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redneckshootist
02-16-2007, 6:55 PM
I was at The Gun Room in Elk Grove today getting ammo and I spotted the Puma in 454 casull and thought that would be kinda cool, a gun that I can use in cowboy action and take huntin to that is if can feed the 45 colt reliably.
I want to know if it is a good gun and is worth the $530, also I have never heard of puma

CRTguns
02-16-2007, 7:32 PM
Which one- they come in blue and SS and in 16", 18" ported and 24" barrels. Pumas are made by Rossi, Brazil, same make as EMF's (cowboy importer) 1892. The puma features a manual safety that is crying to be removed. Recoil is very sharp- moreso than th erevolver in same caliber- the first one I had, the first shot, the magazine tube slid 1" forward out the front- stripped the threads in the reciever due only to inertia. recommend soldering the mag tube in before firing. I don;t believe this is a flaw or defect in the gun- just a lot of power.
Chrony tests show the 16" rifle averaging 400 fps more than the 8.375" taurus revolver. This puts the puma only a hair behind the 45-70 shooting factory ammo from the 18" marlin guide gun. I sell the black ones for $499.

TKM
02-16-2007, 9:05 PM
Getting the factory sights to line up with the bullet holes can be a real challenge.

That being said, a 6 1/2 lb. 45-70 equivalent just makes me giggle.

aplinker
07-22-2007, 1:26 AM
Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but I've been searching the net and here for information about this rifle. Does it actually feed and the 45 LC reliably as well? Has anyone bought it and how is it functioning now?

Thanks.

tankerman
07-22-2007, 5:15 AM
heavy bullets, 430 grain. That's he way to go. I have a browning 1885 454 and velocity is impressive. Levergun 454 = hog gun perfection

big jon
07-22-2007, 5:40 AM
The one I have dosn`t feed the 45colt well at all the lever hangs up and sometimes you have to dig the shell out because it get`s stuck and the lever action in general seems to be working way too hard?

redneckshootist
07-22-2007, 7:55 AM
I never did buy it due to the fact that it deos't feed the 45colt loads.
I was hopeing to use it for cowboy action shoots and pig hunts.

I ended up going with the marlin in 45colt and one in 45-70.

God Bless The Mauser
07-22-2007, 11:08 AM
My dad has one in .44 magnum and he likes to shoot .44 specials in it, but it only likes the 246 grain round nose rounds, the 240 grain flat nose rounds jam if he loads more than 2. The feed problems with the .45LC is most likely due to the type of ammunition because the most commom type of .45LC is the flat nose and if it's anything like the .44 special feed problem you should try round nose .45LC or if you cant find any try loading your own or trying different brands of it.

aplinker
07-22-2007, 11:34 AM
Sounds like it's a no-go. I was hoping to find a levergun to compliment my 460. Sounds like it's not going to work.

I take it the Browning 1885 in 454 isn't made anymore? Neither of the major auction sites showed any and Browning sure didn't.

tankerman
07-22-2007, 2:30 PM
Sounds like it's a no-go. I was hoping to find a levergun to compliment my 460. Sounds like it's not going to work.

I take it the Browning 1885 in 454 isn't made anymore? Neither of the major auction sites showed any and Browning sure didn't.
The 1885 High-Wall Browning is a single shot, very strong action. It could easily be rechambered to 460 S&W, I am sure it would be quit impressive, although I believe that when you push heavier bullets 400+ grainers the the difference between 454 and 460 becomes negligible. Not many 454 1885's were made but they can be found occasionally. The hog on my Avatar was taken with that gun, taken off-hand at about 125 yards, with a 430gr. hardcast, I generally use H110 or Lil'Gun and it hits very hard a hogs shoulder is no match.
I love that gun.

Katana
07-22-2007, 5:31 PM
The one I have dosn`t feed the 45colt well at all the lever hangs up and sometimes you have to dig the shell out because it get`s stuck and the lever action in general seems to be working way too hard?

Call Steve. He'll be able to get your gun running smoothly and feed .45 Colt to boot.

http://www.stevesgunz.com/