The Big Boy Color Case Hardened Side Gate is a smooth-cycling lever gun, and the action is a masterpiece. When properly maintained and oiled, this beauty will offer reliable performance for years to come.
The Model 1886 remains at the top of the heap of excellent lever-action rifles. Whether new or vintage, having one in your safe is never a bad idea, and it’s a great choice for nearly any big game at ranges suitable for the big rimmed cartridges.
Since the cowboy era, it’s been common practice to get a lever-action rifle in the same caliber as your sidearm. The idea was simple: Tote a rifle that shoots your handgun loads, and you’ve just simplified your life. Though the practice isn’t quite necessary today, the tradition of offering lever-action rifles in handgun calibers lives on. One such rifle: Big Horn Armory's Model 89.