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October 31, 2010, 02:01 PM
I have not been able to find out much about this gun except it was made by J.P. Saur and Sohn and it was only made for a few years in the 60's for Herters in Waseca,Mn.The cylinder in this thing is longer than the one in a 44 Super Blackhawk and is only about .015 slimmer in diameter.The barrel is marked Herters 357 Calibre on the right side.I posted about this gun earlier over on the revolver side but still not sure about all of the info.Thanks

October 31, 2010, 04:45 PM
You've got most of the available information already, what more do you need? In the late 1950's there were a slew of Western shows on TV, at one time more than 30 different shows were on during the same time period. About the same time Colt make the very wise ( ha ha ) marketing decision to stop making the Colt single action. To meet the great increase demand for " cowboy guns " a number of importers jumped into the fire with their products ( and at least one home grown, Great Western ). Herter's conspired with Saur and came up up with the .357/44 Mag. to also complete with Ruger, they were able to do so for a short while because the German Mark was then undervalued which made their products cheaper to buy in the US. The revaluation of the Mark and the 1968 gun control act put an end to the endeavor. That boys and girls, completes today's history lessons and I make no claims to it's accuracy. Heck , some of it may even be true.:) Value is listed at 400 if in excellent condition down to 75 as in boat anchor.