Lipsey's Flattop 44 Special

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HardBall

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I told my dealer today that I wanted one of the Lipsey Flattop .44 Special with the 5 1/2" tube. He's got me on his order list but he said that Lipsey doens't have any "yet". I thought they already had them? Am I too late?
 

varminter22

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I don't know the current status. It is possible that they have all been sold.

The initial run was reported to be a more-or-less one time special run for the distributor (Lipsey's).

We can hope more will be produced!

And you might be able to find one for sale elsewhere; gunbroker, etc, etc.

I look forward to reading others' responses.
 

Yosemite Sam

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Rumor has it the original run went so fast that Lipsey's has reordered.

Good luck. I'm half thinking of picking up one of the 4-3/4" models as a project gun.

-- Sam
 

sash

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My local dealer has at least 3 of each barrel length in stock, so they are still available. Maybe your pusher can call around and find one.
 

mustang99

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The Lipsey's order was completed and these models are in the 2010 catalog.
 

HardBall

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mustang99":34rq1bcl said:
The Lipsey's order was completed and these models are in the 2010 catalog.

Are you saying that my dealer can still get one but it won't be until 2010?
 

mustang99

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I am saying he might still get one from Lipsey's, but if not, he can get one in 2010 for sure.
 

HardBall

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mustang99":1onsku91 said:
I am saying he might still get one from Lipsey's, but if not, he can get one in 2010 for sure.


I can live with that.

Thanks for the info!
 

claydoctor

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mustang99":1w5zl5zq said:
I am saying he might still get one from Lipsey's, but if not, he can get one in 2010 for sure.

I take from this, it is soon to be a regular catalog item not a distributor special.
 

COR

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mustang99":wgwhvvdn said:
I am saying he might still get one from Lipsey's, but if not, he can get one in 2010 for sure.


How "sure" are you of this?
 

mustang99

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I saw the 2010 catalog and the 2 44 special models are in it. Can't be more sure than that!
 

I_Like_Pie

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mustang99":7luob84m said:
I saw the 2010 catalog and the 2 44 special models are in it. Can't be more sure than that!

I have heard from "the grapevine" that this would eventually happen....good to see that they made it so.
 

dougader

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I have always been a die hard 45 Colt fan, but once I held that Lipsey's 44 Special in my hands, I became a believer. Very nice gun.

Problem is, I keep liking too many calibers....
 

kk9z

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The Lipsey's exclusive is definitely in the 2010 Ruger listing. Here is the extract from the new price list:

NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK .44 Special Caliber - 6 Shot
5232 NVB-444 4-5/8” barrel
5233 NVB-445 6-1/2” barrel Blued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DISTRIBUTOR PRICE SHEET - 2010 EFFECTIVE
(SUPERCEDES JAN. 1, 2009)
 

Yosemite Sam

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kk9z":zng7nn4h said:
The Lipsey's exclusive is definitely in the 2010 Ruger listing. Here is the extract from the new price list:

NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK .44 Special Caliber - 6 Shot
5232 NVB-444 4-5/8” barrel
5233 NVB-445 6-1/2” barrel Blued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DISTRIBUTOR PRICE SHEET - 2010 EFFECTIVE
(SUPERCEDES JAN. 1, 2009)
Still not sure what to expect. Is this a flattop, based on the 50th Anniversary medium frame, or is it based on their .44 mag? Also, the Lipsey's run did not include a 6.5" gun, but a 5.5" one.

Still, this could be good news to those of us who (maybe) wanted another.

-- Sam
 

mustang99

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Sam,

The Lipsey's gun is going straight into 2010 as a catalog item. No changes whatsoever. That 6 1/2 is a misprint.
 

kk9z

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I think that you are correct about it being a mis-print, but Ruger listed 6 1/2" on the price list, and in the excel listing they sent out:

5232 NVB-444 44 Special 4 5/8" Blued
5233 NVB-445 44 Special 6 1/2" Blued

Since the part numbers are the same as those used by Lipsey's, I am sure that the barrel lengths will match up.
 

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