These two Rugers are my oldest. The .357 Blackhawk was bought in Paso Robles, California in May of 1958. The .44 goes back to 1971. The .44 is stocked in walnut from Lett, the .357 in mesquite, from CaryC.
I made the best field shot I ever made with the .44, taking a ground hog at 110 yards, in the summer of 1981.