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.38-40 Ruger Bisley™


The .38-40 is another "old" cartridge much misunderstood - like the .45 Colt - that can be "woken up" in a strong and modern gun. We had Dave Manson grind properly dimensioned minimum reamers to cut properly sized tight chambers for additional strength and safety. Oversized six shot cylinders are fitted behind a properly dimensioned barrel. Bisley™ parts are recommended for best shooting control along with Linebaugh Custom Grips.


 The 38-40 is an excellent choice for a light game cartridge without the heavy recoil.


Conversion in blue: $3,800

Conversion in stainless: $4,200




Each sixgun is completely rebuilt throughout. Metal work is standard. Heavy duty Wolff mainsprings are used in every gun. Every action is tightened, aligned, and blocked. Trigger pulls adjusted to minimum amount of creep and let off with insured safety.  Each gun is fitted with custom walnut grips. Front sight is machined from a solid blank to .120" width. A steel ejector rod housing with checkered ejector rod button is also included. All models have free wheel loading system. This means the cylinder will rotate in either direction silently. Deep blue finish. All Linebaugh sixguns carry a lifetime guarantee.



All Linebaugh custom grips are made exclusively in his shop. His familiarity with the balance and recoil levels of his custom revolvers gives him a hands-on edge of how perfectly designed grips should feel and be made.

38-40 conversion by Linebaugh Custom Sixguns
.38-.40 revolver by Linebaugh Custom Sixguns
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