Wild West Guns' new S&W .500 Magnum Lever Action


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lunde
January 30, 2005, 07:33 PM
Yowza! Until I handled this beauty, I never thought I'd buy a lever action. I handled the all-stainless version with 18.5-inch ported barrel. I immediately ordered one with Ken, one with a 16.5-inch barrel. I was able to snap some photos of it:

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/shot2005/wwg-500-lever-6.jpg

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/shot2005/wwg-500-lever-3.jpg

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/shot2005/wwg-500-lever-4.jpg

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/shot2005/wwg-500-lever-5.jpg

This one shows the hammer when it is lowered:

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/shot2005/wwg-500-lever-2.jpg

And, this one shows the hammer in the "safe" position, with the top part pushed forward:

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/shot2005/wwg-500-lever-1.jpg

This thing uses a really beefed up locking block (its is on the left, and a standard one is on the right):

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/shot2005/wwg-500-lever-7.jpg

I can't wait to get mine! It seems like the perfect pig-hunting carbine.

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P95Carry
January 30, 2005, 07:48 PM
That looks beautifully engineered. I hardly dare ask re price - it has be ''up there'' I'd imagine.

IIRC Ken does one for .454 ... not totally sure but if like this one - it could be awful tempting!

Did you handle this at SHOT Show today?

larryw
January 30, 2005, 07:57 PM
Ohh! Can I shoot it? Huh? Can I can I? Huh? <bouncing up and down>

When do we get our new gun? :D

So here's the deal, I'll take the 100# eatin' pigs with my itty-bitty 44 and you get the big 300+ pound trophy boars, deal?

Schuey2002
January 30, 2005, 08:07 PM
Let the Group Buy begin !!!!!!!!!!

:evil:

lunde
January 30, 2005, 08:11 PM
P95Carry, you wrote:Did you handle this at SHOT Show today?Yup. And me likey!

Larry, as soon as I get it, you'll be the first to try it out. Well, after me, of course. ;)

M16
January 30, 2005, 09:13 PM
Is that a Bear-Cote finish?

lunde
January 30, 2005, 11:55 PM
It looked like in-the-white stainless to me.

Bullet
January 31, 2005, 03:44 PM
Sure looks nice. How much $$$?

MuzzleBlast
January 31, 2005, 04:17 PM
http://www.wildwestguns.com/CoPilot_And_Guide_Rifles/body_copilot_and_guide_rifles.html
Looks like a couple grand.

R.H. Lee
January 31, 2005, 04:22 PM
That's a beauty, and I'm a sucker for lever actions. What are the ballistics on that round out of a 16.5" barrel?

Series 70
January 31, 2005, 04:25 PM
Is that a Bear-Cote finish?

Good thing I had just swallowed the coffee...

P95Carry
January 31, 2005, 04:27 PM
What are the ballistics on that round out of a 16.5" barrel? Wondering that myself! I have not checked any figures on the round but purely guessing ... I'd say you may have in region of 2150 fps ... and with a 350 grainer ... approx 4,000 ft lbs energy. :eek:

Might be wildly out (probably am) but either way - that is gonna be one muther of a hunting piece. :p

Preacherman
January 31, 2005, 10:42 PM
Hmmm... looking at that rifle, I can't help but hope they produce a version in .460 S&W. If that round can do 2200 fps out of a revolver, what would it do out of a carbine? Daddy like!

:evil:

larryw
February 1, 2005, 01:22 PM
Now, a 460SW lever gun sounds like fun!

Let's just make sure we don't use those cartridges with the pointy bullets in that tube magazine. :what:

Erik
February 1, 2005, 01:36 PM
Makes me want to frequent someplace with dangerous game about.

Wildalaska
February 2, 2005, 03:02 PM
1. prelimninary pricing as follows

2. We are already gettin 1800 fps plus with a 440 grain bullet in the 50

3. We talked to Smith and Corbon, we are going to statrt working on the 460...bet we get 2600 fps with a 200 grainer

4. It will be offered in a finish other than Stainless, either we will do it ourselves or contract to do it.

WildbacktoworkwontbeveryactiveforafewdaysduetopilesofstuffAlaska

chickenfried
February 2, 2005, 04:19 PM
I'm very tempted. Sounds like a fun gun. Just wondering after checking out the pricing, don't rifles with synthetic stocks tend to be cheaper than wood/laminate versions?

PirateShot
February 2, 2005, 04:57 PM
Looks pretty unnecessary, perfect!

landon74
February 4, 2005, 01:14 PM
Good Work WildAlaska! I'd rather face a bear with your rifle than S&W's hand cannon....

