I am reading McPHERSON ON LEVERGUNS

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JimT
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I am reading McPHERSON ON LEVERGUNS

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This is one book that goes well with Paco's. Mic goes into fine detail testing, handloading, customizing and using the levergun. It is not a book you will breeze through. When I say "Mic goes into detail" that is what he does. There is a wealth of information in it and like most anything that is worth something, you have to dig it out. No "3 Steps to Minute of Angle Accuracy" stuff.

I have not yet finished all 365 pages but I am more than 2/3 through the book. It is worth having. I just finished re-reading his article on leverguns ... "100 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG" .. which is well worth noting. Though written in 1999 the article still is applicable today and probably should be read by those who think the levergun is a "short range brush gun" or some such drivel.

As a good friend of mine wrote me some months ago: THE 4" .38 IS VIEWED AS INADEQUATE OR BARELY ACCEPTABLE BUT A 2" J-FRAME IS THE NUMBER ONE CHOICE FOR POCKET CARRY. LIKEWISE A .30-30 LEVERGUN IS TOO SMALL FOR ELK BUT CUT THE BARREL TO 10", REMOVE AND REPLACE THE BUTTSTOCK WITH A PISTOL GRIP, AND MAKE IT A SINGLE-SHOT AND SUDDENLY IT WORKS!
-John Taffin-

I am recommending Mic's book. I am sure some others here have it. It's a worthy addition to your library.
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oops ... forgot to add that it is available on Amazon ...
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Re: I am reading McPHERSON ON LEVERGUNS

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I'll order it today! Thanks.
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Re: I am reading McPHERSON ON LEVERGUNS

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I have a signed full color edition myself already. It is great reading and also makes a good gift for a fellow levergun enthusiast. It leans a bit more to Marlins so if your a Marlin Man, you should especially consider one. Still lots of good information for us Winchester guys! -Tutt
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Re: I am reading McPHERSON ON LEVERGUNS

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I see in the preview Amazon provides that he found that Remington Marlins since 2012 were decent and in some ways better than the JM builds. Hopefully Ruger will continue down that path.
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Re: I am reading McPHERSON ON LEVERGUNS

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Thanks Jim, have been considering a comprehensive lever action book for the collection.
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Re: I am reading McPHERSON ON LEVERGUNS

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Have had this one on my radar for years now.
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