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    Alrighty...made my decision on the M92 357 magnum in blue with the 20" barrel. G4G guns in TX has it for $464.00 shipped with a small upcharge for insurance which I took. I was able to use 191.00 in "funny money" rebate cards on tires and the primers I bought earlier this year to bring the out of pocket cost down.

    Should have it in my hot little hands mid to late this coming week. I'll post up in the Rossi Rifle forum on first impressions and baby pics then!
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    I predict you'll like everything about the gun except maybe the rear sight. I replace said sight with the aperture sight off an old .22. It's fantastic. I can easily adjust elevation for .38s or .357s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post
    I predict you'll like everything about the gun except maybe the rear sight. I replace said sight with the aperture sight off an old .22. It's fantastic. I can easily adjust elevation for .38s or .357s.
    I'll probably find that by the time I get done futzing with it and buying other components I will be at the price of the Marlin. I just looked at a video on detail stripping to slick it up and WOW...more complex than the Marlin.
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    Got to fondle a 20" Puma octoganal barrel .45colt lever action today

    Guy wanted $649

    I wanted it... But already have the Henry

    Was hard to pass up

    Had nice dark wood/finish

    Was priced ok I think but I couldn't justify it

    Oh yeah... He had never shot it... Got it as gift 10 or so yrs ago (his recollection) and put it in his safe
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    Sorry I didn't catch this sooner, as I was in the same situation. I ended up with a 1895 marlin Cowboy with solid rifling and a hexagon barrel. The Main reason for me choosing the Marlin is the way thy field strip for cleaning. You just remove the lever screw and lever the bolt slides out and your clear to clean from the chamber end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaynardShooter View Post
    Sorry I didn't catch this sooner, as I was in the same situation. I ended up with a 1895 marlin Cowboy with solid rifling and a hexagon barrel. The Main reason for me choosing the Marlin is the way thy field strip for cleaning. You just remove the lever screw and lever the bolt slides out and your clear to clean from the chamber end.
    Yep..I have the 1894 in 44 Magnum and it was a snap to pull the bolt for cleaning. I envision a lot of Gunscrubber for the Rossi. Pretty sure all the Marlins have Ballard rifling now.
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    Congrats on your decision! I think you're going to like it. They are very handy and make great walkin' around rifles. I have the 16.5" barreled version and it feels so lightweight and slim compared to my Marlin 1894. I did strip it down when I bought it and it is a real treat getting it back together. Marlin's are so much easier in that respect. I polished up the internals according to directions from Steve's Guns and replaced the safety with a peep sight. With the way my eyes are, that's the only way I can still shoot a rifle without a scope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlue View Post
    Congrats on your decision! I think you're going to like it. They are very handy and make great walkin' around rifles. I have the 16.5" barreled version and it feels so lightweight and slim compared to my Marlin 1894. I did strip it down when I bought it and it is a real treat getting it back together. Marlin's are so much easier in that respect. I polished up the internals according to directions from Steve's Guns and replaced the safety with a peep sight. With the way my eyes are, that's the only way I can still shoot a rifle without a scope.
    I am leaning toward the Skinner peep sight that mounts mid barrel in the original dovetail. Saves having to remove the safety and buying the blank to fill the original dovetail...plus the screws to fill the tapped holes. It also has a better chance of using the original front blade. I may at some point remove the safety and install a blank there...possibly add the saddle ring in the hammer screw spot...so many possibilities.

    I like G4G guns and they saved me maybe 25-35 bucks over the others, but they aren't a ball of fire getting product out the door. Hoping I get a tracking number today after placing the order on the 5th. Hoping to have it in my hot little hands by Thursday.
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    I owned that same rifle in stainless. I have nothing bad to say, it was a great shooter and beautiful. I would consider the peep sight either using the safety hole or like you said the front mount. However my next one will be the shorter barrel version. Probably not on my 2020 list however. I am leaning towards a CZ shadow 2 and a short AR9 for 2020.
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    I took my 92's action apart once....never again! I clean from the breach.....with a bore snake.
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