Re: batt .44
There were many handgun makers during the time of the cattle drives and "wild" west. Most built some sort of .44 caliber, either chambered for someone elses or their own proprietory cartridge.
The "big three" were Colt, Remington and Smith & Wesson - in that order. But these were by no means the only ones.
The "batt" or "bat .44" is probably a nickname given to one of these manufacturer's models.
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