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Old 11-08-2010, 07:56 PM   #11
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Bastard.

I'll have to add that you my around town shopping list. Lots of pawn and used gun stores in the Tacoma area. I just got to find one without a body on it.
This is the one I RECOMMEND JD, to fulfill your requirements! 2" barrel, super light-weight, and pure .44 MAGNUM. It won't rust, won't corrode, and it can handle anything you dish out. But beware, the recoil on this revolver makes a .500 Magnum feel like a .22.

You are looking at the Model 329PD .44 Mag Alaska Backpacker.
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OK JD, here it is... simple, strong, reliable, easy to shoot, and a great work-piece.

Ruger Alaskan .44

For the money it's as good as it gets.
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That's what I am talking about Mark. Good size and still some room for some work by me. Really nice. I'll be looking that one up. Thanks!
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I went to the American Pistolsmiths Guild webiste, searched for a guild by specialty. Punched in revolver and got this list:

Bowen, Hamilton
Cominolli, Joseph
Garrett, Sandy
Hartshorne, Mark
Jarvis, William
Keefer, James 'Jerry'
Morganti, Marc
Mulkerin, Scott D.
Power, Ron
Strange, Ed
Stroh, Jim
Williams, Dave

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Im sure anyone on that list can help you out.

sidenote/highjack- Anyone ever heard of, or knows someone, that makes a special cylinder for revolvers? I have been thinking about getting a 44 short barrel, but replacing the cylinder with a 4 shot .44 mag cylinder to slim it down a bit?
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I went to the American Pistolsmiths Guild webiste, searched for a guild by specialty. Punched in revolver and got this list:

Bowen, Hamilton
Cominolli, Joseph
Garrett, Sandy
Hartshorne, Mark
Jarvis, William
Keefer, James 'Jerry'
Morganti, Marc
Mulkerin, Scott D.
Power, Ron
Strange, Ed
Stroh, Jim
Williams, Dave

The American Pistolsmiths Guild

Im sure anyone on that list can help you out.

sidenote/highjack- Anyone ever heard of, or knows someone, that makes a special cylinder for revolvers? I have been thinking about getting a 44 short barrel, but replacing the cylinder with a 4 shot .44 mag cylinder to slim it down a bit?
5 round is as small as you can go on a revolver cylinder.
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Hey Mark, what's the recoil like on that Alaskan?
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Hey Mark, what's the recoil like on that Alaskan?
It's about like shooting a .357 Magnum. Stout, but manageable.
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It's about like shooting a .357 Magnum. Stout, but manageable.
Did Jack tell you to say that?
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Did Jack tell you to say that?
Recoil avoids Jack as it wouldn't dare irritate him...
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5 round is as small as you can go on a revolver cylinder.
Really? How about the Colt Cloverleaf (4 rounds) or the Dardick, which
had a 3 round "cylinder".


Hamilton Bowen or John Linebaugh for a big bore custom revolver. Assuming
that time and money are not factors.

I've shot a Ruger Redhawk 44 that was chopped to about 2.5" and
Magnaported. Not too bad. Impressive fireball.
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