1894 CSBL 357 Mag Lever-Action Rifle
The 1894 CSBL 357 Mag Lever-Action Rifle is light, compact, lightning fast, and built to shoot as good as it looks. The Model 1894 Mag Lever-Action Rifle CSBL’s stainless steel barreled action with Wild-west-gun-style big-loop lever and XS Lever Rail with ghost ring sight makes for smooth handling in tight quarters, rapid target acquisition, and durability in all weather. And its silver metal and laminated stock makes it a standout everywhere you take it.
Originally patented on August 1, 1893 by L.L. Hepburn, the Model 1894 features a revolutionary lever-fire system with repeat-fire capability. The Model 1894 included a new locking bolt and two-piece firing pin, alongside an improved one-piece trigger and a short receiver that enabled cartridge compatibility with 1888 and 1889 models.
The 1873 Deluxe Sporting is that classic rifle, dressed to the nines with a color-case hardened finish and checkered pistol grip. The furniture is high grade walnut, and the Deluxe Sporting model also features a 24-inch half octagon barrel and half rounded. This is the showpiece among Winchester’s 1873 model range, and it had better be with a price tag at around $1,800. If you want a lever gun for your wall and occasional shooting, good luck doing better.
Additionally, CSBL 357 Mag Lever are well-suited to whitetail and hog hunting in thick timber at close(r) range, inside about 150 yards. Larger game such as elk or black bear warrant a more substantial cartridge and hunting game on the open plains of the West requires more power and a flatter trajectory. With that said, should your fancy be tickled, here are five .357 Magnum lever action rifles to look for.
With today’s rail-mounted optics, that makes the 1894 CSBL tactical and practical, with the addition of an XS Sights Lever Rail and sight set.
Features of 1894 CSBL 357 Mag Lever-Action Rifle
- Caliber: 357 Mag
- Capacity: 6 SHot Tubular Magazine
- Barrel Length: 16 1/2″
- Twist Rate: 1:16″
- Sights: XS sights Level Rail with ghost ring sight
- Action: Wild-west-gun-style big-loop lever
- Receiver & Bolt: Polished stainless steel receiver bolt barrel tube and lever
- Stock: Black & Grey Laminate
- Overall Length: 38 1/2″
- Length of Pull: 13 3/8″
- Weight: 6 1/2 lbs