Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

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Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by mickb » 12 Jun 2019, 9:06 pm

Not trying to get numbers to petition a major company :) , more just a general conversation. Who else would find the idea of a small accurate 9mm bolt rifle Interesting or fun? I think it would be great for kids, can fulfill roles like a plinker, 22LR, and also stoked out of a 20" barrel you would get light projectiles to 1700fps, like an oversized 22WMR. Noise would probably be similar as the two cases hold about the same capacity.
There are some oddball single shots and combo rifles out there using the 9mm, but no bolts.

Obviously to custom make one is serious dollars. But if someone took something like the howa 1500 mini in 223 with similar bolt face to 9mm it would be a starter right there.
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Post by SCJ429 » 12 Jun 2019, 9:13 pm

Could you just use an existing rifle or pistol case and use Trailboss to do something similar. Like a 50 S&W?
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by mickb » 12 Jun 2019, 9:28 pm

Yep you can do fairly similar yes by loading by reduced loads in 357, 44 rem and 45 colt. The idea with 9mm( and not trying to sell the idea, this is just bored wednesday musings) is 9mm has much less powder capacity, you could load 3500 plinking rounds off a pound of powder, better loading density, and the better accuracy potential bolt actions have over lever actions.
Actual practical benefits of all this, probably none :D
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by Wombat » 12 Jun 2019, 9:35 pm

So something like this? http://www.gundepot.com.au/Listing/Details/887076 I know that's 9 X 23 not 9 X 19.
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by mickb » 12 Jun 2019, 9:38 pm

Exactly wombat, bloody nice one! I have not seen a destroyer advertised for years. They were used by their police in the day I believe.
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by mickb » 12 Jun 2019, 9:58 pm

The spanish destroyer carbine , 9mm largo

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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by wrenchman » 13 Jun 2019, 4:42 am

my late brother had a 1911 in 9mm largo it was fine shooting gun
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by bigpete » 13 Jun 2019, 9:44 am

You know what,I reckon I'd have one
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by mickb » 13 Jun 2019, 4:25 pm

The bergara takedown 9mm rifle almost tempted me but I prefer repeaters with longer barrels.
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by marksman » 13 Jun 2019, 5:35 pm

I've seen one in enfield like this one
https://flicense.blogspot.com/2014/02/a ... x19mm.html

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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by mickb » 13 Jun 2019, 6:12 pm

Nice I heard there were custom ones being done, also I think Armalon in the UK used to do them off enfields, but a $4K price tag.
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by No1Mk3 » 13 Jun 2019, 6:53 pm

G'day mickb,
Several Destroyer carbines were converted to fire 9x19 here when 9x23 was impossible to find, if you happen upon one remember they can only use 9mm Luger Standard ammo, not +P. If you find a Destroyer in 9x23 Largo do not EVER try loading 9x23 Winchester as the Winnie round is nearly 2x the pressure of the Largo. I have one of these carbines and they are great fun, as well as a really nice short (100m+) range fox and hare rifle, Cheers.
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by mickb » 13 Jun 2019, 7:45 pm

Thanks for the reply No1mk3, good to know!
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by wrenchman » 14 Jun 2019, 1:37 am

novam 9mm bolt
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by brett1868 » 14 Jun 2019, 9:47 am

My preference would be to have one of the current 9mm Semi Auto Carbines on the market converted to lever release along the same lines as the Savage A22. Not too tactikool looking so it's not prohibited based on appearance and should use standard Glock 9mm magazines.
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by mickb » 14 Jun 2019, 12:40 pm

That would be interesting
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by mickb » 14 Jun 2019, 3:30 pm

wrenchman wrote:novam 9mm bolt


Wrenchman, is that one yours, I'll make you an offer and import it. Kidding, but what a nice little gun.
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Re: Who would be interested in a 9mm Luger bolt action?

Post by wrenchman » 15 Jun 2019, 9:57 am

no its not i just looked up the company and they stoped makeing them in feb.
i have seen them around i just did not think much of them till i seen this post
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