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Posted: 5/7/2003 1:46:11 PM EST
Can it be done? I really like the little carbine, but I'd love it if it's in .45. Obviously the barrel has to be changed, and bolt face enlarged. Can the magazine well handle Ruger's .45 mags? Will the pressure be too much? Being in California it's the next best thing to a Thompson.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 1:50:10 PM EST
.40 has a much higher operating pressure than .45. Don't worry about pressure.
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 11:39:10 AM EST
I also would love a Ruger "PC45", maybe they'll make one someday

Link Posted: 5/9/2003 10:42:37 PM EST
I don't know if this helps, but have you looked into a Marlin carbine in .45acp.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 4:20:31 AM EST
...i would like one in 45....but why convert?.....seems like a venture not worth the time and $$$...certainly..40`s are available that are quite effective....yes..if there was a 45 i would invest...marlin quit making that carbine......there are a lot of camp nines around..and i got one for blasting..as well as small critters..(coyotes)..etc.....converting a 40 to a ten.....hhmmmm...now that sounds interesting......
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 5:14:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 8:15:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By rag:
I also would love a Ruger "PC45", maybe they'll make one someday

Spoke to a Ruger rep at a sale in Atlanta yesterday. He said he has been lobbying hard for a PC45 and will continue to do so. He said the new management might be open to the idea.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 5:56:38 AM EST
A couple of years ago I saw an article in Soldier of Fortune about a company that was converting M1 carbines to chamber .45acp. This was before Ruger came out with the PC9.

I was just thinking, why didn't they do that back in WWII?
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 7:56:48 AM EST
....you could always buy a h-k or berreta???.....
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 8:45:39 AM EST
Not until an earthquake send San Francisco and Sacramento into the Pacific Ocean.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 3:33:16 AM EST
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