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Friday, December 16, 2011

A .45ACP lever action rifle would be fantastic

I never understood why Winchester never did one.  Leave it to Ed Harris to show us the way.


Arthur B. Burnett said...

Greetings from Texas,
In my cowboy action shooting days I used a winchester 94 in .45 (Long) Colt. It went well with my .45 Colt single action. Both I still carry from time to time and consider my self well armed when I do.

These days my prefered side arm is the 1911 in .45 ACP. You have to say that because you can find them chambered for just about everything these days.

I never thought about a lever action in .45 ACP. First, because I already have the one mentioned above. Second, because I went a different route.

You've seen the old advertasing picture of the cowboy with the thompson fighting off the mexican bandits? Trade the drum for a 30 round stick and that's Me! The thompson and 1911 have been a good combo since the 1920's!

Folks don't care if it's a simi-thompson. They see me with it and they remember urgent business else where.

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Hey there Art!

I dunno why it was that I always fancied the short, round nose, .45ACP was just a cartridge waiting for a tubular magazine rifle. I'm not an gun-engineer or a gun-smith, but to my eye a short action like the Winchester '92 would be ideal for that cartridge. A "Mare's Leg" .45ACP could hold more cartridges than a "Mare's Leg" .45 Long Colt.

It's fun to think about the "guns that never were, but should have been."

Take care, man!

Matthew said...


I've only been wanting someone to do this for 20 years. I think a '92 would be stellar. A '73 (though probably sinful) would be great to. In a full length rifle I can only imagine the tube capacity if my Yellowboy in .44-40 holds 14+1.

McD said...

Chiappa Firearms, now owner of Rossi, Taylor&co and others perhaps, has an 1892 Alaskan Takedown offered in 44 Magnum. I emailed them today to inquire on a run of this rifle chambered for the .45ACP. Perhaps with sufficient demand, they would consider it.