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Magnum Research ‘Custom Cowboy’ BFR

By: B. Gil Horman

I haven’t been shy about sharing my fondness for more compact revolvers chambered for big-bore cartridges. Not only do they fill useful defensive roles, but they are also a hoot to shoot! One of the more unusual configurations that I’ve worked with was a highly customized Magnum Research BFR revolver, assembled in-house, chambered in the .45-70 Gov’t. rifle cartridge and sporting a 3″ barrel. It quickly earned the nickname ‘Thunder Snub‘ due to its energetic levels of felt recoil. It also proved to be a top-notch performer at close range.

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