So... I don't know if EDCF is the right place to ask this, but with the amount of gun nuts on this boards, someone will be able to answer my question. I may or may not crosspost this in the forum which-name-shall-not-be-said-but-starts-with-a-Z. The problem at hand is: For me, any firearm for any practical purpose has a shoulder stock FULLSTOP. I like handguns. I own a revolver and an autoloader and I train and shoot IPSC matches. It's just that I suck with them. I'm fully aware that the purpose of a handgun is not to be the ultimate answer in terms of range and accuracy, but to have something you can carry conveniently and have ready for immediate action wherever you go. Still, I need a stock. I want something rugged and compact that can primarily serve me while chasing game up to the size of fully grown roe deer in dense brushwood, and can secondarily function as a home defense implement should the need arise. Yes, I am going to buy an AUG-Z Sport semi-auto bullpup carbine at some time next year, when decent paychecks start to roll in. Yes, I do own a pump-action shotgun. But I don't think those are the perfect weapons for me. Not only that there are magazine restrictions which make selfloading long guns pretty much useless for hunting, no, I also smell even stricter gun laws coming my way after the next federal election. And semi-autos and pump guns are on top of the list of things which politicians don't want to see in the hand of civilians in this country. Plus, I prefer the classical approach anyway. You know what, I'll spare you the rest of the buildup and just say: I want a lever action riffle. I want it bad. And I don't know heck about them. Please enlighten me! What I'm searching for: lever action carbine cal. .357 Magnum (yay for sidearm and rifle sharing the same awesome cartridge) short length (long enough not to spew out unburned powder with hot loads) magazine capacity: as large as possible given the length iron sights suitable for quick target acquisition accurate between 0 and 80 meters with iron sights rugged construction, good reliability and durability (I'm used to my prewar 98k, I have standards in that regard) Price is not much of an issue. I would prefer a high-value gun (a Rossi maybe?) of course, but I'm willing to pay for quality if necessary. Availability in Germany shouldn't be a problem with all major manufacturers. So, any recommendations?