I’ve been interested in these bad boys ever since I got myself a Savage A22R. I find it a whole lot of fun to use, and am curious as to why there are no lever release centrefire rifles, especially a carbine in something like 9mm that could take glock style magazines. There is a manufacturer over in the UK, it’s just a shame there is no product similar over here. See below.
Yep, UK is mad keen on them. They are called MARS action or something similar… Why… Simple. Because appearance laws. What we need is local companies producing a few… Then again, very small market. Too many, ‘no body needs that’ fudds, which makes the market smaller. And on top of that - a price tag, which further reduces the market size. That’s why.
It’s a shame really. Even a simple Ruger PC Carbine with a lever release would really tickle my fancy. It’s funny because the domestically made straight pull rifles, while nice, I can’t justify the price. But I think I might be inclined to with a style like this.
Just for interest sake if we had carbines like these in the country what calibers would you go for apart from 9mm, I would love something I could twist the barrel off and a quick bolt change at home and go between the 9mm and 45ACP just me.