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Not new at all as the rifles of the late 1800's were mostly chamber in the same cartridge as the handgun.   This made sense to uses who were in the field and maybe a 100 miles from any kind of store which they may visit once a year.

Today the Marlin Camp Carbines are going for as much as $1,200.  Not bad for a budget gun that cost a couple hundred back in the 1990's.

The Ruger PC (stands for pistol Caliber) Carbines have yet to catch up to that resale value but are not far behind.

It is time for someone to come out with a series semi-auto pistol caliber carbines that accept common hand magazines.

My want is small M1 size carbine in .45 ACP that accepts 1911 or Glock Magazines.

I have begun contacting Manufacturers and trying to convince them that these guns have a market and they should be the first to bring them back.   I am talking about a conservative style carbine not so Tact-fool video game POS.

If you think these are due a come back and have an interest please post in.   Also, if you want one like I do then start contacting Manufacturers through their web sites and state your want.


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I'm working from memory here, so that is always a little questionable, but IIRC somebody once made a kit that converted the M1 Carbine to .45.  How about going the other direction....if you have an M1 Carbine try looking for one of the Ruger Blackhawk guns in .30 Carbine??
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I have a conversion that fits on a 1911 frame and uses 1911 mags. Can't remember the name of it, but it's a pretty neat kit. I'll have to dig it out of the safe and see who the manufacturer is, but something in the back of my mind is saying they are no longer in production????
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Ron, you are correct as they stopped producing those.   One of those is an option should one become available for a reasonable cost as 1911 lowers are easy to get.   I would not convert one on mine as they are all keepers.


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I have always liked pistol, and revolver caliber carbines, and the combo arms which make them a set. I have for many years used a MArlin 1894 in 44 mag along with a Redhawk, and my wife has had a similar setup in .357 magnum. My love affair started with the .44 magnum Ruger semi-auto carbine my father had, and sold to a friend without asking me if I might wish to buy it, UGHHHHHHHHHh. In .45 acp I had one of the old now defunct and incredibly rare MArlin Camp carbines for a short time until the need for some car repairs while I was in college forced me to sell it off, now I really wish I had it back.

Now wishing is not going to make them come back so moving forwards the next one I buy will be for my wife a Hi-Point in .45 acp with onboard mag pouchs, light and lazer with the forwards grip, this should be very easy for her to use with her carpal tunnel. Then after that I might be looking at another .357 Marlin for myself.  
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Here's a recent article on the topic, courtesy of Guns America:

https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/pistol-caliber-carbines-next-big-thing/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=20170626_BlogDigest_230&utm_campaign=/blog/pistol-caliber-carbines-next-big-thing/

I had a Ruger PC9 years back, and it was a fun carbine to shoot. But that was when I could still get 9mm for $99/case. It didn't serve much purpose for me besides being a range toy however, sold it was sold when I went through a consolidation phase, thinning the herd and only keeping what I considered to be necessities rather than recreationals. 

I was at the LGS last week and held the new CMMG .45ACP carbine ... very handsome gun, but pricey at $1,300. 

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 ADMIN:   Here is the response from Marlin from my e-mail to them about the Pistol Caliber Carbines.    Anyone interested in these type of guns should also contact them.



Good afternoon,

We have gotten several of these email lately. I have informed our product team that there is an interest in these rifles. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Have a great day!

From: jd@aiptactical.com
Sent: July 10 2017 02:32:34 PM
To:info@marlinfirearms.com
Subject: Form submission from: Contact

Submitted on Monday, July 10, 2017 - 13:38
Submitted by anonymous user: 192.168.10.226
Submitted values are:

Name: JD McGuire
Email: jd@aiptactical.com
Phone: 231-690-0954
Topic: General
Message:
You should consider bringing back the Pistol Caliber Carbines as the Marlin
Camp Carbines are selling for over $1,200 on Auction sites and as high as
over $1,500 for a Marlin Camp Carbine in .45 ACP which are the ones that
bring in the most. Those were utility guns not collectable guns and the
recent wants show there is now a demand for these. If you consider this
make them along the lines of the classic style as others styles out there
look like Tacti-fool pieces of junk. People want a Pistol Caliber Carbine
in 9mm or .45 ACP that looks like the ones you used to build.

The time is right for this as the AR market is in the tank and the FAD over.
Go to http://www.gunbroker.com and enter Marlin Camp Carbine and you will some
being auctioned now that are already over $1,200.


The results of this submission may be viewed at:
https://www.marlinfirearms.com/node/88/submission/4841


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That's great, JD! I'll email Marlin as well. A reliable and affordable .45ACP carbine would fit perfectly between the low priced HiPoint/KelTec models and the high priced CMMGs, etc. Plus, the traditional configuration would look better than the futuristic Beretta Storms.   
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I also called Ruger about it and suggested they bring back that Carbine they made in .44 magnum but in .45 ACP.   Send them an e-mail about that is also a good idea.

There is most likely a better chance of getting Ruger to bring them back then Marlin because Marlin is owned by Remington now and the New Remington is a Cluster ............you know the rest.

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I had a Ruger revolver in 30 Carbine. It was fun to shoot but oh so loud.
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I have bought firearms from these folks before and I know I will again. These are at Gunauction.com I am not bidding but I thought you all might.[biggrin]

https://www.gunauction.com/buy/14463492

https://www.gunauction.com/buy/14464628

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I see a 9mm there but I have no interest in anything 9 mm.   My search is over for now until a someone comes out with a new PC Carbine.   I have a new Thompson arriving tomorrow as I refuse to pay that kind of money for a use Marlin that was little more then a budget utility gun in it's day.   Since I pay Dealer cost for guns the Thompson was a little more then half what people are paying for the Marlins in .45 ACP.   If you would have told anyone back in the 90's that their Marlin Camp Carbine would sell for over $1,500 one day they would have laughed you off their property.

It's good to see another auction site as their needs to be competition.  I tried to help two get up and running but both failed.   They were "Isolmygun.com" and "Gunpalace.com   The guys trying to start them were good guys and damn shame they did not take off.

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