Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-29-2017, 12:44 PM
glenncal1 glenncal1 is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,923
Likes: 1
Liked 1,508 Times in 487 Posts
Default Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report

Thanks to a very nice forum member I will soon be the owner of this 544. I know some don't like commeratives but hey a 5" N-frame in .44-40. What's not to like. I have some Fiocci ammo on the way, can't wait to mix the two.

Oh man this gun shot better than I hoped. Just took it out for quick shakedown cruise. Accurate, handled great and the trigger (especially SA) was exceptional. People may not care for the commemoratives but S&W sure did both in the finish and the mechanics.
Attached Thumbnails
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report-544-left-jpg  
__________________
Jim
Many K and N Frames

Last edited by glenncal1; 10-11-2017 at 09:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-29-2017, 03:21 PM
tekarra tekarra is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,053
Likes: 77
Liked 478 Times in 393 Posts
Default

Very nice.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-29-2017, 03:32 PM
rbmac52's Avatar
rbmac52 rbmac52 is online now
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 602
Likes: 141
Liked 288 Times in 117 Posts
Default

Second that!
__________________
FBINA, 204th Session
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-29-2017, 03:41 PM
daddio202's Avatar
daddio202 daddio202 is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bradenton, florida
Posts: 529
Likes: 792
Liked 542 Times in 233 Posts
Default

She is a beauty!! I never let any comemerative or theme stop me from shooting em!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #5  
Old 09-29-2017, 03:51 PM
Erich's Avatar
Erich Erich is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: High Desert of NM, USA
Posts: 4,891
Likes: 3,758
Liked 4,524 Times in 1,466 Posts
Default

Dang! It doesn't often happen that I see a gun that would make me pause and gawk in a gun store, and that would be one. Neat-o!
__________________
Now go make God proud...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-29-2017, 04:59 PM
montezumaz's Avatar
montezumaz montezumaz is offline
US Veteran
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Verde Valley AZ
Posts: 478
Likes: 2,038
Liked 111 Times in 67 Posts
Default

210 or 240 grain Fiocchi? I bet your Smith will like the 240 best!
__________________
NRA Patron; Disabled Veteran
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-29-2017, 05:19 PM
gwpercle's Avatar
gwpercle gwpercle is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Baton Rouge, La.
Posts: 2,966
Likes: 1,305
Liked 2,110 Times in 1,169 Posts
Default

A 5 inch N frame in 44-40....what's not to like.
I know it's a commemorative and should only be looked at...but if I had one, some new Starline brass would be ordered , the lead pot heated , bullets cast ....and after the reloading....range time !
I can't help it ...I'm just an unrepentant shooter !
And that would be a SWEET shooter. Nice score
Gary
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #8  
Old 09-29-2017, 07:51 PM
The Norseman's Avatar
The Norseman The Norseman is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Black Hills South Dakota
Posts: 206
Likes: 105
Liked 247 Times in 87 Posts
Default S&W Model 544 44-40 Winchester caliber

Wow. I like it. Congratulations on a great
purchase. That is a neat S&W.

That would be cool to learn reloading the
44-40 Win and shooting. Please give us
a Range Report when you shoot it.

Hopefully one day I can find one for my
S&W Art collection.

Thank you for sharing and the nice picture.
Attached Thumbnails
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report-sw-mg-629-44mag-cleaning-jpg  
__________________
Shoot often, Share your Sport
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #9  
Old 09-30-2017, 12:26 AM
glenncal1 glenncal1 is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,923
Likes: 1
Liked 1,508 Times in 487 Posts
Default

Here is his brother in .45 Colt 25-3 125th Anniversary. A very fun gun to shoot. N-Frames, gotta love them.
Attached Thumbnails
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report-25-3-jpg  
__________________
Jim
Many K and N Frames
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #10  
Old 09-30-2017, 12:36 AM
jimbo728's Avatar
jimbo728 jimbo728 is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 1,481
Likes: 2,655
Liked 1,079 Times in 564 Posts
Default

