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Coffee357
July 10, 2002, 12:45 PM
Well, after getting roped into this new cowboy action shooting
thing I found I needed something not current and tactical (which
of course is the only thing I got!). Picked up a couple of SAA
look-a-likes for my boy and I to share and for a rifle I just got
a Navy Arms 24" 1892 rifle. I believe it's made by Rossi but
I won't get a chance to shoot it for about a week. Has anyone
shot one of these? Got any input? This one has the Buckhorn
rear sight and the hexagonal barrel (in 24" this sucker is heavy
for a lever-gun!). Don't anticipate any recoil in the .38spl loads
I will mainly be shooting. Any input, good or bad, is appreciated.

Thanks!

Coffee

Big Hext
July 10, 2002, 10:52 PM
Howdy amigo,

Glad to see you are going ahead with a head full of steam.

I've got a Navy Arms short rifle in 357 that was my first rifle. It's sick right now, but it didn't like the cheap short 38s. The best reliability came when I used 357 brass in cowboy loads.

If you are heading to the Tejas Caballeros shoot on the third Saturday, your son is welcome to use my boy's rifle. It is a Marlin 1894CS. Very light and easy to handle.

Hope this helps,
BH

Coffee357
July 10, 2002, 11:19 PM
Big Hext,

Thanks for the input! What's ailin' your 92? We cycled a
magazine's worth of Houston Cartridge Co's 38's through
the action (in a safe direction, of course!!) and they seemed
to feed if we didn't cycle too slowly. We will be at the T.C.
shoot and I guess we'll find out. In case it don't work, we
surely appreciate the offer of your boys rifle for the match!
I think my boy will want to try this one first though; he's been
helpin' me cycle the action to smooth it out and has been
droolin' right along side of me. I was looking at a '73 at
the same time but liked the price tag on this one A-LOT more
for a starter gun. That '73 sure was nice, though...
Thanks for the pointer on the .357 cases. We'll sure try 'em
out if these don't work.

Regards,

Coffee

Fred
July 12, 2002, 05:43 PM
and I've been lucky in that it feeds 38's just fine, as long as I lengthen the OAL slightly on my 38 reloads. Nice fun gun!