My custom lever gun projects are still stuck in development hell. Grizzly Custom Guns is waiting for the foundry to deliver my octagonal barrel. Aqua Timber continues its search for a suitable piece of previously submerged 100-year-old birch for the stock. It’s been three years since I ordered a Smith & Wesson 500-firing lever gun from Big Horn Armory. Meanwhile, I’ve bought an old Marlin .22 lever gun and figured something out: to unload the gun you work the lever. Repeatedly. Until nothing comes out of the rifle. Actually I kinda knew that before I bought the Marlin or saw this view. But no one ever protected people from their own stupidity by over-estimating their intelligence. Or something like that.