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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-25-2019, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Just picked it up . Ordered it from FA through First Stop and it only took 10 days.
Model 97 in .44 Spl. 5 1/2” with action job and Micarta Grips .
It joins its two siblings. A 83 in .44 mag and a 97 in .357 .
Gotta love that test target.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-25-2019, 08:23 PM
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Congrats!!! Great caliber choice! Take pics when you hit the range...! 5.5 is a standard barrel length so that is probably why there was something in inventory ready to ship.

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Great choice!
Look'n forward to a range report.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 10:44 AM
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Nice....last year I bought the identical gun but in .41 Magnum....


Had heard that custom orders to FA was down to three months vs. 18 months three years ago...


Hard to beat a FA...beautiful but expensive...


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You are worth it! Congratulations!

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 11:11 AM
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Nice....last year I bought the identical gun but in .41 Magnum....


Had heard that custom orders to FA was down to three months vs. 18 months three years ago...


Hard to beat a FA...beautiful but expensive...


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Really??? From a reliable source? Maybe I need to put in another order?!?!

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 01:05 PM
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I ordered a 4 1/4” in 44 Special from First Stop about 6 weeks ago. I received it earlier this week. It really shoots great.
I had some trouble with loading lead reloads into the cylinder and called and talked to John at mother ship. He explained that the tolorances are so tight, either I needed to seat the lead deeper or try jacketed bullets.
It worked and this gun really shoots well.
I just can’t say enough good about these guns.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Here’s my 4 1/4” model 97 in .44 Special that I also bought from First Stop about 3 weeks ago .
This makes 3 model 97’s purchased in the last 5 weeks !
Must be a sickness.
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Very nice!
Don't worry-You'll get use to beans and rice as a steady diet-
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 08:21 PM
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Nice guns guys, Congrats first and foremost! I have two M97's now and think they are amazing firearms! 22LR and 41Mag.

Were either of those guns ordered with custom options? Just curious on turnaround with anything special added on?

Thanks!!

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