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Old 07-13-2013, 06:27 PM   #21
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That has the interchangeable barrel feature. For that gun you could swap out and use 4", 6", 8", and 10" barrels. Good luck finding them.
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My 744 originally had a heavy 8" barrel. I found a light 6" barrel at CZ USA, the current owner of DW.

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My 744 originally had a heavy 8" barrel. I found a light 6" barrel at CZ USA, the current owner of DW.
so the newer barrels fit the older DW revolvers?

would this be the case for the 15-2 357 made in 1980 as well?

reason i ask is my father has only two barrels for his 15-2 DW. one is a 2" and the other is a 8.5" barrel. he mentioned at one time he would like to have a 4" or 6" barrel for it.
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744V here.As mentioned above,they're very accurate.Trouble free,easy to clean/take apart.Very heavy duty in those respects.

But comparing it to my 629(early #)is like comparing a Mack truck to a Vette.They're two different revolvers as far as I'm concerned.

I'd take a serious look at a Ruger single action .44 if hunting was the prime mission.The DW is too heavy....and you'll beat up a Smith with constant heavy loads.Having all of the above,will grab the 629 everytime if I'm heading to the woods though...so go figure?

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Jesss Buy a good cross shest holster for any long barreld hunting revolver and weight is more or less a none issue. Plus the ruger BH ain't gona shot as well without trigger work and luck.

EWKarms 44 & 357 barrel assembles- talk to them about blued and SS versions.

http://www.ewkarms.com/zen8/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_23

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so the newer barrels fit the older DW revolvers?

would this be the case for the 15-2 357 made in 1980 as well?

reason i ask is my father has only two barrels for his 15-2 DW. one is a 2" and the other is a 8.5" barrel. he mentioned at one time he would like to have a 4" or 6" barrel for it.
You may want to call CZ and ask them. My 744 dates from 1985 and I got the new barrel around 2008.
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You may want to call CZ and ask them. My 744 dates from 1985 and I got the new barrel around 2008.
thanks Clem!
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There is a lot of BS about the strength of revolvers. The S&W heavy frame handguns have been around since the Number 3 models of the 1880s. The modern concept of heavy duty handguns is totally based on the S&W "S" and "N" frames. The .357 in 1935 and the .44 Mag. of 1956.
I have owned and shot most models of modern heavy handguns. Where are all these failed and crashed side arms? After over 50 years if the S&W 29 was so fragile there would 1,000s of broken 29s at every gun show? The Mdl. 29s go up in price more than any other heavy hand gun. Western outdoorsman shoot heavy loads in these firearms most of the time. Where is the "Elephant Grave Yard" of all these failed S&W handguns? These stories are passed on by the gun shop experts. These fellows are there every Saturday giving out their advise.

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Putting that aside. I found a great deal on a DW and now I can get a 6 inch barrel.

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Nitestalker , keep telling your self what you want to here but the fact that several other brands can load longer cartidges along with heavier loads should tell you something but only if youcare to understand. Shoot the junk made by the big ammo companies and the s7w could shot mabe 10's of thousands of them. Some s7w fans are in there own world.

wannabe Good deal just check with EWKarms for a barrel or shroud, barrel combo befoe feeding the CZ machine.

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