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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2018, 05:26:26 pm »

The Cimmaron dealer quoted me $649.99 per with a 10-12 WEEK delivery time!

Good grief! I may have to go through an importer and pay the fee if I want them sooner.
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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2018, 07:04:31 pm »

Well, I done bit the bullet and ordered a couple of Cimarron .44 Spl. Open Tops, one 7-1/2" and one 5-1/2".

I've got a pair of Uberti Open Tops in .38 pl. with the same barrel lengths, so I'll have a pair of pairs, so to speak.

I like the handiness of the 5-1/2" and the pointability of the 7-1/2". With the longer barrel .39 Spl., I have won three annual man-on-man elimination events.

I'm hoping that this will continue with the .44 Spl. In addition to a wagon load of .44 Spl. brass, I do have on hand 500 .44 Russian cases which will get used as well. With BP, they should approximate .44 Henry loading the original Open Tops were chambered in.
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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2018, 08:03:46 pm »

With the longer barrel .39 Spl., I have won three annual man-on-man elimination events.

Do you consider it cheating to use the extra .01" to win?  Wink

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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2018, 11:21:05 pm »

Do you consider it cheating to use the extra .01" to win?  Wink

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« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2018, 06:15:41 pm »

The typo police strike again ..... ;>)
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« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2018, 11:56:59 pm »

To the original question...

I have a pair of the revolvers in question and they have Army grips from the factory. I have large mitts but I wish these had the Navy grips. I normally shoot OMV Bisleys but I just can't adapt at all to these Open Top Army gripped 44's although they look great! I"ll just shoot them A LOT slower than usual 'cause they ARE that fun.

Especially with BP.

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« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2018, 08:19:17 am »

PJ, you'll like those 44 Open Tops. I have both my Open Top and Richards II (long barrels)  chambered in 44 Special. When I first got them (11 yrs ago) I loaded smokeless only in 44 Spec and black in 44 Colt brass, mostly for cartridge ID. I have loaded some 44 Spec in black (around 27 grains of FF) vs the 25 grains of FF black in Colt cases, but mostly did it just do see and do. Any more about all that gets shot through them anymore is Mav Dutch 200 grain soft lead with the 25 grains of FF. Accuracy is very good, recoil isn't much more than smokeless defensive 38 Special rds, actuality mild to moderate IMO. The smokeless loadings were never bad either, accurate, mild-moderate recoil- always kept them around the 750-800 fps level so as not to beat the 'be jiggers' out of the Colt frame styles. Ended up getting a used well taken care of Ruger Super B. Hawk for more potent 44 Spec loadings.

 I've never shot or reloaded 44 Russian. IMO unless a gun is chambered in that caliber, the 44 Colt is more desirable or 44 Spec if a shooter doesn't want to invest in 44 Colt brass (available from Starline). My thoughts on the 44 Russian is that it isn't much more than a 38 Special as far as recoil (and stopping power if that would be a factor at all), just a bigger, larger diameter chunk of lead going downrange. I do have a Richards/Mason conversion (5.5 barrel) in 38 Spec, load around 19 grains of FFF black. Its a accurate mild shooter with DD's Snakebites. I've yet to load any smokeless rds. As a side note, I had to fix the arbor issue and bolt timing on the OT, the Richards II was and is the perfect 'child', no arbor or any other issues out of the box. Whatever kinda' beans ya stuff in the cylinders, you'll enjoy dem 44 Colts Grin
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« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2018, 11:17:21 am »

I just happen to have 500 .44 Russian cases on hand that I bought for my wife's .44 Spl. Blackhawks, which she never liked and sold off.

Like I said earlier, they will approximate the original .44 Henry RF 200 RNFP with BP.

In any case, I'm looking forward to them.
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