Originally Posted by ithaca_deerslayer
If I were you, I'd make it my mission in life to get a Colt lever action. I've never seen one in person, but have seen them in books
I joined the NRA, have you yet?
I shot a 1930s vintage Savage 99 in .300 Savage and it was a beautiful thing. The lady wouldn't sell it to me and the darn thing got stolen a few years later.
The remake Savage 99 back in the 1990s was pretty bad with fit & finish. So I think that I'm going to hunt me up an old Savage.