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Old 08-07-2005, 04:04 AM   #21
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Hi there all,



The closest thing I've seen recently is the Charter Arms Bull Dog .44 in stainless steel with a 3" barrel.



I picked it up the other day to examine at the gun dealer and was appalled at the double action trigger pull which you could feel stacking and the fact you could rotate the cylinder past the cylinder locking plunger when the action was at rest. It really saddened me when I opened the cylinder up and looked at the extremely small ratchet on the cylinder star. I thought it may have been a "home run" for a nice CWP revolver.



I still wish that S&W had one in production. I like the S&W quality.



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Old 08-10-2005, 08:28 PM   #22
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What about this?



That total titanium .45 Colt has my interest. What if you got one of those and handloaded for it with, say, a 200 gr. JHP of some kind, and a full load of Trail-Boss Powder?



You'd have a lightweight, controllable snubby that would make a nice, big, deep hole.
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Hi there all,



I just got my monthly email advertisement from J&G Sales of Prescott, Arizona.



Low and behold, they have some of the "Thunder Ranch" S&W Model designated 21's in .44 special. With the exception of the longer barrel, they look pretty nice

(and pricey!).



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My son has a 696 3" L-frame. It is a a nifty 5-shooter (I have also shot the 296 like pictured above) but both are a just a shade on the "chubby side" - like I have room to criticize :-[



I have long thought that a 3" K-frame 5-shooter in .44 special would be about perfect but I guess that is a hopeless dream since the K-frame is not out of production.



Saw a Rossi .44 spl last week, it was roughly the equivilent of a K-frame, pretty light.



Roll on,

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Hiya Jim,



My main complaint about the 696 is the weight. Nice for a range gun, but way too heavy for me to carry normally. The grips that came on it aren't to my taste either; needs Butler boot grips or else the big Hogues like I have on the K22, K32, K38, L38, etc.



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Not seen the 21 thats in current production. I'd love to get one someday, and may be a reality now. Originals in nice shape bring a grand or better.





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Hi there all,



I just got my monthly email advertisement from J&G Sales of Prescott, Arizona.



Low and behold, they have some of the "Thunder Ranch" S&W Model designated 21's in .44 special. With the exception of the longer barrel, they look pretty nice

(and pricey!).



Chris


I'd love to have one of those. A 4-inch, fixed-sight, N-frame .44 spl -- be still my beating heart! It's the pricey part that stops me. Maybe I will get lucky in a few years and they will start showing up at gun shows.
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Old 10-26-2005, 11:28 PM   #27
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My stainless steel 1991 Charter Arms "Bulldog" is cleanly manufactured, with an action that is as smooth-as-silk! I wouldn't trade it for anything! It's 3" barrel makes it the meanest concealment weapon on the block! It is one of my favorite "bad boys!"



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That's one thing about the "Bulldogs." If you can't run with them, you'd best "stay on the porch!" LOL!
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Ever heard of an Astra 2 3/4" 44 mag? Nobody else has, either. I bought one a year ago in like new shape, paid 100$. Shot a few 240 gr. factory mag. rounds,[totally rediculous] then reloaded some cases to just over 44 spl. velocity, it's a great shooter. A bit on the chunky side, though
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I just have to ask this-

If you guys have an idea for an "ultimate" whatever (.44 special snubbie in this example) that the factories won't produce on a regular basis, why not just get some custom work done? Now I'm beyond my area of expertise here, but I should think you could find somebody who would cut one inch off a barrel, or replace some clunky sights, or whatever for a reasonable cost. Sure, it may end up being more expensive than if the factory had just made it exactly the way you wanted it from the start, but it's better than sitting around and waiting for something that may never happen.
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