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I have a question as to if it would be worth it to buy a 44 redhawk my friend has and shorten the 7.5" barrel or just find a 4.2" barrel version i want.
Ive never done or had done any work done like that to a gun so i dont know the cost or even where to start or who to contact.
 

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Are you referring to the 5026.
Me, I'd be waiting for the right one.



 

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There's no way you get the used long-barreled revolver bought then pay to have it modified for less than the cost of the short-barreled revolver, so why bother? Probably even buy a NEW short-barrel for cheaper than the used + modification.

The right one is available, buy the right one.
 

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It depends on how much you pay for the longer barreled Redhawk. It will probably cost less than $200 and there are many gunsmiths out there that would do it.
 

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Thanks that what i was thinking. I wouldnt be able to get the 7.5 cheap enough to come out any better so i will just wait on the one i want.
 

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Years ago, before Ruger came out with the 4-inch version, I had a 5.5 shortened.
It was part of a custom package, but even just the barrel work was not cheap.
They'd have to deal with a new front sight as part of it.

You are far better off just buying a new 4.2.
Denis
 
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