Does anyone still make theses Revolver Carbines anymore? Can’t seem to find any.

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  1. redneck2

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    At one time I had a screen saver of a .454 being shot at late dusk. The flash at the gap extended out probably 6”.

    There was a thread some years back about a guy that had let his brother use his .454 for deer. When he went to shoot, he steadied on a tree so he extended his thumb to protect the gun. At the shot the blast from the cylinder gap cut off the end of his thumb. Not just burned it, cut it off.
     
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    Ah, but if it were only cut. Then it might be sewn back on…:eek:
     
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  3. redneck2

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    I suspect it was barbecued past the point of saving
     
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    I think that’s what we’re all getting at.
    But with a carbine, you can start at your wrist!:D
     
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  5. Bcwitt

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    Yes. Lol
     
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  6. jmorris

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    If he wanted a real unique one, I’d bet the number of SBR’ed single action revolvers is minuscule. :)
     
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  7. Remington1911

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    Never thought companies would make a product that they know will not work, and people would buy something that does not work.

    For the record I see them as silly at best and dangerous at worst.

    I always found guns like this as a hand losing event waiting to happen.

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    But I am interested in the history of them even if I have no desire to shoot one.

    I am still amazed that companies like colt during the time this movie was filmed put out a product that did not work.....and that is different from safe.

    Even with standards back then the not safe deal forced the pulling from the market of something that worked.
     
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  8. shoobe01

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    Then maybe your face should be contacting the stock instead of nearby? Fired a bunch of folding stocks (some Sage demos, not just mine personally). They recoil like wood, but aren't much more uncomfortable otherwise.

    Similar to HK telefolders, or the various other rifle/subgun sliding wire stocks; you can get on them wrong and be pretty unhappy but it's not too hard to get a good cheekweld with them.
     
  9. Captcurt

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    I have considered ordering a Heritage Rancher Carbine. Too bad that they are only rimfire.
     
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    The original metal folding stock for the 870 is notorious for hammering your face. Doesn't matter if your face is touching or nearby. They carry great, look awesome and are handy as heck. Until you shoot one.
    What lemaymiami wrote is spot on.......and the primary reason Remington quit producing that model of folding stock.
     
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    This "country boy" (spent years 12 to 18 in North Alabama) took to a riot gun like it was just the ticket, all those years ago and had it in hand on any hot call in my era (1973 to 1995) but didn't really learn how to use it properly until I was about five years in service and actually used it that one and only time... After that I made a point of learning everything I could about shotguns for close quarters work but was very lucky that before I was able to shoot an 870 with folding metal stock I saw one of my buddies at the range - who needed more than one bandaid after the metal stock bit him.. Otherwise I'd have learned the hard way (the way I've learned most important lessons over the years..). I particularly liked the way Remington marked those metal monsters "law enforcement only"... Someone had a sense of humor...
     
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  13. GooseGestapo

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    I have one of the Heritage Arms Ranch Hands carbines. Beautiful stock is what got me. Neat concept but, that blast is mighty close to your face/ears!
    I got a .22WRM cylinder for it.

    One cylinder of .22wrm was all it took to “check out” the carbine. The cylinder blast is dramatic !!!
    Even high velocity.22lr is uncomfortable. CCI quiet is tolerable (with ear protection!).
    Even CB’s need ear protection.
     
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  14. Varminterror

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    Revolving carbines “work” just fine - considering the definition of “work” for the device to only include “go bang when the trigger is pulled.”

    But cheekweld sucks in every one of them I have handled, balance and handling are typically terrible - as is stability on target - unloading is kinda a chore since they’re so much longer than was intended for the load and unload manual of arms. They look super cool, but shooting one is kinda like riding a bike while carrying a bowling ball.

    One thing which seems to have changed for a great number of these is how they’re intended to be held, which creates this particular safety issue. Some models have included rings or hooks on the trigger guard to allow a “hands together” hold of the carbine, which as ungainly as it was, at least positioned the support hand away from the gap blast.

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    I owned the Rossi circuit judge in 45 colt and also an Alfa Proj 9 shot 22LR revolver carbine. Never got great accuracy with the Rossi 45 as I assume that long cylinder for the 410 it has leaves a looong way for the bullet to freebore before it engages rifling.

    I had no problems with gas from the cylinder gap and I used them with front hand in normal rifle position, never bothered with the two hands behind the cylinder stuff.

    As to reloads I found the 9 shot HKS revolver speedloader is compatible with the Alfa proj carbine.

    One thing I noted about both was they were pretty noisy compared to normal carbines. With a revolver tucked into your shoulder that cylinder gap is a lot closer to your ears.
     
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    How do you put a "pistol grip stock" on a pistol with a pistol grip???
     
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    Early days of CAS, before round counts got up to nearly universal 10 from carbine, a guy here campaigned one of those revolving carbines. It did not get him far in terms of speed or accuracy. The guy with the Marlin .25-20 pump, on the other hand, was like lightning, but it was a sixshooter, too; soon obsoleted.
     
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