Although lever actions are often associated with cowboys in old Westerns, there’s far more to the platform than John Wayne and “True Grit.” In fact, there are numerous tactical applications for the lever-action platform. The POF-USA Tombstone proves this point with its durable, tactical stock and 9x19mm Parabellum chambering: This is a lever-action rifle made for modern times, and it’s made to get the job done, whatever it may be.
According to POF-USA, the Tombstone is their take on everything a lever-action rifle should be. They’ve accomplished this by revolutionizing the original design, taking a radical approach and applying purpose-driven enhancements. The Tombstone is a modern-day lever-action rifle chambered in the ever-popular 9x19mm Parabellum, meaning it has defensive applications and can also be used for hunting small game.
The company states this is yet another example of their unique designs. For example, the Tombstone is magazine fed instead of utilizing a magazine tube for feeding like standard levers do. The gun comes standard with one 20-round magazine although there is also an optional 10-round magazine for restricted states or shooters interested in a low-profile or somewhat more compact look.
Jeremy Selting, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at POF-USA, said:
The Tombstone has been in the works for quite a while now and its truly representative of what POF-USA is all about, revolutionizing the original lever-action design with enhancements. The feedback from writers who have reviewed the Tombstone has been extremely positive with the common theme being that the rifle is extremely enjoyable and fun to shoot.
As mentioned before, this gun is chambered in 9mm. The Tombstone features a 16.5-inch free-floated, fluted barrel. The muzzle is threaded ½-28 and comes standard with a removable dual-port muzzle brake. Integrated XS Ghost Ring Sights are used for rapid target acquisition and can be easily adjusted for sight picture alignment. The gun’s receiver has a milled Picatinny top rail, making it easy to add an aftermarket red-dot sight or variable-powered optic, should you choose to do so.
The handguard is a monolithic 10.5-inch MLOK-compatible modular receiver rail and has slots at the three and nine o’clock positions. Picatinny rail sections are located at the six and twelve o’clock positions. Basically, there are plenty of options for mounting aftermarket accessories to the gun. As for the stock, it’s an interchangeable Magpul SGA 870 nylon stock which is fantastic for durability and to keep the platform lighter weight. In fact, the gun’s unloaded weight is an ultra-light 5.75 pounds.
Features of the POF-USA Tombstone include:
- 9x19mm Parabellum chambering
- 20 +1 or 10 +1 capacity
- Threaded barrel for the use of muzzle brakes, suppressors, or other accessories
- Picatinny top rail for easy addition of optics
- M-LOK compatible rail so you can mount lights or lasers to the gun
- 3.5-pound trigger pull weight set at the factory
- Cross bolt safety
- 16.5-inch free-floated barrel
- Offered in black for flat dark earth
MSRP for the POF-USA Tombstone starts at $1962.00.