C. W. Rifle Id

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  1. Grago

    Grago 12 pointer

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    I posted this pic before, not gonna see this one the web, i dont think, except where i put it here. But C.W. and i were talking this morning, We know this was a 44 ruger, he killed Big Red with in this pic. But i dont know much about gun models after you get out of the remington brand, And im pretty sure someone on here identified the correct model, but i dont have a clue where the post is. But i told him this morning, i would post this here and someone would know, he just dont remember and i cant remember what someone said it was. I think this pic gives a better view of the rifle than any other i have. Thanks
     

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  2. Meatstick

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    Ruger Model 44 Carbine. The old ones have cherry wood stocks.
    My boy killed his first few deer with one, and I still take it out on occasion myself. Cool little guns.
     
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  3. JR PORTER

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    Ruger Model 44

    Article Talk

    The Ruger Model 44 was a semi-automatic rifle chambered in .44 Remington Magnum.[2] It used a 4-round internal tubular magazineand was produced from 1961 to 1985.[3]

    Ruger Model 44
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    Ruger Model 44 with scope
    Type Semi-automatic rifle
    Place of origin United States
    Production history
    Designer
    William B. Ruger
    Designed 1960
    Manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co.
    Unit cost $108 (equivalent to $945 in 2020) (1960)[1]
    Produced 1960–1985[1]
    No. built Over 250,000. Is this the one you’re talking about?
     
  4. Grago

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    Thanks, so the model is just 44 mag carbine, We knew it was a ruger 44, but didnt know if they had model numbers, thank you guys again. Appreciate it..
     
  5. Grago

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    Man we talking we talking about a long time ago, lol so looks like 1st year production was 1960 and he killed Big Red in 64 , so had only been out 4 years, if im reading this right.
     
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  6. Meatstick

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    Yessir. Mine is actually a 1964 model.
     
  7. Grago

    Grago 12 pointer

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    Thats a neat gun to own..
     
  8. RLWEBB

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    I was going to say Ruger model 10/44 but the other guys are correct. I believe the model 10/44 was made much later than the model 44. Cool thread Grago.
     
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  9. Ezelkyhunter

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    Does CW still own the gun or know where it’s at?
     
  10. Grago

    Grago 12 pointer

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    He told me, he gave it to his son, who dont hunt, i dont know if his son still has it or not, and i honestly dont know if CW does, i talked to him a little, this morning, he has pretty much, been staying in since covid, except to go to dr. And hasnt had anyone around him much, he said a big part of his family, was coming this afternoon, so we didnt talk long.We did talk about this gun a little, and i know i posted here, once, but couldnt remember if it was a certain model or not, He remembered it was a ruger 44, and i know by the pics it is a ruger, and have heard him say it was a 44, but we didnt know if it was a certain model, i appreciate, the guys info on it, I probably talk to him around sunday or so, i will see if he knows for sure about , whether its still in the family or not.
     
  11. Ezelkyhunter

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    Hoping it stays in his family!!!

    tell him I’ve thought and read about big red many a years. Man what a deer and inspiration it’s been to many a Kentucky hunters (and many outside too)
     
  12. Grago

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    I will do, been a long time, ago but he still likes talking about him, and appreciates it, when he gets a compliment on him.
     
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  13. davers

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    I used a Ruger Model .44 Magnum on my first Black Bear hunt in Washington State.
     
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  14. Little FR

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    my mom used a VW Beetle on her first black bear in Virginia. I was thinking about giving a K2500 a whirl next family reunion.

    I have a soft spot for Pistol Caliber Carbines. Really cool to get the history on this deer also. Glad CW is still kicking.
     
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  15. aaronc

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    Meat nailed it.
     
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