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Old 01-05-2017, 09:17 PM
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Just curious...ran into an pre model # gun with one, I figured they came along in the '60s at the earliest. Anyone have the answer?
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:25 PM
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I'm pretty sure it was 1952 that they became an option.
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Originally cataloged in early 1952 as the Blanchard (red) ramp, later versions of the 1952 (centennial) catalog listed this sight as the S&W red ramp. This sight, with a white outline rear sight was standard on the 44 Magnum introduced in January 1956. Prior to that, the red ramp was installed on many of the 1950 44 Targets with a 4-inch barrel and was a factory option for the ".357" Magnum.

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Are we talking red or orange?
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Are we talking red or orange?
In my experience, the color varied from a deep red to reddish orange.
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OH,ok. See, I learned something. The ones I have are a deep red, no hint of orange. Thanks
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:20 PM
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Thanks guys! Hate to be wrong, even on the Internet
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I am interested in this question also. They are definitely different than the red ramp sight. The earliest orange front sight I recall, was on the 686 and 586 ramp front sight guns. However, I was not buying many guns in the 70s, so my memory is kinda fuzzy on the orange sights change.
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The red ramp sight has somewhat of an orange caste to it.

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