500 S&W Carbine Pump


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twoclones
February 1, 2009, 01:22 AM
I've been searching for a rifle in 500 S&W and today I found this Towner carbine. Anyone used one of these?

http://townermfg.com/firearms/

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feets
February 1, 2009, 01:30 AM
I've been looking for a good carbine in 460 S&W and haven't found anything decent. I would imagine it's the same for the 500.

That's a nice looking pump but I think I'll skip it due to the $1600 price tag.

UnTainted
February 1, 2009, 01:58 AM
+1 on something in 460 too!

paintballdude902
February 1, 2009, 02:04 AM
id love to have one but im not sure on the .500s&w i think there is only one plac in town here that sells it plus its just a massive round

i really like the looks of it alot of pumps are ugly but that looks like a pump shotgun good looking gun but ungodly price id like on in .45-70 or .444

Deadmanwalking_05
February 1, 2009, 02:08 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing one in 38.special or 30-30.

Over all it's a nice looking pump gun.

twoclones
February 1, 2009, 08:59 AM
The price is one that makes one step back a bit... I'd sure like to for Wild West Guns to produce the lever action 500 S&W we've heard rumors of. That would tempt me even more ;)

ken22250
February 1, 2009, 09:32 AM
way to pricey for me, i think ill stick to the single shot H&R carbine .500
ken

ijosef
April 20, 2009, 02:04 AM
The price is one that makes one step back a bit... I'd sure like to for Wild West Guns to produce the lever action 500 S&W we've heard rumors of. That would tempt me even more
No doubt. Just imagine the extra velocity from a .500 or a .460 S&W when fired from a lever gun with a 22" or longer barrel.

They're more than capable deer cartridges when fired from handguns - in fact my Sergeant at work hunts with a Magnum Research BFR chambered in .500 S&W for that purpose. A lever gun would be way cool.

R.W.Dale
April 20, 2009, 02:33 AM
No doubt. Just imagine the extra velocity from a .500 or a .460 S&W when fired from a lever gun with a 22" or longer barrel.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=3549258#post3549258

CoRoMo
April 20, 2009, 02:50 PM
Looks cool, but pricey.

Give me the H&R Handi-Rifle in 500 S&W and that itch will be scratched.

Gunnerpalace
April 20, 2009, 03:42 PM
Good concept,

Poor price.

P.B.Walsh
April 20, 2009, 06:25 PM
I'll take that when I charge Water Buffaloes in Africa:)

Eric F
April 20, 2009, 06:49 PM
great another over priced concept rifle for the 500 mag..........why cant any one make an affordable repeating 500 mag!?

dmckean44
April 20, 2009, 07:55 PM
For the same price I'd rather have an AR in 50 Beowulf.

Walkalong
April 20, 2009, 09:38 PM
Looks cool, but pricey.
Ditto

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
April 20, 2009, 11:39 PM
For the same price I'd rather have an AR in 50 Beowulf.

Yup.

ndh87
April 21, 2009, 01:23 AM
I'd like to see a levergun in .454

mljdeckard
April 21, 2009, 01:29 AM
Or an 870 loaded with slugs.

Matt304
April 21, 2009, 02:06 AM
Take a Remington 7600 in 30-06. (Pump gun)

Now bore the barrel to .429 and ream a straight-wall chamber.

Shorten 30-06 brass a little and blow out the shoulder to take 444 bullets.

Now you have your straight-wall cartridge with brass made for 65,000PSI, and a gun that shoots it.

This would go well beyond the highest 460 energy levels considering the powder capacity.

I think it would be fun, too. :evil:

Eric F
April 21, 2009, 07:05 AM
I'd like to see a levergun in .454puma is your answer, gunbroker has a few now.

RX-178
April 21, 2009, 09:01 AM
The company appears to primarily make custom double rifles.

I'm guessing they inflated the price of the .500 pump gun, partially so that they don't be seen as producing anything that's 'cheap'.

