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Thread: Not quite "intermediate" - .45-70 conversion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    Twenty .45-70s stacked next to an ordinary 30-round x39 magazine.
    Might go single stack in a 5.45 mag better. I'd go single stack for the reasons you stated, a feed ramp would also be much easier to make.

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    The curve on a 5.45 mag is much closer, but the .45-70 is quite a bit longer than a 5.45 and won't fit the mag. You could probably cut and weld some strips to make it work, but my MIG skills stop at "utilitarian"; for something decent, you'd want someone with a TIG welder and the ability to make those pretty little fish-scale welds.

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    There are two Remington-Lee .45-70 magazines up on gunbroker at the moment. The Lee was the predecessor of the British SMLE Lee-Enfield, and since it was intended for sale to the US Army, it was chambered in the Army's current standard .45-70 cartridge.

    Note how it is stamped in left and right sides, and how the rear grooves guide the rim of the cartridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1biggun View Post
    there was a gy on another site susposdly doing a 45-70 on a Saiga 20 said the mags gould be made to work.
    Link?

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    Link?
    I dont have it any more I just recall he was from Wisconsin and he was using a 20 guage Sagia. its been around 5 years ago I read it. i was doing a search on building a 50 cal wildcat.

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    I followed two dozen links in a "Saiga .45-70" search, lots of comments from people wondering about it, nobody who actually had one.

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    it was from around the time tromix was working on the 444 marlin.

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