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Old 06-23-2020, 03:38 AM
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Kind of fun and wacky - a 2nd Model, New Model 3 'DA', in .44 Russian -

This amuses me, as the whole purpose of the long Cylinder, was to chamber the longer .44 - 40 Cartridge.

Otherwise, lovely Bore, very nice Rifling, very nice Timing and Lock up, and, will go give it a whirl at the Range some time soon, after a nice cleaning of Lockwork and fresh Lube, of course.

Any insight as for about what year it was made? - would be appreciated..!

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Old 06-23-2020, 05:34 AM
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As you belong to the SWCA, how about asking Roy Jinks for a ship date request? Obviously, it would have been produced prior to that, but it could give you a better sense of when this revolver may have been produced.
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If you do ask Roy, remember to give him a serial number. You cannot tell when it was made, only when it shipped.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:18 PM
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With the caliber marking and trademark on the frame it would probably be circa 1900
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Old 06-23-2020, 06:28 PM
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I really dig that gun, I’ve really started to like these old timey big bore 44s
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I really dig that gun, Iíve really started to like these old timey big bore 44s
I have become very fond of them myself, the Single Action, and the "DA" ones...and, .44 Russian is such a nice Cartridge.

I have been so slammed with Work-work I have had no time yet to partially dismantle, clean, inspect and lube the old thing, but, 'sometime soon' I will, and soon on also, maybe a nice "Range Report" as well.

At least I have about four Boxes of .44 Russian Black Powder loaded up anyway, and ready-to-go.

Our 'Official House Gun' here is a New Model 3 DA, but an earlier one, with the 'short' Cylinder, Blue, and in .44 Russian.

It is always at ready, if needing to be called upon.

Cartridges are all full flat front all meplat Wadcutters of 240 odd Grain, over 3 F Swiss, and a lovely thin Beeswax Disc, between Powder and Bullet.

it is a healthy round..!

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If you do ask Roy, remember to give him a serial number. You cannot tell when it was made, only when it shipped.
I put the question to the Roy section for it, and, he relays, "September 1911" ship.
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The marking on the barrel says "44 S & W CTG". Wouldn't that be the 44 S&W American cartridge?
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The marking on the barrel says "44 S & W CTG". Wouldn't that be the 44 S&W American cartridge?
No, ".44 S & W" was .44 Russian...though it was nt till late in the production of the Big Frame Break Tops, that any Cartridge designation Stamp was applied.

Of course, by this time, .44 Special had been out a while, and I suppose, in theory anyway, one could have ordered this Model in .44 Special, or, I can not imagine any reason why not, anyway.

I have no idea what the Barrel side stamping would have been by this time period, had someone ordered one chambered for .44 American, but it'd sure be fun to see one and find out..!

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