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Old 10-09-2014, 09:46 AM
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Hope this works, I'm still pretty shaky on this technical stuff . Trying to attach a photo of the 44 magnums in my 3" collection from a local club meeting.
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.45 Colts from Cowboy Action days..got too old to run, now I mosey..all good.

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Old 10-09-2014, 01:59 PM
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I owned them all. 657's, 629's , even Jovino's Effector. The only one I kept and REALLY find useful is my three inch unfluted 29-4. One of the strongest PRE lock/min model 29's. They made around 2400 of them in late 80's. I also like that extra weight. helps A LOT with recoil. Looks cool too.

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I love them! Unfortunately I don't own any at the moment. but I'm trying to work on that.
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WHAT A THREAD ! ! ! THE GUNS ARE GORGEOUS, AND SOME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY IS SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT. BEING AN OLD GEEZER, I HAVE MINIMAL CAMERA AND COMPUTER SKILLS. I ENVY OUR FORUM MEMBERS THAT HAVE THE EXPERTISE TO POST THOSE LARGE, CRYSTAL CLEAR PICS. BELOW IS MY 629, WEARING SAMBAR STAG GRIPS BY EAGLE……...
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Lovely collection. Here's mine. 3" 629-4 Unfluted cylinder with full lug and full length guide rod. Magnaported.




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Well, it is clear to me, that many people that want to stay ALIVE, believe in BIG Bore snubbies...
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I love them!! Carry one of these every day!!
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I do!! I want a 460PC 3.5" but for now this Ruger 454 will have to do.
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Did some Spring cleaning and found and old price tag. It was for a 29 with a pinned 4" barrel and recessed cylinders. Came in a wooden presentation case with papers. Price then was $350.

I cried. Am still crying over it as I type.
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Excellent posts and pictures. My 325 PD 45 ACP is my most carried firearm. It is lite, accurate, powerful, indexes great, and reloads fast. FBI pancake holster (high right hip) with forward cant is perfect. Love the big bore snubs.
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I can't help it! Here are some new "Alaskan" pics. No such thing as too much fun. I will also say that it's not too big or heavy to carry in a holster. It would be a great back-up for hiking/hunting.
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Unfluted cylinder = 454 Casull, in Rugerland.

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It is a 454. They make a 480 too, but I'm not looking for one. This one is great.
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Here's my "Magnaport" Custom. Model 29-2. I purchased it this way at a show. Always wanted a 44 mag snubbie. Others have been 4" only. Compared to a 29/6 inch, this Magnaport 2 1/2 has a softer bark. Smooth wide trigger and smoothed and tuned action. It's a lot of fun to shoot with full loads for being a magnum.
This is a nice older Magnaport "Combat" conversion. Notice the modified shroud and also an extra added crane lock. They use a hard chrome satin type finish, cut and crown the barrel, reset the front sight, modify the frame to a round butt "N" frame and of course, Magnaport the barrel.
I'm 6'8" with large hands and it fits me perfectly and easy to control with the Hogue finger grips. Not as pretty as others on this post, but fun to shoot and a little lighter to pack.

Here's another 629 I polished and added custom eagle and flag engraving to the side plate. This one is factory ported with some beautiful Culina Combats
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While I never considered any .38 a "Big Bore", I would imagine it feels like one when you shoot it.
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Your absolutely correct about a 38. I just jumped into the snubbie category with it. It's not that enjoyable to shoot .38+P. But having the Crimson Trace gives me more dependable accuracy. I posted my Magnaport 29 snubbie...now that's too heavy to carry but has a great controllable bark. Fun to demonstrate full loads on low level light situations. I love that 29. It's just too heavy for daily use.
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Now that's a Bulldog! What does it equate to size-wise against a J or K frame?

How much difference does that porting make on a barrel that short?
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Now that's a Bulldog! What does it equate to size-wise against a J or K frame?

How much difference does that porting make on a barrel that short?
The cylinders are the same diameter as a K frame at 1.450", but the frame on the Charter is a bit narrower.
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Now that's a Bulldog! What does it equate to size-wise against a J or K frame?

How much difference does that porting make on a barrel that short?
The cylinder is a little thicker. A "J" frame is about the exact same size.
Porting? That, I suppose is subjective. It's hard to tell.
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So how'd I end up with four?
Well, two aren't really mine. Currently in my safe for safekeeping while the owner assesses whether he'll ever shoot anything bigger than a pea-shooter again. Hands and wrists kinda beat up.
Second from left is a 629-1. Was at a gunshow in '96 and saw it on a table with an ammo box missing 11 cartridges. Guy in his late 70s wearing sunglasses indoors was selling it for a lot more that I wanted to pay. I low-balled him $200 and he waved me away. That was Friday night. Went back Sunday p.m. and it was still on the table. $200? Nope, he said. As I turned away he said "250"?
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First round out the barrel I knew why he was selling it.
Hated it. Kept it for the "Awe geez" factor.
Then the 624. Colleague selling it said it was a Lew Horton Combat Special, 624 no dash. Had no idea what that meant. $325 later it was mine. Had the box, no holster or other stuff I read was supposed to be included. Didn't care. Was OK for me with .44 Special. Glad it couldn't take Magnums.
Barely got it home before another colleague saw it. Wanted to buy it, I said "No", but I'd loan it to him. Was another 4 years before I got it back. Friend of mine really likes it so I keep it just to rile him up.
The other two belong to said friend. One of them, the second from the right, a 629-4 frequently accompanies his professional military son. Where, I don't ask.
The one on the right is a "Trail Boss" I'm told, but it has no graphic on it. I suppose the unfluted cylinder is to give it a tad more weight to help with recoil. I don't think it works worth a crab. I'll bet Maganporting would help.
I'm content with 4" barrels on .44s. Mountain Guns, or my 29-2.
I did fire one snubby I thought was OK. It was a 45ACP 1917, Colt or S&W I don't remember. Barrel was cut to 2". Original or by a gunsmith I don't know, but it looked well done. The .45ACP wasn't too bad to shoot. But it was still a huge gun and the reach to the trigger was purely heroic. No thanks.
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Better late than never I guess....love em!
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I DO!!!

