See if you can find an old H&R SHIKARI. They were made in 45-70 and 44 Mag. These are not fancy guns they have the cast receivers and hardwood stocks. I have had one in 45-70 for many years and it cost me $65.00 new. The 45-70 's have 28" barrels and the 44 magnum's have 24". They are a lot of gun for the money. I hope this helps.