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Originally Posted by frank500
Good lord that is a beautiful rifle!!!!

Thanks. People are hesitant to try shooting it when I offer, but it's mostly like a push rather than a sharp hit to the shoulder. I need to add a third barrel at some point.

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That is a nice rifle.
In the early 60s, Huntington of H. Specialty Dies used to go up to Alaska carrying
a copy of Harold Johnson's Big Fifty, .50 Alaskan. I had one at one time but it was not nearly as accurate as either
the 450 Alaskan or 450 Fuller. It went to Kodiak Island to a guide.

With heavy 480 gr thick jacketed Hornady bullets or bonded core 400 gr Alaska Bullet Works
Kodiak bullets, nothing has stood up to either cartridge in 20 years.
Very comforting in the Kenai or the Interior along salmon streams where one does not know
what is coming down the trail next or out of the alders and devil's club bush.


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Originally Posted by 450Fuller
That is a nice rifle.
With heavy 480 gr thick jacketed Hornady bullets or bonded core 400 gr Alaska Bullet Works
Kodiak bullets, nothing has stood up to either cartridge in 20 years.
Very comforting in the Kenai or the Interior along salmon streams where one does not know
what is coming down the trail next or out of the alders and devil's club bush.

I do miss ABW. He made some good stuff.

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I thought someone bought the equipment of Alaska bullet works and was going into production. I was interested in the company but it sold pretty quick. Apparently it is not making anything or in business

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Originally Posted by frank500
I thought someone bought the equipment of Alaska bullet works and was going into production. I was interested in the company but it sold pretty quick. Apparently it is not making anything or in business

I need to dig through my stash. I probably have a box of the 400 grain bonded core somewhere around here.

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Rimfire McNutjob - that is a very nice rifle. A takedown 71 with a second barrel in 450Ak makes it very different.

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Originally Posted by JFE
Rimfire McNutjob - that is a very nice rifle. A takedown 71 with a second barrel in 450Ak makes it very different.

Thanks. I've always meant to add a third barrel. I'm thinking of doing 50 WCF (50-110) shotshells. Getting Qual-Cart to make me some brass in 50-110 stamped "50 WCF Shot" and getting a rose crimp die from CH4D. The barrel would likely be a 28" smooth bore with a matte top and a bead on the end. Maybe a screw in choke if it can be hidden inside. Would probably make a good turkey gun. Maybe usable on pheasant.

The engraving on the rifle receiver has 3 panels meant to match up to 3 barrels ...

The bear on the left panel for the 450 Alaskan, an Elk on the right front panel for the 348 WCF, and flushing birds on a top right panel above the spring cover for a 50 WCF shotshell barrel. I just didn't have that barrel done when I first had it made.

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That would be a lot of effort and not sure of the feed quality of a 50/110 shot cartridge in a repeater.

If you were OK with a single shot, as it’s a top eject maybe you could get a 28ga shell to feed into the chamber directly (by hand) and run it as a single shot?

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Originally Posted by JFE
That would be a lot of effort and not sure of the feed quality of a 50/110 shot cartridge in a repeater.

If you were OK with a single shot, as it’s a top eject maybe you could get a 28ga shell to feed into the chamber directly (by hand) and run it as a single shot?

32 Gauge is really close ... I have some of those shells. 50/110 should feed with a rose crimp (like a 22 blank). Same basic case as 348 WCF and 450 Alaskan. It would be < 2.4" with the crimp unless I can get the Qual-Cart guys to leave them a bit long. Would love to end up 2.6" or 2.55" after crimp.

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