I Could Not Find a 44 Special Cylinder
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    I Could Not Find a 44 Special Cylinder

    So I just bought the entire gun.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/822723334

    I do believe this may have sat unfired since it left the factory, but I will correct that situation soon.
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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing with us. We’ll be waiting for a report after your visit to the range. I’ll be looking for something just like that in the not too distant future.

    Tom

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    Manufactured in 1977 according to the Colt serial no lookup. Very nice looking gun. Great score!

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    Very nice gun in a great cartridge. Congratulations!

    Dan

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    Well done Mr. Gator 89. I am looking for a 44 spl. also. I load a lot of them to shoot in a Mod. 29 S&W and really like the round. It retired my Python.

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    A fairly early 3rd gen SAA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintclair View Post
    A fairly early 3rd gen SAA.
    Yeah, 1977 (I had to check). Looks good. The trigger guard looks a little off center when looking at it from the bottom. That wouldn't concern me too much unless it sticks out on the other side. I had a 1982 .44 Spl. with the same thing going on. According to a Skeeter article about the "new" guns started in 1976, .45 and maybe also .357 were first then the .44 Special afterwards. 1978 seems to ring a bell around here when the .44s came out which means your's is a very early one. Good score at a great price compared what I usually see for these nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyatt Burp View Post
    Yeah, 1977 (I had to check). Looks good. The trigger guard looks a little off center when looking at it from the bottom. That wouldn't concern me too much unless it sticks out on the other side. I had a 1982 .44 Spl. with the same thing going on. According to a Skeeter article about the "new" guns started in 1976, .45 and maybe also .357 were first then the .44 Special afterwards. 1978 seems to ring a bell around here when the .44s came out which means your's is a very early one. Good score at a great price compared what I usually see for these nowadays.
    I've got a 1976 un-fired 7 1/2" in my collection of 44's & it's serial #'d like a 2nd gen. But came w/a 3rd gen. cyl. & hand,they were evidently using up the last of the old frames when they transitioned from 2nd to 3rd production.When John Taffin's new book on 44's is published there'll be a picture of it in there in the last chapter which features my collection.

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    I have one about the same vintage that was unfired in the box until I got it. Mine is a 4 3/4" gun
    Last edited by 29aholic; 08-02-2019 at 01:53 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyatt Burp View Post
    Yeah, 1977 (I had to check). Looks good. The trigger guard looks a little off center when looking at it from the bottom. That wouldn't concern me too much unless it sticks out on the other side. I had a 1982 .44 Spl. with the same thing going on. According to a Skeeter article about the "new" guns started in 1976, .45 and maybe also .357 were first then the .44 Special afterwards. 1978 seems to ring a bell around here when the .44s came out which means your's is a very early one. Good score at a great price compared what I usually see for these nowadays.
    The trigger guard is perfectly mated on the frame. The camera angle must be the cause of what you see.

    This is splendidly assembled, basically a second Gen fit with a 3rd Gen cylinder.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk


 
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