Lever Action .357 for Home Defense

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    Gideon,

    The solutions you desire have been existent...

    XS Lever Rail for Marlin® 1895's & 336


    XS Lever Scout Mount

    XS Sight Systems - Scope Mounts

    Mount the rail and to the rail mount a tac light.
    Either push button clicky or tape switch remote to the foregrip.

    Also agreed .38 +P defensive ammo would do the trick nicely.
    Knowing me I'd probably run with Corbon DPX as I have for my handguns.

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    Bought the 1894 in .44, cause I couldnt find one in .41.. Wanted a SHTF - hunting- fun gun and this one fits the bill!! Mounted a red dot on top and loaded with 180 gr .44 special silver tips it makes an awesome HD weapon. Light and handy with 10 plus 1 capacity it has serious medicine, and 240 gr XTP's goin 1'800 aint shabby either! What an absolute blast to shoot!!!
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    Sounds like a practical setup to me. Considering how devastating the .357 is out of 4" revolvers, it should do quite nicely out of an 18" carbine. Lever-guns are so handy anyway too. Good stuff.

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    BugDude... I've got that same little Marlin 18.5" 1894C .357 carbine you have and it's sure a sweet rifle, isn't it!

    My defense rifles are lever rifles in pistol calibers (.357, .44mag, .45Colt, .454 Casull). Trapper length (16" barrel carbines) are my favorites. The Winchester 1892 Trapper is my top choice, followed by Marlin's 1894C Trappers, and third would be Winchester's 1894 Trappers. All wonderful guns! But Browning's 1892 design is the strongest of the three and just slicker than, well... slick. The B 1892 is king in my book. With all of these models, you just got to slick 'em up so they run right and always operate the lever with authority! Formidable weapons they are.

    With the 16" trapper models you get a nice short carbine length rifle that handles magnificently in close quarters and gives all the barrel length that any pistol caliber load needs to maximize power. These are defense guns for me, not long range hunting rifles, although they will do reasonably well in some shortish range hunting situations.

    Favorite caliber for a lever rifle trapper has to be .45 Colt... it's just a magnificent caliber that has a huge range of loading possibilities from mild to wild. .357 is a goodie as well, especially with so many nice revolvers also chambered in .357 for compatibility between pistol and rifle.
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    If I were considering a HD lever action carbine, I'd go with the 1892 as well.

    My brother has an original 1892 rifle in 25-20, and despite the anemic caliber, it is truly a sweet handling and shooting gun.

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    I thought of making this set-up my "truck gun"

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