I love 44-40. Always wanted a 44-40 handgun.
Save your brass. You may wish to reload that for sure.
The brass tends to be a little weak from the neck up but that`s a cartridge developed in 1873 for black powder.
I load 200 gr .429 diameter bullets for an 1892 rifle and it shoots great.
Great find. Im jealous.
Jim
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #11  
Old 09-30-2017, 05:30 AM
smokey04 smokey04 is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: LA[lower Alabama
Posts: 706
Likes: 273
Liked 620 Times in 239 Posts
Default

glenncal1. I have one that I really like. It shoots like gangbusters and I'm looking for a second one[at an affordable price] for a project.
Skeeter cost me a fortune in 5" .357s 'cause I can't get them to shoot well for me but, not so with the .44-40 and .44 Mag. they're just right! Best of luck with yours. Nick
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-30-2017, 09:31 AM
glenncal1 glenncal1 is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,923
Likes: 1
Liked 1,508 Times in 487 Posts
Default

Smokey- a not bad shooter (included the case) went on GB last week for $655. It had some poor fitting non-S&W grips on it, would have been good for your project. I thought about the gun but figured by the time I got a proper set of grips I would have just about what I paid for my gun in it.
__________________
Jim
Many K and N Frames
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-30-2017, 10:27 AM
Xfuzz's Avatar
Xfuzz Xfuzz is offline
SWCA Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: THE LONE STAR STATE......
Posts: 3,436
Likes: 4,097
Liked 9,887 Times in 1,538 Posts
Default

Neat Smith..
A buddy found one a couple years ago.
He simply replaced the side plate with the decoration
on it and you could not tell it was a commemorative.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-30-2017, 11:27 AM
STCM(SW)'s Avatar
STCM(SW) STCM(SW) is online now
US Veteran
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: E. Washington State
Posts: 3,432
Likes: 585
Liked 5,226 Times in 1,697 Posts
Default

Have one that I reload for, even finished off a buck one year with it.



__________________
The best is yet to come!
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #15  
Old 09-30-2017, 11:34 AM
iPac's Avatar
iPac iPac is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 726
Likes: 824
Liked 780 Times in 334 Posts
Default

Making good shooters are about the only thing relatively modern commemoratives are good for in my opinion.

Looks like you found a really fun one to enjoy. Congrats!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-11-2017, 09:28 PM
glenncal1 glenncal1 is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,923
Likes: 1
Liked 1,508 Times in 487 Posts
Default

btt, range report
__________________
Jim
Many K and N Frames
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #17  
Old 10-11-2017, 10:31 PM
RdrBill RdrBill is offline
US Veteran
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yuma, ARIZONA
Posts: 892
Likes: 131
Liked 1,216 Times in 278 Posts
Default

Sir.
Nice handgun to get. I had one a few years back. Worked as advertised.
Someone offered me too much money for it and away it went. I have other 5 inch N frames and other 44's. I'll get by.
44-40 has a reputation of needing caution during the reloading process.
Have fun with it.
Bill@Yuma
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-12-2017, 12:00 AM
BigMuddy BigMuddy is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Linn Creek MO
Posts: 192
Likes: 126
Liked 178 Times in 88 Posts
Default

Looks great!!! I wonder if a 44 Mag cylinder could be fitted to it as well. Would make a great gun even better.

Dan
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-12-2017, 12:53 AM
toad67 toad67 is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 189
Likes: 188
Liked 112 Times in 46 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RdrBill View Post
Sir.
Nice handgun to get. I had one a few years back. Worked as advertised.
Someone offered me too much money for it and away it went. I have other 5 inch N frames and other 44's. I'll get by.
44-40 has a reputation of needing caution during the reloading process.
Have fun with it.
Bill@Yuma
What is the big caution in reloading for it??
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-12-2017, 05:04 PM
Bill In Texas Bill In Texas is offline
Member
Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report Head 'em up and move 'em out//Now with Range Report  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,834
Likes: 1,970
Liked 486 Times in 401 Posts
Default

Congratulations!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
next move jimjc Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 11 12-02-2013 07:21 PM
Mod's Please Move doc540 The Lounge 0 10-27-2012 12:37 PM
Two S&W 1006s in a 4 Gun 10mm Head to Head Shoot-Out! >> ThomasH Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 8 11-14-2011 05:08 PM
What if I have to move? ~tc~ Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 12 03-11-2010 06:30 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:20 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)