Magnum Research Adds a .500 Linebaugh Model to Their BFR Revolver Line

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Huh. We always thought Magnum Research’s wheel guns were named BFR for “big frame revolver.” But based on their site graphics, the company seems to have re-christened them as the Biggest Finest Revolvers.

MR currently offers their single action big bore guns in a range of calibers from .30/30 up through .50AE and .500S&W. Now they’re adding another chambering that starts with a 5 with a new .500 Linebaugh BFR model.


They’re offering four versions in two barrel lengths and two grip options. Here’s their press release:

Magnum Research Introduces .500 Linebaugh BFR

(Pillager, MN) – Magnum Research, Inc, maker of the world renowned Desert Eagle pistol and leader in innovative firearms design and manufacturing, is proud to introduce the .500 Linebaugh BFR.

Magnum Research is pleased to bring another quality option to big bore revolver fans. The .500 Linebaugh was created in 1986 by John Linebaugh and is the largest production handgun caliber. What better pairing for Magnum Research’s “Biggest Finest Revolver” than the biggest handgun caliber? While a few companies offer the .500 Linebaugh as a full custom piece, Magnum Research is the only one to offer this caliber in a production revolver. The .500 Linebaugh has a bullet diameter of .510″ as compared to only .500″ for other .50 caliber rounds, excluding the .50 BMG.

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Magnum Research’s BFR (Biggest Finest Revolver) is truly the biggest, finest revolver on the market today. Entirely manufactured in the US and like the legendary Desert Eagle pistol it is designed as a magnum from the ground up. The BFR is all stainless and has a precision grade barrel that delivers unmatched accuracy with lead or jacketed bullets. The BFR is the most powerful production single action gun made.

Max Prasac, an outdoor writer, author and big-game handgun hunter, recently had the opportunity to test a prototype. “Up until now, the .500 Linebaugh was a custom proposition only, costing thousands of dollars and long wait times,” says Prasac. “Now you can have one at a fraction of the price of a high-end custom, that will scratch your .50 caliber itch. I had the pleasure of testing the first prototype, and as I have come to expect from Magnum Research, it failed to disappoint. Leave it to Magnum Research to give big-bore revolver lovers exactly what they want!”

The .500 Linebaugh BFR is available in four configurations. The standard model with a 7.5 inch barrel (BFR500LB7) or 5.5 inch barrel (BFR500LB5) has an MSRP of $1399, and the standard model featuring Bisley grips with a 7.5 inch barrel (BFR500LB7B) or a 5.5 inch barrel (BFR500LB5B) has an MSRP of $1482. Contact your local firearms dealer to purchase today.

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About Kahr Firearms Group:
Kahr Firearms Group, formed in 2012, includes Kahr Arms, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research. KFG Headquarters reside in Greeley, Pennsylvania. Kahr Arms produces small concealable handguns in .380, 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. Auto-Ordnance is the maker of the famous “Tommy Gun”, M1 Carbine and WW2 GI Model 1911. Magnum Research Inc., designer and producer of the world renowned Desert Eagle Pistol, Baby Eagle, MLR .22LR and .22Mag Rifles and BFR Revolvers. All three companies are proudly located in the USA.