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Pledge of Allegiance 44 Magnum
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Here's one I have not seen before. I walked into my favorite local gun shop and there it was. I was there to buy a Ruger 10/22 for my grandson, and I resisted DWAS long enough to get the Ruger home. Then my wife came home and I told her about it. She couldn't believe I didn't buy it on the spot! I gave several lame excuses for not spending the money, but she said if I didn't go back and get it right now, then she would! So, what else could I do....

When we got to the gun shop they said "we knew you would be back."

Well, I did buy it and since I can't shoot it, I ordered a display case and hung it on the wall next to the TV and right across from my recliner.

At least now I'll never forget the words to the Pledge!

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Those originally came in a nice wood and glass desktop display cabinet

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman "Were is the Self Help Section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

George Carlin

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I figured that, but this one had none of that, no certificate, just the gun. The price was also a lot lower than the other commemorative models I have seen photos of. In fact, lower than many of the 44's I've seen sold on Gunbroker. It was still hard to jsutify the purchase, since I like to shoot my guns. But I have no regrets now since I can admire it all day long without opening the safe. big-grin

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We have a real craftsman on DWF, LB made this for my son's 445 (and the rock he broke with it at 25 yards), maybe he would undertake something similar for you

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Please excuse the crappy cellphone picture mad

 

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman "Were is the Self Help Section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

George Carlin

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That's a nice display.  I'll have to give some thought to what item/s I might want along with the DW itself. Should be a fun project.

 

I'm curious whether anyone else has seen this particular 44 version.

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I've seen those before, but they sure don't seem as common as other ones.

Here's one that was on GA in Feb. 2009, they were asking $1295 back then.

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Here's one that was on GA in Jan. 2011, they were asking $2495! Don't know if it ever sold.

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Nice photos Charger Fan. Interesting differences between the two versions - grips, cylinder & latch plated in one, and artwork is somewhat different. The cylinder plating pretty much precludes ever firing it. I guess if you're going to have a wall hanger, it might as well be a Dan.

Maybe I'll stumble onto another of the commemorative issues when it's a bargain and I'm able to buy. Not holding my breath.laugh

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Yes, there seem to have been varying levels of "trim packages" a buyer could choose with the various commemorative DW's. The next level was completely gold plated, although I am unsure if the "Pledge" model was available in more than the two variations shown here.

I wouldn't mind owning one of these commemoratives myself, at the right price. I'd really like to find a 2nd amendment model one of these days.dwas

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I agree that a 2nd Amendment version would be my first choice, if I had the opportunity to choose! That would be perfect, especially right now. Maybe the planets will align properly again.

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