Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by tcrocker, Nov 24, 2007.
Does eny one know if Marlin is going to offer the 1895 in 500 S&W ?
I can't imagine why they would.
Check with Wild West Alaska...I think they may have such a plan in the works.
Come on now think about it a .50 cal lever action. There hasn't been one made in over a 100 years. And the 500 S&W is prime for an lever action, straight walled case and just over 2" long. Now that would make an faaast action bear gun of just a good brush gun.
and a pressure rating and bolt thrust forces equal to 300 win mag perfect for a lever gun...
Feh, I'm waiting for the .460 version.
Hay if Browning can make a lever in 300win I dont see why Marlin Can't make one in 500S&W.
Comparing a BLR to a 1895 is like comparing a Studebaker to a Scion. As long as marlin relies on 19th century engineering for their centerfire rifles you'll not see a really high pressure chambering offered.
I think Marlin missed an opportunity for providing high pressure brush guns to their base customers, Short range, deep woods hunter. I think if they had focused their bolt action entry on short light rifles in brush calibers instead of trying to compete with the big boys in standard, moderate to long range calibers they might be successfully selling rifles in these high pressure chamberings.
The BLR has internals more akin to a bolt action than a classic lever, there isn't an old style lever made that has the strength to stand up to those kinds of pressure.
i think forkin still do conversions to 50AE. i wonder how much more it'd take to fit 500S&W in there.
Wild west guns in Ak is making them starting at alittle over a grand. Well if marlin wont do it then S&W should. They have realy expanded in he past few years.
i think its agreat idea, somebody should do it
Does the .45/70 not provide enough knockdown power for you guys??? Buffalo Bore makes some hot ammo that should offer plenty of power. What would the 500 S&W do that this won't??
What they really need is to neck the .308 Marlin down to .270 (to make it even flatter shooting).
I hand load my 45/70 Marlin 1895gs and no I don't think taht the 500 will inprove on it, but I love big bore guns. It would be nice to have an rifle to match my pistol. If they made an 600 pistol I would wont one too. So what I'm saying is the bigger the better. I like recoil it lets you know you are shooting somthing. I have shot most guns from 22 to hot loaded 458win mags and 50bmg, Mark19, M60, and the M16/203 while I was in the Army(95B). I know what you are going to say buy an hand cannon in 45/70, I had one but the 500 handles better.
I would buy it over their 45/70 models, simply to say i have a .50 caliber. Plus it would be the ultimate pistol caliber carbine.
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