GTKrockeTT
February 4, 2005, 08:40 PM
she's a beauty...

Itote
February 4, 2005, 09:46 PM
Dadgumit! No pictures loaded for me.I can't see :banghead:

Guess Wild will have to send me one to look at huh? :evil:

patentmike
February 6, 2005, 03:43 PM
Might want to round off the inside of the lever a bit.
Send me one and I'll let you know how it turns out.

warriorsociologist
February 13, 2005, 09:22 PM
tag...VERY interested. Esp in a 460SW take down stainless/synthetic.

Now...just out of curiousity, how many rds of .500S&W does that tubular mag hold in the 16.5" version? n- I just found that (6).

Thanks.

Gewehr98
February 13, 2005, 09:59 PM
We are already gettin 1800 fps plus with a 440 grain bullet in the 50

And that beats Garrett Hammerhead .45-70, Buffalo Bore, and my own 2000fps Ruger #1 loads how? :confused:

taliv
February 13, 2005, 10:05 PM
if i could get one in .480 ruger/.475 linebaugh, i'd be interested

Guns_and_Labs
February 13, 2005, 10:06 PM
Is that a scout scope rail on it as well?

Wildalaska
February 13, 2005, 10:10 PM
Yep scout scope

WildwemakeemAlaska

Seventhsword
February 14, 2005, 09:56 AM
Group buy? :D

rico700
February 14, 2005, 10:05 AM
Sounds like my 45-70 needs to be converted to lamp stand. :scrutiny:

Sven
February 14, 2005, 01:05 PM
Any chance of a group buy? ;)

Waffen
February 14, 2005, 02:42 PM
That thing is SWEET! If only I made more money :(

Wildalaska
February 14, 2005, 04:30 PM
Ok

jlshaw
February 23, 2006, 02:02 AM
So how and where do I sign up for one? :cool:

JL

JesseL
February 23, 2006, 01:12 PM
And that beats Garrett Hammerhead .45-70, Buffalo Bore, and my own 2000fps Ruger #1 loads how? :confused:

It probably doesn't. But your 45/70 probably won't stand up to a 458 Lott, 50BMG, 700 Nitro Express, or a 20mm cannon either. What's your point?

EVIL5LITER
February 23, 2006, 01:39 PM
What's the wait time to get one after I order it?

waterhouse
February 23, 2006, 02:05 PM
I know this is a thread from Feb 14 guys, but it is from 2005. I doubt the group buy is still happening, if it ever was. If you want one, give WWG a call.

EVIL5LITER
February 25, 2006, 12:03 PM
DOH!

Cosmoline
February 25, 2006, 07:11 PM
I'd be willing to fire the .500's out of an 1895. It's a lot more sane than the suicidal snubs S&W is making.

EVIL5LITER
February 25, 2006, 11:34 PM
I'd really like some more info on it that what is on their website.

Isn't anyone out there from WWG listening?

Highland Ranger
February 25, 2006, 11:44 PM
Try Thefiringline . . . . . Ken hangs out there now.

I think I missed what happened but sometime last year he had a parting of the ways with the folks on this board.

pauli
February 26, 2006, 12:05 AM
I'd really like some more info on it that what is on their website.

Isn't anyone out there from WWG listening?perhaps you should... call them?

EVIL5LITER
February 26, 2006, 04:43 PM
That requires effort on my part.

waterhouse
February 26, 2006, 05:28 PM
Ken doesn't hang out here anymore. He actively posts at the Firing Line if you want to go ask over there, but he might be slow to respond for the next couple weeks. His father passed away on Wednesday.

Wyatt
March 2, 2006, 12:40 AM
Here is a pic of my .457 Wild West with a Kevlar stock, hard chromed and ported. I had it shortened to 16 1/2" to pack while fly fishing. They are sweet! Wyatt

spacemanspiff
March 3, 2006, 06:36 PM
thread resurrection at its finest!

there are a LOT of people with this on order. what i know is that they are very close to having a rifle built, i forget which caliber they were focusing on, think it might be the 454 casull. and other calibers will follow. unsure if they are going to attempt the .460s&w, if so, some modifications would have to be done to the design.

the other thing i know for sure is that they have ordered and/or manufactured enough internal parts for this first batch. i logged them into the computer all by myself! got a gold star for it too.

those with interest and questions can email wildwestguns@alaska.net

226
March 3, 2006, 09:54 PM
Love his ghost ring (rear) sight.

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