Another reason would be lack of competition in that market. Who else is offering a .500 pump gun?

achildofthesky
April 21, 2009, 11:07 AM
A 500 S&W (or a 460) repeater would be cool, but what will it do that a Marlin 1895 GS won't for about $5-600?

Wild West Guns has been threatening to make a levergun in 500 for quite a while but no delivery...

Be safe
Patty

Beagle-zebub
April 21, 2009, 11:48 AM
I'll say one thing: the recoil from heavy loads in that cartridge would likely power through the first leg of the pumping motion.

Eric F
April 21, 2009, 12:28 PM
the 500 mag is equilivent to the 50-90 sharps(to which I am in love with), I want to see a 28 inch barrel bolt gun in 500 mag!

desidog
April 21, 2009, 03:11 PM
i would love a LH .460SW bolt-carbine. Very light, 16-20" barrel. Perfect for deer in CT. I know of none.

Would a WSSM short-action work? the bolt-face is about the same size. Otherwise, a regular short-action would be a bit long by about an inch in the magazine.

Also, i believe the S&W pistols use an advancing twist rate in their barrels - would could make me a barrel like that?

I imagine this idea custom would get close to 2K, though, all in. I'm one powerball away!

gunsandreligion
April 21, 2009, 03:22 PM
aren't 500 rounds around $1.50-$2.00 a round

Dr.Lou
April 22, 2009, 02:03 AM
xxxx

Dr.Lou
April 22, 2009, 02:07 AM
"Or an 870 loaded with slugs."

Exactly! You'll be ahead $1200 and you can go bird hunting as well. They didn't put much money in the wood/metal finish.

KMD
April 22, 2009, 02:36 PM
I'd like to see a levergun in .454

Here is my puma M92 .454

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/nivekwerd/100_0764.jpg

Eric F
April 22, 2009, 02:49 PM
aren't 500 rounds around $1.50-$2.00 a round for the 500 and many others.........reloading is a necessity!

bluetopper
July 28, 2009, 10:04 PM
I just got a 500 Mag H&R HandiRifle and reloading for that cartridge is without a doubt a necessity. I got some lead gas check bullets (350gr and 410gr) and shot it for the first time last weekend using AA4100 powder. Fun to the extreme! I was impressed with the accuracy and kicking ability. :oIt is not for the meek and frail.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 28, 2009, 10:49 PM
+1 on something in 460 too!

How come?

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/bigbore/1895.asp

SaMx
July 28, 2009, 11:40 PM
I'm surprised there aren't more pump action carbines in revolver calibers. Not just .500 and .460, but .357 and .44 too.

I'm not a big fan of lever actions, but I guess I'm the only one.

HorseSoldier
July 28, 2009, 11:43 PM
+1 -- not sure if a 460 or 500S&W carbine would do anything a 45-70 couldn't do. And if it didn't, you could always have Wild West Guns bump it up to 457WW or 50 Alaskan . . .

rodensouth
July 29, 2009, 12:23 AM
Probably more to do with having handguns in said caliber like myself. Carbine and handgun combos seem cool to some.

TechPrepper
July 8, 2011, 03:24 PM
The price is one that makes one step back a bit... I'd sure like to for Wild West Guns to produce the lever action 500 S&W we've heard rumors of. That would tempt me even more ;)
I assume you've seen the Big Horn Armory Model 89 Lever-Action 500 S&W Magnum Carbine? This thread is a little old so this may be old news by now. There is a good review of it at GunBlast (http://www.gunblast.com/Bighorn89.htm).

Sig88
July 8, 2011, 06:08 PM
Looks like a neat gun but at $1900 it's nothing more than a pipe dream. I know it's custom but how many of those rifles could they possibly sell at that price? Especially when you can get other big caliber lever-actions for less than $1k.

Dr.Rob
July 9, 2011, 01:31 AM
Holy zombie thread guys, Towner is out of business.

RX-178
July 9, 2011, 09:11 AM
Predator Tactical has picked up the pump rifle from Towner, apparently.

Haven't heard anything about them actually being MADE though, just pre-orders and such that haven't been filled.

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