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Old 10-06-2018, 01:41 PM
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Rummaging through the safe the other day I realized that there are no pre-war 4" N-frames in my toy box. Dang. Does anyone have 4" 1st, 2nd, or 3rd .44 to show and share?
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Here's my 3rd model Wolf and Klar from 1931.
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I envy you guys that have to rummage through their safes to ascertain what they own. I just look on the top shelf of my closet and there they are.
But Im 70 yrs old and getting out.
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I envy you guys that have to rummage through their safes to ascertain what they own. I just look on the top shelf of my closet and there they are.
But Im 70 yrs old and getting out.

But you like and enjoy what you have, right? Quality over quantity. I just have a thing for old iron with years of honest wear.
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Mr.Tom in AZ,you are correct sir.
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I wish. Closest I have is a post-war transition 38/44 4-inch.
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:37 PM
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I have shown this before but here goes..
I call this one the "Half-Breed"
Simply an old second model with an attempt
to make it a third...good shooter with a little Texas twist.
Old gun still tight and right.
I hit a dead end on Trooper O'Quinn.
No clue what they were trying to accomplish with the front
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I don't have a .44 Special 4" but I do have some Pre War 4" HDs

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But you like and enjoy what you have, right? Quality over quantity. I just have a thing for old iron with years of honest wear.

Even though my 3rd model doesn't show a lot of wear it's all original. This triple lock is a 5", sorry don't have a 4" TL but if your looking for a whole lot of honest miles it would surely do. Shipped 1915 to El Paso TX.
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Maybe I can play, too. Here's my 4" Registered Magnum ordered by Frank Baughman for FBI agent Arlin Jones. Originally shipped blue, later factory refinished in nickel. Grips are old and came to me with the gun

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Old 10-06-2018, 07:04 PM
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Here's my 3rd Model Wolf & Klar 44 4 inch.

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And mine.

W&K 44, complete with the cow. This one came thru the Hank Jr. collection.

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Old 10-06-2018, 08:29 PM
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... just this pre-war 38/44. But somewhere in its past, it was a 6.5"er...



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Well you guys just keep starting threads where I can post pictures of one of the few guns I own.....my 4 KCPD Reg Mag Reg# 5008.




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3rd Model 44 HE aka Wolf & Klar

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An infamous 4" Triple Lock or 1st Model 44 HE. This is lettered as 4", and has a lot of love and miles to show.

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Blinged up Wolf.
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KCPD Non Reg. Magnum

This Reg. Magnum, number 4752, originally shipped to the Evansville, IN. Dept. of Public Safety in 1939. It was one 13 in the order, all had 4 inch barrels. This one returned to the factory in 1952 for a barrel replacement to the 5 inch it wears now.


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I had the privilege of brokering this gun some years back.
I couldn't afford to keep it!


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4" TL and a 4" RM. Quite the pair. Love giving these 2 a workout.
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4 inch blue 3rd model shipped May 1929.
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3rd Model 44 HE, originally was Nickel and now Blue. Shipped January 1940. And someone installed a post war trigger. Neat shooter.
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Okay, here's my .44 HE 3rd Model (Model of 1926, shipped to W&K in 1927)...my slightly modified BBQ gun!
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Here's the only four inch pre war .44 I have. Still has its factory original nickel plating from 1929.


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All.
1. 44 HE 2nd with barrel job.
2. 44 HE 3rd Post War with barrel job.
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Yeah, RdrBill, I'd like hook up with a 4" 2nd Model.
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Took my “new” 4 incher out today for the first time. This was out at 15 yds with my reloads of 240gr over 6.0 of Unique. The left target is SA and the right target is DA. The bottom target is from another 44.

This one has become one of my new favorites. It is smooth shooting and has a great feel. I’d highly recommend a pre war 4” to everyone.
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This one has become one of my new favorites. It is smooth shooting and has a great feel. Id highly recommend a pre war 4 to everyone.

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Took my “new” 4 incher out today for the first time. This was out at 15 yds with my reloads of 240gr over 6.0 of Unique. The left target is SA and the right target is DA. The bottom target is from another 44.

This one has become one of my new favorites. It is smooth shooting and has a great feel. I’d highly recommend a pre war 4” to everyone.
Nice shooting. those 3rd model nickel sights are tough.
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