View Full Version : 44 Mag Pump Action

April 19, 2010, 07:50 AM
I think that a pump action carbine chambered for 44 mag would be an awesome gun to have. I wonder why it is that there is not anyone offering one. I also believe that a pump action 45-70 would very nice.

April 19, 2010, 09:18 AM
They sorta kinda had a pump 45-70 but it was the black powder only large frame colt lightning rifle.

I dunno why they dont make a pump 44, they make a pump 357, 44 must be over the strength of the current small frame lightning design.

As far as a modern looking pistol/45-70 caliber pump rifle, ruger tried a modern lever 44 mag and it was ugly as a mud fence, I'd hate to see what there pump looked like. No reason remington wouldn't cook up there pump into a 45-70.

Good question!!!

But I digress, I have one solitary pump 30-30 that was given to me and it is the biggest piece of unwieldy crap on the face of the earth, heavy, weird "knuckle pressure" grip safety, and the action was made for up to 30-06 so the shell dances around everywhere in the receiver, making jams common if you dont stroke it just right.

April 19, 2010, 09:38 AM
Only one I know of was the IMI Timberwolf, I have one in 38/357, wish I had bought a .44/44mag as well.:o

April 19, 2010, 09:41 AM
WHOA I just googled IMI timberwolf

A gun UGLIER then a ruger 44 lever action!!!!!

Amazing, looks pretty neat though

April 19, 2010, 10:06 AM
yea, I sold my Rossi lever and kept the Timberwolf pump. I liked that the stock is adjustable for use with or without a scope.

April 19, 2010, 01:38 PM
I've always wanted a Timberwolf. Apparantly they were a bear to work on and even the factory workers hated making them. they bring pretty good money now but are even harder to work on b/c of unavailability of parts.

Deaf Smith
April 19, 2010, 08:20 PM
Can you get the 'Colt Lighting' knockoff pump in .44?

Guess not cause all I see it made in is .357 and .45 LC.


Pity. I'd love to see that one made stainess, .44, with a peep sight on it.

Tom Matiska
April 20, 2010, 01:23 AM
Problem with buying a Timberwolf is finding an owner who wants to sell one.... don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen....

April 20, 2010, 11:38 AM
I'm thinking there was a pump .44 called the Vulcan, circa 1960's, which was a flop. I have never seen or examined one, or know of anyone in my circle of shooting buddies who has.

But the concept of a short light pump carbine in a big bore is intriguing. I think the Rem 14 and 141 in .35, in the days of old, and the Rem 760 carbines (albeit in .30) today are proof.

April 21, 2010, 12:30 PM
They made a pump 500 S&W it may be large enough for your needs.:D


April 21, 2010, 02:52 PM
here is what i came up with to have a pump 44, a remington 14-1/2 carbine in 44-40, true not a 44mag but the deer i have shot didn,t seem to know the difference. 200gr hornady xtp with 23grs imr 4227(not for win 1873,s). you can find them in 38-40 and 44-40,rifle and carbines. eastbank.

April 21, 2010, 03:55 PM
the current repros are 45 Colt or 44-40 not 44 Magnum. I doubt a Lightning would stay together with 44 mag pressures.
Find a minty Remington 141 in 35 Remington...it far outclasses these handgun cartridges.

April 21, 2010, 04:12 PM
+1 on the Timberwolf, wish I had found a .44 mag version. It fires .357 very well but some times fumbles the shorter .38. Handy truck and hiking carbine with ammo that will interwork with a revolver. Has a built in scope mount on top that has edges sharper than a surgeon’s knife!!