Had you considered a 1A in 30-30? I see one for sale right now at Classic Sporting arms:Thanks for the help, I was wanting a #3 in 30-30 which wasent ever made but have sort of decided with your help that modifying one just aint right.
So Ill look for a #3 in a light caliber. thanks again
I was just going to suggest an 1885, and then I saw this, so you are aware of them........ Nothing wrong with wanting to keep with USA made, but for the record, Miroku made Winchester and Browning 1885's are made to a higher degree fit and finish than Ruger's, and are almost certainly all more accurate due to their massive forearm hanger and truly free floated barrel. I have both, as do many, and most will opt for the 1885's in preferance. I certainly do....I need the #3 type lever due to a bum hand. I cant hold a normal rifle very good so I'm thinking the curve of the lever would work for me.
A new 1885 Winchester would work, but I like Ruger as they are still made in the US of A.