In the old West, your long gun and your revolver were often of the same caliber, and short, handy carbines were a favorite saddle gun. Only a few of us still need a saddle gun anymore, but many people still enjoy shooting and hunting with carbine-type rifles. We’ve got two today—both chambered for the .44 magnum. One is a semiauto Ruger, the other, a lever-action Marlin. Ruger made the 44 Carbine in a few different styles between 1959 and 1985, all of which had a four-round rotary magazine. Marlin has been making the 1894 since, well, 1894, but the .44 magnum version dates to 1969.