" and I believe the Japanese contracts, were chambered for the .44 Henry rimfire."
All Japanese Smith & Wesson No. 3s delivered as part of the contract with the Japanese military were in .44 Russian.
Other than the guns made for Turkey, very few New Model No. 3s were chambered in .44 rimfire.
In the first, or American series, only about 200 were chambered for the .44 rimfire. In the second model Americans it is thought that fewer than 100 were chambered in .44 rimfire.
An American in .44 rimfire brings a substantial premium.
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