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How About a .45 WinMag?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by M.Link, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. M.Link

    M.Link Guest

    My girlfriends dad has a Semi Auto handgun in .45 WinMag. He always talked about it and I finally saw it. It was huge, stainless, and ported. The brand was three letters, but I don't remember what they were...the shells look like .45 long colts kinda...anybody know anything about these? I bought him 20rds for Christmas, had to order them online, only one site had them, and they were 54 bucks shipped!
     
  2. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Gladstone, OR Member

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    LAR possibly.. Not sure what it stood for, but I think I remember that . That may even be the same gun as a Grizzly, I just can't recall... Pinkhamr from OK or wherever just posted a picture in a thread on gun coatings of a Grizzly WinMag that was blued and he had it refinished...
     
  3. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    L.A.R. manufacturing,, in West Jordan, UTAH.. Was the initials of Larry A. Robinson.. Still in business, but no longer making the 45 win mag.. The Grizzly was the model. It also has several complete caliber conversions available, making it a auto 10mm, or 357mag. I have one with all the conversions.. the 45 win mag is a neat round. Have some loaded if you or others need them. Also have componets available and a friend has a 45 win mag dillon 550 conversion available in PDX// write me pm or call and I will help if needed. Sandy R

    more info from the BB of guns:
    L.A.R. MANUFACTURING, INC.
    PISTOLS: SEMI-AUTO


    GRIZZLY WIN. MAG. MARK I - .357 Mag., .357/.45 Grizzly Win. Mag. (new 1990), .45 ACP, 10mm, or .45 Win. Mag. cal., single action, based on the Colt 1911 design, 5.4 in. (new 1986), 6 1/2 in., 8 in. (new 1987), or 10 in. (new 1987) barrel, parkerized finish, 7 shot mag., ambidextrous safeties, checkered rubber grips, adj. sights, 48 oz. empty. Also can be converted to .45 ACP, 10mm (new 1988), .357 Mag., or .30 Mauser (disc.). Mfg. 1984-1999.

    Grizzly Win. Mag. Mark I Short Barrel Lengths - 5.4 or 6 1/2 in. barrel.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $875 $675 $625 $525 $495 $475 $450

    Last MSR was $1,000.
    Add $14 for .357 Mag. cal.
    Add $150 for hard chrome or nickel frame.
    Add $260 for full hard chrome or nickel frame.
    Add $233-$248 for cal. conversion units.
    Conversion units include .357 Mag., 10mm, .40 S&W (1991-1993 only), and .45 ACP cals.

    Grizzly Win. Mag. Mark I Long Barrel Lengths - .357 Mag., .45 Win. Mag., or .357/.45 Grizzly Win. Mag. (new 1990) cal., 8 or 10 in. barrel, extended slides. Disc. 1995.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $1,195 $975 $895 $800 $725 $650 $575

    Last MSR was $1,313.
    Add $62 for 10 in. barrel.
    Add $24 for .357 Mag.
    Add $143 for scope mounts (disc.).
    Add $110 for muzzle compensator.


    Grizzly Win. Mag. Mark I State Special Edition - .45 Grizzly Win. Mag., 50 mfg. beginning 1998 to commemorate each state (ser. numbers match the order each state was admitted to the union), features gold etchings on frame, gold small parts, faux mother-of-pearl grips, cased. Limited mfg. 1998-99.


    Regional demand/interest preclude accurate pricing on this model.

    GRIZZLY .44 MAG. MARK 4 - .44 Mag. cal., choice of lusterless blue, parkerized, chrome, or nickel finish, 5.4 or 6 1/2 in. barrel, adj. sights. Mfg. 1991-99.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $875 $715 $635 $550 $495 $475 $450

    Last MSR was $1,014.
     
  4. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    This is what mine looks like ... :)


    A great Pig Gun .... ;)

    (I only have 4 Conversion kits; 45 WM in 5", 45 WM in 6", 10MM and .45 ACP)
     
  5. M.Link

    M.Link Guest

    If I remember right, his looked pretty close to that. I don't remember the slide being tapered like that and I know the barrel didn't stick past the slide. It seemed like the brand was like AMT? I don't know...
     
  6. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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  7. M.Link

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    Yep! That's the one he has! What are they worth? How good are they? Let's hear what you know about em!
     
  8. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Well, I have seen them but never owned one. An "O.K." pistol but nothing to write home about. JMO. My Bluebook (Older Edition) shows them in the $400 - $500 range in average condition.