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Old 06-28-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

Some where I have read of a Rugor Blackhawk in 357 mag machinedinto a 44 sp. Maybe I dreamed it too lol. Can it be done? I have 2 Ruger Vaquero's both it 357 mag. Yea I could sell them but really will take a beating on them would be luck to get $300.00 for each and I have much more than that in them. There is nothing wrong with them, just thinking of what I could do if possible, of course when I see the price I am sure I will wake up from this pipe dream lol
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

Could change barrel+cylinder,I guess or re drill 357 to 44 and a new 44 barrel.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:18 PM   #3
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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

This should give you some idea what it takes
You can also line bore the 357 cylinder and ream to 44sl.

http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=54775
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:44 PM   #4
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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

Yes sir I got idea's now for sure thanks for the site.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:51 PM   #5
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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

hamilton bowen will do it for around 2 grand............

http://www.bowenclassicarms.com/NEW/RugSAbigbore.htm

personally, i'd sell or trade.............
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:47 AM   #6
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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

Pretty common conversion. Smiths made lots of money for a lot of years, and now Ruger has come back out with .44 Specials. You could buy new .44s cheaper than you will find a Smith that will convert your guns.
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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

Tim's got that right. It'll cost a bunch to convert them.



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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

I was ready to buy the tooling when ruger came out with the 44spl, it would have cost over $1,000.00 for it, still mite but the reamers etc will be for the 41
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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

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This should give you some idea what it takes
You can also line bore the 357 cylinder and ream to 44sl.

http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=54775
And I thought my grandad had toys in his home shop, WOW.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:47 AM   #10
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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

Glad I asked first before I spent alot of money.
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:42 AM   #11
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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

Snuffer, thanks for asking this question, I'd really like to have a GP in .44 spl., and now I know it's not gonna be cheap. I still want one, though.

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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

That would be worth it, since you can't buy it. I would like one too.



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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

http://www.clementscustomguns.com/rugerdarevolvers.html
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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

I love his stuff, but hate waiting for 2 years to get my gun back.



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I love his stuff, but hate waiting for 2 years to get my gun back.
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If I went in there I would end up Masturbating..
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:40 PM   #17
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Re: make a 44 sp out of a 357 mag.

That is a cool site but the wait of two years. Alot can happen in two years. Well it was a nice dream while it lasted.
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whats wrong with shooting 44 specials out of a 44 mag .buy a blackhawk and "BH" (chop) the barrel to 4 inches.
 
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Snuffy can get two and still save $3000, that will buy a fair ammount of ammo!
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