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 .440 Cor-Bon Desert Eagle?
Jaybo  [Member]
8/29/2008 7:34:28 PM
Was this ever a production item?
MOS11C  [Team Member]
8/30/2008 9:43:49 AM

Originally Posted By Jaybo:
Was this ever a production item?

I heard that there were just a few made.

I did a search for "CORBON" on one of the Desert Eagle forums
and there are some discussions regarding this barrel/caliber:

Desert Eagle Forum - Corbon Search
Jaybo  [Member]
8/30/2008 9:17:07 PM
Might just have to find another .44 mag assembly and get it modified to .440 Cor-Bon, then... Thanks for the link!
MOS11C  [Team Member]
8/30/2008 9:51:40 PM
Sounds like an interesting project.
Less recoil, more penetration, flatter trajectory than the 44/50.
Jaybo  [Member]
8/31/2008 12:02:43 AM
Yup. I like that idea. Just need to find a 'smith who'll do it...
Jaybo  [Member]
9/1/2008 10:21:30 PM
Any recommendations...?
TomF  [Member]
10/26/2008 8:17:57 PM
I have a couple Mk XIX's in .440 Corbon and a couple of extra factory barrels that I've picked up over the years. There was a guy that was reaming out .44 mag barrels to .440 Corbon for a fee - he dropped out of sight for a year or two (I think he got married), but remember seeing a post that he was doing the conversion again. I did pick up one of the converted barrels, too. I also picked up an AR-15 upper in this caliber, too (built by Tromix).

The problem with the Corbon is the high cost of ammo. Reloading dies and case forming dies are expensive, too.