First .44 Magnum Pistol

Presented by the NRA National Firearms Museum

In 1955, two men were working on a single-shot pistol for a firm called Cabbot and Webster. Their concept was to make an inexpensive single shot handgun, one that could be used for not only for casual plinking but also as an experimentation for handloaders. They could have had this .44 Magnum on the market nine months before Smith & Wesson introduced their famous revolver, but the decision was made to scrap the project and this gun never came into existence. The .44 Magnum can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.

This could have been the first .44 Magnum handgun to ever go into production.