The original repeating rifle was a lever-action design created in the late 1880's and made popular by companies such as Henry and Winchester. The rifle that won the American West, the lever-action rifle is still extremely popular today in all calibers, for hunting, plinking, and in Cowboy Action Shooting competition. The Henry lever-action 22 is popular for varmint hunting, the 30 30 lever-action rifle is still popular for deer hunting, and the 45 70 lever-action is good for big game-- like dinosaurs! (Like the Marlin 1895SBL as seen in Jurassic World.) Some of the biggest producers today are Marlin, Winchester, Henry Repeating Arms, Uberti, Taylor's, and Browning.