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Old 12-27-2012, 11:03 PM
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Default Christmas Transition 38/44 Outdoorsman

A fellow forum member and very good friend made my Christmas with a Transition 38/44 Outdoorsman. This one, S70777, was shipped to Whitney Sporting Goods, Denver, CO on 12 Sep 1946. I need one in the S69000 range! Here are some pics for you.









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Really nice. Looking for one myself.
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Beautiful!
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Sweet! I love those postwar transitional ODs.
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That's gorgeous. Why do you need one in the S69000 range?
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Nice gun....looks sort of like one I just started a thread about myself...what are the odds?
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Yummy! !
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I certainly like mine! # 59398 from 1940. It's the best shooter I have!
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Nice score. I love the grain on those grips.
Hard to beat the early postwar OD's

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WOW! Just WOW!

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The hammer/barrel combination on transitionals is just so sweet!!
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I have one in similar condition, came with some cokes. Great shooter, in fact next range trip (if the weather ever gets above 17) I think I will make it an outdoorsman trip and take the 38/44 and the .22 OD



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Thanks for the comments! I plan on seeing what this one shoots like too, but will wait for a day that the weather gets out of single digits!
Hondo44-Transition 38/44 Outdoorsman serial number range is S69000-S71000. Now that I have one in S70000 and S71000, all I need for the trifecta is the S69000 range!
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That is a VERY good friend you have! Outstanding!
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Bill:

Unfair ! Transitional Outdoorsman are my very favorite revolvers and you are buying them all up ! I am going to start buying Heavy Duties !
VERY nice one !
Over 2,300 transitional Outdoorsman were produced and I know of only 30 in the S 69000 range that exist for sure !
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Bill:

Was that "very good friend" a portly old, bearded gentleman in a red suit? If so, that friend of yours has also made my Christmas for many years...

Congrats on a beauty!
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Was that "very good friend" a portly old, bearded gentleman in a red suit? If so, that friend of yours has also made my Christmas for many years...
Hey wait a minute, I saw a guy that fits this description at the mall most everyday last week. I think I will go back today and see if he is still there. I want to be his friend too.

1Aspenhill, super gun and I am glad you got the serial number you were looking for.
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Very nice. I think there are some indoor ranges close to you! Have a nice new year. This one has ended rather well for you.
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Very nice Bill!

I noted that your Transition has the sight to the end of the barrel. Mine is recessed back a bit like my Registered Magnum.
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Great looking outdoorman. Thanks for sharing.
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