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Old February 23, 2013, 04:34 PM   #76
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I do not currently own a .44 special only gun. What I do own is a S&W 629 Mtn Gun in .44 mag that I cannot stand to shoot with magnum loads. As a result, and because I am smarter in my old age, this gun is now a designated .44 special only gun and it is perfect.

I love the .44 special. It is perfect in many areas for self defense, small game hunting, plinking, etc., etc. My two favorite calibers right now are big relatively slow bullets in .44 special and .45 Colt and the S&W Mtn. Guns are perfect launching platforms.
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Old February 24, 2013, 12:52 AM   #77
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My S&W Mt. Lion, #437 of 500, is a 4-inch model 29, 44 mag, which in turn is a .44 special be default! No photos at the moment, my son has it in Alaska the last 12 years!
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Old February 24, 2013, 11:20 AM   #78
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I forgot about this one. In recent years I sort of divested myself of most of my pre-war S&Ws, but I kept a couple for nostalgia, including this 3rd Model sent to Wolf & Klar in Houston in 1929. Been refinished but nickel is correct and original.


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Old February 24, 2013, 04:47 PM   #79
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[QUOTEI love the .44 special.The only dislike I have is in the Taurus ones I own they are all 5 shot.One day I need to pony up for a 696. ][/QUOTE]

and you will still only have a five shooter.
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Old February 27, 2013, 06:46 PM   #80
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Aarond...get one of these (or one of its blued brothers) and put an end to your lust...Rod... I love 'em all, butcha gotta get rid of the 'cheese grater' grips ASAP.

.44 Special Ruger/Lipseys, home made grips.

Another Lipsey's .44 Special...blued, 4-5/8" bbl, fence rail grips.

Ruger's 5-1/2" bbl'd model .44 Special Flat Top, walnut grips off our farm.

Doll 'er up with a good home made leather rig and crab apple grips.
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Old February 27, 2013, 09:56 PM   #81
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Freedom Arms 97 in 44 Spl.







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Old February 28, 2013, 09:29 AM   #82
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I had 44 special Blackhawk as well as Lew Horton S&W at one time, but sadly only have a couple Charter Bulldogs now. The 44 special is my favorite for keeping in the nightstand.
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Old February 28, 2013, 11:07 AM   #83
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you guys have got me lusting for a steel framed 44 special... I have a S&W air lite in 44 special, that makes a great cc gun, but I think I need a steel one for some range play... ( hate to shoot the light weight much... not because it's hard on me, but because I love it, & don't want to wear it out )
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Old February 28, 2013, 08:22 PM   #84
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I picked up this 696 a while back.



I was carrying it, but then I saw what the prices on these are getting to (it's a "no dash" model) and thought better of it.
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Old February 28, 2013, 09:18 PM   #85
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I've never seen a 696 in person.

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Old March 1, 2013, 06:35 AM   #86
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one of 3 696's


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Old March 1, 2013, 06:16 PM   #87
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Old March 1, 2013, 06:22 PM   #88
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Old March 1, 2013, 09:50 PM   #89
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Old March 3, 2013, 08:51 AM   #90
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Old March 4, 2013, 01:56 AM   #91
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Aarond ..... I think you'll like the feel and performance of Ruger's Lipsey .44 spl BH Bisley flat-top. I purchased 2 of them w/4 5/8" bbl's, and a really good value for the money I think. One is my shooter and remains factory original, while I decided to customize the 2nd one, posted below. Accuracy pkg, front sight and Belt Mtn base pin by Jim Stroh. Turnbull CCH w/nitre blue pins, screws, trigger, etc. Custom Exhibition Turkish Walnut grips w/ blind screw in right side panel from Larry Caudill. Almost too purdy to shoot, but I'm certain that will definitely change sometime soon.
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Old March 4, 2013, 05:20 PM   #92
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Old March 4, 2013, 05:36 PM   #93
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WOW!!!! that is awesome....
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Old March 5, 2013, 07:36 AM   #94
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That Freedom Arms 97 and custom Bisley just brightened my whole week.

The pics , and very well done they are,be appreciated.
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Old March 5, 2013, 04:43 PM   #95
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I didn't own a 44 Special....until today! Just picked up my Ruger Flatop 44 Special in stainless!
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Old March 8, 2013, 04:47 PM   #96
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I have the blued version of your gun.
Those grips are just over the top, I want a pair!
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Old March 20, 2013, 08:57 PM   #97
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