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Old 03-21-2011, 08:20 AM
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Jerry Ardolino claims this on his website.

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Many people do not realize that of the group of Dirty Harry Holsters that were made for the Prop House that supplied the Production Company, a couple were for a 5" barrelled S&W "N" Frame (with an old-style tension screw that had long been eliminated due to functional problems); the holster used in the film was actually one of those 5" models, not the proper 6.5" models that were supplied. This can be seen in certain shots in the first film where the face of the cylinder sits midway in the cylinder cut-out. I acquired exclusive rights to the 6 ˝” Model 29, proper Holster— with the tighter spring .........


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You have to wonder why they would use the 5" holster instead of the 6.5" ones. In the scene where Harry is at the hospital getting the shotgun shot picked out of his leg after foiling the bank robbery, you can see his gun does not fit his holster.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:48 AM
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I'll have to look at that scene more closely next time.

I got my Dade speed loaders the other day. There is no way they would work speed loading the 29 without cutting away at the factory stocks. I tried speedloading my 629 with speed loader cut outs and they don't work on those grips either!!

Possibly the rubber stocks might work with the Dade speed loader, but I didn't try them to make sure.

One possible problem with these speed loaders, if you drop them just right, you have 6 cartridges sliding all over the ground...
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I got my Dade speed loaders the other day. There is no way they would work speed loading the 29 without cutting away at the factory stocks. I tried speedloading my 629 with speed loader cut outs and they don't work on those grips either!!

One possible problem with these speed loaders, if you drop them just right, you have 6 cartridges sliding all over the ground...
If the Dade speedloaders don't work with the S&W stocks what do they work with? That is odd you'd market a product to augment another item and it doesn't work with it.
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Smith & Wesson ( and those of us that love the 29) owe Clint Eastwood a debt of thanks. Elmer may have been the daddy of it but Clint made EVERYBODY want one.

Just think - one of the first choices to play Harry Callahan was Frank Sinatra. I liked Frank for a lot of reasons, but it would have been a mediocre and short-lived series if fate had not taken it to Clint. One story goes that Frank had injured his wrist and didn't think he wanted to hold the big gun and fire it one handed, even with movie blanks. Don't know if it's true, but it's hard to imagine anyone else but Eastwood in that role now. Clint made Harry an icon.
The 29 was so popular back then because of the movie I ordered one and got it a year later. Had some bills to pay so I had to regretfully sell it. I feel bad about it so I bought this one to take its place.
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I wonder if anyone ever went swimming in the slough looking for the badge winged into it at the end of the movie.
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Here's mine:

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Great thread!!! My next acquisition will be a 29-2. Keep going back and forth between 6" and 6 1/2". Thinking a 6 1/2"er with some of the DH stuff would be fun to have.

I already have the Magnum Force bad guy gun (4" Python) so I guess I need to get Harry's.
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Hello to everyone! This is my first post in this forum, and there´s no better thread to start than this.

Couple of months ago i purchased my first revolver, this beautiful 29-2 from 1975, in great condition (the pictures don´t do justice). I grew up watching Dirty Harry´s in 80´s, and this is one childhood dream come true
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I meet the SFPD officer who has the 2211 badge number many years ago while getting ready for a demonstration in downtown SF. He was a LT in the motorcycle portion of the SFPD. He said he had been offered everything from motorcycles to money for that badge. The SFPD allows officers to swap badges if they so desire. Not sure what happened to the badge as it has been so long since I saw him. I retired so am sure he did too.
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Just saw this and thought it was worth a read NRA Blog | History in a Handgun: Dirty Harry’s .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson
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A gun I particularly like from the DH series is the 3rd gen nickel Colt Detective Special in "Sudden Impact"



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John Milius, author of the film, said the gun was supposed to be a 4"
barrel Model 29, but at the time they were hard to find, so they went
with the 6.5" model.

Dirty Harry's holster was made by Bucheimer-Clark. After Bucheimer
went out of business the trade mark was apparantly picked up by
Jerry Ardolino who's business was/is known as Lawman Leather.

Both Cathey Enterprises and Cattle Baron (and possibly others) made
the holster under some sort of license agreement.

Sometime in the 70s my Dad and I both had S&W Model 19s with
4" barrels, so I bought two of the rigs from Lawman Leather, one
for each of us.

I still have mine shown below in both front and back views.
Parts have been worn out and replaced.

My Dad has gone to the happy hunting ground. My sister sold
his at a garage sale for peanuts. His gun also got lost. Sad.

PS: In case you noticed that is not my Model 19 in the
holster. It happens to be my Model 67 Combat Masterpiece.
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Hello to everyone! This is my first post in this forum, and there´s no better thread to start than this.

Couple of months ago i purchased my first revolver, this beautiful 29-2 from 1975, in great condition (the pictures don´t do justice). I grew up watching Dirty Harry´s in 80´s, and this is one childhood dream come true
Welcome to the forum, and if you love the gun that you posted, you will love this forum!! You'll see why as time passes. Trust me.

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Some years back I was looking for a -2,but I couldn't agree to the prices.3-4 years ago,I tripped over this old 4 screw for less Dirty Harry Collectors thread
Not too much later somebody here put a pair of cokes on eBay and it was complete
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Nice old thread resuscitation.

I think everyone should have one .44 Magnum (or a Model 29) in their accumulation. It's just fun to have one.

I have a .44 Magnum 6 1/2" (a pre-29). It came with the black box and was shipped Feb, 1957.





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