A Lever action
.44 mag might be a good choice too. The cowboy gun
Barry in IN wrote:
Back to original thought:
I think a Marlin levergun might be OK as a suppressor vehicle.
Manually operated, yet fast, action. It would be kinda "stealthy" in that people might never suspect it- which might be fun.
If you wanted less capacity than the .30-30, how about the 30 Herrett? The 30 Herrett is a shortened, reformed 30-30 (reduced case capacity) that was concieved for pistol (Contender) use.
I'd have to look to see how much it was reduced (I'm GUESSING about 20%). If it isn't enough, it may be a good start.
There might be something more suitable, but I think that would be better than the .30-30.
It may be one of the easiest alterations. Having the same case head as the .30-30, it would match the bolt and extractor. The cartridge lifter and stop may have to be modified for the shorter round, and possibly a longer ejector installed, but that's not uncommon work. With the inteest in leverguns, and people rechambering them, you should be able to find someone to do it, although they may not understand why you wanted to go to a "lesser" round!