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Thread: A Couple New Lever Guns

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    Boolit Man

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    Arizona Territory

    A Couple New Lever Guns

    Last weekend I bought a couple new lever carbines.
    One was a Winchester 9422. I had one back in high school. I probably would have kept that one longer, but it was a .22 Magnum, and even back in the mid 70's ammo cost a lot more than .22 LR.

    Since then I've had Marlin 39A's and a 39 Mountie, and a couple BL-22's.
    I liked them all, but the 39A is pretty and heavy and bulky for a .22, and the BL-22's, while slick, are almost too short and light for an adult. The 9422 is "just right".

    This one was listed for $700 (no box), considerably less than others I've seen lately. It has been fired very little, if at all.
    Typical 9422 quality, deep bluing, smooth action, and from what little shooting I got to do last Saturday, is also accurate.

    I was at a gun show the next day, and this caught my eyes, a Rossi "Trapper" length 92 in .45 Colt.
    I have been looking for a .45 Carbine to go with my Ruger Flattop Convertible in .45.
    I know the guy who was selling it, he said he had shot a box of ammo through it, and it fed well and had no issues. He was asking $450, I ended up getting it for $400.

    This new BrazTech Rossi/Taurus was pretty smooth compared to previous Rossi's I've owned, and has a really nice 4 lb. trigger. It weighs a bit under 5 pounds, and is real fun to shoot. Not much recoil at all with the standard level loads I put through it.
    I like how the front sight is now in a dovetail instead of being built into the front barrel band, and supposedly they are now a normal 3/8" dovetail instead of the slightly larger size previously used.

    I need a peep at my age, so will be getting the one that replaces the bolt safety from Stevesguns.
    Bluing on the receiver is nice and deep. The top of the bolt has a Plum color like older Ruger SA's have.
    Fit of wood to metal is good also.
    The South American hardwood is plain and stained a bit light, but has nice straight grain.
    Balance is nice, just under the loading gate:

    While the bulk of my .45 Colt shooting is with a 250 cast, when I'm out exploring the high desert and pine forest here in Northern Arizona, this little carbine will be stuffed with the same load I keep in the Flattop .45, a 250 Speer Deep Curl over 12.0 grains of HS-6. That gets 1040 fps. in the Ruger, should get 1200 or so in the Rossi.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    I believe you did have a pretty good week. Congratulations.

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    Boolit Mold
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    Nice looking pair of leverguns. That 9422 is sharp.

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    Boolit Master

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    Congratulations! Two very nice looking and useful rifles.

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    Boolit Master

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    NE West Virginia
    Very nice. Congrats

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    Boolit Master pietro's Avatar
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    Even though you've apparently already hit one jackpot, go buy another lottery ticket...

    Experience is a wonderful thing - It lets you recognize a mistake, when you make it again.

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    Boolit Master bikerbeans's Avatar
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    Mighty fine pair of lever guns!


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    Boolit Master Shawlerbrook's Avatar
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    Central NY
    Great addition to your levergun arsenal.

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    Boolit Master
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    OKC , Oklahoma
    I like both you did good!

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    Boolit Bub jstanfield103's Avatar
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    I have a 9422. It is by far my favorite lever 22. Then the 39A and the BL-22 are not far behind it. The Rossi I use to have and it was also a fine rifle that never had any problems. Congratulations.
    Aim Small, Miss Small.

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    Boolit Master
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    Congrats on a great pair of Levers
    Failure is not an Option

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    Boolit Master Kev18's Avatar
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    I love the people on this forum. When people make a new purchase, they treat it like a new born child. "Congratulations, it will bring you years of joy "

    Nice rifles man!

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    Boolit Man frogleg's Avatar
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    Chimacum, WA.
    i Think the Win 9422 is one of the best 22 levers ever made.
    A Boy in a Old Man's Body. I Shoulda Been a Cowboy

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    Boolit Master
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    Nice! A friend of mine had one of those 9422's that rifle was a tack driver! Cant count the number of frogs or bushy tails we killed with that gun! I also have a trapper Win 94 in 45LC! Excellent rifle! Daughter took a nice 4X4 muley with it with Lee 300gr WFN reload .

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