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    Rossi 92 or Marlin 1894C - Wrestling between them

    Still haven't seen any earth shaking deals on either. Where are the American mercantile mavens or is this an expression of how much demand there is for these lever guns. Wanting a .357 Magnum..in the blue...and in the meantime was reading reviews on both.

    The Rossi reviews may be dated and speak of feeding problems with .357 and a loading gate with sharp edges. Also that the carbine has a shorter LOP which might require buying an add on recoil pad, although my arms aren't really that long. I actually put a Hogue stock on my Maverick 88 when the Allen Recoil Pad added too much length.

    The Rossi is probably 120-180 dollars less expensive than the Marlin, although the latter has a checkered stock and sling studs. Resale wise, the Marlin would probably do better there although I don't buy guns with resale in mind.

    The Rossi would have the 20" barrel, the Marlin an 18.5".

    Setting aside the dollar difference, which one would you be more attracted to and why?
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    I'd choose the Marlin. I'm a Marlin fan 'cause they're an American company, and they've been making American (aka, lever-action) rifles since who flung the chunk. Granted, Remington sought to contaminate the brand when they took them over some years ago, but that has been worked out after a nation-wide uproar from Marlin fans forced them to put quality back into the product. I'm sure you're aware of https://www.marlinowners.com/, a Marlin forum very similar to TA.net. A whole lot of information there.

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    Is the 1.5" barrel length difference important to you? Are you going to use it in the woods?

    The sling studs aren't very significant. They don't cost much. If you like the checkering, though, that's tougher to add.

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    I think I'd go with the Marlin. Unless I can find one of the Rossis with a case hardened receiver. Then I'd get that.

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    (Edited) Never mind, it appears there aren't any case-hardened Marlins. I was thinking of my old Stevens shotgun. I'm blaming having consumed too much turkey and gravy yesterday.
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    Are there case hardened Marlins? I didn't see any just a very few photos of case hardened Rossis.
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    https://www.gunbroker.com/All/search...rds=rossi%2092

    i would consider a Rossi 92 if the price is right.

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    Personally, I much prefer the looks of the Rossi, very Winchester. If you might wanna scope the gun, the Marlin will allow that, but scopes on lever guns are just wrong.

    Either will shoot lights out. I have the Rossi which I bought in the late 80s for a brush rifle. I've shot one deer with it, but still own the gun. It shoots light loaded .38s so well, I sometimes hunt squirrel with it and I plink with the gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Still haven't seen any earth shaking deals on either. Where are the American mercantile mavens or is this an expression of how much demand there is for these lever guns. Wanting a .357 Magnum..in the blue...and in the meantime was reading reviews on both.

    The Rossi reviews may be dated and speak of feeding problems with .357 and a loading gate with sharp edges. Also that the carbine has a shorter LOP which might require buying an add on recoil pad, although my arms aren't really that long. I actually put a Hogue stock on my Maverick 88 when the Allen Recoil Pad added too much length.

    The Rossi is probably 120-180 dollars less expensive than the Marlin, although the latter has a checkered stock and sling studs. Resale wise, the Marlin would probably do better there although I don't buy guns with resale in mind.

    The Rossi would have the 20" barrel, the Marlin an 18.5".

    Setting aside the dollar difference, which one would you be more attracted to and why?
    Seems to me that you shot my Rossi 92 in 45 Colt when we met in Wisconsin a couple of years ago.
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    I would go with the Marlin. There is a lot more aftermarket sights for it, and it is side eject for a scope if you plan to hunt with it. I have both, and like them both.

    Now there is only one thing that would turn me away from the Marlin is whether or not it is micro-grooved. Micro-groove only works well with extreme hard cast, copper wash, and jacketed bullets if you plan on reloading. I've seen several new ones with conventional rifling. Conventional rifling is very forgiving across all bullet types.

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    I would go with the Marlin, as I would mount a Scope on it, but I believe you won't go wrong with either one.
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