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Old January 8th, 2017, 10:18 AM   #1
 
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Simply I am a great fan of these shorties....44spl and .357 mag

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Old January 8th, 2017, 04:12 PM   #3
 
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I picked up a Sheriff's Model in .44 special a couple of months ago:





I bought it new from a dealer. It's a 512 serial number series, so it was made sometime between 2014 and when I got it. There is no internal frame lock on it either. I was told that it is not a Lipesy's special, so it may be a "Cleanup" gun that was put together by Ruger with left over parts.....
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Simply I am a great fan of these shorties....44spl and .357 mag

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What are those grips made from?
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Sorry, not the best picture, but this is mine in .44 spl that I bought new in 2011. It came originally with checkered black plastic grips and it does have the lock assembly in the grip frame.
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44 Spl Vaquero 3 Sheriff Model, Colt ejector, Belt Mtn Colt-style base pin. Ugly web behind trigger radiused. Replacement grips and lock elimination so any flat backed grips can be used. Flat Top Blackhawk hammer with large base and narrow shank.

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Since BulletBait's search had birdsheads pictured also maybe I can add my only shorty. An original Vaquero in .45Colt. I also want to know what those grips are on Ruger Junky's .44spl!
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Original size Sheriff Vaquero....in 357 magnum...a bit scarce
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Very nice wheelguns gentlemen! I like the Sherrif's model with the standard spade handle grips. Or is the Shopkeeper model the one with the Birdshead grip?
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Very nice wheelguns gentlemen! I like the Sherrif's model with the standard spade handle grips. Or is the Shopkeeper model the one with the Birdshead grip?
The handles get thrown about a bit and sometimes Sheriff's model, Shopkeeper and Birdshead get lumped together. There may be some general rules - single action with a short barrel and Ruger's shorties seem to be 3.75". There are others from other manufacturers that are shorter ( I have a Uberti birdshead with a 3.5" barrel for example) and many custom examples with barrels so short there's no ejector rod. I tend to think the Sheriff's models have the plow handle grip frame, like the current Vaquero Montado models. The current Birdshead Vaqueros aren't being marketed as a Sheriff's model or a Shopkeeper but the Bearcat Shopkeeper has a Birdshead grip frame. Seems sorta loosey-goosey to me. What about the 3.75" Blackhawk in 44 Magnum with a plow handle grip frame? It has adjustable rear sights and a typical BH front so I'm inclined to think it's not a Sheriff's model but maybe others would disagree - it has the same barrel length and grip frame.

I don't get too strung out over it - I think they're all pretty cool. I like short barreled SA revolvers with a strong leaning toward the Birdshead grip frame. But I would be thrilled to own any of the nice guns in this thread whatever they're called.
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