I have been wanting a 44-40 and I am a sucker for single actions, color case hardening & blued steel. It wouldn't be a big deal, but I just bought another "can't pass up" the other day! LOL Grandma bought it new and only drove it to Bingo once a week. ( Supposed to be original owner with 50 rounds thru it ) I realize that this is not a Flagship in Ruger's line up, but I still want one!!! LOL I might have to have the Cylinder Honed. I'll wait and see. That seems to have been an issue. We won't mention the 44 mag barrel.