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Chiappa 1892 Mares Leg - Lever Action - .44 RM - 920.371
Chiappa 1892 Mares Leg - Lever Action - .44 RM - 920.371
 
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Tech Specs at a Glance:

Caliber: 44 Rem
Trigger: Set
Stock: Walnut
Barrel Length: 12 in
Twist Rate: -
Total Length: 24 in
Weight: 6.6 lbs


Refer to the "Technical Info" tab below for additional specifications.

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Description Technical Info
 

Chiappa 1892 Mares Leg - 12" - Lever Action - .44 Rem Mag - 920.371:

Mares Leg was the name given to a customized rifle used by Steve McQueen's character Josh Randall on the television series Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958-1961). It is a name given to Short lever action 1892 rifles. This 44 Rem Mag with a 12 inch barrel lives up to the legendary name.

Features & Design

  • 3+1 shot, full-length tubular magazine.
  • 12 inch steel barrel
  • Walnut stock
  • Short Buckhorn and Fixed Blade sight
  • Color Case Receiver/Blued Barrel
Bullet Caliber Descriptions

.44 Remington Magnum

The .44 Remington Magnum, or simply .44 Magnum, and frequently .44 Mag, is a large-bore cartridge originally designed for revolvers. After its introduction, it was quickly adopted for carbines and rifles. Despite the .44 designation, guns chambered for the .44 Magnum round, use 0.429 in (10.9 mm) diameter bullets.


Suggested Use
Short Range
  • Deer
  • Bear
  • Moose
  • Elk
  • Dangerous Predators


Performance

When loaded to its maximum and with heavy, deeply penetrating bullets, the .44 Magnum cartridge is suitable for short-range hunting of all North American game-though at the cost of heavy recoil.

The .44 Magnum delivers a large, heavy bullet with a high velocity. In its full-powered form, it produces so much recoil and muzzle blast that it is generally considered to be unsuitable for practical use. Rapid fire is difficult and strenuous on the users hands, especially for shooters of smaller build or with small hands.

As a rifle or carbine cartridge the .44 Magnum is sufficiently powerful for medium-sized game, yet fits easily into a compact, lightweight package and will generate a significantly higher velocity than a revolver loaded with the same ammunition. Tests with various ammunition in the a rifle yielded a 100 yd (91 m) velocity of over 1,300 ft/s (400 m/s) with a 240-grain (16 g) bullet.