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Sauer Texas Marshall - .44 Magnum Single Action

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Beach Nut, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Beach Nut

    Beach Nut Well-Known Member

    I just recently picked up an interesting gun and I wanted a little more
    information about it. It is a Sauer Texas Marshall single action .44 Magnum
    with a 6" barrel. I saw the gun in the used firearms section of one of
    my LGS and I became fascinated with it. It is solidly built, the working
    parts seem to be in order and it was well balanced. The design is based on
    the Colt 1873 Peacemaker or Colt New Frontier I believe.

    Do any of you own or have experience one of these? For the price I paid I
    think have found the budget single action I've been looking for.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2013
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Hawes Firearms Company in California imported the J.P. Sauer & Sohn SAA style handguns in the 1950s and 1960s.

    Be aware your gun has no modern safety features like a Ruger transfer bar drop safety.

    It should be carried with only 5 rounds and an empty chamber under the hammer.

    To easily load that way:
    Load one.
    Skip one.
    Load four.
    Fully cock the hammer and lower it on the empty chamber.

  3. Gottahaveone

    Gottahaveone Well-Known Member

    This was the very first handgun I ever owned, bought from the LGS in 1978. To this day I regret trading it off. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I did that one.
  4. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Those stopped production (or importation anyway) around 1980. They have a rep for being good sturdy guns.

    I'm not sure I'd load it up with Buffalo Bore and "Ruger only" loads, but it's a 44 magnum, most factory ammo should be fine.
  5. Beach Nut

    Beach Nut Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies, I'm planning on feeding this a steady diet of .44 Special with
    the occasional .44 Magnum round thrown in. I'll leave the main part of my .44 Magnum
    shooting to my Raging Bull.

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