The .44 Magnum revolver is a double-action, swing-out cylinder revolver, with a high damage output for a one-handed gun, but the ammunition is slightly rarer in the wasteland. Additionally, the .44 Magnum fires and reloads quickly, due to its speed-loader and ejector rod. It is, however, somewhat inaccurate with a spread of 0.7, on the high end of one-handed guns. It also has luminescent iron-sights. The .44 Magnum revolver is a very durable weapon that can be concealed with a Sneakskill of 50 or greater, as it is considered an improved holdout weapon.
The .44 Magnum revolver can fire a total of about 1,245 standard rounds, the equivalent of 208 reloads, from full condition before breaking. When modified with the heavy frame, it can fire a total of about 1870 standard rounds, the equivalent of 312 reloads, from full condition before breaking.
Though it happens to most guns, the speed-loader on the .44 will occasionally become stuck into the cylinder. Reloading or switching weapons will fix the issue. [verified]
If loading a saved game from the main menu in which you have the .44 Magnum revolver equipped and drawn, the reload animation takes twice as long as normal. This can be solved by simply switching to another gun and then back again. [verified]
.44 Magnum revolver with the scope modification
Hi-res image of the .44 Magnum revolver with the scope modification
.44 Magnum revolver with the heavy frame modification