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It’s finally here. I was a little worried when I bought this thing because the original pictures, it was filthy and difficult to see the condition.

I got all but the chambers and barrel cleaned up (lot of carbon residue and buildup). By the look of it, hadn’t seen many cleanings. It’s near perfect. Wood grips.

Ruger’s Redhawk serial number history puts it as built in 1982. Enough blabbing… pictures…
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Sweet 44. I love my SBH. The redhawk is D/A S/A I think.
That it is. I just don’t care for the extended frame on the newer Super Redhawk so I was on the hunt for a Redhawk 44. I wanted one but not for the price they were selling for new. This one MSRPs at $1339. A bunch showed up on Gunbroker. I threw lowballs on all of them. I won this one at $755+$30 shipping+$65 tax/fees.

I took Nic out on the porch and we just fired off the last 10rds from a box of Armscor 44 mag. No knuckle busting 😁. Pleasant to shoot. Long trigger pull in DA but smooth. Very good find.

And I didn’t forget to clean the trigger, that was some kind of weird reflection 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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Nice! Flitz works really good to remove carbon from the cylinder face and forcing cone area on stainless guns.
I used Remington shotgun action cleaner. Has acetone in it. Dries up quickly though. I’ve seen it destroy some gun finishes. I use it on stainless only and a brass brush for the tough spots.
 

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Mine has the 7.5 inch barrel too. My neighbor has a SW 29 with the 8 3/8 inch barrel. It handles much better. I like shooting full powder loads in it. He lets me take it out for a spin now and then. Im still after him to let me take out his Ruger 77 220 swift with the unritle scope on it.
 

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Nice find! and I agree that the Flitz works great on cleaning up stainless guns also a great polish for stainless blades.
I've kind of been looking around for a decent .44 mag. too as a companion for my .44 Mag Marlin 1894.
 
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I have some sort of lead removing lead removing cloth around here. Forgot who makes it but it works awesome on taking the residue of the front of the cylinder. It's like a stiff cheesecloth material. Not to be used on blued guns, it will take the bluing off too.
 
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Birchwood Casey lead & carbon remover / Cloth. Yellow flannel with a medium abrasive impregnated into it.
It is a cleaning “ Wonder Product”. Is does work, but how does it do that so well ?
Saves a bunch of time & effort.
 
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