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Old December 21, 2013, 08:03 PM   #26
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az_imuth.

I also have the Marlin on the far left. Don't see them much.

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Old December 21, 2013, 08:14 PM   #27
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I personally don't like the short throw on the Browning and the way the trigger comes down with the lever. The Marlin is a good gun but ugly IMO. I prefer the Winchester or the Henry Golden Boy.
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Old December 21, 2013, 08:16 PM   #28
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Henry. 100% American made, great value for the price.
I am very happy with my Henry Golden Boy 22 Magnum.
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Old December 21, 2013, 09:10 PM   #29
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I also have the Marlin on the far left. Don't see them much.
You're right about that...those 39D's aren't real common. Even though I like the looks of the 39M quite a bit better, the "D" is the most accurate of the bunch and it balances beautifully. A real pleasure to shoot.
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Old December 22, 2013, 12:00 AM   #30
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The straight stocked one is by far my favorite. Classicly beautiful rifle. Leverguns were meant to be straight stocked and without a scope IMO
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Old December 22, 2013, 11:28 AM   #31
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Another vote for a henry. I really like mine. IMO you can't beat them for the price. If you were looking for something more expensive and nicer, the marlin is a good choice.
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Old December 22, 2013, 02:10 PM   #32
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1st choice, a mature Marlin
2nd choice, Any Marlin
3rd choice, 9422
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Old December 22, 2013, 02:31 PM   #33
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I've had 3 lever action .22's in my life. An Ithaca M49 single shot lever action which was my first real firearm and will pass on to kids/grandkids. A Marlin Golden 39A loved it, very very accurate, but heavy (wish I still had it). and last a Henry, it was slick, and accurate but it had problems extracting some LR ammo, rim was too rounded or something, anyway it just didn't "speak" to me so it got traded in on who knows what.

I have always had a hankering for a Win 9422 Trapper but the price is not worth it, or a Marlin 39 TDS would be OK too. Don't see many of either around.
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Old December 23, 2013, 07:07 AM   #34
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Thanks again for all the info. Still on the fence. Definitely interested in the Ruger and did like the looks of the Silver Boy. Certainly don't mind old or used. Think I'll just wait and see what fate decides. Some of the best deals come when you're least expecting them. cec
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Old December 23, 2013, 09:39 PM   #35
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While I suspect that, in my present oulde phartage, I would find fault with the trigger, I remember the Winchester Model 250 I had in my teens with fondness. If you include used rifles in your shopping, check it out.
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Old December 23, 2013, 09:55 PM   #36
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I have a Henry. Shot 1000s of rounds of all types of LR and some CCI and Remington shorts. Never had any problems and its quite accurate. I believe it cost about $270. This was three or four years ago.
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Old December 24, 2013, 08:38 AM   #37
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Winchester 250 on the check out list. Thanks.
The Ruger seems to be kinda scarce. Just not a whole lot of lever .22s out there.
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Old December 24, 2013, 10:02 AM   #38
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Winchester 250 on the check out list. Thanks.
Winchester 250 was my first rifle. It's the one on the far left in the first picture I posted to this thread. Economy model Winchester with an aluminum receiver and pressed checkering, but a fine shooting rifle that's had thousands and thousands of rounds through it over the years.
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Old January 3, 2014, 11:22 PM   #39
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Ruger /Win

I've been half in the market for a .22 lever myself, actually .22mag, but have not committed.

The Win9422M has my attention due to the overall positive comments on its quality and manufacturing. Now discontinued, prices are soaring.

The Ruger never really took, but I'm looking at them as well. Actually have held one in .22M but got cold feet, prices for them do not seem as high as the Win's. I never have really cared for a tube rimfire mag.........hmmmm?.....I wonder if one of the hi-cap 10/22 mags would work in a M96...egads, a tactical lever rimfire!!!!!!!!

The Henry is out there, and if you believe the advertising, the company has the right stance. Common enough, and priced about right, available.
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Old January 5, 2014, 09:21 AM   #40
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Picking up the Winchester this coming weekend at the gun show in Belleville. Serial shows manufacturing date as 1993, close to the last produced. Probably too late for this question, but any issues with these later rifles?
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Old January 5, 2014, 02:03 PM   #41
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Hands down, find yourself one of the early, steel tubed, non-checkered Winchester 9422's. Absolutely the best .22 levers ever made.
IMHO, of course.
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Old January 7, 2014, 04:39 PM   #42
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So I have a golden 39a and Winchester 9422 m
From my Dad. I was thinking of getting rid of the magnum just keep ammo supplies easy but now after reading posts I think I should just keep it.
What u think.
And no I am not sell 39a. I have not shot in a long time but just handling in the basement just feels very nice. The Winchester too. I guess I just answered my own question.
Good luck finding one cause they are nice.
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Old January 8, 2014, 07:28 AM   #43
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The only way I would get rid of the Winchester .22 mag is to trade for a Winchester in .22 long rifle. Although owning both would be much better.
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Old January 8, 2014, 12:50 PM   #44
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keep the magnum.
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Old January 8, 2014, 01:01 PM   #45
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Love my Winchester 9422
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Old January 8, 2014, 01:19 PM   #46
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The Browning is the Rube Goldberg of lever .22s, from its faux leather stuck on various metal parts to an action that is next to impossible to strip and clean not to mention having to clean the barrel from the muzzle. THe only short throw I would be interested in is from my hand to the garbage. The BL22 is the Obamacare of lever .22s. Wow, that was a rant if I ever read one.
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Old January 8, 2014, 04:48 PM   #47
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Intereting !!!

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The Browning is the Rube Goldberg of lever .22s,
WOW !!!
That was my initial reacting when I owned one but felt that I was not being very objective. To be fair, never had it long enough to fall in love with it. I could not get past the lever bite/pinch ....

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Old January 8, 2014, 08:44 PM   #48
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Bought a Henry and love it! Smooth as silk. The only problem I have is my son continually tries to take it home!!
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Old January 9, 2014, 02:45 PM   #49
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Shhhhh Don't say this too loud, but they are fun as all get out. IF you can find one cheap. Sleeper. (keep this on the lowdown please)

Remington Nylon 76 if you can find one.
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Old January 11, 2014, 08:39 AM   #50
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Browning BL-22 in maple

I don't (yet) have the maple but I've dropped many a squirrel robbing my bird feeder in the back yard with my BL-22. Great gun.

Otherwise I would consider the silver boy previously mentioned. It appears to have a quality controlled round feed with no evident lawyer engineering.

Out of production there is the Winchester XLR (9422?) and Marlin 39 before they fixed what wasn't broke and added safeties.
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