Big Horn Armory Model 89

     Notes: Big Horn Armory makes replicas of Old-West-type lever action rifles, though their replicas are not necessarily mark-by-mark replicas.  The Model 89 has the appearance of a deluxe firearm, with the wood being deeply and richly finished and with an excellent wood grain tone.  Though the appearance is “old school,” the construction and manufacturing methods are all-modern, including metalwork of 17-4 satin-finished stainless steel, precision-machined with the help of computers and using the latest CNC technology.  The stock is of select-grade black American walnut, with a one-inch-thick rubber recoil pad; the stock has a pistol-grip wrist.  The stock’s finish uses a weatherproof synthetic material.  Checkering for the pistol grip wrist and fore-end are optional. Sights consist of an aperture rear and post front sight, though it is not normally drilled and tapped for a scope. The lever and trigger guard are large to allow easy operation even when the shooter is wearing heavy gloves.  The rifle uses a half-length tubular magazine; the carbine has a full-length tubular magazine, so the carbine actually has a greater magazine capacity.  The Rifle uses a 22-inch barrel; the carbine an 18-inch barrel; and the Trapper a 16-inch barrel.

     And speaking of the Trapper, it has several other differences from the Rifle and and Carbine.  The Trapper has a target crown at the muzzle.  It uses laminated standard-grade American Black Walnut instead of higher-grade walnut.  The controls’ finishes are case color hardened, while the bulk of the receiver is matte stainless.  Like the carbine, the tubular magazine is full-length and is actually larger than the Rifle’s magazine.

     Big Horn Armory based the Model 89 not on one, but several Winchester rifles of the past; the external part of the action is based primarily on the Winchester Model 1886, while internally, it’s primary base is the Winchester 1892 action.  (Since the Winchester Model 1892 was based on the Winchester 1886, this is not as much of a leap that it might sound.) The combination of these two, along with modern metallurgy and manufacturing methods, makes the Model 89 action on of the most solid lever-actions found today.  In fact, the major lifting was done when adapting the action to the hot Magnum cartridges desired.

     The Model 90 is essentially the same rifle, but chambered for different cartridges.  The Models 89A and 89B again, are based on different chamberings, as are the 90A and 90B.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Model 89 Rifle

