Special Interest Arms (SIA) in Gardnerville, Nevada, specializes in bolt action rifle to pistol caliber conversions. With an emphasis on quiet, SIA is using the Armscor .22 TCM bolt action as a platform for a 9mm rifle/suppressor host. The Novem is available as either a 16″ carbine, a 12″ barrel with a permanently attached cage to avoid National Firearms Act (NFA) complications, a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) and an integrally suppressed rifle.
As an owner of a suppressed Ruger 77/357 SBR, I am a big fan of the closed-action pistol caliber carbines as suppressor hosts. Not only are they cheap to shoot, compact and fun, but they are really quiet when paired up with a quality suppressor like one from The Bowers Group. And in the ultimate of specialized suppressed weapons, the Deslile-like integral Novem promises whisper quiet fun.
Pricing on the guns runs the gamut, starting at $750 for a conversion on a customer-supplied gun. (The Armscor rifles can be found for $350-$500 depending on supply and availability). Obviously custom options and integral suppressors will increase the project budget, so your best bet is to contact SIA with any details and requirements.
Oh, I almost forgot, the Novem can also be had in .40S&W and 10mm.
- There has not been a new 9mm bolt action carbine available since the Destroyer Carbine in 9mm Largo was discontinued.
- We now modify new Armscor® .22 TCM rifles to 9mm Luger using a newly made barrel.
- Available with a standard 16.5″ barrel, as an SBR, or Integrally Suppressed.
- The manual bolt action eliminates the unavoidable action noise of any semi-auto firearm.
- A 1/2-28 threaded muzzle for use with suppressors is standard, with a delete option.
- Original carbine magazines hold five rounds in 9mm.
- The Armscor® pistol magazines also interchange for seventeen round capacity in 9mm.
- Our conversions are lighter than the original 22 TCM unless integrally suppressed.
- They are a very handy length for vehicle carry or use by youth/ladies with their shorter barrels.
- The receiver features an 11 mm dovetail for scope mounting.
- Link to an inexpensive Picatinny rail which has gotten good reviews, DIP Products TCM scope rail.
Special Interest Arms – http://www.specialinterestarms.com/
1422-A Industrial Way
Gardnerville, NV. 89410