Super blackhawk 44mag/44-40 conversion

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wtchdr

Bearcat
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Purchased one of these yesterday and have questions, 1. How rare are they? 2. How collectable are they? 3 What value should I place on it? It is unspun and unfired, if not collectable or valuable I'm going to shoot it. :D
 

flatgate

Hawkeye
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I think your use of the word "conversion" has caused some confusion, hence the lack of replies to your query. Convertible, perhaps?

The S4440 is a somewhat rare variety with around 1,200 produced according to the R.E.N.E.. Current values are in the $700 range.

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Note the nomenclature rollmarked on the cylinder frame labeling the gun as a Blackhawk. The unfluted cylinders, large grip frame and Super Blackhawk hammer shows us something more like a Super Blackhawk, eh? The model number, S4440, is similar to the Super Blackhawk's model numbers, too.

:D

flatgate

PS Note that the .44-40 cylinders are dimensioned to utilize 0.427" bullets however the barrel is Ruger's standard .44 sized which is designed around the common .44 magnum bullets of 0.429"/0.430".
 

wtchdr

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Flatgate, you are correct I should have given the model number, that is the critter that I have Thank you. Was beginning to wonder if I had bad breath when no one wanted to talk to me.
 
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