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Old December 14th, 2009, 10:12 PM   #1
 
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Why not an underluged Redhawk

I was hoping the Rugger 44 mag would be just like my lovely GP100 but it aint! It doesnt have the same underluged barrel. Kinda sad...
The one like such is the smith and wesson 629 but I do not want to go that route . Anyway here is some links to revolvers in 44 mag that look almost like what I want:
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Old December 15th, 2009, 08:16 AM   #2
 
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Back when the barrels were readily available Bowen also offered to install Colt Anaconda barrels on Redhawks. Actually, the barrel shown in the picture could be machined to resemble a GP-100 barrel. This would not be inexpensive, though. I imagine Ruger figures the Redhawk is heavy enough to not need the heavy barrel. As for appearance some people like them and some not. The first revolver with this type barrel was the Colt Python and the lug was hollow so it was more an appearance thing than a recoil dampening device at its initiation.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 04:01 AM   #3
 
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To me......to add that much more underlug to the Redhawks already handsome design would be a travesty. Just like to me the Super Redhawks barrel looks like a broomhandle stuck in the frame.
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I think so too, the Super could be just a little more sexy. Maybe I have not hold one yet and I would change my mind. Thing is it is not a very common gun at the gunstores I go to..
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I like a full lug. I want a DA 45lc but that redhawk partial lug looks goofy to me.
gp100 looks much better alas.
the SRH looks weird in the pictures but in person it looks more like artillery so the normal asthetics (?) don't apply JMO
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I'm partial to this bad boy so I managed to scrounge a couple of those barrels.

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That is a beeeautiful gun. Tell us everything about it. Who did the work? Where did you scrounge the barrels from?
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sp, that's a pic off of Bowens site. I found a couple of barrels on the internet and then sent a Redhawk to two different smiths and they should have them back sometime this year. One will be 4" and one 6", both 45 colt with flat topstraps and old style Micro sights.

Keep an eye on this site for barrels:

http://www.hoosiergunworks.com/catalog/barrels.html

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HA! targetshooter that gun is EXACTLY the look I was looking for. I looked at that site you gave us and found a king cobra barrel in 6 inch that would look EVEN better. Don't know if it would be compatible with the Redhawk though.. I assume some experts on this site could light us on the subject?? Who makes fully custom barrels that are Ruger strength or better anyway? That I would really like to know. (lol just make me a GP100-looking barrel for my next buy, the Redhawk)
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frenchy, The Cobra barrel is probably the same size as a Python which would be too small for a Redhawk. But, a Python barrel will work on a GP100. If anyone has a blue GP they'd like to swap, please give me a yell. You can prolly guess why. hehe.
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