I got it!
KM - I won the auction ! I'll pay all told (with shipping and transfer fee) Just under $265, which I don't think is too bad, considering a new Vaquero is going for $100 more (plus tax) around here. I'll let you know how it turns out once I get it.
Good for you, I have it in .357 mag and it's right around 50 years old. A lot of bluing gone but it still shoots well and is as accurate as my Dan Wesson. I think you will like it but you might want to ease up a little on full loads. It's a handful to hang onto with giddy up and go loads speaking from personal experience. I keep boss loads for serious but shoot most of the time with specials or down loaded magnums with no loss of accuracy. I'm thinking you will find the same thing with your 44. Literally the only thing I don't like about is that skinny little trigger but once I start shooting I forget all about it. It only seems to bug me for the first shot.
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