This is one of the absolute best lever-action rifles for sale. It’s number one on my list because it’s the first modern lever-action rifle I ever fired and I was more than a little impressed by its performance.
This versatile weapon is good for both short action or long action. It’s a highly adaptable firearm with a receiver that is forged from an aircraft-grade alloy.
The multi-lug rotating bolt can handle virtually any magnum cartridge including the ultra-fast WSMs. It features low-profile sights, a smooth glass rack, and a grooved trigger for avoiding that notorious pinch you get with other rifles.
It also comes standard with a deluxe recoil pad and a handsome American walnut, straight ’81-style stock.
It was Mr. Henry who made the first lever-action rifle. It was patented way back in 1820, providing each gun owner the firepower of twelve marksmen armed with muzzle-loading muskets.
Since then, advancements have been made and innovative design has come to bear on the lever-action rifle. And no single manufacturer has been at the forefront of that advancement more than Henry USA.
Before the introduction of this suppressor-ready model, using a suppressor on a lever-action rifle meant locating a gunsmith who could thread your barrel. Each time you had to reload your rifle, you had to remove the suppressor.
Thanks to the Frontier model’s industry-standard threads at the muzzle end of the rifle, it is easy to add on the rimfire silencer of your choice. With this baby, you also get to choose between calibers, whether it’s the .22 LR or the .22 Magnum or the .17 HMR.
It features easily adjustable tall beaded sights and a grooved receiver cover for mounting a glass scope.
It’s also an ambidextrous rifle for all your left-handed dudes out there.
This custom rimfire rifle is the oldest continuously produced rifle of its kind. It was the first lever-action rifle to ever be chambered in .22LR.
Today, the Marlin Model Golden 39A is designed to hold .22 short, .22 long, or .22 long rifle cartridges. It has a 19 round capacity and breaks at 3 lbs, 9 oz with no take-up, suiting any shooting environment or scenario.
When loaded with CCI Velocitor ammo, the 39A can shoot within an inch at 100 yards.
What’s more, you’ll never have a problem with this model as feeding, extraction, and ejection are always flawless. It’s got a classy walnut stock and machined parts, making it a gun to behold both in look and accuracy.
We can’t talk about Marlin LRs without mentioning the 336. When it comes to rapid follow-ups and quick handling, the 336 is the beast you wanna bag.
Chambered in 30-30 Win or .35 Rem, the 336 features Micro-Groove rifling which enablesgreater precision at a greater distance.
A no-frills, smooth as silk walnut stock is paired with a blued finish for an impressive look that runs counter to the vicious power this rifle possesses.
Despite the very mild recoil, the 336’s muzzle has quite the jump. The only drawback with this one is the barely acceptable results when loading it with 170 grain Winchester rounds. The bullets are all over the place.
On the other hand, when you feed it some 150-grain loads, you’ll have a different experience altogether. When used with stock sights, this load in this lever-action rifle will knock your socks off.
With a six-round capacity, it’s not the greatest lever-action rifle of 2017, but at a price point of $500-600, you can’t really go wrong. It’s fairly lightweight and quick to the shoulder. It’s also readily customizable and offers decent accuracy.
The Ruger 96/44 value cannot be underestimated. From the expertly designed rotary magazine, the sleek, lightweight design, and the short overall rifle length, it’s a formidable firearm.
Although Ruger ceased production on the 96/44 in 2007, it has remained in demand among serious gun aficionados.
Bearing an uncanny resemblance to the Savage 99, the Ruger 96/44 is rather savage in its own right. Its 18.5-inch barrel made the .44 Mag cartridge a whole ‘nother animal with insane muzzle velocities and energy levels worthy of the world’s strongest hand cannon.
For those interested in getting their hands on one, I highly recommend paying attention to online gun forums or joining Gun Broker to hunt for a hot deal on one.
The Henry Varmint Express has a number of unique features that make it stand out among other lever-action rifles. Chief among these are the William Fire Sights, a pair of fiber optic sights (green rear sight, red front post).
With a higher comb than traditional Henry rifles, the Varmint Express is something else. It comes with a thick rubber butt pad that makes for comfortable rapid-fire shooting and aggressive checkering on the fore-end and grip.
The 1000 fps velocity will give you the edge over even the greatest .22LR and .172 inch bullets it fires will do some real damage, whether you’re at the range or out game hunting.
This one was first introduced in the mid-Fifties and was more advanced than any previous lever-action rifle. It featured a solid frame, a front-locking 3-lug rotating bolt, a one-piece walnut pistol grip stock, and a hooded, gold bead front.
In terms of functionality, it performed like a bolt action rifle, only operated by a lever. It was also easier to carry in a saddlebag and performed well with 80 grain and 100-grain loads.
The Model 88 was specifically designed to handle high-intensity cartridges. And, although production on the Model 88 ceased in 1973, it continues to be the subject of much discussion among die-hard shooters.
Today, online gun traders continue to sell their Model 88s with the average price hovering somewhere around $500.00.
Considered by many to be the most revolutionary lever-action rifle in the Winchester family, 1886 offers chamberings in the most powerful cartridges and is widely considered to be the strongest lever action rifle available.
This one is designed to take out the big game, feeling full-size bison and bears as easily as a fawn. They come with a gorgeous finish and crescent buttplate as well as sturdy stainless steel parts.
The color case hardening protects against corrosion so you won’t have to worry about picking up a gun-safe dehumidifier and the timeless walnut pistol grip stock is a pleasure to handle.
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