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Old January 19, 2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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Question on barrel length?

I have a couple of .38 & .357 cowboy revolvers. I thought about getting a Ruger BH or SBH in .357. to carry for other times in the woods. I was wanting to get one with a 5-1/2" barrel length. But only see them in 4-5/8" and 6-1/2" barrel. Are they a reason why I don't see a 5-1/2" barrel length?

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Old January 19, 2013, 09:53 PM   #2
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I own a Colt 4 3/4 and like it. It's a third issue, but I like it. The length of the barrel doesn't make a hill of beans diff. It's all about sight picture and handiness. Batt Masterson carried the short barreled Colt. That's nuff for me.

I'd like to own one of the 7.5 incher cause I want a pistol like the cavalry carried, but when I handle them it is obvious that the shorter barrel is quicker and easier to pack.

I don't know why you can't find a 5.5 incher. Keep looking. One will come your way.
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