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Hi Guys, if Winchester is chambering the .480 in the 94. Would the .475 Linebaugh work in the mod. 92<!--emo&???--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'><!--endemo--> Has anybody tryed this combo. I think this would be nice to have with my .475 handgun. Happy Holidays! Jack K.
 

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The '92 can't handle any more cartridge lenth than the .44/.45, I think.   The .480 ruger is a bit longer (LOA 1.65") and is considered a "short .475 Linebaugh."  So, in it's present form, I don't think the '92 action can handle either.  Would be nice, if so...

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Thanks Charlie, What model Marlin rifle would work? Do you know? Can anybody answer this? I would like to make up a short rifle in .475 Linebaugh to go with my pistol. Jack K.
 

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My Rossi 92 in 44 Mag takes the 300gr LBT WFNGC at 1.630" with no modifications to the guns cartridge carrier. I understand you can relieve the carrier to feed a somewhat longer O.A.L. so the Rossi might?? work.
 

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The 50,000 psi pressure levels of the .475 limits your choices quite a bit.  To my knowledge the only levergun that will handle anything that large and that hot would be the 1886 Winchester.
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ECHO MCASSILL
I TALKED WITH A LOCAL GOOD GUNSMITH AND HE ALSO SAID THE .475 OPERATES AT TOO HIGH OF PRESSURE FOR ANY OF THE SHORT ACTION LEVER GUNS.
 

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Tim Sundles at Buffalo Bore seems to be most in the know on this topic.  Perhaps he would know of a 'smith who could handle converting an 1886 over to that round.  Wouldn't be cheap though, I'm sure.
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Anything can be done... but I think you're going well beyond capabilities of these 100+ year old designs.  I don't think ya can do it (reasonably) -- the linebaugh (and the Casull) are too juiced up for rear lock up guns.  I'd recommend a good full face motorcycle helmet to test fire.

Someone should take these middle ground "pifle" cartridges and put a carbine around them.  Isn't this where Ruger has made his living -- taking old configurations and re-engineering them (blackhawks, No1s, come to mind) to handle big pressure?  
 
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