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Old 03-30-2012, 09:34 PM
bxny10455 bxny10455 is offline
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:46 AM
To_ManyGuns To_ManyGuns is offline
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Personal experience with a friends Rossi 45LC was that it sucked accuracy wise. He wouldn't send it in to be checked over, he just traded it for something else. Now it did feel smooth, it appeared to be actually put together fairly well, but accuracy... could not consistently hit a 12" x 12" paper target at 25yds, the bullet holes were all over while shooting from a bag in a seated position. Various brands of 45LC were sampled, all exibited the same result.

For lever guns I primarily stick to Henry, although I do have two Marlins in 45-70 which are great.

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Old 03-31-2012, 08:02 AM
gus3836 gus3836 is offline
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I have a replica of a Henry in 45 colt it is a great gun. I also had a 73 also a great gun. They did not originally make them in 45 colt because it is a straight wall cartridge. Shooting black powder you will get blow by into the carrier and the rifle will need a squirt of oil to keep going as in a cowboy match. The cartridges the orginals were designed for were bottle neck cartridges. I have a 73 in 32-20 that can shoot all day with black powder and stays nice and clean no issues of the carrier binding up. So if you are not going to shoot black powder a 45 is okay but if you are going to shoot BP get an original cartridge. Just my .02 worth.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:38 PM
Hawg1 Hawg1 is offline
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Depending on what you're going to do with it. The Henry is heavy. The 92 is a stronger action than the 66 or 73.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:27 PM
Jefes 1911 Jefes 1911 is offline
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Just won this on Gunbroker.com. Been looking for months for the .357 20" round barrel in blue.

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:03 AM
mallard mallard is offline
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This is my newest lever gun .357 winchester 94 trails end with octagon barrel, can't wait to shoot it!I believe winchester also made this in 45lc.

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Old 05-23-2012, 01:07 AM
Mexican Kerry Mexican Kerry is offline
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I had a Puma '92 in .45, decent enough as far as accuracy went, but fit and finish were so so. I sold it with the intention of buying a Uberti '73, but as DSK said, they are EXPENSIVE. Also, in my neck of the woods they seem to have gone into hiding. If I could find one for 1000 bucks I'd jump on it, the examples that come up are typically around 1300 and up.

Shoulda kept the Puma until I had a replacement I guess, but wife was putting the pressure on. Any time I plan on "trading up", she seems to notice that the replacement joins the original, and the original ends up staying too. She's no dummy, but sometimes she's not a lot of fun haha.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:39 PM
meanc meanc is offline
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I own 2 Win94 Trappers and a Marlin CB Limited (24" octagon) in 45Colt.

The Marlin is, by far, the most accurate 45Colt I've ever shot.

Here is a target from sighting in my new hunting handload (240gr XTP @ 1700fps) at 100yds with open sights - rested of course.

The first 5 shots (right of bull) were my elevation/windage adjustments

The next 10 shots make up that ragged hole (1.2" center to center)

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Old 05-23-2012, 10:29 PM
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I would go with a Marlin in stainless.
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