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.500 Linebaugh By David Clements

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Fiveshooter, Dec 26, 2002.

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  1. Fiveshooter

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    I thought I would post a link to some pictures of this gun. It was built by David Clements and is one of the finest .500 Linebaugh conversions I have seen.Click Here


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  2. BigG

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    Fierce lookin piece. Nice! :)
     
  3. Plan-B

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    I think I may have just pissed my pants. :D
     
  4. HSMITH

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    WOW!!!! That is some beautiful work! I would be proud of that thing too!
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    Very Nice. a top gun indeed.
     
  7. 91101

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    Sweeeeet piece... For those of us who know little or nothing about the caliber or the conversion can you give us a little background?

    Michael
     
  8. Porter Rockwell

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    Clements Guns-

    Just my humble opinion here but even before the move and pubicity Mr Clements was building best of grade custom handguns of no equal ay half the price of the other swellheaded errr, name smiths.
    Thanks for the reminder!
     
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    WOW !!! THATS A HAND CANNON VERY NICE!!;)
     
  10. Zander

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    Calling a .500 a hand-cannon is no exaggeration. Don't own one but have shot one...and have exactly one round of ammo in my collection.

    Darn thing weighs almost as much as my P-32. :cool:
     
  11. Fiveshooter

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    Hi Michael

    You can learn more about the .500 Linebaugh at the link below.
    Click Here
    Another good article on the .500 Linebaugh.
    Click Here

    Best Regards,
    Billy
     
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  12. Fiveshooter

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    Thanks Guys

    Thanks for all the kind comments.

    Best Regards,
    Billy
     
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    I said it on the other thread and others have said it here... that is one beautiful gun.
     
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    <Droooooolllll>

    Diesle
     
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    I'll take one with a 7 round clip. :D
     
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    Thanks Billy

    That's the kinda info I was looking for.... Now you've given me another "itch to scratch" :D

    Michael
     
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    SWEET MOTHER OF GOD!!

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    I saw that thing, and that was my first reaction. My second reaction was, "What on EARTH do you shoot with that?" And my third reaction was, "Who cares?!? Where do I get one?"
     
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    Oh man, nice!
     
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    Ok fiveshooter, you casting bullets for that thing?
     
  20. Fiveshooter

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    Cast Bullets

    Hi Creeker,

    Yes I cast bullets for it. The ones in the picture are a 430 gr. WFN LBT from a friend's mold. I also have a similar design from NEI that casts a 420 gr. as well as the NEI 460gr. SWC.

    Best Regards,
    Billy
     
  21. tex_n_cal

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    No question, it is a gorgeous revolver. I may have a similar conversion done to my Bisley, although the silly thing shoots so well, I may just leave it alone.
     
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    Billy we cast the 460 gr. NEI here in the hollow. I'd be interested in hearing your opinion of this bullet.
     
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    Unless it's magnaported, no thanks. The .454 Casull battered my wrists and the .500 Linebaugh will probably do worse. A good man's gotta know his limitations. Pass the 22 Bearcat please.
     
  24. tex_n_cal

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    For me, I will take recoil over muzzle blast any day. You can always wear PAST gloves while shooting or hunting, but it's darned inconvenient to wear hearing protection in the field!
     
  25. Fiveshooter

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    Hi Creeker

    Although I have several hundred of the 460 gr NEI #373 SWC bullets cast and lubed I have yet to load any.
    I have thus far only put 250 rounds through the .500 Linebaugh and most of those have been the ones shown in the pictures with the gun.(LBT WLN 430 gr.) The balance has been NEI #375B.
    Cas from the Sixgunner message board was kind enough to share some of his data with me on the big SWC bullet so I will be getting to them soon.
    As far as looks, The big 460 gr. SWC is impressive. They do however take up a lot of room in the case.
    So far with the LBT bullet the lightest load I have shot is 30 gr. of H4227 and the heaviest has been 32.5 gr. of H110. The latter will get the 430 gr. bullet to 1300 fps from the 5.5" barrel.
    I know the gun can take more but I am not sure I want any more.
    The heavier loadings stop being fun for me.
    You can see all the NEI designs I cast at the link below. Or the two NEI .500 Linebaugh molds I have in the pictures here.

    NEI Designs I Cast

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    Best Regards,
    Billy
     
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