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Picked up a Palmer 445 Alaskan Guide, in the numbers matching box, with all the papers, tool and even a vintage wall mount hook confused under the foam.  Its been fired, which is good, I won't feel bad shooting it now, but its in great condition.  It was a gtdw to boot!  Good 'ol number 29.  I think we have a nice group of low number Palmer AGS guns on the forum, rwsem and Steve's son have stable mates to this one I believe. 

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Is the sight blade actually in the middle of the shroud?

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That's a nice find there - the AGS guns don't show up very often.

 

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Is the sight blade actually in the middle of the shroud?

Yes, the compensated barrels have the front sight mounted behind the ports.

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harly said
That's a nice find there - the AGS guns don't show up very often.

 

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Is the sight blade actually in the middle of the shroud?

Yes, the compensated barrels have the front sight mounted behind the ports.

Interesting - I'd welcome more pics of this, please.

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Very nice- you'll love shooting it!  a comped 445 is the bees knees. The one I own is a Norwich (the only Norwich in the stable). #469

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SCORPIO said
Picked up a Palmer 445 Alaskan Guide, in the numbers matching box, with all the papers, tool and even a vintage wall mount hook confused under the foam.  Its been fired, which is good, I won't feel bad shooting it now, but its in great condition.  It was a gtdw to boot!  Good 'ol number 29.  I think we have a nice group of low number Palmer AGS guns on the forum, rwsem and Steve's son have stable mates to this one I believe. 

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Yes, Andrew (freerider04) has a pretty low s/n .445 SM

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What's ammo run  if not making own ?

Sounds like you are lucky enough to piss in a swinging jug !!laughing

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I load my own since store bought is almost unheard of.  The 445 uses standard 44 cal bullets, I like 240 FMJ, and either large magnum pistol primers or large rifle primers, both easily had and common powders like H110.  Starline makes brass for these and I have a fair supply so all in all, it's not cost prohibitive to shoot the 445.  The only super mag that is hard to load for is the 375, brass is almost nonexistant and bullets are scarce.  So it is a loaders only cartridge but if you have brass, it's also not bad on a cost per shot basis.

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