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3" S&W .44 Magnum

WalkingWolf

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Definitely would appear so.

There is a reason that many old revolvers like this were loaded 'five beans in a barrel' = hammer down on an empty cylinder.
Yes they are SA, but since they are centerfire, instead of rimfire, the firing pin can be rested between case heads. Which case they can be loaded fully safely. If dropped the FP cannot strike a primer. Many of the early rimfires, and of course the cap, and ball did not have that option so they were carried with an empty chamber. Except for the 58 Remy which has a hammer notch between each chamber.
 

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Yes they are SA, but since they are centerfire, instead of rimfire, the firing pin can be rested between case heads. Which case they can be loaded fully safely. If dropped the FP cannot strike a primer. Many of the early rimfires, and of course the cap, and ball did not have that option so they were carried with an empty chamber. Except for the 58 Remy which has a hammer notch between each chamber.
Sounds like you have been there and done that. Appreciate the insight.

You just added to my knowledge base, such as it is.
 

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Yes they are SA, but since they are centerfire, instead of rimfire, the firing pin can be rested between case heads. Which case they can be loaded fully safely. If dropped the FP cannot strike a primer. Many of the early rimfires, and of course the cap, and ball did not have that option so they were carried with an empty chamber. Except for the 58 Remy which has a hammer notch between each chamber.
And, the Old Army '72.

:)

http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RE-OABP.html
 

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Yes it is another reason I having a hard time buying one.
Stash funds in secret - buy it.

Don't tell your significant other or lie about it - you've had it forever. Put it in the back corner of your safe and privately name it "Queenie." :lol:

Do these also if you enjoy pain. :p
 

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Stash funds in secret - buy it.

Don't tell your significant other or lie about it - you've had it forever. Put it in the back corner of your safe and privately name it "Queenie." [emoji38]

Do these also if you enjoy pain. [emoji14]
There is a list of thing just wrong with you Grapeshot. Queeny, pain x what else are you into?


Also if you are going to get a single action revolver, spend the extra and get a Freedom Arms. My friend had never shot the forcing cone out of one of those. He has had to send other brands back to have the cone re-machined more than once though.

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There is a list of thing just wrong with you Grapeshot. Queeny, pain x what else are you into?


Also if you are going to get a single action revolver, spend the extra and get a Freedom Arms. My friend had never shot the forcing cone out of one of those. He has had to send other brands back to have the cone re-machined more than once though.

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Braces...wide braces

ipse
 

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The longer the barrel, the greater the potential for being on target....even when up close and personal.

Still anything over 6" can be a disadvantage in most cases - maybe not in hard core hunting.
 

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I think that with full power loads in the Redhawk, or the 629 gloves would be a good idea.
I ride a motorcycle........a lot. So, I wear gloves, a lot. In order to "fight the way I train", I always shoot my EDC with gloves on. It does make enough of a difference that I needed to incorporate it in my range fire.

There is a reason that many old revolvers like this were loaded 'five beans in a barrel' = hammer down on an empty cylinder.
I, just recently, purchased a SA Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44mag. It has a transfer bar allowing a six round load. It surely does not fit in the "short barrel" category with its 7.5 inch tube.

Love the Schofield and would like to have a center fire Le Mat.
 

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Stash funds in secret - buy it.

Don't tell your significant other or lie about it - you've had it forever. Put it in the back corner of your safe and privately name it "Queenie." :lol:

Do these also if you enjoy pain. :p
Wife doesn't care what guns I buy, she hasn't said any thing after the first few dozen.

Schofield's are one very neat revolver. One of these day I just might say the heck with it and buy one.
 
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Stash funds in secret - buy it.

Don't tell your significant other or lie about it - you've had it forever. Put it in the back corner of your safe and privately name it "Queenie." :lol:

Do these also if you enjoy pain. :p
Not as easy as it sounds.

My plan is, "I got it for $300! Couldn't pass it up!" Then proceed to hand her a Benjamin in hopes it will distract her. Usually does the trick, haha.
 

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Not as easy as it sounds.

My plan is, "I got it for $300! Couldn't pass it up!" Then proceed to hand her a Benjamin in hopes it will distract her. Usually does the trick, haha.
:)

Years ago, Reader's Digest ran an anecdote in their column, "Life in the United States".

Seems a husband dutifully held his wife's purse in a department store while she shopped for clothes. This went on for some time. He never uttered a complaint.

At the check-out counter, a female clerk complimented him as the most patient husband she had ever seen. He replied:

"Well, I bought a pick-up truck yesterday."

:D
 

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The lead on VGT turned out to be legitimate, and the guy seems to be a very well trusted trader, but it has an unfluted cylinder :( Nice, rare gun though. Wish I had the bones. It's becoming clear I may not be able to afford a blue version...
 

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The lead on VGT turned out to be legitimate, and the guy seems to be a very well trusted trader, but it has an unfluted cylinder :( Nice, rare gun though. Wish I had the bones. It's becoming clear I may not be able to afford a blue version...
If I'd had enough in the kitty bank, I might have told you about the find I just picked up for the buy-it-now price. :p

Unfortunately, discretionary funds are in short supply right now.
 

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eyes bigger than the pocketbook syndrome, eh??

hate when that occurs...

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