Herter's 44 magnum (Any Good?)

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  1. PONTIACDM

    PONTIACDM G&G Newbie

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    A local gun shop has a Herter's 44 Magnum for $294 + tax. I called looking for a Ruger and he didn't have one. I haven't seen it he just told me about it. I never even heard of a Herter's before and would like some feed back. Accurate? Value? Well built? Any info apreciated. Thanks Pontiacdm


     
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  2. nathangdad

    nathangdad G&G Newbie

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    When I was young Herter's was a large mail order

    firm known for many products but especially for rare woods to use in stocks. It has been out of business for a number of decades. I'm not saying there is anything bad about this gun yet you must realize a gun this old may be broken forever if something goes wrong. I have no idea where you might find replacement or repair parts. If you buy it and later want to sell it you might not find a buyer.

    Personally, I would pass on this opportunity.
     
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  3. DWFan

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    The Herter's single actions were made by Sauer & Sohn and are quite strong and at least as accurate as a factory Ruger. The .401 PowerMag still has a considerable cult following.
     
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  4. Seven©

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    Sauer & Sohn...

    SIG Sauer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If the gun seemed in good shape, and If the $300 didn't put me in a bind, I'd be really tempted to buy it. But, that's just me.
     
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    Looks like a weapon that may have some collector value someday.
     
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  6. samuel

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    The ones I have seen,I would be skeptical.You can buy a decent Ruger for that price.I have little experience with them.They might be the greatest.It's just that personally,I probably would get a used Ruger. sam.
     
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    Hawes-Sauer Single-Actions...imported 1973-81.

    Hawes Sauer Chief Marshall SA Target Revolver
    Hawes Sauer Federal Marshal
    Hawes Sauer Montana Marshall
    Hawes Sauer Silver City Marshall
    Hawes Sauer Texas Mashall
    Hawes Sauer Western Marshall...

    The really neat thing about those revolvers is that they had Combo Pistols...
    .357 & 9mm Para
    .45 Colt & .45 Auto
    .44 Mag & 44-40

    And came standard in .357 mag, .44 Mag, & .45 colt

    All the Hawes Deputy versions are .22's or combo .22lr/.22WMR's.

    I can find practically no information on Herter's other than it apparently existed.
     
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  8. sunwheel29

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    They were good guns. Basicaly a fugly Single Action revolver made by the SIG people.
    But that price is too steep for a gun that can often be found for under $250.
    And if something breaks you have to go custom for a spare part, unless parts for an FIE Hombre won't fit it.

    But they are accurate, sturdy and reliable guns that just lacked something visually, compared to a Ruger. A friend of mine has one.
     
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  9. lentz

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    Buy it for 300.00!!! I will give you 500.00 for it!!!!!!!!!
     
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  10. stalebiscuit

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    id get it, not a bad price for a .44 mag of any kind

    never heard of them though, is it in good shape?
     
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  11. PONTIACDM

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    I posted this back in January of 2009. I'd say it's long gone by now. If I thought it was still there I would give you his store name and number. That way you could arrange him sending it to your ffl.
     
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    If you are serious about a herters single six 44 magnum revolver. I have one thats available.It was bought new from Herters in the sixties. it has never been carried and fired less than 12 times. this is for your information.

    Rodger
     
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