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Next up is a 38/44 Heavy Duty from 1954.

She was rebuilt and had their Master reblue done by Horace Booth at Ford's a few years ago. He did an amazing job.. I've heard he's semi-retired now and someone else is doing the bulk of the work. That's too bad. He's a true artisan..

Stags are by Patrick. Note the lack of bark. I really, really like this pair! They're the best work I've seen by him..

 

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that is indeed a beauty. It is early, and I know i have limited knowledge of the 38/44 hd buried back in my brain somewhere, but can you shoot .38spl throught that baby?
 

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Yes, that's what it's chambered for.

These guns can handle just about anything in the 38 Special line, including the old FBI load. Very stout gun..
 

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That's beautiful. There's just something about those old fixed-sight N-frames....

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shortranger said:
That's beautiful. There's just something about those old fixed-sight N-frames....

David
Yes David there is....





This one has been tweeked a little..... but is on the same theme....
 

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Awesome!! I really like those smooth stags on it.
 

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QC,

This would be a perfect desert rat gun.... 1965 Model 58 Frame, Model 29-2 Cylinder, .38-44 Barrel rebored to .429" and resighted.... Lightwieght (for an N-Frame), silky smooth 1960's action, portable and powerful.... can't wait for the snowbanks to melt off some so I can get into the sandpit and see how she shoots....

On top of that it's had a very colorful history of precious owners who are my dear friends including Chris "N-Frame" Helm and Many "LowrdrFXR" McNeil....

Drew
 
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Dang you guys...Carl posts a spectacular looking gun, Drew follow's it up with trade-bait for the next Red Neck Shoot. Your bringin' that one along, right Drew?.... :mrgreen:

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Yup.... I'll bring it and maybe, just maybe I'll let you touch it, but it ain't bait.... I've waited years for this gun.... many years.... ;)
 

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Drew, great to see that one is going to be in such good hands. I look forward to your range report, should be good to see if your loads work like mine did in it.



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Absolutely Beautiful guys!

I love the sights on those guns! :D
 

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Thanks for the kind words, guys..

I'm starting to get the hang of using a light box. Takes some getting used to, but I think it's worth the effort.

I hope y'all are enjoying my project so far..
 

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Sweet lookin' gun you have there Carl. How does it shoot? And the stags, oh yes, I have a set of his smooth/barkless in round butt K frame size. Absolutely stunning grips, bone white with just a bit of color in them. here they are on a gun I recently sold.

 

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Geoff,
Those stags of yours are beautys!

Did you keep them when you sold that gun?

My 38/44 shoots like a dream.. Horace did a great job on 'er. Being an N frame shooting 38 Specials, she handles the recoil quite well.
 
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