So, the loop-levered carbine, favored sidearm of Lucas McCain, Josh Randall, and Rooster Cogburn - well, it wasn't actually used in the Old West - it's a Hollywood invention.
Fifteen or so years ago I flirted with the idea of customizing my '94 or a Marlin with a loop lever, but after some thought concluded that spending [then] $140 for the lever, plus fitting/gunsmithing costs, wasn't such a good investment.
Probably for the best.
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