I rember looking at one back in the mid 70`s. It was a couple of bucks higher in price than the Ruger Super Blackhawk. I ask the dealer and he said it was a better gun in his oppenion. I told him I though I would still keep my 3 screw to which he replied he would trade me a new one for my used 3 screw. I`ve still got that old 3 screw and it`s put several deer in the freezer in the 42 years I`ve owned it. MAN, I must be getting old.