I'm always on the lookout for interesting guns, and one I've been jonesing for lately again was to be either a Marlin Octagon .44 Mag, or the Winchester Octagon I
F I could ever find one for the right price.
Well, yesterday while at my favorite LGS, I spied this beauty; a Winchester M92 Octagon Rifle (not the carbine), in .44 Mag. It's a Miroku
gun (look it up if not familiar) and the workmanship and finish is superlative. One of 500 Limited Edition, but she'll get the snot shot out of her in my hands. No wall-hangers here.
It was in the box, and I also snagged 150 rnds of .44 Mag ammo while I was there:
For a lever gun, she's got decent wood too:
The much-loved logo:
And her pedigree (not that it matters, remember she's gonna be a shooter!):
This will join my Marlin 1894 .44 Mag carbine for my backup elk woods duty gun. Probably won't carry the Winchester though in the dark, wet, steep black timber those big bulls hang out in. This'll be the "sunny day" rifle.
But next time I wander about in the outback here, my Smith M29 Classic 3" bbl will be in my OWB rig, and my new companion caliber rifle will be in my hands looking for targets of opportunity. So Wiley E......are you feeling lucky?