New DeLisle Carbines Coming From US Armament Manufacturing

Daniel Y
by Daniel Y

Listen up, World War 2 fans. U.S. Armament Manufacturing LLC is reviving the legendary DeLisle carbine. This rifle is a legend and one of the best-known integrally-suppressed firearms ever made. Let’s check it out!

Silencers @ TFB:

This DeLisle repro is chambered in .45 ACP, just like the originals. It has a 19-inch barrel and feeds from an 8-round magazine that started life as a 1911 mag. The overall length is 36 inches, and it weighs in at 9.5 pounds.

The original rifles were used by famous units like the British Commandos and Special Operations Executive. Wikipedia claims that 129 were made in total. This was not a high-rate production gun! Our friend Ian of Forgotten Weapons got his hands on an original gun, so head over to check out his video to see one in action.

Now for the painful part: the DeLisle Commando Carbine retails for $5,999. Ouch. That is still cheaper than existing reproductions though, with this one fetching $8,225 in a Rock Island Auction in 2023. If that is still a little too steep for your budget, U.S. Armament Manufacturing also sells licensed reproductions of the Colt 1903 Hammerless pistol in .380 and .32 Auto. Those start at $1,799, so it’s still not cheap but quite a bit less than a DeLisle. No availability date is listed on the website, but there is an email sign-up for notifications when they are in stock.

From the manufacturer:

The DeLisle Commando Carbine was developed in WW2 by the British. In WW2 the British commando used the rifle in covert military operation against axis powers. The DeLisle Commando Carbine is a bolt action integral suppressed 45 ACP rifle.

All images from U.S. Armament Manufacturing.

Daniel Y
Daniel Y

AKA @fromtheguncounter on Instagram. Gun nerd, reloader, attorney, and mediocre hunter. Daniel can still be found on occasion behind the counter at a local gun store. When he is not shooting, he enjoys hiking, camping, and rappelling around Utah.

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  • Bill Lewis Bill Lewis on May 25, 2024

    Who on earth can afford this? Oh, wait, all the billionaires can buy a few dozen of them to arm their security personnel to make sure we don't get into their compounds when SHTF.

  • Armed Partisan Armed Partisan on May 26, 2024

    I had the pleasure of shooting a Valkyrie Arms version of this at the first AAC Silencer Shoot and a integrally suppressed Ruger 77/44 in .50AE; both were absurdly quiet, and gave you a totally unexpected push (especially the Ruger!) when you fired them. You'd hear the bullet impact on the target before you realized why the gun was shoving you; it was amazing, but I'd probably opt for the Ruger. You could also get a customized Ruger M77/44 with an integral suppressor for probably under $2500, and it would give you .44 mag power (or .480, or .50AE, etc) to boot, which you could actually hunt with.