357 Magnum 1911

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    Coonan .357 Magnum 1911 Semi-Auto - YouTube

    Now, does anyone know about any semi auto rifles in 357 Magnum?

    I know there are some lever action's and one bolt action but any semi's?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Few years back someone was making an MP5 clone in 357 sig...

    I know, not the same...

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    There were some converted M1s that were made into .357. They called them the .357 carbine. But as far as I can see there are no others. Hope that helps...
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    I used to go deer hunting in the 70s with a semi auto .44Mag Ruger carbine 4+1, got a few deer with 240 gr SJHP double taps. It looked exactly like the 10/22. Then, the 9mm "Camp Rifles" became popular for awhile (don't know why). Never seen a semi-auto rifle in a pistol caliber, though.

    There was a company in the 30s that began to develop a .357mag semi-auto rifle for LE use, but it evolved into the semi-auto 357/38 carbine with 10 shot mag, when they began 'tinkering' with various bullet configs. Never heard anything more about the idea. Probably no real market for 'em.
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    Over on Weapons Guild there's a member who has converted his 1905 Winchester from .35 WSL to .357. On TheAKForum.com another member showed an AK he had built in .44 Magnum; it should be even simpler for a .357 since the rim snaps right into a standard AK bolt.

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    Closest I've seen is the IMI Timberwolf pump gun in .357.
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