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Old November 23rd, 2010, 06:54 PM   #1
 
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.45/70 revolver :)

Anybody brave/crazy/stupid enough to try this in one of the Taurus cannons? Would it require a a wrist brace, or just a long workout regimen with a Shake-Weight?!?



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Old November 23rd, 2010, 07:37 PM   #2
 
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Tore-A$$ has a 45-70??? I have seen the BFR's and I have a 14" contender in 45-70 and it is a handful. My 500 S&W is pretty mellow compared to some I have shot. Just have to leave the panties home...Arr Arrr
Do you have any pic's of the new taurus in 45-70?
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 07:55 PM   #3
 
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I wouldn't trust a Taurus 45/70, if I wanted a 45/70 revolver I would get a BFR.

I have heard of Taurus .38 snubs failing to lock up, it would be a world of hurt if this happened with full bore 45/70 rounds.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 08:00 PM   #4
 
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At one time American Derringer in Waco made a 45/70 Alaska and it left everyones hand when fired or at least the one we had did.Bullet was right at the end of the barrel maybe 1/4" before it was out
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Old November 24th, 2010, 05:28 AM   #5
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At one time American Derringer in Waco made a 45/70 Alaska and it left everyones hand when fired or at least the one we had did.Bullet was right at the end of the barrel maybe 1/4" before it was out
I had the "pleasure" of shooting one of those a few times.

I think they called it the Alaska Guide model, or something similar. Certainly had a bark to it. I think it was meant more as a curiosity piece than a practical gun. I remember that it's trigger pull was extremely heavy. It later occurred to me that perhaps it was intentionally made that way to make sure the shooter had a strong grip on the gun. The other barrel (it was two-barreled) was .410.

You're right about the cartridge length and barrel length. Don't see them around much any more ...
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Pure novelty. Much like the AR pistols, I see no practical application that a .45-70 revolver would have. You would be the kid on the block that has the biggest toy though, and there is plenty of that around. Fun factor? I can't see that one either but there are some big ham handed dudes out there...
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I had the opportunity to fire a .45-70 single action revolver that a room-mate's dad had. He owned a gun shop and got this in. It weighed about 6 1/2 pounds. Was a monster of a handgun with a 7 1/2 inch barrel. Even with two hands, I had to start sighting with the thing above my head and pull the trigger as the revolver dropped. Recoil wasn't too bad because the gun was so heavy and the single action grip allowed the thing to rotate in my hand. I was told there were 50 of these revolvers made, of which only 25 were safe to shoot. This was one of the 25, of course.
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No, Taurus hasn't made one(didn't mean to get you all tight in the shorts), I was just curious if anybody had one of those "Hold my beer, watch THIS" moments, and tried to shoehorn a cartidge where it didn't belong (don't get any ideas).
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Had a T/C contender in .45-70 years ago. I thought it was a beast until I got a .460 mag. That makes the .45-70 seem like childs play.
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I'm waitin for a 50 BMG derringer......sure I am.
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Most people say the .500 S&W is one of the worst for recoil. I would certainly buy a BFR .45/70, and shoot mid-range rounds through it.

One day soon I will get a 7.5" .454 Super Redhawk, and I think that will solve all my "look at me I have huge nuts" monster magnum revolver needs.....one of those guns I would take out a couple times a year just to make massive amounts of noise and blow holes in old iron skillets and steel plates just to show everyone at the range what a big penis I have Let's admit it, most people who buy these ultra-magnum revolvers buy them "just to have" one and be the guy with that "massive handgun". I can see no conceivable use for stuff like .500 S&W's other than to be ridiculously powerful "toys", unless you're the .1% of buyers who REALLY does hunt something with them......all of the guys who look at the shop worn .500 S&W that's been on display at my local gun shop are all like "this would be awesome for Canadian Bull Moose" but come on, I doubt many of these guys would actually hunt with it.......

I have seen pics of a bolt action, single shot .50 BMG handgun.......I think they were custom things made in the 90's, but at least one of them is out there.......can I get a wrist brace, a pair of rawhide gloves and a welding mask with that?

I just want a pic of one, so I can end all these petty "handguns have no stopping power" debates

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I saw one of these 45/70 revolvers in a gun store recently. It's a single-action BEAST with what must be a 10" barrel. That would be fun to shoot...ONCE. But whatever gets hit with it ain't gettin' back up again, that's for sure! What a monster!
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