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Old 01-31-2018, 01:11 AM
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OK guys I just went to the Shot Show in Las Vegas and was asked to talk with Mossberg about them making a lever action rifle in 38/357 magnum...sorry to say they have no plans at this time to make one.

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No surprise there. They are just marginally into the Lever action game. I would tell them to die in head first or get out of the pool. This half way stuff generally just loses you money.
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OK guys I just went to the Shot Show in Las Vegas and was asked to talk with Mossberg about them making a lever action rifle in 38/357 magnum...sorry to say they have no plans at this time to make one.
Is there a big enough market to justify their tooling costs? Is 38/357 taking over the CAS shooting game? I think not. Anyone hunting w/ their 357 levergun? Not in any significant numbers. Urban preppers rushing out to buy a levergun in a side-arm matching caliber? Not in Free America; the 9mm AR has that market sewn up.

No business model = no production. I don't blame Mossberg a bit; unless Remington (finally) completely drives Marlin into the dust, and Henry doesn't step up to fill the void, there's just no market niche labeled "38Spcl/357Mag" big enough to sustain their effort.

30-30 & 22lr leverguns sell enough that it made sense to compete in that area, but they don't even make a 22WMR version, despite how trivial the changes to their 22lr version would be, so that gives you an idea of the relative sizes of the market & the needed volumes to convince them to undertake adding another model. And there's WAY more 22wmr shooters out there than there are folks dreaming about long guns in pistol calibers...
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A nice 16" lever in 38/357 ~ 327 Fed Mag option sure should out sell that funky tactical lever they make . Seems there' always guys looking for a short bbl'd 38/357 lever . I grabbed the Henry 327 fed Mag lever as soon as i could find one .love it ~~JMJ~~
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