Dan....is this the Super Dakota they had on Gunbroker over the weekend? If so, that's a nice piece.
Basically, there were two Super Dakotas. The first was imported by Intercontinental Arms (Los Angeles, CA) from around 1966 to 1975. Most were chambered in 357 & 44 Magnum, though a limited number of 41's exist. Here's a 41 Magnum I recently picked-up:
As you can see, the rear sight is windage only and the assembly is cast as part of the frame. The front sight is pinned to the base and is moved up or down for elevation. Fit and finish is outstanding and most had high figure, one piece grips.
The second was a semi flat-topped, adjustable sight version primarily offered in 44 Magnum. Iver Johnson imported these in the 1970s under the name "Cattleman Buckhorn". The backstraps were slightly different than the Intercontinental Arms and the sights were conventional. Unlike previous Super Dakotas, these has CCH frames. Uberti continued to produce this gun on and off again starting in the late 1970s. Mitchell Arms also imported this variant in 357, 44, and 45 Colt.
Uberti doesn't make the old Super Dakota anymore, but did release their adjustable sight "Callahan" this year in 44 Magnum:
Not yet. They were announced in early 2010 but it doesn't look like any have been shipped. I'm buying one the minute they hit the market though. Since Uberti is now doing stainless Cattleman's, I hope we see a SS Callahan in time. And though it wasn't Dirty Harry's caliber, maybe a 41 Mag option too?
Lee: The Super Dakota that I acquired was on Gunbroker this past weekend. After I receive it, I will post more info (importer) & hopefully pics. I was most intrigued by the grip frame that looks a little like an 1860 Colt or perhaps a Freedom Arms ??? Thanks for the info. Dan