View Full Version : .50 cal rrevolvers?

June 29, 2002, 09:53 AM
Are any 50 cal revolvers made? I am thinking about what would tickle my fancy in black powder, and this came to mind!

June 30, 2002, 10:00 PM

You could load one of these in BP:D

Jim Watson
June 30, 2002, 10:52 PM
John Linebaugh and Hamilton Bowen do .50 caliber conversions on Rugers. The case is a .348 Win cut off to magnum revolver length and blown out straight. Would that suit you?

July 1, 2002, 03:30 AM
very funny on the 50bmg black powder suggestion!
The Bowen customs, while stunningly beautiful, are a lot more expensive than I'd like to spend on a BP.
Would be nice though.
If I had that kind of cash, I'd get a Le Mat! (perhaps the coolest BP I've come across)

Alex Johnson
July 5, 2002, 09:27 AM
If you want a cap and ball revolver in .50 caliber I'm afraid you'll have to look for an antique one. I believe some of english percussion revolvers were larger bore than there American counterparts. Some of these were well over .50 caliber. I suppose you could probably have a currently manufactured revolver modified to take a .50 caliber ball, but that would be expensive, Bowen could probably do this on a Ruger Old Army.

August 7, 2002, 11:56 AM
How about CENTURY GUN DIST. MODEL 100 in 50-70?
6,5'' 8'' 10'' and 12 inch barrel lengths,single action,and adjustable Millet square notch rear sight(old and new in one package:cool: )
Or maybe a PHELPS SA 50-70?
8'' 12'' and 16 inch barrels,polished blue finish and a safety bar.
You can carry it six-loaded. :D

I can`t tell if are they still made,but in `96 the M100 cost $1250.00, the PHELPS 8''-$1550.00