Carbine Lever Action Rifle in Sterling Heights

Carbine Lever Action Rifle

From its use in the Civil War, the Wild West, and all the way to the 1960s Spaghetti Westerns, carbine lever action rifles have carved a place for themselves in our hearts. Despite this, some believed they were a thing of the past, but carbines are seeing a resurgence as people work to keep the skills of our predecessors.

What is a Lever Action Carbine

A carbine is a shorter rifle, usually between 16 and 24 inches long. They’re designed to be light, maneuverable, and easily carried in a saddle scabbard, though it may not be used for the last one very often. Most carbines made these days are semi-automatic, but the one that made carbines famous was a lever action.

A lever action rifle uses a lever located on the underside of the rifle – that doubles as the trigger guard – to cycle the cartridges. Originally, these were one of the fastest shooting firearms available, for quite a few years. A skilled shooter can fire so quickly that it sounds like a drumroll, and fire from the hip, too.

Examples of Carbines

Carbine Lever Action

The Big Boy Carbine is made by Henry and is a remake of the original Big Boy. Chosen to be made as a carbine to make it lighter and more maneuverable, this rifle fires a .45 Colt LC cartridge. It has a transfer bar safety, an octagonal barrel, and a stock made from American walnut, which gives this rifle a pleasing look.

Winchester Repeating Arms has the 1892 Large Loop Carbine has all the things that helped the 1892 sell over 1 million rifles, with one tiny addition, a larger loop on the lever. Otherwise, it fires .357 Magnum cartridges, is very lightweight at only 6 pounds, and has a capacity of 10+1. It also has a Grade I Walnut stock and a blued steel barrel to polish it off.

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