature. The last thing I did was to take the SASS badge I got when I first joined, and put it on the buttstock just for fun. I worked the action to be a little smoother. I have a bunch of before and after photos, and some other details on my forum Leveractions. The address is in my siganture. It is a good little rifle. I am into picking these guns up now and giving them a home. I picked the one next to it up a 1977, and took all the rust off, and reblued it. The picture here is the before. I have pics on the forum. Everyone of these guns I have done articles on them, and some have been released. I have one on handloads.com, gunblast.com, and others.