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Old 05-29-2019, 07:07 PM
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Charter Arms Pitbull in .45 a.c.p. (2 & 1/2" barrel)
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Charter Arms Pitbull in .45 a.c.p. (2 & 1/2" barrel)
There is just something about the Charter Arms Bulldog series that I just like, especially in .44Special chamberings. I like that "Pitbull" too.
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A 2 inch

And a 3 inch

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Oh that 3" is just "Lusty!" I like that you rock the Magna's on her too!
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Great thread !
I'm a fan of collecting big bore snubbies myself.
What a beautiful pair of .44Specials/M24 & M624! That "Trail Boss" is quite unique and a looker too! How do you like the porting for recoil mitigation?
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Some impressive specimens and collections here.

I have three:

S&W M329 Alaskan Backpacker



S&W M69 Combat Mag



Ruger Alaskan .480 Ruger

Nice Snubbies. That Alaskan BackPacker and it's side plate with the etched Grizzly Bear and Pacific Fir trees... I love that sideplate etching!

I have a "Mountain BackPacker", M629-5 that has/had a Grizzly Bear, crawling over a boulder and maybe Sequoia trees in the background laser etched into the sideplate that was 95% of the way polished off at the factory for some LAME reason! The only two "MBP" owners that I know of other than mine say their Mountain Back Packers exhibit the exact same laser etching(s)... with the Grizzly Bear and Trees, polished off at the factory and only visible with a bright light too. Your "Alaskan BackPacker" with it's sideplate made me go get the 300 Lumens StreamLight flashlight and have both the wifey and daughter confirm the Grizzly, Boulder, and Trees... (I decided to take the "MBP" with us on vacation to Florida for our trip because stainless steel handles this humidity so much better than a blued finish!) Anyways, I wished Smith would have left the original etching in tact just like yours without having to go outside in the sunlight or a high powered flash light to see it. I really like your "ABP" and it's side-plate etching!

Pic of polished off Grizzly, etc..




ETA: If anyone has any info as to why Smith took to the trouble of grinding/polishing off the side-plate etchings off of the M629-5 "Mountain BackPacker" model I'd love to know more about it. I believe Smith only made 500 of these designated Revolvers so it's been really hard to even know another person that actually has one! My "MBP" has the serial number "MBP02XX" etched into the underside of the top strap... A feature/marking area that is usually reserved only for PC guns I've been told! The trigger in DA has been really stellar from day one... SA the trigger is something to write home about so maybe it did go thru the hands of the PC... Thanks in advance!

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Let's see pics of those grips I sent ya on that piece!
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629-4 3" .44 Magnum
Lew Horton Classic Carry 1 of 538 (1996)
Action tuned by S&W
Bead Blast finish by S&W
Magna-Ported
Big Dot front sight
C&S Extreme Duty rear sight
Hammer bob by me
Scratched & Dinged from years of off duty carry
Carry Loads: Cor-Bon .44 Mag 165 gr. JHP ~1300 fps
Underwood .44 Special 200 gr. Gold Dot fps
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629-4 3" .44 Magnum
Lew Horton Classic Carry 1 of 538 (1996)
Action tuned by S&W
Bead Blast finish by S&W
Magna-Ported
Big Dot front sight
C&S Extreme Duty rear sight
Hammer bob by me
Scratched & Dinged from years of off duty carry
Carry Loads: Cor-Bon .44 Mag 165 gr. JHP ~1300 fps
Underwood .44 Special 200 gr. Gold Dot fps
~1100 fps
That is a great "Work-Horse" carry gun for sure... I love it!

I also love those Underwood .44Special loads topped with 200grain Gold Dots you use. Our M629-5 is stoked with the same loads on the nightstand last night!

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Thanks HamHands!
Those Gold Dots really are,"Flying Ashtrays".
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A 2 inch

And a 3 inch

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Nedroe, any info on that fixed sight 3"?
Very sweet!
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Nothin' more fun!

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The ultimate Big Bore Snubby
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I've gotta get one of those M500 ES Kit guns!
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Great thread !
I'm a fan of collecting big bore snubbies myself.
Just going thru this thread again while the steaks soak up the Dale's and beer for marinade as the girls are out shopping...

Darn nice Revolvers you have there! I don't know which one I like best.... much like my collection of Snubbies in .38Special and .44Spec/Mag...
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Lew Horton 629 with Hogue grips, Magnaporting, and lanyard provision.
Nice looking piece! What dash is this model as I've yet to see one with provisions for a Lanyard???

