The Sturgis Guns 44 Magnum
Sturgis Gun’s Smith & Wesson 44 Magnum 29 Classic DX
Built in June of 2015 for Sturgis Guns by Roger Buchko of Phillipsburg, NJ. The truck-sized revolver is an exact replica of the Smith & Wesson 44 Magnum. Weighing approximately 350 pounds, it is affixed to a 1,200 pound steel base mounted on a concrete pedestal. It is constructed of wood and PVC pipe, covered by fiberglass and automotive paint. The cylinder, mounted on ball bearings, spins in a good breeze. It a favorite of tourists visting the Black Hills and the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
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Builder of the Sturgis Gun’s “Big Gun” Roger Buchko, October 16, 1963 – November 25, 2020
Roger Buchko, a master woodworking craftsman, co-founded B&B Custom Cabinets in Middlesex, N.J. When not working, Roger enjoyed fishing at the Musconetcong River or Merrill Creek Reservoir. He also had a passion for mechanics and enjoyed modifying trucks, mini choppers, and go carts. Please pay tribute to Roger by tagging his facebook page @roger.buchko, when you upload your Sturgis Guns Big Gun Selfie. RIP Roger your master piece is a Legend.