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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:55 pm 
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I feel foolish asking this because i'm sure it's been discussed before but i cannot get the search to work. Keep receiving a fatal error.

44 mag super blackhawk.....what was the longest barrel offered and how common were/are they?

I'm being told the revolver in question was purchased used in mid 80's and do not have a s/n. I'm being told it's a 12" barrel. Owner in one state; super blkhwk in another.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:05 pm 
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Nope, 10.5"

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:45 pm 
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There were two .44 mag. Blackhawks (flattops) made with 15" barrels.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:46 pm 
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SAJohn wrote:
There were two .44 mag. Blackhawks (flattops) made with 15" barrels.


Factory?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:49 pm 
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Flash....that's one handsome photo.

Curious still.....the one i'm asking about is blued.
Any idea how many were manufactured?
Same question for the stainless you have.


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I do not recall the particulars, however there was, IIRC, one 12" Super produced.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:55 pm 
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chapped lips wrote:
Curious still.....the one i'm asking about is blued.
Any idea how many were manufactured?
Same question for the stainless you have.


The ones like Flash showed are still being made, model KS411N in stainless and S411N in blue. The bull barrel and hooked front sight are the clue to the current models.

Same numbers with 410 instead of 411 are rarer, they have tapered barrels and ramp front sights. Fairly common in blue (S410N) but only 2000 or so made in stainless (KS410N)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:10 pm 
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flatgate wrote:
I do not recall the particulars, however there was, IIRC, one 12" Super produced.

flatgate


Here's what I have on that one, from the reference:

S47(?) factory "second" with "S" stamped on the bottom of the cylinder frame ahead of the trigger guard and 12-1/2" barrel. Known s/n 80-15445. One known. This was a factory employee gun. Extremely rare.
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The blue ones are common enough that if you ever come across one that's clearly not a collector-grade, you can make it into a really cool variant by chopping the barrel flush with the ejector housing. This does NOT give you a 4.68" gun - the ejector is over-length on these. You end up very close to 5" and with a bull barrel.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:06 pm 
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JimMarch1 wrote:
The blue ones are common enough that if you ever come across one that's clearly not a collector-grade, you can make it into a really cool variant by chopping the barrel flush with the ejector housing. This does NOT give you a 4.68" gun - the ejector is over-length on these. You end up very close to 5" and with a bull barrel.


Here's one in stainless. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:05 pm 
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Well,thanx to all for such a response!

I sincerely doubt this revolver in question has a 12" barrel.....if it does,i'll post pics. Owner is out of state.

Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:12 am 
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Jeepnik wrote:
SAJohn wrote:
There were two .44 mag. Blackhawks (flattops) made with 15" barrels.


Factory?


Yes. There is only one left. Story has it that Bill Ruger cut the other one off as a prototype for the 10 inch .44 Flattop.


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