Serial number 17128 shipped in June 1959. A great companion gun to my other BKH47 with serial number 17243 that shipped in May 1959. The grips on this FT 44 are nicely figured and the revolver is near 99 percent.
First Giz......then you, Doc. :roll: Is everybody switching over to collecting Rugers, now??? I guess you've mastered S&W collecting. Must be getting too easy! :lol: I think Giz even mentioned that he was chucking the S&W collection......in favor of some Flintlocks, a lean-to, mountainman gear, and "the older, simpler way of life". Don't forget, Giz, they didn't have 'lectricity and 'puters back then..... :lol: Bob
Bob...I have been collecting Ruger Blackhawk .44 Magnums and early Super Blackhawks for as long as I have been collecting S&Ws. Actually longer, since my first handgun purchase in 1966 was a Ruger Super Single-Six, followed by a Blackhawk .357 Magnum and then a Super Blackhawk. In Missoula, Montana in the late 60s a S&W Model 29 was next to impossible to find, as were most N-frames and the Combat Magnum.