Looking to buy a Lever action rifle in .357 / 38 spl (Yellow Boy,Marlin,Navy Arms etc)

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  1. jpy15026

    jpy15026 Active Member

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    May 28, 2018
    I'm thinking about adding a Lever action rifle in .357 / 38 spl (Yellow Boy,Marlin,Navy Arms etc) to my herd,anyone have one they don't really use?
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  2. TheWichitaGunClub

    TheWichitaGunClub Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2016

  3. Red-5

    Red-5 Well-Known Member

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    Mar 2, 2015
    That appears to be the Henry. I have one of them, and very pleased. A bit on the heavy side, but very accurate and is a joy to shoot.

    Some people have a problem with the fact that it is Tube load versus having a loading gate.

    An 1866 Yellow Boy replica will be 38 special only, not 357. If you want a 357, other than the Henry Big Boy, you will need to look at an 1873 or 1892 or the 94 as posted above.

    Both Winchester and Uberti makes a nice 1873 and 1892's. I have both brands and personally prefer the Winchester. If you are wanting something a little more reasonable in cost, you could look at the Rossi 92, which will be $600.00 or less.

    Navy Arms are Winchester's. At one time, which I do not know if it is still the case, they send them to Turnbull to do the color casing and refinish the stocks.

    For the money, the Henry is a good rifle, but again, if you are wanting a loading gate, you will need to look elsewhere.

    Like 1911's, these things can become addictive.
     
  4. Bugs

    Bugs Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Henry makes a solid gun. I have a Big Boy Steel .38/.357 magnum and it is a fun gun to shoot. Very accurate and well built. Unless you plan on fending off Injuns a loading gate is over rated IMO. If for some odd reason you need to get off a quick shot after burning through all the rounds in the loading tube you can simply open the ejection port with the lever, pop a round in and shoot. Now if you plan on using it for action competition shooting then a loading gate is the way to go. But for a hunting rifle or general plinker I prefer the loading tube over a gate. Much easier to unload too.
     
  5. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Henry’s are a great well built lever action,solid and good looking.
    Ranger Point percussion now makes a new type of loading gate for Marlins that makes for easy loading and unloading (no more pinched fingers )
    I really would love to own the new original Henry , what a beautiful rifle.
     
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  6. Bugs

    Bugs Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Good to know "Ranger Point percussion". Would also like that original Henry but the price tag, ouch.
     
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  7. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Very addictive....
     
  8. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Marlin 1894 in .357 is lots of fun!
    Love mine!
     
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  9. Howe45acp

    Howe45acp Well-Known Member

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    Jul 2, 2017
    I had a Marlin lever gun in 38/357. It had issues with the loading gate screw coming loose & jamming up the action. Eventually this was resolved with loctite but I sold it anyway.
    I now have a Henry Big Boy in 44mag. This thing is stupid accurate with irons out to 100yrds.
    I enjoy my Henry much more than the Marlin.
    I really like the loading tube over the Marlin gate style.
     
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  10. jpy15026

    jpy15026 Active Member

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    May 28, 2018
    OP here,
    You guys are great,I think I'm pretty much decided on the Henry Big Boy classic 357, but other 357 levers are options I'd consider,anyone have one collecting dust and would like to trade for some cash for the New Year,let me know.
    Pm me
    Thanks in advance fellow addicts
    jpy15026
     
  11. Whiten

    Whiten Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2017
    My son's Winchester 73, very fun to shoot

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  12. jpy15026

    jpy15026 Active Member

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    May 28, 2018
    Ask your son if he wants to trade it for some cash ; )
     
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  13. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    EE500428-FA4D-4294-A1E2-4F6B4100CF84.jpeg Spaghettichester, love my Uberti sporting rifle in .38spcl.
     
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  14. monadh

    monadh Sapientiae Timor Domini Initium

    May 8, 2012
    Daaayummm, that's pretty.
     
  15. Whiten

    Whiten Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2017
    He doesn't, just got it for Christmas. I was just showing another option other than the ones listed.
     
  16. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
    I own a pre safety Rossi 92 in 38/357 that I love. Based on that I bought a newer Rossi 92 in 45 Colt and it is not as good. For hunting/plinking the Henry's are hard to beat. An older JM Model Marlin would be nice, but dang they are hitting you up for the big bucks. Read the reviews on the newer Marlins (Remlins) before you commit to that. If you want to shoot fast, look to the Uberti or Winchester (Miroku) 1873s or 1866s (38 spl only) models.

    Sorry, my beat up old 92 isn't for sale :D

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  17. Red-5

    Red-5 Well-Known Member

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    Mar 2, 2015
    That is the one I bought my GF for Christmas, except it was the Taylors version. It was actually less expensive than buying the Uberti.
     
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  18. jpy15026

    jpy15026 Active Member

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    May 28, 2018
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    jpy15026 Active Member

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  20. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

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    Nov 26, 2018
    I’ve got a rossi pre safety as well (puma) in .357 and it’s a gem. I had her slicked up and she got even better
     
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