My 1st year of production S&W .44 Magnum, shipped in July, 1956. It is pictured on an article from the 1958 Gun Digest written in 1957 by Elmer Keith.
21-22) Elmer Keith had the first .44 Magnum he received from Smith & Wesson. Collectors Firearms ...
The Bisley is a tip of the hat to Elmer and his #5. It is indeed the mid-sized frame, though the grip is the Standard Ruger Bisley they fit on everything .
Members, I`am thinkin that Elmer Keith would have been satisfied with a Ruger Redhawk to house his beloved .44 Magnum cartridge. What do you guys think???
Ones that inspired Elmer Keith to epand on the .44 Special round Hot enough to Push S&W Into Making the Mightly .44 Magnum that eventually replaced it.
the Elmer Keith book, waiting for a foolish Jackrabbit to come by, and looking at the mountains is better than any big screen to my way of thinking.