I had been on the lookout for a Ruger Alaskan in .454 Casull for a very long time and no one seemed to have it in stock. The prices for old stock and used was escalating to the point of being extreme as people suggested they were no longer making the firearm in that caliber. Recently I received a few notices from various internet stores of the gun in stock and often was too late to the site to make the purchase, so at least the rumors were not true. I was eventually able to find what I wanted at a price point I found palatable. Yesterday I strolled into a gun store/range where I had continually inquired as to the status of their Alaskans in .454 Casull and was always told they were on order. Well to my surprise they had one in the case and also had one in the back. I had to actually tuck my tail and let them know I had found one earlier or I would have been purchasing from them.
So for those looking for this somewhat elusive beast, worry no more. They are there to be had, just keep looking.