44 S&W Russian

The .44 S&W Russian, also known as the .44 Russian is a black-powder centerfire revolver cartridge developed by Smith & Wesson in 1870. The .44 Russian design marked the first use of an internally lubricated bullet in modern firearm ammunition. In the Early 1870s, General Alexander Gorloff, the military attache assigned to the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C., approached Smith & Wesson about the possibility of negotiating a military sales contract for the purchase of a large number of Smith & Wesson Model 3 revolvers for the Imperial Russian Army. Over 131,000 Model 3 revolvers were eventually sold to the Russian Army and the .44 Russian chambering became a hit with the domestic market as well, gaining a reputation as the first American revolver cartridge offering inherent accuracy. At Velocity, we strive to stock a wide variety of the best brands shooters are looking for. We carry everything from range ammunition to personal protection and specialty application ammo to suit a wide variety of needs.

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