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Old 04-07-2005, 09:47 AM
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Hi, Im new to this forum so please bear with me. I've taking a liking to lever actions and Im interested in possibly getting a Model 94.One of my managers at work claims to have a Model 94 with a larger hand loop. Whats the main purpose of this and do they still make them? thank you

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Old 04-07-2005, 05:55 PM
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sean,
as far as making them any more i don't know.
but i do have the large loop (aka John Wayne)on a 94 44mag. it works great when shooting with gloves on.
mike.

ps. do not try to do the Rooster Cogburn with a loaded gun, it dosn't always work and it's a little dangerous! experience needed!!!
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:45 PM
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i have not seen a 94 with larger loop for sell in a long time. if you find one, buy it!

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Old 04-09-2005, 06:18 AM
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Moslty it's a style issue...it just changes the "look" of the rifle. Yes...does fit a gloved hand better, but who actually pulls a trigger with mittens on (unless you cut a hole for your trigger finger to poke through). Even if you could 'twirl' a rifle (and a full sized '94 certainly could be a wrist breaker), having a loaded gun pointing in a big circle doesn't seem to be a very safe idea...I for one, would not want to be arround you while you did it and the range offcier would have you back in the parking lot in no time.

If you like the look of it, then thsat's all that's needed....but I haven't found a rational reason for one.
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Old 04-09-2005, 09:10 AM
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i was going through my gun parts catalog and you can purchase the large loop to install if you chose. i was looking for one for my rossi 92 but i haven't seen any. any help out there i'd ge greatful.
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:23 AM
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I'd love to find one just a scooch bigger than the one on my Timber Carbine. A little more room with glove on would be great, but I certainly don't need or want a big loop. DL
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Old 04-09-2005, 04:29 PM
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a big loop are for those who have big hands or the ones who just like the looks, i have both,and when your shooting with gloves--not mittens-- i find it as a convience. each their own.
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Old 04-11-2005, 03:03 PM
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Sean, welcome aboard.! took a while but I finally remberec where i saw them. and now the movie folks.

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Old 04-14-2005, 05:01 AM
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Sean, welcome aboard.! took a while but I finally remberec where i saw them. and now the movie folks.

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thanks everone for the replies. Dont worry about me trying to twirl it around. Just like it for the looks.
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Old 04-16-2005, 06:48 PM
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It's been a while since I've visited. But this thread caught my eye.

First of all there is NO danger in twirling a loaded Winchester 94. If you start with the barrel of the rifle in the about the 10 o'clock position (action closed) and twirl the rifle. The action remains open through most of the arch. With the barrel in the 3 o'clock position (pointing towards the you) the action is completely open. At about the 8 o'clock postion the action startes to close. The barrel is pointed away from you. When the rifle makes the complete arch back to to 10 o'clock the action is closed.

But in order to keep the cartridge from falling out you need to give the rifle a fast twirl. Practice, Practice, Practice.

I'm 5'9" and weigh 170 pounds. No broken wrists here. But you need to put a soft cover over the front site when first trying it out. This keeps the front site from cutting your arm. Been there. Not anymore though. Master Twirler.

You can acquire a Winchester 94 large loop lever from Numrich Gun Parts.

Post 64 http://www.e-gunparts.com/product.as...uctSKU=319490A

Pre 64 http://www.e-gunparts.com/product.as...uctSKU=319490B

And for a Rossi 92 try M&M Gunsmithing. They had large loop levers. I don't know if they still have them.

M&M Gunsmithing
204 South Union ST.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 739-2150
E-mail: [email protected]

And also Steves Gunz had them but I don't know if they have any.

http://stevesgunz.com/index.htm

On another note. I saw a Winchester 73 clone with a large loop lever twirled by Captain Woodrow Algren in the Last Samurai. Looked cool but not the right time period. Gotta love Hollywood.

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Old 04-17-2005, 07:46 AM
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Winchester Big Loop Levers

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Oversized loop combines nostalgia with fast, sure operation at a Cowboy match, or when wearing gloves on a deer stand. Genuine factory lever as used on the "Wrangler" model guns. Fits straight grip stock, top and Angle Eject Model 94s above serial #2,700,000. Requires gunsmith installation. $45.61


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Old 04-17-2005, 07:50 AM
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Rossi 92 Big Loop Levers

These big loops are new factory levers for the Rossi 92 rifles. I have several in blue and stainless steel.If you want one just email [email protected] and I will send order info. or installed free with " ROSSI 92 SPECIALIST" action jobs. They are $69.95 exchange for your old lever or $89.95 outright. S&H $5.75


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Old 04-17-2005, 08:03 AM
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F F Fred:
Have had to wear the RO hat...while I agree about twriling done right's basic safety, try that on a range and you'll be escorted off...same with handgun spinning, flipping the gun to point backwards while you work on the sights, and a host of other problems...I try to duck my RO duties ad i do not like being the gun nazi of the day and whould rather shoot that watch people shoot. Better to save the tricks for when you are alone.

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Old 04-18-2005, 07:40 PM
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Why would anyone want to try it a range?

Now for the reason the large loop lever was created. It was created for Johnny Ringo in Stagecoach which starred John Wayne. They needed a gimmick gun for the hero to use.

But on another note, I don't remember where or who, but someone posted some information that back in the ol' west a large loop lever was an option in the cold northwest. It was an option offered by the manufacture I believe. The loop was not as big as the John Wayne lever but this shows that the large loop was not really a hollywood invention.
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Old 07-15-2005, 07:44 AM
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I have an old Rossi/Interarms 16" carbine with a large loop lever and a saddle ring. I have no real reason for either one, but it looks great and the rifle shoots the same (very accurate and dependable.)

I like the way it looks, and I love the way it shoots. No changes are planned.

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