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Old 01-08-2017, 09:41 PM
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Currently ONLY looking into a takedown model in .357. Found this doozie, 1892 Alaskan Takedown but not sure if the budget will allow for it in the near future.

I am wanting:
To stay w/ .357/.38 for ammo interchangeability with handgun, and
Hopefully find an above average or better quality takedown version (this one looks awesome)

Anyone have direct experience and/or links to reviews? I have found a fair bit about the above mentioned but others seem a bit elusive.

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Old 01-08-2017, 10:45 PM
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In the original Winchester 92, the take down option was available for about 60% more than normal price. I had an 86 take down 45-90 (which is a giant version of the 92) and the rifle was very secure and stable and the sights shot to the same POA within an inch or 2 at 100 yards after reassembly. I also have 2 older Winchester 97 shotguns which use the same type of takedown system, they also are fine and come apart and go back together pretty easily.

I have a 20+/- year old stainless Rossi 92 (non-takedown) in 357 mag and my F-I-l has an 9 year old Taurus/Rossi same gun, the difference is an additional safety on the bolt. These 92's have both had about 15,000 rounds each of "Cowboy" 38's though them for SASS completion. While the recoil isn't what full power rounds would be the guns get used harder at each match then a hunting gun get in a couple of years. Both 92's have held up with no parts replacement, although I did an action job on mine.

Hope this helps some.

FWIW, I think the takedown feature is over priced but allows very convenient packing and storage. Either length should fit in an average brief case or backpack.

The large loop is great with gloves on but bare handed, will bruise the back of your hand every session you use it, and gloves are not allowed for SASS shoots. $165 seems pretty pricey for the extra lever! The overmolded stocks is the rage, now but I would prefer simple wood or with basic checkering.

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Old 01-08-2017, 10:52 PM
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Thx and I tend to agree with you on all points about the Taylor. Such a damn shame I ever saw one.
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Rifle shooter magazine just published an article about a take down carbine, I think it talked about being 44 mag, but I seem to remember them saying it was also available in 357. I want to say it was a Rossi.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:40 AM
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I have a 20" Rossi M92 in .357 that I bought for $406 as a factory blem gun and it has no blemishes or problems and it's very light and handy for having that long of a barrel. I would think the 16" barrel gun would be compact enough for most needs but getting but one in take-down would be cool, I just wouldn't want to spend that much money for a Taylor.
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Rifle shooter magazine just published an article about a take down carbine, I think it talked about being 44 mag, but I seem to remember them saying it was also available in 357. I want to say it was a Rossi.
I am afraid my "Search Fu" is failing me on the article in Rifle shooter magazine
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:26 PM
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I have a 20" Rossi M92 in .357 that I bought for $406 as a factory blem gun and it has no blemishes or problems and it's very light and handy for having that long of a barrel. I would think the 16" barrel gun would be compact enough for most needs but getting but one in take-down would be cool, I just wouldn't want to spend that much money for a Taylor.
Yep - That Taylor seems far out of reach.
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Look around and find a Marlin 1894 with the 16 inch ported barrel. No need to take down. There are a couple on GB. Lot better than other brands. Cost more than a Rossi but will appreceiate more in the future.
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This isn't a carbine or a .357 magnum, but it's a takedown and I like it a lot. It's a 1906 or 1909 (forgot now) .44-40 with a ton of custom order features. Shotgun butt, round barrel, tang sight, folding rear sight, and pistol grip with cap. My dad traded a Luger for it in the late 50s. I won a cowboy shoot with it once but it was a pretty small match. I discovered that the brand in the stock went to a ranch about three hours from where I'm sitting right now.
Good luck on your quest for that .357. A 16 incher sounds like a bunch of fun.

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I am afraid my "Search Fu" is failing me on the article in Rifle shooter magazine
Same here. I checked the last three or four (I get mine electronically) and couldn't find anything in "Rifle" about a take-down carbine. Couldn't find anything in the Index for Vol. 48 (Jan-Dec. 2016) either. ???

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This isn't a carbine or a .357 magnum, but it's a takedown and I like it a lot. It's a 1906 or 1909 (forgot now) .44-40 with a ton of custom order features. Shotgun butt, round barrel, tang sight, folding rear sight, and pistol grip with cap. My dad traded a Luger for it in the late 50s. I won a cowboy shoot with it once but it was a pretty small match. I discovered that the brand in the stock went to a ranch about three hours from where I'm sitting right now.
That is a beautiful rifle! It was common to give rifles or shotguns as college graduation presents in that time frame. With it being a take-down and having the family brand on it, I bet that is just what that is.

BTW, the tang sight looks to be a Marble's, I have an original one on a repro carbine the work great. Montana Vintage Arms is making the again at only $225.

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$1500 is a bit steep for me .......... I'll stick to my 16" Winchester Trapper in .357 w/ Skinner Barrel peep sight,
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