.500 Smith & Wesson Magnum

3.57 kg

5 Tubular

$1399

Model 89 Carbine

.500 Smith & Wesson Magnum

3.46 kg

7 Tubular

$1359

Model 89 Trapper

.500 Smith & Wesson Magnum

3.46 kg

6 Tubular

$1340

Model 89A Rifle

.500 Linebaugh

3.69 kg

7 Tubular

$1342

Model 89A Carbine

.500 Linebaugh

3.55 kg

7 Tubular

$1301

Model 89A Trapper

.500 Linebaugh

3.4 kg

7 Tubular

$1281

Model 89B Rifle

.475 Linebaugh

3.69 kg

7 Tubular

$1237

Model 89B Carbine

.475 Linebaugh

3.55 kg

7 Tubular

$1176

Model 89B Trapper

.475 Linebaugh

3.4 kg

7 Tubular

$1156

Model 90 Rifle

.460 Smith & Wesson Magnum

3.8 kg

6 Tubular

$1298

Model 90 Carbine

.460 Smith & Wesson Magnum

3.69 kg

6 Tubular

$1258

Model 90 Trapper

.460 Smith & Wesson Magnum

3.69 kg

6 Tubular

$1237

Model 90A Rifle

.454 Casull

3.8 kg

6 Tubular

$1068

Model 90A Carbine

.454 Casull

3.69 kg

6 Tubular

$1028

Model 90A Trapper

.454 Casull

3.69 kg

6 Tubular

$1007

Model 90B Rifle

.45 Long Colt

3.8 kg

6 Tubular

$1019

Model 90B Carbine

.45 Long Colt

3.69 kg

6 Tubular

$979

Model 90B Trapper

.45 Long Colt

3.69 kg

6 Tubular

$958

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Model 89 Rifle

LA

5

1-2-3

6

4

Nil

82

Model 89 Carbine

LA

5

1-2-Nil

6

4

Nil

64

Model 89 Trapper

LA

5

1-2-Nil

5

4

Nil

54

Model 89A Rifle

LA

5

1-2-Nil

6

4

Nil

77

Model 89A Carbine

LA

5

1-2-Nil

6

4

Nil

63

Model 89A Trapper

LA

5

1-2-Nil

5

4

Nil

53

Model 89B Rifle

LA

5

1-2-Nil

6

4

Nil

79

Model 89B Carbine

LA

5

1-2-Nil

6

4

Nil

63

Model 89B Trapper

LA

5

1-2-Nil

5

3

Nil

53

Model 90 Rifle

LA

5

1-2-Nil

6

4

Nil

86

Model 90 Carbine

LA

5

1-2-Nil

6

3

Nil

64

Model 90 Trapper

LA

5

1-2-Nil

5

3

Nil

54

Model 90A Rifle

LA

5

1-2-Nil

6

3

Nil

77

Model 90A Carbine

LA

5

1-2-Nil

6

3

Nil

62

Model 90A Trapper

LA

5

1-2-Nil

5

3

Nil

53

Model 90B Rifle

LA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

74

Model 90B Carbine

LA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

60

Model 90B Trapper

LA

3

1-Nil

5

3

Nil

53

 

Chaparral Winchester Reproductions

     Notes: Chaparral Arms is a company that specializes in reproductions of Old West firearms, like the Winchester 1873.  Chaparral’s Winchester 1873 is a very accurate reproduction, though chamberings are sometimes different than the original.  It is also able to fire both modern propellant and blackpowder loads.  Chaparral’s Winchester 1873 is made in rifle, short rifle and carbine versions; the barrels of the rifle and short rifle are heavy octagonal, while the carbine barrel is blued.  The rifles have 24.25-inch barrels, the short rifles have 20-inch barrels, while the carbines use 19-inch barrels.  The barrels and magazine tubes are blued; the rest of the metalwork is color case-hardened.  The wooden stock has a sharply curved butt.  The hammer is exposed.

     The Chaparral Winchester 1866 is essentially the same as the 1873 in game terms, but has several differences in design.  The drop of the stock is more pronounced, the metalwork is finished in blue for the barrel and brass for the rest of the metalwork.  The lever loop is smaller, and the sights are a bit different.  For game purposes, however, the 1866 is identical to the 1873.

     The Chaparral Winchester 1876 is quite different in design and chambering than the 1873 or 1866.  It is a reproduction of the Winchester 1876, also called the Centennial Model, and is sort of a larger version of the 1873, designed for longer, more powerful cartridges.  Versions include the NWMP Carbine, with a 22-inch round barrel and a near full-length stock (little more than the muzzle peeks out of the fore-end).  The 1876 Rifle comes in versions with 28, 26, or 22-inch heavy octagonal barrels (so the 22-inch version is technically a carbine, though it is called a rifle on the Chaparral site).  The rifles have blued barrels and tube magazines and color-case-hardened metalwork, while on the NWMP Carbine, the metalwork is all-blued.  All have a saddle ring attached.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

