View Full Version : M1 Carbine Conversion / 45 WIN MAG?

June 21, 2001, 11:25 PM
It seems to me that awhile back I was hearing/reading about some outfit converting M1 carbines to .45 WIN MAG. Anybody remember who was doing that, or have any experiance with one of the conversions?

John Lawson
June 22, 2001, 12:46 AM
Universal made them up in .44 magnum, but they required a special plastic single stack magazine to function reliably. The really tricky part of this kind of conversion to a larger, high intensity round is getting the gas orfice drilled to the correct diameter to function the action. (It is at an awkward angle, the drill bit enters and encounters the rifling, and it is fatally easy to snap the end off. That even happened to david Williams.)

Jim V
June 22, 2001, 05:34 AM
There was a company in Fenton, MI that was doing the conversions. I can not remember the name however. I do know that they had problems with locking lugs shearing off the bolts.

June 22, 2001, 08:52 AM
The conversions were done by an outfit called LeMag. The last contact info I have on them is:

201 Main
Fenton, MI 48430
(810) 634-1312

I don't know if they are still in business.

Jim V
June 22, 2001, 05:50 PM
I did a search on Switchboard.com and the company is still listed. The area code has been changed to 248. All other information given is the same.