Ruger 357 flat top 12'

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Peteyj1948
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Ruger 357 flat top 12'

Post by Peteyj1948 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:56 pm

I don't mean to sound totally ignorant, however did Ruger ever make the 357 flat top in a 12 " barrel version ?

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Re: Ruger 357 flat top 12'

Post by rugerguy » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:15 pm

I've never heard of one,but like Grandpa said "
never say never" ( special order???)
a call or a letter request from the factory will tell you what that serial numbered gun shipped as........over the years folks have put longer barrels on more guns than I can even think of.....when we had our shops we did lots of custom work and yes put some cutdown rifle barrels on revolvers ,mostly 22 caliber stuff, and did a few DWA revolvers in 256 Win back in the mid 70s....
do you have any pictures?? especially of the barrels roll markings ,if any....
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Re: Ruger 357 flat top 12'

Post by Coogs » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:49 am

There were two 15" guns made at the factory, I believe they were .44's, one still in existence, the other was cut back to 10" The also made, seen the pics of it, it is still in the factory, of a Hawkeye carbine, .256 Mag......so, with Ruger you never say never, but trying to get authentication from the factory can sometimes be a bear.

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