The .44 Mag is a great handgun caliber. You can fire the .44 S&W Russian, .44 Special or .44 Magnum. I own a full set of early S&W Mdl. 29s. The early .44, 4 inch 29-2 is my favorite.
This is a Pre 29 6.5 inch .44 Mag. 3rd Mdl HE. 5 screw, made in 1956 first year of production for the S&W .44 Magnum.