How to make a Cowboy assault rifle?


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telomerase
October 27, 2008, 09:59 PM
Marlin, Puma or Winchester?
Caliber?
Methods of getting 16" barrel?
Are there any really low-mounted scope mounts? (Or cheekpieces?)

Seems like a 16" barrel Marlin in 30-30 (maybe a youth model mounted in a Ramline stock) with a low-mounted 2.5 X scope would be great... someone convince me otherwise quick :rolleyes:

What are the ballistics of the .454 Pumas like? Can they take receiver sights?

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LeonCarr
October 27, 2008, 10:06 PM
One of my former bosses has what I consider a perfect cowboy assault rifle. I referred to his as the RAR, or "Redneck Assault Rifle". It is a Remington 7600 pump action carbine, chambered in .30-06 with an 18.5 inch barrel. The standard magzine holds 4 rounds, and he had a 10 round magazine loaded with 150 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips. His had a 2.5 - 8 Lepold in quick detachable mounts.

Any of the lever action pistol caliber carbines you mentioned would work, but the rifle calibers will give more punch.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

Gord
October 27, 2008, 10:11 PM
Steal a Gatling gun off its mount. Fashion a leather three-point sling. Run around shirtless looking like a badass, watching virgins throw themselves at your feet and quoting one-liners from Clint Eastwood movies. Fin.

ECVMatt
October 27, 2008, 10:17 PM
I works great. I would go with the Marlin as they are cheap, easy to find, and can be taken apart and fixed by even a tooltard like me...I will post more details laters, the kids are attacking me right now.

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n431/ECVMatt/lever.jpg

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n431/ECVMatt/lfront.jpg

http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n431/ECVMatt/lside2.jpg

I like to keep it simple in the age of Tacticool...

Matt

telomerase
October 27, 2008, 10:36 PM
I would go with the Marlin as they are cheap, easy to find

Your setup looks great! Fill me in if you have time. That receiver setup looks good, maybe a ghost ring would be better than a scope...

I like to keep it simple in the age of Tacticool...

I don't, but it's the Greater Depression, and times are tough...

...also I'm not convinced that stuff that weighs twice as much is twice as tactical...

Double Naught Spy
October 27, 2008, 10:38 PM
Add to that an XS rail system and you would be set.

Of course, the XS "tactical lever forend" rail system still isn't out, although it was supposed to be out several weeks ago...http://www.xssights.com/

Watch the New/Featured Products banner that changes continuously and you will see the tactical lever forend.

shevrock
October 27, 2008, 10:40 PM
Are their any levers in 9mm? i was reading through this and was thinking a 9mm would go along very well with most of the suggestions.

H2O MAN
October 27, 2008, 10:43 PM
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh300/enis75/Krinkov004.jpg

shevrock
October 27, 2008, 10:47 PM
H2O you just made me very happy in my pants. that is an amazing piece of equipment. how much was it overall?

H2O MAN
October 27, 2008, 10:51 PM
Not mine - I found the picture on an AK forum.

I would love to put one together if I could ever ID it.

shevrock
October 27, 2008, 10:59 PM
that looks realy awesome. what was it doing on the ak forum.


9mm lever?

Walkalong
October 28, 2008, 09:57 AM
Yea, very nice. Wonder who does the mount?

H2O MAN
October 28, 2008, 10:00 AM
The only thing I know about the rifle pictured is that I want one :evil:

The original poster on the AK forum offered no details and has not responded to any questions...

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
October 28, 2008, 10:14 AM
No need to post; H20 man nailed it without saying word. :) Man I love that one, H20 Man!

Justin
October 28, 2008, 10:45 AM
Many years ago, I remember reading an article in a gun magazine where the author built up a patrol rifle on a lever action. The most intriguing feature of the gun was a compartment that was installed in the stock that held extra rounds of ammunition. To access it, the shooter would use his thumb to slide the compartment open and then take the rounds out. To this day, I think that was a really slick idea.

SwampWolf
October 29, 2008, 03:19 PM
Don't forget the bayonet. ;)

Gord
October 29, 2008, 03:20 PM
Don't forget the bayonet.

Tie a bowie knife on with some paracord and there ya go. Gotta keep the theme! :p

jpatterson
October 29, 2008, 04:31 PM
ECV, I would also like some more information on that Marlin if you don't mind!

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