My lever action experiences are rather limited. I've handled Italian 66's and 73's. They have a solid feel. I've owned a few 92's, which are my sentimental favorites. I almost bought a Model 71 years ago, so I'm familiar with the solidity of the 86 action. I own a Browning 1895 now, it's a great gun. But I've always been left cold by the 1894. Every one I've held felt like a shoe box full of spare parts, rattling around. I love their appearance but have never been enchanted enough to buy one. Do any of you folks feel the same way? I'd like to read your comments.