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    Re: So, is it a Heavy Duty in 357?

    Hey, Chris
    Is this a question or statement?
    So far as I know, the HD was never factory-chambered in .357 magnum, except for the experimental models leading up to the Registered Magnum.
    The guns are stout as a locomotive, and can handle most of today's relatively mild magnum loads.
    Back in the day, many, many many LEOs had their HD's rechambered/reamed to accommodate .357 ammunition.
    That put 'em on a more even footing with the baddies.
    Nice-looking gun, by the way!
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    Re: So, is it a Heavy Duty in 357?

    looks like a 520, except front sight.

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    Re: So, is it a Heavy Duty in 357?

    Usually the front sights were lowered right after the chambering reamers were pulled out.... you'd be suprised how many HD's got this treatment....



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    Re: So, is it a Heavy Duty in 357?

    Don, actually it was kind of a statement.




    Drew you may recognize the workmanship sort of like a certian 44 mag.
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    Re: So, is it a Heavy Duty in 357?

    Nframe, that's mighty nice bluing from what I can tell on the picture. Is that factory original, or has it been reblued?

    If it's factory original, you got a dandy!

    What Don Henry said about 'em being stout as a locomotive. I don't think my transition-era HD will ever wear out, and second to my 17-3, it's one of those that goes to the range every time.

    I'll defer to Drew's knowledge on this, but my understanding is, a lot of the HDs as factory issued actually would chamber .357 mag. Given the relatively mild factory loadings today, I wouldn't worry too much about firing a .357 thru if everything else works -- BUT EVERYONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS NOT A RECOMMENDATION FOR ANYONE TO DO SO.

    Beautiful arm.

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    Re: So, is it a Heavy Duty in 357?

    Bill,

    thanks! if you look in the crane area of the above pic you'll find the truth. I just got a new camera (Nikon D3000) and am playing and learning.

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    Re: So, is it a Heavy Duty in 357?

    I don't know what it is, but I thought you all had snow? Where's the snow?
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    Re: So, is it a Heavy Duty in 357?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cush
    I don't know what it is, but I thought you all had snow? Where's the snow?

    It does that around here, melts!! Good thing too none of us own a snow shovel!
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    I think it needs stags
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