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Old 04-23-2020, 10:39 AM
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My buddy, who handles my FFL deals just dropped off the Colt .44 Special for me.
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How hot will you load that? I think a 250 grain Keith bullet at 900 FPS is enough, except in bear country. Or, maybe enough for Bigfoot.

If that .44 shoots to the sights, I think you'll be very happy with it.
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Nice gun! I have one just like it, still NIB. My maternal grandfather carried one at the turn of the 20th Century, but regretfully, my grandmother disposed of it somehow. She should have consulted with me, but I suppose she can be forgiven; I was only 5 at the time he died.

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My favorite caliber and my favorite barrel length. I am seriously jealous.
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Beautiful! I have a few single action revolvers, and a few colts, and a few .44 specials, but not one Colt .44 Single Action
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How hot will you load that? I think a 250 grain Keith bullet at 900 FPS is enough, except in bear country. Or, maybe enough for Bigfoot.

If that .44 shoots to the sights, I think you'll be very happy with it.

I'm thinking 7.5 grains of Unique behind a 240 grain cast SWC.


Would also like to get Mammoth Ivory or a nice set of wood stocks for it, or maybe Elk Antler too. One piece of course.
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Beautiful! I have a few single action revolvers, and a few colts, and a few .44 specials, but not one Colt .44 Single Action

Well come on, get with it.
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Nice Colt SAA...my favorite.
Can't wait til I can get the to deer
lease and shoot this one.
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.44 Special is a GREAT (perhaps the best) caliber in the SAA. Here's my 1960 vintage 2nd gen.

Best regards,

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Bill,
I couldn't keep my 3rd gen 44Spl NIB but for a few days......

It shot so good, I treated her to a makeover !
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Nice grips Mr. Dave ! Too bad it got all scratched up like that, you need to be more careful :-)
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It shot so good, I treated her to a makeover !
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Beautiful, just beautiful. WOW. Gorgeous.
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Classic old revolver in a classic old cartridge, very nice OP.
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Third Gen. in nickel. Click on the photo for a better look.

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Very nice Doc44. What are the stocks on the Nickle Colt?
I may be able to get some Mammoth Ivory stocks for mine.
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A classic combination. Here is my 3rd. Generation that was made in 1982. I go easy with the handloads in this one. 6 grains of Unique with a 250 grain cast SWC works well, I save the Skeeter loads for my Ruger Bisley and S&W Model 24-3.
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I didn't know we were allowed to admit to Single Actions here :-))))




YUP..... I do shoot it ...........I chute'm all :-)
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Congratulations that's sweet.
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Wow!! I like 'em all!!

*** DAVE, that's a mighty pretty .44 you have there!
Do you mind if I ask who you had do the engraving?

Many thanks,
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Nice one! Here's some .44 specials. A pearl handled 1992 with a 4 3/4" barrel, a 1958 and a 1900 Bisley. The Bisley has an original .44 prewar cylinder with an unmarked barrel a friend gave me. I have the original .32-20parts stasged away.



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bgrafsr - Congratulations on your new Colt SAA .44Rem Spl.
Thank you for sharing your Story and Pictures.

One of my favorite Colt chamberings (357Mag the other) and
Cartridge. Someday I'll get one.

Please share your Range Report when you fire it.

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One of my favorite Colt chamberings (357Mag the other) and
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The Best to you and your Endeavors.

Might be awhile before I get to shoot it, but eventually I will do so.
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Iíve had this USFA 44 since they first started making them. What a great cartridge.


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*** DAVE, that's a mighty pretty .44 you have there!
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My first SAA acquired 35 years ago is this ivory stocked 44 Special.


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What's not to like about a Colt SAA in .44 Special?
These are my only Colt .44 Specials. They shoot great!

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I want one ........... I need one ..... Must have one .......

Gotta figure out how to hide from Mrs. Wonderful ..... Looking for help here. I've used up pretty much all possible reasons and excuses. LOL
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My USFA looks jest like that one!!!
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A classic combination. Here is my 3rd. Generation that was made in 1982. I go easy with the handloads in this one. 6 grains of Unique with a 250 grain cast SWC works well, I save the Skeeter loads for my Ruger Bisley and S&W Model 24-3.
My standard load is 6.4 grain Unique over store bought lead SWCs 215 to 240 grains. I just use the little powder Scoop that came in my old Lee Loader which is that weight. I bought the Lee Loader right after buying a new 4Ē Model 24-3 in 1983.

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