Lever-action rifles in pistol calibers have always held a special charm. In the days of the Wild West, they were even considered practical--lawmen and desperadoes alike felt sensibly outfitted with a "hawgleg" and a rifle that fired .38/40 or .44/40 cartridges from the same box. In more recent times, rifle and rifle-cartridge development have strayed far from this dual concept, but the charm lingers on and has been exploited by lever-action rifle makers Henry, Marlin and Winchester. Marlin's adaptation of its Model 1894 to the .41 Remington Magnum handgun cartridge might raise eyebrows, given that the .41 Rem. Mag. has long languished in the shadow of the more potent .44 Rem. Mag. Even so, the .41 has a lot more going for it than is generally realized.