Follower/magazine tube spacer: I've been wondering about that myself and I've seen some reference to the fact that the follower helps you when you unload, to make sure you've gotten all the rounds out. So it's a safety/liability thing maybe. Does that idea hold any water?
Man, I want a lever action something although I'm really leaning towards a BLR in 30-06. I know it only holds 4+1 but still it is a hell of a nice gun. I've been looking at the Pumas that shoot 454 Casull and 45 LC but everyone always seems to be out of stock. Are they still making them?