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Sunday Gunday: 5 Great Hunting Rifles That Sadly Are No Longer Made

Many great hunting rifles have left the factories for good.

These classics were loved by many hunters, but sadly axed from product lineups.

These five hunting rifles are now only available on the used gun market.

1. Savage Model 99 Lever-Action Rifle

Face it this rifle was ahead of it's time. Chambered in potent calibers this rifle had a rotary magazine and a shot counter. It was well balanced and was a big game killer no doubt about it.

2. Remington Model 8 Autoloading Rifle

When that big buck is about to bust out of a thicket, you better have a quick shot and maybe a few more to follow. The Remington Model 8 was a futuristic-looking model that ended up being a hit with many sportsman and lawmen alike.

3. Ruger .44 Carbine

Fans of the Ruger 10/22 Rifle found great love with the fast-shooting Ruger 44 Carbine. Firing the .44 Magnum cartridge, this little rifle is perfect for hunting deer and hogs. Good luck finding one on the used gun rack at the local shop or gun show.

4. Winchester Model 1895 Lever-Action Rifle

Also known as Theodore Roosevelt's "Big Stick," this great rifle was chambered for powerful hunting and military cartridges. Roosevelt was very fond of his rifle chambered in the big-bore .405 Winchester cartridge. If you have deep pockets and know where to find one of these in good shape, this rifle is an absolute classic.

5. Marbles Game Getter

The Marbles Game Getter Combination Gun was certainly a friend to the woodsman or hunter. Available in a variety of calibers and barrel lengths up to 18 inches, this handy foldable weapon could be packed like a pistol. The last one I found at a local gun show priced at $2,500 if you're lucky enough to cross paths with one. Shorter barrels under 18 inches require more federal paperwork.

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