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.327 Federal Carbine

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Crowman, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Crowman

    Crowman Member

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    Has anyone seen or had a lightweight short, handy carbine made/purchased in .327 Federal Magnum? I want one as a companion to my 7-shot Ruger GP-100 for trail carry and small game/predator hunting. I've been writing Marlin, Ruger, Puma, etc., asking for one.

    Rim Rock sells a nifty 115 grain cast flat point bullet that would make up a great hunting load in a .32 H&R/.327 Fed case.
     
  2. SlowFuse

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    I've pondered this myself, love the cartridge. It seems the most obvious route is Handi Rifle or Thompson Center.

    To get a lever (which I would prefer) seems like it would be very involved and expensive.
     
  3. 303tom

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    I hear Ruger is considering a 77/327..............Don`t Quote me on that.
     
  4. Crowman

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    Then why don't we start a letter campaign to Ruger, Marlin, Legacy, etc., to get the ball rolling?
     
  5. Cosmoline

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    I've been wondering about this since the cartridge was first announced. It's the natural successor to the .32-20 with an easier-to-reload cartridge and interchangeability with the .32 S&W line. It's power is mostly lost in the short guns.

    Someone must be doing some custom chamberings by now. There was a Marlin lever in .32 H&R Mag, wasn't there? Out of a carbine it could easily start taking thin skin medium game.
     
  6. Crowman

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    Marlin no longer chambers a .32 carbine; however, I did write the company asking them to come out with a .327 model. I also e-mailed the Turnbull company and asked whether they were/would turn out a lever gun in that chambering, and they responded no. Taurus, Ruger and Legacy Arms (Puma) said they would forward to marketing, Henry has no plans yet. I am not interested in a single shot in that chambering, want a repeater, either lever, pump, or bolt.

    Folks need to start writing them to stir up some interest.
     
  7. Cosmoline

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    It's weird. They'll chamber all sorts of bizarre new ultra-ultra short magnums that nobody ever seems to buy but when something this logical falls into their laps they get reluctant.
     
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  8. SlowFuse

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    I would gladly write up a letter.

    I've got a lot of $ into loading this one and would really like to see ballistics out of a 16" bbl.
     
  9. Texan Scott

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    It's a nifty idea ... I'm not sure what I'd do with it though.
     
  10. splithoof

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    If enough shooters clamor for it, the marketing folks will convince the designers to produce. It does not have to make sense, be useful, or any good for anything. It simply must meet a perceived need. Start the writing!
     
  11. Crowman

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    And while we're at it, let's add Speer and CCI to the list for some .32 shot shells!
     
  12. W.E.G.

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    Sell the .32 revolver

    Buy a .357 revolver and carbine
     
  13. peyton

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    I had my Marlin 32 mag converted to 327 and love it!!
     
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  14. Crowman

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    Note to W.E.G.,

    Already got'em, L-frame & 1894C. Sooooo been there, done that.

    The .32's are the cherry on top of the sundie!
     
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  15. 303tom

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    Ain`t no way in hell I would trade my Blackhawk in .327 mag. for another one in .357 mag. hell I would be losing 2 rounds + my .327 will do anything my .357 will & faster............
     
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  16. Detritus

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    That's Because there are a lot more gun buyers out there whose focus is "I need more power" than there are (more knowlegable/informed/having a better grasp of physics/ballistics) folks looking for a light handy repeater in what is veiwed by the industry as a niche revolver round.

    the gunmakers know that for every one gun in .327 Fed they'd sell, probably 10 rifles chambered for one of the newest crop of "Uber-elkslayer" rounds.


    I think that for the foreseeable future that a repeater in .327Fed is going to come down to finding a .32Mag rifle and getting a knowlegable smith to convert it.
     
  17. Cosmoline

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    More details please! Who did it?
     
  18. Swing

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    An ultra-light, levergun in .327 would be very sweet indeed. :)
     
  19. peyton

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    I sent mine to Brockmans Rifle and he reamed out the cylinder plus I had him put peep sights on it. Cost around $200 for the conversion when I did it and love the results!! Here is his website:

    http://www.brockmansrifles.com/

    Here is the contact info, I have 3 more to send to him!!

    Jim Brockman brockman@brockmansrifles.com

    February 08, 2011 12:58 > Subject: Question about converting 1894
    We do the conversion . The cost is $165 plus return shipping.
    Thank You & Have a Nice Day!
    Brockman's Rifles
    208-934-5050

    My son and I had a hoot shooting the K-32 my wife had bought me two years ago. It was sad it took two years to get to shoot it. The range faces due south so we had problems with the sun in our eyes.
    I also had my Marlin 1894 32 Magnum converted to 327 Federal magnum so I shot it at 50 yards. Brockman's did the job and functioning was great, he also put the sights on. My groups were strung horizonally, I attribute that to the sun.
    I included a comparison picture of the .327 versus the .32 long. We had the range to ourselves and got to practice good marksmanship, gun safety and checking out the targets frequently. My son got pretty good calling his shots.
    We also verified our zero's with our deer rifles, both are in 270. He outshot me, with a 1 inch group.

    http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt145/peyton197/2011-11-06_16-42-16_530.jpg
    http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt145/peyton197/2011-11-06_16-35-10_397.jpg
    http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt145/peyton197/2011-11-06_16-38-01_304.jpg
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  20. Cosmoline

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    Thanks Peyton! That's actually very reasonable pricing.

    Now if only I can get ahold of one of the .32 H&R leverguns to convert, and some actual .327 Federal ammo ;-)
     
  21. P5 Guy

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    A slide action (pump) 327 MAG would be killer!
     
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    Off topic (a bit) but I'd like to see a carbine other than the MechTech uppers, chambered in .357 Sig.
     
  23. Crowman

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    I can't find a Marlin 1894 CB in .32 H&R anywhere...they've already been sold, months ago. Marlin should take note!
     
  24. Ray P

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    I did follow Peyton's conversion progress on another site. Think though, given the scarcity of 1894CBs I'd go with a Martini Cadet re-barrelled to .327. Just so happens I have a spare Franken-tini (mismatched receiver & .310 bbl) laying around :)
     
  25. JustsayMo

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    The Marlin 32 1894's are uncommon and their owners tend to hold onto them. It took me a few years to finally find one for sale and I had to pay a ransom for it.

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    32-20 top, 32 H&R bottom

    Mine's only been to the range twice. Shoots the ammo I load for my Single Six very well but I'm certain it would benefit from some custom loading.

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    If I had more time I'd take it out more often but those 32-20's are very addictive too.
     

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