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dalegribble
February 22, 2011, 12:37 PM
I have 3, 44 cal BP revolvers that I believe have 7 1/2" barrels. I have two 5 1/2 and one 6 1'2" 22 cal six guns. I have two 4 3/4" uberti cattlemen and one 3/1/2" cimorron thunderer, all in 45 LC. My favorites currently are the 4 3/4" barrel length 45's. I think the 4 3/4" barrels are the perfect size for speed, pointabilty and balance in a 45. Having said that I want my next gun to be a nickel plated 5 1/2" model. What are your favorites?

Ben Towe
February 22, 2011, 01:06 PM
4 5/8 on a Ruger, the same length as the ejector rod housing. Might be 4 3/4 on some brands. It just looks right. I don't have one in that length, sadly (and stupidly) I traded off my SS Vaquero .45 in that configuration. Now I have a Single Six 5.5", a New Vaquero .357 in 5.5", Super Blackhawk 7.5", and the Walker at 9". Oh well, I'll find another one.

Noz
February 22, 2011, 03:37 PM
5.5

Hardcase
February 22, 2011, 04:13 PM
4 3/4" - if it's good enough for The Duke, it's good enough for me :D

jmortimer
February 22, 2011, 04:15 PM
I tend to the short end 3.5" to 4.75" +/-
Easier to carry and, for me, easier to shoot quickly.

Fingers McGee
February 22, 2011, 05:30 PM
7 1/2 inches. That's what most of my Navies are.

FM

olmontanaboy
February 23, 2011, 08:03 AM
I like the 7-1/2" or 8" models the best but shorter ones are nice too, I'm not much of a fan of the really long barrels on revolvers though.

sewerman
February 23, 2011, 08:10 AM
6.5" 7.5" & (2) 8"

two rugers BH ,and Two 1858 Rems

S.M.

Bill Akins
February 23, 2011, 08:27 AM
I like the 8" barrel lengths best for a 1860 Colt clone. I like the 5.5" barrels best on the Remy's and on the 1873 peacemaker I like the 4 & 3/4" barrels best.


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Jimmy10mm
February 23, 2011, 08:34 AM
To me the 4 3/4 on a Colt SAA looks the coolest but I don't have one. I do have a 5 1/2 and another 7 1/2 and like both very much.

bedbugbilly
February 23, 2011, 12:01 PM
Does size make a difference? :eek::D

I'm kind of partial to my New Vaquero in 5 1/2". :)

MJN77
February 23, 2011, 02:12 PM
Depends on what you're doing with it. In the woods I like the 7 1/2-8. On horseback, I prefer the shorter barrels. Overall I like the 5 1/2 the best. Not too short, not too long.

Hawg
February 23, 2011, 07:05 PM
I really prefer 7 1/2 but my two 44-40's were 5 1/2. Sometimes you take what you can get.

aarondhgraham
February 23, 2011, 07:15 PM
5.5",,,
Cause they be purtyiest.

Aarond