Lever-Rifle Safety Concerns

Reader Gerry’s vintage Rossi 1872 can fire out of battery. What about other lever actions? Reader Eric is fine with carrying a 9mm instead of a 45 ACP these days, and confusion over gas pressures.

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Re “Lever-Action Big-Bore Rifles: We Test 45-70s Head to Head,” May 2021 To the editor: Some years ago I wrote to alert you of the alarming ability of my 1993 vintage Rossi Model 1872 to fire out of battery (lever about a half inch down), which I proved at a range with pulled (no bullet, […]
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