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I have been in my LGS several times over the past month and always looking for a Lever 357/38. They showed me a Citadel LevTac 357, Tactical lever gun really. Nope not interested in a Black Lever. So I was in there again yesterday talking with Friend/Owner and looked at that 357 again. Picked it up this time and it just hit me. This thing feels great in my hand. I always have to cut my Levers down to 12.5" LOP. This thing was already at 12.5" LOP.

Never heard of Citadel so asked the owner about them. They look just like a Rossi R92, in fact the model is a LevTac R92. Sure enough, built in Brazil by CBC I believe owned by Taurus. Life Time warranty.

This thing has an M-Lok forearm plastic butt stock, 16" threaded barrel and Big Loop Lever. With rail and peep sight on her. Just down right comfortable to shoot.

Bought her and got her home. First thing put a sling on her and the front swivel that is pressed in came off the forearm. No big deal had a swivel with machine threads and a nut so all fixed up and better than new. Next wrapped the lever with some Nylon string. Took her to the range today. Out of the box set as low as possible it was shooting about 3" high at 25 yards. Moved the rear sight lower than it allows (the sight Allen screw does not touch the rail at this low setting. The sight is half off the rail. So I took the rail off and drilled the underneath of it and threaded it for a Allen screw. Put the sight back on where I had set it and all good. Rear sight nice and tight and will not move. It is now as low as it will go and shooting approx. .5" high with 38 and dead on with 357 at 25 yards. I only hunt steel plates so that's great for me.

I am extremely happy with this rifle. I would have never thought, will it replace my Marlins. Nope, but I bet I shoot it more than my Marlins. Did not have a hiccup with it. Not my style rifle but just a great comfortable shooter. Holds 10 rounds 38 and 6 in 357.





 

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It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I can relate. What matters is that you like it. One is more likely to shoot a rifle that they really like. Unless you’re a collector, why have a rifle you don’t shoot? Have fun with it!






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Kind of enjoying seeing the tacti cool versions of lever actions. Would never do that to my 40 yr old 336C but would be a fun project to revive a beater.
 

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Don't really care for the looks but it sure is a convenient handy little shooter. She sure is light and moves around easily. Thanks for the comments guy's
 

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That is a different look for sure. Let us know how it shoots.
 

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Good grief that makes a Hi-Point look attractive! :eek:

Perfect for "Terminator at the OK Corral" ;) Can you see Ahnold cycling that thing with one hand, on horseback?

:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

But if that floats your boat.....
 

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Cycling the 38's would catch once in a while but did feed. Probably needs a little breaking in. 357 were all good, no problems what so ever.
 

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Take it to the next CAS match you can find, with some cartridges loaded with black powder. Should turn some heads!!!!
 
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Hey, everyone likes what they likes!

I am curious about the stated weight on it. Part of the attraction to the .44mag Carbine I just bought was it's factory weight of only 5.2 pounds. Of course I could regret it after shooting some warm 305gr out of it 🙄
 
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I REALLY like the smooth black butt stock, perhaps even more than a conventional wood butt stock! I'm not crazy about the techno-tactical fore end, but I could probably live with it. The REAL questions are:
1.) "How does it shoot?"
2.) "Would it shoot any better with a conventional fore end than with the current one?"
If the answers are:
1.) Very well, and 2.) I doubt it, then end of story. Appearance should only matter to the owner, and (almost) NEVER prevail over function and utility.
 

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If only John Wayne could have had one ...

I can just see it now Rooster Cogburn hollers out ... "Feel your hands you son of a biscuit eater" ... and He comes riding down spin cocking that lever gun and using his red dot sight and laser beam to dispatch Ned from 1000 yards away !!! It will be wonderful :)
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I'm thinking it needs one of those vertical, forward grip thingies.....

And a silencer!

:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

I'm sure they'll sell a pile of them.......

Full disclosure: I've got a black plastic Ram-Line stock and forend on my .35 Rem. Glued a thin recoil pad to the buttstock, because it was so light that it actually smarted a little to shoot it.

Also have a mesquite stock on the .30-30 Glenfield. Stylin' !!!!!
 

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Love it! Post a pic when you get it......
 

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Just thinking out loud..... there's GOT to be someone converting BLRs, to take AR magazines. Ultimate in retro-tactical!
 

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I like traditional levers but, got to admit it's neat. If it feels good and shoots good, that's what counts. Do they have it with a longer barrel?
 

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Mine has to have a flash hider ... or a silencer ... can I get a flash hiding silencer , about the size of a 24 oz. Corona Beer Can ...Oh Yeah Baby ... that's the ticket !
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