Alan sent me some pictures of the 414 Supermag he just finished. He rewelded the top strap to match a Freedom Arms so I could use a FA sight or a FA Lovell scope mount. This was the first 414 Supermag Alan had done but he said it shoots like a lazer and is easy to control with a good dose of H110 and a 250 hardcast bullet. It will go elk hunting in the breaks of Hells Canyon next month.
Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as did when I first got them.
Post by Mountaineer on Oct 14, 2009 7:34:08 GMT -5
Spectacular revolver! Thanks for the photographs. Being a long time aficionado of the .41 Magnum, but having no personal experience with the 414 Supermag, I will anxiously await your range results. Congratulations!
Is it just the picture or did he also straighten and lengthen the trigger just a smidge? Regardless that is one fantastic looking sixgun. I know you can hardly wait to get your mitts on that one. Thanks for sharing!
Alan usually does work on the trigger shape while he's at it. I think that fella can build just about anything with a welder and milling machine Beautiful gun and I bet it will be a tackdriver! I've still got some boxes of 265 WFNGC bullets for that gun if you want me to look for them, I bet they would be just about perfect for that gun
Heavy C, the 414 Supermag was a Dan Wesson offering but they only made very few. It is the same relationship to a 41 Mag that the 357 Supermag, aka 357 Maximum, is to the 357 Mag and the 445 Supermag is to the 44 Mag. It uses a 1.6" long case versus the 1.30" normal mag case. If I'm not mistaken, the original goal was allow the use of heavier bullets with a flatter trajectory for the metallic silloutte game. Alan said this gun likes 25 grains of H110 under a 265 gn gas check cast bullet.
John Taffin has written about being involved in the early stages of develpment of the Supermag cartridges. He might even own one of the few 414's the DW factory ever made.