I ask because Only my CZ's have Lanyards which I find perfect for The Great Outdoors... and will only carry them when Boating or Kayaking with a Lanyard-Line attached to a belt when doing so for fear of the gun going overboard especially when Kayak fishing.
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Well, it's not a Smith & Wesson, (although they did copy it) and I'm not quite sure if it qualifies as a snubby with a 3" Barrel, but it's most certainly big bore, so...



This is my Taurus Judge Magnum with Altamont Super Rosewood grips. I got it for my birthday a couple years ago after I handled my brother's Judge and liked it. I was considering getting a Governor over it, but the price difference coupled with the fact that the Governor doesn't come chambered for 3" Shells ultimately made me choose the Judge.
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You made up for just having (1) by having a "hellofa" only big bore for sure! Tell me more about those grips! Are they "Eagle" branded or styled grips? I'm pretty sure I've seen that profile before that caught my eye and Eagle is the style or something similar. Again, nice carry companion!
Those are Ahrends concealment finger-groove stocks. I usually get them on eBay.

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Well, it's not a Smith & Wesson, (although they did copy it) and I'm not quite sure if it qualifies as a snubby with a 3" Barrel, but it's most certainly big bore, so...



This is my Taurus Judge Magnum with Altamont Super Rosewood grips. I got it for my birthday a couple years ago after I handled my brother's Judge and liked it. I was considering getting a Governor over it, but the price difference coupled with the fact that the Governor doesn't come chambered for 3" Shells ultimately made me choose the Judge.
mine came with these tiny laser grips. makes it look a lot smaller, better concealable but I wouldn't want to use them in a range session. Too small for my taste
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My Judge actually came with the stock "Ribber" grips, the Altamont grips were aftermarket, although their were a couple special edition models that came with Altamont grips as well.

I've never attempted to conceal it either, but then again I bought it as a nightstand gun. If I wanted to concealed carry it then I would have opted for the Public Defender model or the Governor.

I've got to say though, the Governor is really nice-looking. I'd love to get one someday.
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Thanks for the confirmation! Those are great looking grips...
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Not really snubs, but are proportioned for that look.
The 460 S&W 3.5 inchers.

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A Charter Arms Bulldog here. I have often wondered why the big bore snubby never caught on, and why the big bore revolver went out of fashion.
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Not really snubs, but are proportioned for that look.
The 460 S&W 3.5 inchers.

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You’ve posted pics with Nill’s stocks on your X frames Snubs.
I knew when I purchased my M460C that the rubbers would not allow me a high grip and would rotate, bore axis, if I was holding it in the finger grooves.
After lowering the tops of the grooves it’s okay for the next range session but still pitiful.
I’ll post some pics tonight.
Legs are healing so I’ll finally use the Chrony for bullets.... arrows and airguns are all it knows.

My old 357 SS Ruger with Monos allows for easy control DA/SA.
I’ll make what I need before headed to the Rockies but am curious as to your thoughts.
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I must know where to find one of these fixed sight 629s. MUST HAVE. What's the official designation?

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I must know where to find one of these fixed sight 629s. MUST HAVE. What's the official designation?

The original run is 629-5 Camfour, they made about 300. There was a second run of 629-6's (with the lock), but I don't remember how many in that run (very few?).

I haven't seen any literature that ascribes a name to these.....maybe someone else here has one of the brochures? I remember seeing a flyer, but want to say it was a Camfour exclusive????
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A Charter Arms Bulldog here. I have often wondered why the big bore snubby never caught on, and why the big bore revolver went out of fashion.
Prossibly because they can be so brutal to shoot?
At least the 44 mags are.
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Nice looking piece! What dash is this model as I've yet to see one with provisions for a Lanyard???

I ask because Only my CZ's have Lanyards which I find perfect for The Great Outdoors... and will only carry them when Boating or Kayaking with a Lanyard-Line attached to a belt when doing so for fear of the gun going overboard especially when Kayak fishing.
The Lanyard was something that I added myself. I replaced the nut on the Hogue grip adapter with one threaded for an Uncle Mike's machine screw rifle swivel, which I used in place of the Hogue's grip screw. Very simple, and handy for keeping up with your gun in the tent, or while bear hunting with dogs.

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The original run is 629-5 Camfour, they made about 300. There was a second run of 629-6's (with the lock), but I don't remember how many in that run (very few?).

