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    Caliber change projects

    I have a 3rd gen. in .357 that was gifted . I take out the two OM Rugers in .357 as a camping staple so I'm thinking I don't need a Colt in that caliber . Who wants to start my education on changing this to a .44 special ? Or for that matter any project you may have going.
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    Your on the right track!
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    Get a 3rd Generation .44sp barrel and cylinder, then have the revolver timed... great caliber
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    Or.....1. Keep the SAA in .357 and sell the 2 OM Rugers and put the money towards a Colt SAA in 44 Spl, or 2. keep the SAA in .357, sell the 2 Ruger OMs, and buy a Ruger Flattop already in 44 Spl. I just sold mine to a friend...they are great guns.

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    I have to come and go today so I can't comment to much . I have run a gob of options over the months but I keep coming up with a change of caliber . I'd like a .32-20 but I don't know if that will fit the 1981 from I have . So .44 in a removable cylinder bushing and short barrel keeps coming back .
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    Here's a 7 1/2" 3rd gen barrel on Ebay. There was a 5 1/2" one yesterday for around $50 but I didn't look hard enough to see if it's still there. Having your cylinder rebored isn't expensive if you want to do that.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-5-3rd-Gen...4AAOSwg8FeRFJ7

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    Wouldn't it be cheaper just to sell the .357 and buy a .44Spl?
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    Rebore on your 357 cylinder is the easiest way to get that done. You already know how long that usually takes 44 Special 3rd gen cylinders are hard to find these days. But sure worth a try. 44/40 or a 44 Special barrel should be easy to come by unless you want a 4 3/4". Then you're more likely to find the 44-40 easier.

    Ebay is a decent source of 3rd Gen parts. New 32-20 parts show up on the rare occasion.
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    I'm back , small town , short drive . I have a feeling now for turn around time , reminds of the old joke - I could have been a doctor but I didn't have the patience . My mind is set on a 4 3/4 in .32 or .44
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    Quote Originally Posted by phyllis1 View Post
    Wouldn't it be cheaper just to sell the .357 and buy a .44Spl?
    Probably so . The idea here is a project , my hobbies keep me off the streets .
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