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Old July 23, 2012, 04:50 PM   #5
PetahW
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That gun was originally sold by Ruger in it's ONLY config, with a 6-1/2" bbl, and probably blued - so it was modified after it left Southport.

While Ruger themselves did no chrome plating, they DID have a few guns chrome plated at a plating firm across the street from the Southport plant - but documentation's iffy.

The OP gun is a totally aftermarket custom, exhibiting a poor-to-middling prep job (polishing) prior to plating - a big deduction in value, putting the gun in the "shooter" class. ($400-$500 max)

BTW - Ruger did make 4-5/8" .44mag SBH's, but all were New Models.

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