- Jan 26, 2008
- north carolina
Top to bottom, 44 mag, 45-70, 45-70, 22 magWhat are the calibers of them?
Nice collection !View attachment 18331
Here are the lever guns I have at the moment. The Winchester was a rifle my mom hunted with. It dates back to 1918. The Marlin 39A and the 35 Remington were my dads. One for squirrel hunting and one for deer hunting. The rest are ones I have picked up along the way.
It has been 10-12 since I handled a Henry, it seemed to cycle smother than my Marlins, but still seemed cheap. Personally I would go for a Marlin, a 1894 in .357 or .44mag would be fine. I have never shot a Marlin in .357, but have a long barrel "cowboy" model in .44 mag and believe me the .44 is a different animal in a rifle vs a pistol. Nothing wrong with a .30-30 or a .35 Rem either. I actually have my dad's old 336sc in .35 Rem and load it with cast bullets down to hot 38 special, light .357 mag loads and recoil is almost nothing.Thinking of a lever for home defense. Henry vs Marlin? Why? What caliber?
Don't get me wrong as you can see I like Lever Rifles. Do you really want a gun that requires two hands to operate and in close quarters? How can you hold a light, help get your kid or wife to safety or what if one arm is hurt. That will put you out of the fight.Thinking of a lever for home defense. Henry vs Marlin? Why? What caliber?