1873 Rifle

.357 Magnum

3.72 kg

13 Tubular

$724

1873 Rifle

.38 Special

3.72 kg

13 Tubular

$679

1873 Rifle

.45 Long Colt

3.72 kg

13 Tubular

$999

1873 Short Rifle

.357 Magnum

3.49 kg

10 Tubular

$680

1873 Short Rifle

.38 Special

3.49 kg

10 Tubular

$635

1873 Short Rifle

.45 Long Colt

3.49 kg

10 Tubular

$955

1873 Carbine

.357 Magnum

3.36 kg

10 Tubular

$665

1873 Carbine

.38 Special

3.36 kg

10 Tubular

$619

1873 Carbine

.45 Long Colt

3.36 kg

10 Tubular

$939

1876 NWMP Carbine

.45-75 Winchester Centerfire

3.63 kg

8 Tubular

$1274

1876 Rifle (28” Rifle)

.40-60 Winchester Centerfire

4.67 kg

11 Tubular

$1145

1876 Rifle (28” Rifle)

.45-60 Winchester Centerfire

4.67 kg

11 Tubular

$1373

1876 Rifle (28” Rifle)

.45-75 Winchester Centerfire

4.67 kg

11 Tubular

$1373

1876 Rifle (28” Rifle)

.50-95 Winchester Centerfire

4.67 kg

11 Tubular

$1681

1876 Rifle (26” Rifle)

.40-60 Winchester Centerfire

4.45 kg

11 Tubular

$1124

1876 Rifle (26” Rifle)

.45-60 Winchester Centerfire

4.45 kg

11 Tubular

$1353

1876 Rifle (26” Rifle)

.45-75 Winchester Centerfire

4.45 kg

11 Tubular

$1353

1876 Rifle (26” Rifle)

.50-95 Winchester Centerfire

4.45 kg

11 Tubular

$1660

1876 Rifle (22” Rifle)

.40-60 Winchester Centerfire

4.22 kg

9 Tubular

$1082

1876 Rifle (22” Rifle)

.45-60 Winchester Centerfire

4.22 kg

9 Tubular

$1310

1876 Rifle (22” Rifle)

.45-75 Winchester Centerfire

4.22 kg

9 Tubular

$1301

1876 Rifle (22” Rifle)

.50-95 Winchester Centerfire

4.22 kg

9 Tubular

$1618

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

1873 Rifle (.357 Magnum)

LA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

85

1873 Rifle (.38 Special)

LA

2

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

68

1873 Rifle (.45 Long Colt)

LA

3

1-Nil

7

3

Nil

85

1873 Short Rifle (.357 Magnum)

LA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

70

1873 Short Rifle (.38 Special)

LA

2

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

55

1873 Short Rifle (.45 Long Colt)

LA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

70

1873 Carbine (.357 Magnum)

LA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

64

1873 Carbine (.38 Special)

LA

2

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

51

1873 Carbine (.45 Long Colt)

LA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

64

1876 NWMP Carbine

LA

6

2-4-Nil

7

6

Nil

58

1876 Rifle (28”, .40-60)

LA

6

2-4-Nil

8

5

Nil

97

1876 Rifle (28”, .45-60)

LA

5

2-Nil

8

4

Nil

97

1876 Rifle (28”, .45-75)

LA

6

2-4-Nil

8

6

Nil

97

1876 Rifle (28”, .50-95)

LA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

98

1876 Rifle (26”, .40-60)

LA

5

2-4-Nil

8

6

Nil

89

1876 Rifle (26”, .45-60)

LA

4

2-Nil

8

4

Nil

90

1876 Rifle (26”, .45-75)

LA

6

2-4-Nil

8

6

Nil

90

1876 Rifle (26”, .50-95)

LA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

91

1876 Rifle (22”, .40-60)

LA

5

2-4-Nil

7

6

Nil

74

1876 Rifle (22”, .45-60)

LA

4

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

74

1876 Rifle (22”, .45-75)

LA

6

2-4-Nil

7

6

Nil

74

1876 Rifle (22”, .50-95)

LA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

74

 

Colt-Burgess

     Notes: Similar to Winchester’s Model 1873, and was produced from 1883-1885.  Burgess is actually the designer of this rifle; he sold most of the rights to Colt when he was not able to line up production facilities to produce the rifle by himself.  This was the only lever-action rifle that Colt ever produced. Colt was also interested in the design, to provide competition to Winchester’s lever-action designs (though the Colt-Burgess failed on the market). There are a number of variations of the Colt-Burgess: There is a carbine and a rifle version, and the rifle can have an octagonal, half-octagonal, or round barrel.  Only 3775 were produced. A story says that The increasingly-successful design of the Colt-Burgess startled Winchester; Winchester retaliated by producing revolvers at a lower cost than Colt could.  Colt agreed that they would not produce lever-action rifles if Winchester did not produce revolvers at that time (some say for 5 years, some for 10, and some say 25 years). The veracity of this story is unknown. Arguably, Burgess designed the better rifle, but Colt did stop Colt-Burgess production.

     Though similar in design to Winchester’s rifle, there are some important changes. The receiver on the Colt-Burgess is smaller and lighter than on the Winchester, allowing Colt to produce a much lighter weapon than the Model 1873. The receiver and action of the Colt-Burgess are, however, considered a stronger design than on the Model 1873. The action uses a toggle joint instead of a direct throw, which to less force required to throw the bolt. Burgess used a sliding loading gate, instead of Winchester’s tilting gate, a design that allowed for quicker and more reliable loading.  The barrel for the rifle is 25.5 inches long, and 20 inches for the carbine.

     The Colt-Burgess had a blued or browned barrel and the rest of the external metalwork is color-case hardened.

