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Old 10-11-2018, 01:16 PM
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I am new to the forum and am looking for some assistance on a gun I have purchased. I have a Post war 38/44 Outdoorsman with a 4 inch barrel. When I bought it I did not think it came from the factory in that configuration, but the work was done so nicely it looked like it had been done at the factory. I sent for a letter and Mr. Jinks confirmed that it was indeed a factory 4" 38/44 Outdoorsman that shipped in 1952. I have never seen a 4" version before and was wondering its rarity and approximate value? It is in very good condition and has the original grips.

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Old 10-11-2018, 01:18 PM
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Welcome aboard. Someone will be along shortly that will answer your question. Can you post pics??? We like pics.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:49 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
That is some introduction and we definitely need some pictures.

Serial would help as there are transitional models , I would not expect an original 4" OD to be less than a $2500 gun but I have never seen a factory 4" go up for sale so have no clue.

Did I mention we need pictures LOL
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I've never seen one either so can only guess at the value which will depend considerably on condition. We really need pictures to get a handle on condition. The only thing I can offer is that a "really nice" four inch 1950 44 sold on GB earlier this year for more than $4,000. I would think a four inch 38/44 Outdoorsman would be as rare. Anyway, wonderful find. And welcome to the forum.

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Old 10-11-2018, 05:47 PM
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Thanks for the warm Welcome attached are some photos.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:50 PM
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... and a few more
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:07 PM
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Nice...Welcome aboard and kudos on excellent Olympic quality "cannonball" splash.
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Congratulations on a rare one. Was it shipped to a PD or an officer?
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Nice!
Also have never seen one.
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Welcome to the forum. Wow.....that is a terrific revolver. I've never seen one in a 4" barrel length. You are most fortunate.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:05 PM
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Yes, very curious where Roy says this was shipped. Fairly evident it has to have been a Special Order. Did Roy mention any est of how many were made in 4"? Sometimes some guns are too "rare" to give a realistic value, only an educated guess. You may be approaching a 5 figure value.
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Question- other than the length of the chambers, how would this gun differ from an early 4" HP?
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:21 PM
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It looks like it was shipped in 1952 to a hardware store in Louisville, KY. The shipment contained 3 revolvers in the same configuration. There is no mention of it being for a police department and Mr. Jinks did not specify how many total 4" guns were made in my letter.

Thank you all for your input and comments!
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That is a rare bird, indeed.

Nice catch!
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