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Posted: 6/21/2002 10:49:00 PM EDT
Would it be possible to make a lever action carbine/rifle in either .475 linebaugh, or .500 linebaugh?

Would anybody happen to make them???


Man, I would sure love to have one!!!!


Thanks,

Cody
Link Posted: 6/21/2002 11:16:35 PM EDT
winchester has the new .480 ruger coming out late this year/early next year in a lever
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 6:33:34 AM EDT
Oh Yeah!!!
Just what I need, a 6lb carbine in .500 linebaugh.

Dude, I'm no recoil weeny, but GEEZ.
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 7:16:18 AM EDT
i've often toyed with this idea myself...i really like lever action rifles. ideas i've kicked around...rechambering a lever gun from 45 long colt to 454 casull or possible rechambering a 44 to the 440 corbon (50 ae necked to .44).

the concerns i've heard from the smiths ar that the casull is too long to function in a 45 lc rifle and that you need a rim to work a lever action (the 50 ae has a rebated rim-although the rim is the same size as the 44 mag).
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 9:10:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rabbit9:
Oh Yeah!!!
Just what I need, a 6lb carbine in .500 linebaugh.

Dude, I'm no recoil weeny, but GEEZ.



People use this round in handguns!
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 1:29:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:

Originally Posted By Rabbit9:
Oh Yeah!!!
Just what I need, a 6lb carbine in .500 linebaugh.

Dude, I'm no recoil weeny, but GEEZ.



People use this round in handguns!



Don't really understand that one either!

I read somewhere(somebody correct me if I'm wrong) that anything bigger/more powerful than a .375 H&H can give you a concussion. I have too few brain cells that survived my twentys; I'm surprised I'm not drain bramaged already. Why risk it.
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 4:55:13 PM EDT
The Linebaugh cartridges are wonderful hand gun cartridges but in a levergun you have room for a lot more. If you want a rather powerful levergun, two chamberings come rapidly to mind they are the 450 Alaskan and the 50 Alaskan these were based on the 348 winchester case. There are a suprising number of these in the area and they are very, very powerful. These two were developed about 50 years ago by a man named Harold Johnson in Cooper Landing, Alaska.
There is a shop in Anchorage that does a lot of work with Leverguns they may have something that interests you. www.wildwestguns.com
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 6:41:29 PM EDT
We got in a new .475 7 1/2" BFR this morning. The buyer has put it on law-a-way and asked the owner to shoot it in the morning and let him know how it shoots. I plan on trying it out. I will probably be very surprised considering the only revolver I have ever fired is a .357 2 1/4" five shot.
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 10:44:47 PM EDT
I mainly want one because I'm a huge fan of Linebaugh!
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