I mentioned in another post my son is buying my .44 mag and I knew where there was a 5 1/2 in .44 special flattop.It followed me home. Had some very light patina[rust] starting on the barrel and front sight which cleaned right off. Was the worst Ruger I have ever taken apart,who ever threaded those screw holes should be flogged. Polished, cleaned and tweaked everything that needed it and now have a clean smooth trigger. First loads were some cast 245 gr swc at 1000-1100, only 10 shots so far on a creek rock. It will do! Now need to make another holster.Would like to add a Super hammer and narrow the front sight a bit.