If you want to be a cowboy that is fine, even if you want to pretend that you are a cowboy that is fine also. But I would NOT have a lever action so called "Guide Gun" in any cartridge run up my butt even if I had room for a sawmill. That quote stolen from the old man who owned the Rabbit Creek Range back when it was private.
My point is: Lever "GUIDE" Guns are a Joke: I will invest as much money as you choose to wager. We take your lever gun of choice and my Winchester Model 70 and fill both with ammo. Then open the action of both and drop in one handful of silt then add one handful of soupy silt & water. We will be standing knee deep in a creek or the ocean. The first man to discharge a shot wins all the money.
If you can't field strip your firearm and reassemble in under 60 seconds you will know the shortcoming of lever guns. Note: I own and love lever guns. But if you are on the beach in 40 MPH to 60 MPH gusts you learn how quickly a firearm can become packed solid with blowing silt.