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Old March 30, 2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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45 ACP Carbine?

Does anyone convert M1 or Ruger Carbines to 45 ACP?
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Old March 30, 2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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It might be easier and less expensive to find a Marlin Camp carbine in .45ACP.
With the added benefit of being able to use 1911 magazines.
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Old March 30, 2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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45 acp carbine

i got a just right carbine orderded in 45 acp
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Old March 30, 2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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45 ACP Carbine?

There was a company quite a few years back that converted m1 carbines into 45 win mag carbines.
You run into them once in a while at gun shows...
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Old March 30, 2013, 07:12 PM   #5
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Those always scared me a little. There seemed to be a narrow margin between a heavy enough load to run the action and a hot enough load to wreck it. I bet a 9mm Winchester/Wildey would make a nice carbine conversion, but the ammo would be a pain. How about 9x23 Win?
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Old April 2, 2013, 09:39 AM   #6
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45 ACP carbines

Mech -tech make an upper in 45acp or 460 Rowland that slips on your 1911 frame. most likely less expensive than a carbine conversion. the Marlin's in 45 are scarce
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Old April 2, 2013, 11:26 AM   #7
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Rhineland Arms

I installed one of these in a Enfield years ago

It is patterned off of the De Lisle carbine
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Old April 3, 2013, 07:07 AM   #8
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Something like this for the Enfield?
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Old April 4, 2013, 12:19 PM   #9
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45 ACP Carbine

Many years ago I saw on a shooting/outdoor show a fella doing just this type of conversion with the 45 win mag cartridge and the M1 Carbines. I think he was somewhere in Michigan at that time.
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Old April 4, 2013, 12:58 PM   #10
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I think the guy's name is Tim LaFrance. He used to cut down Star .45s to the size of a PPK, and I think he ended-up with a lot of the leftover Bren Ten components, threatening, at one time, to make something like 50 complete pistols, but only in .45 ACP.
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Old April 4, 2013, 07:12 PM   #11
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My .45 ACP carbine

I've just posted another thread about a .45ACP based on a Rem 700 here ->
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Old April 4, 2013, 08:40 PM   #12
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Tim LeGendre was the gunsmith/head of LAMAG Co. in Holley, MI - the outfit that used to convert M1 Carbines to .45 Win Mag & 10mm , back in the 90's.

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