How many remember these revolvers?...

Huey
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Thursday, November 08, 2018, 14:03 (10 days ago)

I bought these DMAX Revolvers in order to build Midframe Reeders. Got three of them for $1500, so great for base guns.

Probably keep this one as is. It's in mint condition and chambered for the 458 DMAX. Nothing but a 45-65 WCF loaded to higher pressures with a new name.

The other two are going to Gary for conversion to 445 SuperMag and some undecided cartridge for the other.

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DMAX

okie
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Thursday, November 08, 2018, 14:47 (9 days ago) @ Huey

The original BFR's weren't they?

Yes...

Huey
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Thursday, November 08, 2018, 14:48 (9 days ago) @ okie

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45-65?

Gary Reeder
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Thursday, November 08, 2018, 14:48 (9 days ago) @ Huey

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Same as 45-60 different loading...

Huey
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Thursday, November 08, 2018, 14:53 (9 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

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Guess you can still chamber for it...

Huey
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Thursday, November 08, 2018, 14:59 (9 days ago) @ Huey

Yes I know them,

Abin Sur
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Friday, November 09, 2018, 18:06 (8 days ago) @ Huey

Pre-production prototypes from D-Max as per Darvin Carda, the owner of the company before it's sale to Magnum Research. These weren't included in the sale and a few went to distributors.

The cylinder length was 2.26-2.265" thus being a bit longer than the Ruger "maximum" Super Blackhawks. Fit and finish was very good and the cartridge, with the judicious handloader is quite formidable. Being a 1.8" 45 caliber is suspiciously similar to the far newer 460 S&W but with the obvious differences. This being a 45-70 based case with .458 bullets and the S&W being a "lengthened" 45 colt case with .452 bullets.

Frames will easily accept a Ruger Bisley gripframe, hammer and trigger.

I would be curious the serial numbers on your three guns, as the highest I've seen is #49. I wonder if there were 50 made or 100, as I suspect the castings came from Pine Tree Castings.

A.S.

Here is one of them with a Bisley Gripframe

Abin Sur
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Friday, November 09, 2018, 18:43 (8 days ago) @ Abin Sur

and some extras.

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