Vaquero 44 Special

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rammerjammer

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How many variants of Vaquero 44 Specials has Ruger offered?

I'm aware of the 4 5/8" and 3.75" models offered in stainless and blued but not sure how many others.

Not interested in 44 Mag options. Love that cartridge too but don't need that much power in a single action range toy. Just 44 Specials and Vaqueros please. Pretty sure I know about all the Blackhawk 44 Special variants.

Thanks fellas
 

Jbar4Ranch

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I've managed to pick up ten 4 5/8" stainless model .44 Specials since 2013...
One sold on GB a couple weeks back for a ridiculously low $700, Buy It Now, AND it was consecutive to one I've already got. For some reason, I never got an email notification, so I missed out. 🙁
503 made in this configuration, 500 in blue w/4 5/8" barrels, 510 in stainless w/3 3/4" barrels, and 510 in blue w/3 3/4" barrels.

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Rclark

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'If' they ever come out with 5 1/2" .44 Special New Vaquero (blued or case colored), I'd order one up on the spot. Really the last one that I am interested in anymore when it comes to center fires.
 

loaded round

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I have a 45/8'' bbl blued 44-40 Vaquero that I had a 44 Mag cylinder fitted to it Both cylinders shoot better than I can these days and this Vaquero is becoming my favorite carry gun for long walks in the woods. BTW, the 44 Mag cylinder is for 44 Spc use Have no need to destroy this fine revolver by shooting 44 Mags thru it. I do have several 44 mags if I want that kind of power.
 

375supermag

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The vaquero 44 special is one I would love to have!
I need a matched set of blued Vaqueros in .44Spl with 5-1/2" barrels. I would settle for 4-5/8" barrels in stainless or blued finish.
No real interest in the 3-3/4" barrelled variants.
I already have two full size original Vaqueros in .45Colt with 5-1/2" barrels in the blued and case colored design.
Also have two flat top .44Spl BlackHawks with 5-1/2" barrels in blued steel.
I have never seen the .44Spl chambered Vaqueros and all of my local gun shops claim they were never able to get them.
 

Rclark

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I need a matched set of blued Vaqueros in .44Spl with 5-1/2" barrels.
Just one blued .44 Special New Vaquero would do me :) . And I wouldn't compromise with a 4 5/8" barrel... blued (or case colored) 5 1/2" or bust. No Stainless. That's how I keep my collection from expanding to much ;) . Ha! That said, I do have a .44 Special Sheriff as I thought I might conceal carry it, but I don't.... I CC my Bulldog instead.
 
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gak

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I won't repeat all here but you might check out my and other replies to a very similar current (OP) thread by Malpaso. I have the 3½ and 4.62 in stainless and blue respectively. I would love to see Ruger bring out a 5.5, maybe CCH Tyler?
 
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