I haven't seen any literature that ascribes a name to these.....maybe someone else here has one of the brochures? I remember seeing a flyer, but want to say it was a Camfour exclusive????
I have one of the 629-6's and its a little bit different from the "-5." Not only does the later one have the lock, it also has a different shaped frame. The earlier gun has a squared off frame (at the hammer) (the shape reminds me of a Model 36) and the later one is more rounded, much like a Model 58. I have a line on a dash 5, but can't get any movement from the owner.

Here is the "-6" Camfour to show the difference. The Lew Horton Carry Comp (Mag Comp, called either) has the same shape to the frame.

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Can you say ".44 Magnum" boys and girls? How about "Lew Horton?" Good! That's good!
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Had my 3" (pictured above in post 126) out today - my wife wanted to go to the range, and it's her favorite gun.
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My 629-5ís. Twins. Kinda
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The hogue. But I do like the factory wood combats.
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.....for what seems like a loooooong time.

Thanks to the keen eyes of a forum member, I was able bid on and win this 629 Carry Comp or Magnum Carry (I can't recall which, but I have seen it referred to both ways.)

3 inches of 44 Magnum goodness in a fixed sight configuration, with a single upward facing port after the front sight. Standard S&W Combat stocks, tear drop shaped hammer, and a wonderful PC shop honed action. It is too cool for words.

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I thought that I had saved a brochure for this model, but I have hidden it from myself, or was mistaken. If anyone has a copy to post, please do
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my charter arms "BOOMER" likes to ride in my pocket to town,,,,,,,
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my charter arms "BOOMER" likes to ride in my pocket to town,,,,,,,
Is that the 44 Spcl or 45 ACP version? I have been waiting to see if they will do a non-ported run in either
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Here today I'm carrying this . . . it has a 3.75" barrel, but it feels like a snubby:


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I am confused by the magazine....is that a Ruger joke that I am missing?
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it's the 44SP I didn't know they made a boomer in a 45,,,,,,,,,,,,
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As the ruger is a 45acp [no moon clips.]
The mag is used as a speed loader.
Open the gate , eject the empties, thumb in the 45acp's from the mag..
All good..
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I have a couple.

500S&W 4" a snubbie based on size to barrel length ratio..IMO

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I did recently pick up a 4" mountain gun but that doesn't count.
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As the ruger is a 45acp [no moon clips.]
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Open the gate , eject the empties, thumb in the 45acp's from the mag..
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Thanks Groo!

I was beginning to think that it was some inside joke that I was just too slow to get

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I thought that I had saved a brochure for this model, but I have hidden it from myself, or was mistaken. If anyone has a copy to post, please do

Here you go Scott. I am attempting to upload a photo of the flyer and my letter from Lew Horton on this model. There is a brief mention in the letter about the name. It was referred to as both the Mag-Comp and Carry-Comp. Sorry my photos are not the best, probably should have had my grand daughters do the posting!!

This one should make a nice companion to the custom Model 58 you showed me in Texas at the last Symposium!! Hope this helps. Tell your father I said hello, hope to see you both in Tulsa this year.

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Only this 1917 colt for the millionth time. A great gun that looks like a hard chrome finish but is really just bare metal where someone removed the blue but didn't buff it. It's the only .45 ACP I own.



These are pretty popular here and especially colt forum. Here's a holster I made for a guy who had one in the same length.


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Here you go Scott. I am attempting to upload a photo of the flyer and my letter from Lew Horton on this model. There is a brief mention in the letter about the name. It was referred to as both the Mag-Comp and Carry-Comp. Sorry my photos are not the best, probably should have had my grand daughters do the posting!!

This one should make a nice companion to the custom Model 58 you showed me in Texas at the last Symposium!! Hope this helps. Tell your father I said hello, hope to see you both in Tulsa this year.

All the best, Bob.
Thanks Bob!

My dad and I enjoyed the symposium immensely. We have plans to attend the 50th as well.

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Only this 1917 colt for the millionth time. A great gun that looks like a hard chrome finish but is really just bare metal where someone removed the blue but didn't buff it. It's the only .45 ACP I own.



These are pretty popular here and especially colt forum. Here's a holster I made for a guy who had one in the same length.

Wyatt,

No need to apologize....we love big bore snubs no matter what their lineage

If that one is too ugly for you to bear, send it to me and I will give it a loving home
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Another 296 Ti. My only big bore snubby. This thread has got me really wanting a 29 though!
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+1. Whatís up with the mag in your EDC?
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I can't believe I missed this the first time around!

I have two- a RSR that a friend had shortened before the Alaskan became popular (then he traded it to me), and a Colt New Service in .45 Colt.
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