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Old 23 August 2018, 14:39
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Ruger #1 had my attention as well. Grabbed one in a .22-250. It combines the simplicity of a single shot with a little fun like a lever gun, and absolutely puts the hurt on coyotes!
I have one in 300 WM. It shoots very soft, much more comfortable than the Benelli R-1 in 300 WM.
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Old 23 August 2018, 14:40
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...and not one mention of Henry Rifles? I've always been intrigued by the 45-70, but my shoulder fears the impending bruises.
Just ask your wife to teach you how to shoot it. She owns the 45 caliber weapons in the house n'est pas?
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Old 23 August 2018, 15:30
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Just ask your wife to teach you how to shoot it. She owns the 45 caliber weapons in the house n'est pas?
Touché mon frere. Then again, she is a certified badass that can outshoot and out dip Sharky.
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Old 23 August 2018, 17:43
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My 1st Muzzleloader was a Knight rolling block. It was accurate as any rifle at 100 yds. It was just hard as hell to get that 209 primer in there in cold weather with any type of glove on.
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I know nothing about cartridges associated with these types of actions other than the 30-30 and 45-70.

What other centerfire calibers can be used in a lever gun for small critters plinking around that are not cost prohibitive?
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Old 23 August 2018, 20:31
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axicon(sp) barrel rifle I found in the desert about 10 year ago attached are a couple of pictures It weight is about 12Lbs
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Old 23 August 2018, 20:35
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axicon(sp) barrel rifle I found in the desert about 10 year ago attached are a couple of pictures It weight is about 12Lbs
Wow. Do you know anything else about it? Caliber, etc. Was there any skeletal remains with it?
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I know nothing about cartridges associated with these types of actions other than the 30-30 and 45-70.

What other centerfire calibers can be used in a lever gun for small critters plinking around that are not cost prohibitive?

There's a LOT.. certainly more than I can name off the top of my head... but here's a few:

.17 HMR
22LR
22WMR
38 Spc/357Mag
44 Spcl/44Mag
45 Colt
410 Shotgun

^^^and these are just some current offers by Henry.

"not cost prohibitive" is a relative term... If you handload, nothing is really prohibitive, but there's also 32-20, 44-40, and 25-20 as some nice light medium bore plinkers/small game getters.
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Old 23 August 2018, 21:07
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Wow. Do you know anything else about it? Caliber, etc. Was there any skeletal remains with it?
No just the rifle the bore hole is about 10MM
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Old 23 August 2018, 22:47
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No just the rifle the bore hole is about 10MM
Interesting.

Can anyone identify it?
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Interesting.

Can anyone identify it?
Based purely by the shape of the lever and overal shape of action, I'd say 1885 Winchester Browning variant.

10mm bore suggests a .405 Winchester
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Interesting.

Can anyone identify it?
I'd bet one of the common 40 calibers; 40-82, 40-65, etc.

https://winchestercollector.org/forum/winchester-rifles/1885-calibers/

Might even be a 38-55 hogged out, depending on accuracy of measurement. S/F....Ken M
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Old 24 August 2018, 10:20
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I bought the Henry .17 lever action w/ octagonal barrel several years ago. By far and away it is my most favorite gun I have ever owned. I love this thing. Shoots great, cheap to shoot. Highly recommend one
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Based purely by the shape of the lever and overal shape of action, I'd say 1885 Winchester Browning variant.

10mm bore suggests a .405 Winchester
Yep.. Looks like an 1885 Winchester to me.. the cocking lever is pretty distinctive.. Im not aware of any other rifle that has one like that (there are a few that are similar.. but, I know of no others that are the same)..

Also agree that 10mm is likely a 405 Win.... other options if its an original 1885 are 38-55 or 45-70... but those are 9mm (ish) and 11mm (ish) respectively..

Awesome find... would love to figure out a way to restore something like that just to make it a wall hanger.. assuming its an original 1885, and not one of the more recent reproductions.. its a very cool piece of American history..
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I am going to put a LOT OF CLP all over it an let sit for several days, As yo can see the lever works. I could be off on the 10MM, it could be a 9MM or even a 11 MM. Once I clean it up some an run a brush down the barrel.

I'd would also say 1885 Winchester Browning variant. from what pictures I have looked at, single shoot, shell kicks out when you move the lever,
what looks like to me..

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What other centerfire calibers can be used in a lever gun for small critters plinking around that are not cost prohibitive?
I've been really happy with my 1892 clone in .357/.38 Special. Small, light and handy. Super fun little carbine.
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I know nothing about cartridges associated with these types of actions other than the 30-30 and 45-70.

What other centerfire calibers can be used in a lever gun for small critters plinking around that are not cost prohibitive?
Classic calibers? Pistol sized: 25-20, 32-20(still kinda common), 38-40(the old 10mm) Modern 38/357 lever guns are good, as noted, but don't overlook a 44 Mag carbine shooting puffball cast bullet loads. Some rifles don't like the shorter 44 Special brass, but even in 44 Mag brass, a 240-250gn cast SWC with a moderate charge of Unique or Universal Clays isn't dramatic and will kill pretty much all non dangerous US game. Cast SWC bullets, of the right hardness, just penetrate meat really well. That picture I posted earlier in the thread has a 44 Mag 250 gn Keith style SWC with 9gns of Unique, second from right. That'll do 1100-1200fps from a carbine, and I'd take that vs anything in north america if I had to. S/F....Ken M
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