     Replicas of the Colt-Burgess are currently produced by Uberti, chambered for .45 Colt.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Colt-Burgess Rifle (Octagonal Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

4 kg

15 Tubular

$1489

Colt-Burgess Rifle (Half-Octagonal Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

3.95 kg

15 Tubular

$1486

Colt-Burgess Rifle (Round Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

3.9 kg

15 Tubular

$1483

Colt-Burgess Carbine

.44-40 Winchester

3.3 kg

12 Tubular

$1426

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Colt-Burgess Rifle (Octagonal Barrel)

LA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

111

Colt-Burgess Rifle (Half-Octagonal Barrel)

LA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

109

Colt-Burgess Rifle (Round Barrel)

LA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

107

Colt-Burgess Carbine

LA

4

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

75

 

 

Forkin/Marlin 1894

     Notes: These are Marlin 1894 lever-action rifles modified by Ben Forkin, a noted Montana gunsmith.  His first such “mini-Guide Gun” was chambered for the .475 Linebaugh cartridge.  It uses a carbine-length 16-inch Pac-Nor barrel, a through-bolt, and a thick Kick-Eeze recoil pad, with a C&H Mercury tube in the stock to further dampen recoil.  The sights are of the ghost-ring type, with a bead front instead of the usual ramped post.  Several years later, Bob Forkin modified the design to fire the .50 Action Express cartridge; this version is actually lighter than the .475 Linebaugh model, since the walls of the barrel are simply bored out to the new caliber and are thinner than the .475 Linebaugh version.  In addition, the Mercury tube in the stock is removed, to further reduce the weight and reduce the complexity (and cost) of the weapon.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Bob Forkin still lives in Montana, and makes modifications of many weapons, including these.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Forkin/Marlin 1894

.475 Linebaugh

3.37 kg

6 Tubular

$1251

Forkin/Marlin 1894

.50 Action Express

3.06 kg

6 Tubular

$1128

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Forkin/Marlin 1894 (.475)

LA

5

1-2-Nil

6

2

Nil

53

Forkin/Marlin 1894 (.50)

LA

5

1-2-Nil

5

3

Nil

53

 

Henry Big Boy

     Notes: Though this appears to be a reproduction of some 19th century lever-action rifle, the Big Boy is in fact a new, 21st century design, albeit with a rather nostalgic look.  The Big Boy is a side-ejection lever-action rifle with a tubular underbarrel magazine, flat-topped receiver, brass-finished metal parts and fine walnut stock and forearm.  It basically looks like an Old West firearm.  However, it does have several un-Old-West features, like a magazine loaded by withdrawing a spring-loaded plunger from the front of the tube.  While this is common on .22 lever action rifles, it is not on other calibers.  This feature means that the Big Boy can chamber and fire both .44 Magnum and .44 Special rounds.  Case ejection is easy, basically dumping the cases on the ground under the rifle. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This rifle does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Big Boy

.44 Magnum and .44 Special

3.86 kg

10 Tubular

$670

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Big Boy (.44 Magnum)

LA

4

1-Nil

5

2

Nil

56

Big Boy (.44 Special)

LA

2

1-Nil

5

2

Nil

54

 

Henry Golden Boy

     Notes: Like most of Henry Repeating Arms’ designs, the Golden Boy is built to look like something out of days of yore, but with modern manufacturing methods.  It is a rimfire weapon with a straight-wrist, oil-finished American walnut stock, a receiver finished in a bright metal finish called “Brasslite” by Henry, and a bright, lustrous blue finish on the rest of the metalwork.  It is a fairly heavy rifle for a .22, but has a heavy 20-inch octagonal barrel (20.5 inches for the .22 Magnum version), an adjustable buckhorn rear sight, and a front sight with a brass bead insert, all of which contribute to stability and accuracy.  The action has been described by firearms expert Flint Hansen as “smooth as melted butter on glass,” but he also says that the trigger pull is just a little heavy, and that the drop at the comb is a bit to much (of course, this depends upon how the shooter is built).  Variants include an all-blued version (identical to the standard version for game purposes), and a version with a large loop-type lever handle (also identical for game purposes).  There is also the Golden Boy Engraved, a deluxe version with extremely intricate engraving on the receiver, tang, and buttplate.  It is also identical for game purposes, though in real life, it is an extremely expensive, limited-edition rifle.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This rifle does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Golden Boy

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

3.06 kg

11 Tubular

$605

Golden Boy

.22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

3.06 kg

21 (.22 Short), 19 (.22 Long), 16 (.22 Long Rifle); Tubular

$309

Golden Boy

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

3.06 kg

12 Tubular

$377

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Golden Boy (.17)

LA

2

1-Nil

5

1

Nil

53

Golden Boy (.22 Short)

LA

-2

Nil

5

1

Nil

34

Golden Boy (.22 Long)

LA

-1

Nil

5

1

Nil

38

Golden Boy (.22 Long Rifle)

LA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

42

Golden Boy (.22 Magnum)

LA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

54