Max Popenker, a very well known Russian gun writer and friend, sent us this photo of his Rossi 92.

My Rossi 92 in .357 Magnum. Despite being grown in the “AK-47” land, it seems that I watched too many Western movies like the “Magnificent seven” or “The good, the bad and the ugly” in my childhood, and got bitten by a slow-acting but very poisonous lever-action bug 😉

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  • Wayne Ilfrey

    Know the feeling. Above all others I love my Marlin 1894 .357 and my Ruger revolvers in the same caliber.

  • Max Popenker is awesome. And so is that Rossi!

  • USMC03Vet

    Those curves would make supermodels blush.

    Great picture!

  • Rusty Shackleford

    From Rossi With Love.

  • Sarig

    I bought a Marlin 1894 in 44 mag 5 years ago. Least accurate and most fun of all my guns:) Watched too many westerns as a kid, Norway is a proper bolt-action country, so it’s kind of a weird oddity to have here.

  • WFDT

    Nice. I own the large-loop carbine version of this, based on a review I read right here at TFB.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    Very nice, Max — looks as if you really enjoy that lever-action Rossi, and I’m happy for you. I will add that the three rifles with which I have had the most enjoyable, care-free times on the range and in the field are a Marlin 336 lever-action, a Mosin-Nagant M91/30 and a Savage Axis. They might not be comparable to the higher-end and technically-sophisticated military, sniper and hunting rifles that I own, but they are incredibly simple, inexpensive, 100% reliable, solid as a rock and accurate, and I don’t have to worry about scuffing up the finish. I am free to really use them for their intended purpose without consideration of protecting an “investment” ( this inevitably happens when you spend so much money on a high-end weapon, regardless of the fact that the quality you pay for is there generally because said weapon was meant to be used, and used hard to its limits in its designated role ). Often, less is more.

    Are any of your friends in Russia also lever-action enthusiasts? If so, it would be great to hear from them too.