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DrSparky
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October 5, 2013 - 7:48 pm
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Saw a nice fixed barrel Palmer .44 magnum today, did they make many of those?

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No telling how many of them were produced but they come around every now and then.  Sometimes they can bring a premium, especially one in mint cond. and if a collector is looking to fill a gap.

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Depending on the price, I would have snagged it in a second!laugh

Since there are no definitive production numbers available, most of us are left to speculation & guesswork. Bummer.   So my speculative theory is that there were substantially fewer .44 FB's produced than 15-2 FB .357's in most barrel length's. That's according to what I've seen advertised for sale on most web sites I've frequent.

FB's are more of a niche item amongst DW aficionados, due to the fact that the barrels aren't interchangeable like the other models.

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Is the thread pitch the same on these guns as it is on the standard 44??  IOW Can I remove a FB model barrel and install a conventional barrel & shroud (after I install a shroud guide pin)??

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They are the same on the 715-2/15-2 series. I have a Palmer 715-2 that has been changed from fb to interchangeable. I would think that would apply to the large frame models as well. 

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As common as 44's are you might consider picking up the interchangeable model and selling the fixed barrel.  What is the lenght of your fixed barrel?

 
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Jody has the right idea. However, one rational for converting to interchangable barrel is if you have a 3" or 5"  fixed barrel that is able to be converted to interchangable mode. There might be real value created in doing that. Consider the premium that a 3" python goes for in comparison to a 21/2" or 4". Ditto for a 5" er.

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Fixed barrel .41 Mags would be even more scarce. Wonder who might have one of those? The fixed barrels are installed at the factory with 100 ft/lb torque.

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ttached are pics of my Mod 14 FB full lug. I have yet to find another like it

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Very nice. It looks to be 4". Most of the - 2 fixed barrels are 3,5 or 7", although they did make 4,6,and 8" too.

  I have a stainless Palmer 715  3" Barrel Assembly that I don't think was originally on a frame. I suspect they were available from the factory. It does have the slant on the muzzle. I also have a blue Norwich 15-2 3"  VH that has no slant. Now I just need a Norwich 15-2 to put it on. 

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I am a proud new owner of a heavy lug Dan wesson fixed barrel 744 .44mag 6" barrel. 

 

Waiting for it to arrive at my FFL off gun broker.

 

Originally I had overlooked the fact it had no vents and no barrel nut.

Then i took another look at the pictures and it caught my eye. " Wait wheres the vents ?  And theres no barrel nut?  ". For a moment I was worried Id gotten a hatchet job aftermarket modified revolver.

 

Then I searched the forums and realized I stumbled on a rare version of the DW 744.

 

Can't wait to get her in my paws. A Palmer original.

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Grip custom-made from standard zebra grip after Hogue model? I guess zebra grips were no longer available when fixed-barrels were made...

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Ya know I dont know. I dont think they were OEM either as I couldn't find any with finger choils from the factory. 

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Zebras were available with large frame up to CZ ownership, when the only offering was a 715. Those finger grip zebras are probably made by LB. If so, they will have LB burned on the inside. 

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