Model 48 Nosler Custom Handgun

MSRP $2,495

The Model 48 Nosler Custom Handgun™ is the ultimate precision bolt-action handgun. Built on a one-piece, billet aluminum stock, the mid-grip stock provides a completely rigid platform for the bedded action and free-floated barrel. Designed from the ground up by the engineers at Nosler with input from some of the most successful handgun hunters alive today, the M48 NCH™ is the answer to handgun hunters’ dreams. Each NCH™ is machined and built from US made parts by the accomplished gunsmiths at the Nosler Rifle division in Bend, Oregon.

Built on the rugged Nosler Model 48 short action, the NCH™ shares all of the same features that have made the Model 48 series of rifles a continued success. The NCH™ is available in a variety of short action calibers well-suited to varminting, silhouette shooting, and hunting big game. Options and customizations allow the owner to make their NCH™ unique to their own personal taste and style. When ordering the NCH™, customers have a choice of barrel length, Cerakote® colors, optional muzzle brake, fluted or non-fluted barrel, as well as caliber.

Mark Hampton

“Over the last 40 years, I have shot every conceivable configuration of single-shot handguns including high-end custom rigs.  The new Nosler handgun will keep up with the very best of them.  In my experience, I have found this handgun to be extremely accurate, well-designed, and user-friendly.  The Nosler handgun will be most welcome with handgun hunters, target and steel shooters, or anyone looking to add an exciting dimension to their shooting experience.  A big Thank You goes out to the Nosler team!”

Mark Hampton has written numerous articles and published two books related to hunting.  He has hunted on six continents in thirty countries and taken over 190 different species of big game with a handgun alone.  Mark is considered one of the world’s top handgun hunters.

Detailed Model 48 Nosler Custom Handgun Features

Shown with optional muzzle brake (Not Included)

Stock: The stock of the M48 NCH™ is precision CNC machined from a single billet of 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum. The one-piece design of the aluminum mid-grip stock provides a completely rigid platform for the bedded action and free-floated barrel.

Finish: The M48 NCH™ is entirely coated in NIC Industries Cerakote® finish. A variety of standard colors are available, or pick from any Cerakote® color to personalize your Nosler Custom Handgun. The barreled action and stock are coated separately, allowing for 2 different color choices and a wide variety of color combinations.

Action: The M48 NCH™ is a single-shot, fed from a solid-bottom receiver.

Brake: The Harrell's Precision Tactical 4-Port brake is available as an addition.

Grip: The NCH™ is designed to accept standard AR-15 grips allowing the owner to choose from a wide variety of aftermarket grips to customize the look and feel of the handgun to their liking. Each NCH™ ships standard with a black Hogue® OverMolded® rubber grip with finger grooves.

Barrel: The M48 NCH™ features a fully free-floated Shilen, 416R stainless steel heavy contour barrel that has been threaded at the muzzle, and supplied with a thread protector. Standard barrel length is 15" with shorter or longer lengths between 12"-18" available upon request. Barrel fluting is also available for an additional charge.

Size: The M48 NCH™ has an overall length of 21” with a 15” fluted barrel, and weighs 5.4 lbs without scope or mounts. Longer barrels, no fluting, and muzzle brakes will add/subtract to/from these figures.

Model 48 Nosler Custom Handgun™

General Specifications

Metal Finish Stock Type Contour Barrel Length Overall Length Weight
Any H-Series Cerakote™ Billet Aluminum Mid-Grip Heavy 12"-18" 18"-24" (See Table Below)

Model 48 Nosler Custom Handgun™ Offerings

Cartridge Specific Specifications

Part # Cartridge Twist
80248 22 Nosler 1-8"
80348 24 Nosler 1-8"
80448 7mm-08 Rem 1-9"
80548 6mm Creedmoor 1-7.5"
80648 6.5 Creedmoor 1-8"
80748 308 Win 1-10"

Model 48 Nosler Custom Handgun™

Weight by Barrel Choice

Barrel Length Fluted Weight (lbs.) Non-Fluted Weight (lbs.)
12" 5.48 5.85
13" 5.59 6.00
14" 5.68 6.15
15" 5.78 6.30
16" 5.88 6.45
17" 5.97 6.60
18" 6.07 6.74


* Weight will vary slightly depending on caliber

* Muzzle brake will add approximately 0.25lbs to overall weight