Saddle up. The Model 92 is the most famous of all the levers produced in the 1890s. It includes all the John Browning improvements and special features. This is why is is used by a huge number of competitors in Cowboy Action Shooting events. It is slick, fast and extremely reliable. Designed for primarily pistol calibers, its recoil is manageable and is a fantastic gun for training a young shooter of lever actions in general. In the ranching days of the American West, the 92 was considered a premier rifle for looking out for the safety of livestock. And in every way, it remains a premier rifle.
Large loop -- very fun. The large loop is often associated with the films of John Wayne or the TV Show The Rifleman. But it has a value that is more than movies and fun. The large loop is very functional when hunting or shooting while wearing gloves. And of course, it looks great.