When I was a kid growing up in northern New England, lever actions were the most popular hunting rifles in the region. In fact, the only high powered rifle in my dad’s armory was a Winchester ’94.
Time went on. Bolt actions and autoloaders came to the fore in popularity among hunters.
Today, we’re seeing a renaissance of the lever action rifles and carbines. To some degree it may be a fear that autoloaders will be banned, but I suspect that nostalgia may have a bit more to do with it.
Here’s a great article on the topic by Craig Boddington, who is sort of the Jack O’Connor of our time. I’ve met Boddington, and found him to be humble, down-to-Earth, and extremely knowledgeable. There’s a lot to be learned from the man.
T-shirt is one of many cool gun-theme tees from American Scroll.