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Description: This is a tutorial on the .44 magnum model 29 used by Clint Eastwood in the film “Dirty Harry”. This huge revolver gained popularity from this movie because Eastwood’s character would refer his .44 magnum “the most powerful gun in the world”. One of my favorite lines from Dirty Harry was “I know what you're thinking.”Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” Lets talk a bit abut this heavy high powered revolver, as we all know the .44 magnum was manufactured and produced by the Smith & Wesson company in 1955. The .44 is a six shot double action revolver with a six inch barrel and a total length of fifteen inches. When the revolver was released in 1955 it was used primarily by some law enforcement officials and huntsman. When 1971 rolled around Clint Eastwood made the .44 magnum a star and it became the most popular gun in the U.S in the 70s era. It was so popular that the Smith & Wesson Company had a hard time keeping up the production demand of this massive gun. Back in those days it was true that this particular gun model was in fact the most powerful revolver around, the gun can use .44 special cartridges as well as the magnum cartridges since model 29 was inspired from the .44 special. In 1978 a stainless steel version of the .44 magnum was introduced and was labeled model 629. In 1990 S&W stopped the production of the .44 magnum model 29, and the only way to get one was to place a special order for the revolver. When ever you draw a hand gun or revolver remember that the sketch should always give off a sense of power associated with the gun. In this tutorial I will show you an easy way how to draw the famous .44 magnum used by Clint Eastwood’s character “Dirty” Callahan Harry. I sketched the image from an artical posted in the Guns and Ammo magazine for the 50th anniversary of the .44 magnum. The step by step instructions are simple to understand and read. So take a “SHOT” and draw one of the most popular guns to date.