By Lars Dalseide | May 27 2010 14:02

Clint Eastwood's Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum revolver from Dirty Harry on NRAblogEverybody comes clamoring for this one. Whether a visitor to the National Firearms Museum, a patron at at gun show, or a guest at NRA headquarters, when it comes to Hollywood Guns, people always ask to see Dirty Harry's .44 Magnum. This evening, on Curator's Corner, you'll get a chance to see it yourself.

According to Dirty Harry's screenwriter (and NRA Board Member) John Milius, the script originally called for a Smith & Wesson with a 4" barrel. Luckily for the viewers, acquiring that version proved to be impossible so they went with the six incher.

But tonight's episode does more than discuss the specific firearm from Clint Eastwood's infamous role. Sources at NRANews tell us that it will be an comprehensive look into the .44 Magnum. That's why they wrangled past S&W Collectors Association President Dr. Bill Cross & our very own Jim Supica to provide the details.

That's all we have time for now. For the rest of the story, join Bill, Jim & Popp tonight as Curator's Corner hits the airways at 10:20 eastern on or Sirius Patriot channel 144.


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