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13 hours ago, sarcasmn said:

(I know people will correct silencer with suppressor but the original patent stated silencer). 

Legally speaking, there is no such thing as a "suppressor."   Read the text of NFA 34.   It talks at length about, and regulated silencers, but doesn't say a word about suppressors.

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On 1/22/2024 at 9:56 AM, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:

Hmm...   Wait...

Smith & Wesson Lever Rifle....

Man!   For a second there, I thought they were bringing out a modernized Volcanic that shoots something like .32 or .38 S&W!

S&W made their first lever action repeating guns in about 1854 - 1855, later called "Volcanics" that were quite successful even with the underpowered "rocket ball" ammo they used.  This ammo had a number of negative features.  The only one I ever saw was a .41 caliber ten shot carbine that was tiny by comparison to other rifles of its day.

 

Seems I recall someone making a conventional version a couple of years back and using something like a .41 Mag case severely shortened and an extractor / ejector system that the original guns didn't have.

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They're on GB for $1,499.  Kind of interesting.  Wait until they offer .357.  Take off the rail and that front sight and replace them with something more traditional.  Get a smaller lever. Put wood furniture on it. Find a gunsmith who can smooth it up and you might have a fine cowboy gun, if it was deemed legal. 

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I think S&W chose “model 1854” because they probably already owned the name. 

 

That gun sure resembles a Marlin 336.

 

When I first saw them I thought I liked that wood stocked model at $1279. Then I saw that they aren’t priced alike. 


On another note:
I get a kick out of all the gun owners making suppositions and predictions that the ATF or the government is going to ban semiautos. Hence the reason for all the lever guns coming out. It seems every time I see that there is no talk of defiance. It’s almost as if it’s a foregone conclusion. What the hell is wrong with people?

 

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On 1/22/2024 at 8:24 AM, Dantankerous said:

$3499 retail?

 

What a joke.

 

S&W is a Johnny Come Lately to the lever game, yet they think they can command a custom firearm price for an unproven action?
Really.

I'm sure there are S&W fanboys (and dentists) willing to pay for this, same as they pay $15,000 for a Hasselblad or Nikon.
The rest of us will just sit back and laugh.  Hard.

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47 minutes ago, bgavin said:

What a joke.

 

S&W is a Johnny Come Lately to the lever game, yet they think they can command a custom firearm price for an unproven action?
Really.

I'm sure there are S&W fanboys (and dentists) willing to pay for this, same as they pay $15,000 for a Hasselblad or Nikon.
The rest of us will just sit back and laugh.  Hard.

I'll sit back  and watch for a bit...but I'm not laughing.  S&W has too much solid history and capability to dismiss them as late to the game...and I'm sure someone said something similar about Tyler Henry and Oliver Winchester.

LL

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$3400 for an unproven S&W vs $950 for a proven Marlin is pretty obvious.

That $15,000 Hasselblad had some serious design issues despite their very long quality reputation in film cameras.

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