The 44-40 (44 W.C.F) preceedes the special by around 35 years. I didn't know the 44 special was ever loaded with black powder. I wasn't aware that any new cartridges developed in the 20th century were designed around black powder.
Mark Lane to William Buckley: "Have you ever referred to Jessee Jackson as an ignoramus?"
Buckley: "If I didn't, I should have"