I have two.

An Astra Terminator 6-shot 44 magnum with a 2-3/4" barrel in stainless steel. Great gun, very comparable to a 629 Mountain Gun from what I understand - though I can't say from personal experience since I've never owned one of those.

The second one is an early Charter Arms Bulldog, 5 shot 44 special.
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Lovely collection. Here's mine. 3" 629-4 Unfluted cylinder with full lug and full length guide rod. Magnaported.



So many beautiful snubbies!
Pj151, mine used to look like that!
I think yours might be a LH also.

629-4 3"
Unfluted cylinder
Full length ejector Rod
S&W service:
Bead blast
Action tune
Chamfer cylinder holes
Mag-Na-Port
Also:
Removed hammer spur
XS Bog Dot Tritium front sight
Cylinder & Slide U notch fixed rear sight
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So many beautiful snubbies!
Pj151, mine used to look like that!
I think yours might be a LH also.

629-4 3"
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Full length ejector Rod
S&W service:
Bead blast
Action tune
Chamfer cylinder holes
Mag-Na-Port
Also:
Removed hammer spur
XS Bog Dot Tritium front sight
Cylinder & Slide U notch fixed rear sight
Very Nice!

I like the sight replacements.
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I sold out of my big bore snubbies a few years ago but couldn't pass up this Mag-na-port custom 29-2 Combat Mini I recently got from forum member Wallace7777 who picked it up in a trade Valuation on 29-2. It got Mag-na-port's full Combat Mini conversion back in the early '90s including the polished blue finish that they don't offer any longer. The gun is in excellent shape and came with a number of original invoices, letters, and other provenance documentation from the original owner. The only issue was a missing thumb piece nut which I replaced with one from Numrich's. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet thanks to work and weather, maybe this weekend I can put a few rounds through it. I did manage to snap a few pics the other day, though...


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I sold out of my big bore snubbies a few years ago but couldn't pass up this Mag-na-port custom 29-2 Combat Mini I recently got from forum member Wallace7777 who picked it up in a trade Valuation on 29-2. It got Mag-na-port's full Combat Mini conversion back in the early '90s including the polished blue finish that they don't offer any longer. The gun is in excellent shape and came with a number of original invoices, letters, and other provenance documentation from the original owner. The only issue was a missing thumb piece nut which I replaced with one from Numrich's. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet thanks to work and weather, maybe this weekend I can put a few rounds through it. I did manage to snap a few pics the other day, though...


That's a beautiful sixgun, love the jeweling.
In my opinion its the ultimate custom snubbie. On par with the best of old school custom jobs and head and shoulders above the rest. I really appreciate the work that Magnaport puts out. I'll be sending them another 629 this year for bit of custom work. Looking like we might get a decent Sunday for your range trip, hope you enjoy shooting your new piece.

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Well, I only have one and everyone has seen it before.

629 2.5" ported barrel. Ahrends Cocobolo grip.

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Well...this post got my attention again after I bought a 629 and decided to do a little custom work to it. I've posted it elsewhere here.

It now is among my favorites.

Polished, added Eagle and American Flag laser engraving, Culina Grips and action job.

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I sold out of my big bore snubbies a few years ago but couldn't pass up this Mag-na-port custom 29-2 Combat Mini I recently got from forum member Wallace7777 who picked it up in a trade Valuation on 29-2. It got Mag-na-port's full Combat Mini conversion back in the early '90s including the polished blue finish that they don't offer any longer. The gun is in excellent shape and came with a number of original invoices, letters, and other provenance documentation from the original owner. The only issue was a missing thumb piece nut which I replaced with one from Numrich's. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet thanks to work and weather, maybe this weekend I can put a few rounds through it. I did manage to snap a few pics the other day, though...



Wow, that is spectacular! I love that barrel crown.
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Here's another pic of a little Ruger 454 with a grip for concealed carry.

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I sold out of my big bore snubbies a few years ago but couldn't pass up this Mag-na-port custom 29-2 Combat Mini I recently got from forum member Wallace7777 who picked it up in a trade Valuation on 29-2. It got Mag-na-port's full Combat Mini conversion back in the early '90s including the polished blue finish that they don't offer any longer. The gun is in excellent shape and came with a number of original invoices, letters, and other provenance documentation from the original owner. The only issue was a missing thumb piece nut which I replaced with one from Numrich's. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet thanks to work and weather, maybe this weekend I can put a few rounds through it. I did manage to snap a few pics the other day, though...


That's an amazing piece. I'd love me one of them!
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