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Magnum Research .450 Marlin BFR

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The .450 Marlin employs a heavier cylinder stop than the .45-70 model. It proved more secure, but the power and recoil of this gun make it difficult to love.

Magnum Research .450 Marlin BFR

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The BFRs are powered by a heavy coil mainspring. The .475 Linebaugh prototype arrived with wood grips but we opted to swap them for rubber panels for the sake of comfort.

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