Bishop Firearms: 458 SOCOM Lever Action Rifle

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

Ammoland.

The Bishop Ammunition and Firearms 458 SOCOM 1895 GBL Lever Action chambered in 458 SOCOM comes with all the foregoing plus additional features other manufacturers charge extra for and now joins our line up in 458 SOCOM with our 458 SOCOM Hunter Bolt Action and the AR458 SOCOM Rifle. The 458 SOCOM 1895 GBL Lever Action was designed specifically for those situations where an AR-15 rifle is either not permitted for hunting while riding the range hunting feral hogs, or for those that want something completely different.

It’s a nice looking and powerful gun, but my question would be why?  When the lever guns at Big Horn Armory are available, what is the hoped customer base for this gun?

Hold your breath.  MSRP = $2,999.99.

I understand.  They’ve got to get their R&D money back out of this.  The ammo will be expensive though, just like the gun.  Let me know if any readers get one.  You can do a review of it.


Comments

  1. On January 13, 2020 at 10:45 pm, George 1 said:

    No doubt it is an awesome round but it looks to me, and I could be very wrong, that the main advantage for the 458 Socom over something like the 45 -70 is that it will fit in magazines about the size of an ar15 mag. If you go to a lever platform I am not sure you gain anything much over the old 45-70. Maybe ammo capacity in the tube?

    Those that know, I would appreciate being educated on the subject.

  2. On January 13, 2020 at 11:54 pm, BRVTVS said:

    What R&D costs can it have? Does buying a set of chamber reamers constitute R&D? Otherwise, I think Marlin did most of the R&D for it over 100 years ago.

  3. On January 14, 2020 at 2:19 am, Dan said:

    Another “solution” in search of a problem. And a very overpriced solution at that.

  4. On January 14, 2020 at 8:18 am, Fred said:

    At 3 grand, why indeed.

  5. On January 14, 2020 at 11:00 am, TRX said:

    I’m not seeing any advantage of the SOCOM over the .45-70. The difference in length isn’t going to buy you another round in a tube mag, and the .45-70 feeds fine from a box mag; the Remington-Lee solved that problem in 1873. (James Paris Lee invented the box magazine and the .45-70 was the first production implementation of his patent, so when someone babbles about rimmed cartridges not feeding from box magazines, tell them to STFU)

    There have been leverguns that fed from box mags, most notably the Winchester 95, but that was a single-stack design. You’re not going to put an AR magazine in any existing levergun without a wider receiver, which would be beaucoup buckaroonies.

    On the other hand, leverguns are expensive, and $3K is only a middlin’ price for a custom levergun, same as a 1911.

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