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40 cal... who makes?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by drmajor, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. drmajor

    drmajor Member

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    who makes a 40 cal or less black powder..?

    any in new inline type?
     
  2. arcticap

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    I don't of anyone currently making small caliber inline rifles.
    Knight made some small caliber rifles in the past but they're not easy to find.
    Are you asking about a rifle or pistol?
     
  3. drmajor

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    40 cal

    Rifle...

    I have looked at CVA, TC and etc. Don't see one.

    In SC, you can use 40< for hunting small game.
     
  4. 44 Dave

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    Try Dixie Gun Works, Pedresoli .36 cal.
     
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    you can find a few here...

    www.possibleshop.com/

    I'd enjoy Squirrel hunting with a .32, but haven't ran across a deal on a left hand one yet, and probably never will
     
  6. arcticap

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    The .45 inline rifles have become much more popular and they shoot .40 caliber saboted bullets. That's why they don't make .40 caliber inlines because they are made in .45 to shoot .40 caliber saboted bullets with.
    And many hunting bullets are made in .40 caliber to load the .45 inline rifles with.
    Thompson Center, Knight, CVA, Winchester and Traditions have all made .45 inlines.

    The Thompson Center Omega comes in .45:

    http://www.gunsamerica.com/935712714/THOMPSON_CENTER_OMEGA_45_CALIBER.htm


    The new Knight Mountaineer comes in .45:

    http://www.knightrifles.com/Mountaineer-OD-Green-Thumbhole/

    http://www.knightrifles.com/mountaineer-shadow-gray-ss/
     
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  7. Jaymo

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    I'm thinking I may rebarrel my TC Thunder Mountain to 7mm or .30 cal. I have a .280 Remington barrel, a .30-06 barrel, a .303 Brit barrel, and a .257 Roberts barrel I could use.
    I know, I know. The Thunder Mountain doesn't have a removable barrel or breech plug.
    What I DO have is a bandsaw, 2 lathes, 2 mills, a drill press, a metal shaper, and a belt/disc sander, and 4 bench grinders (don't ask).
    I'm pretty sure that I can cut off the barrel, drill/ream/tap the front of the breech (while leaving enough of the breech plug) and cut/thread the barrel to allow installation and safe use.
    I may be restricted to using conical bullets, maybe paper patched, or using mild loads with balls.
    I may even have to make my own swaging die to allow swaging pure lead conicals.
    Sounds like a good time in the shop, to enable a good time in the woods.
     
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    Dixie sells Pedersoli .32's and 36 cal muzzleloaders.
     
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