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sixgunluv
May 7, 2009, 01:12 AM
I have a 3 screw Ruger 357 Blackhawk that is in excellent condition. It is original except for the jeweled hammer and trigger. I wanted to send it back to the factory for the safety conversion but realized that they would install a new hammer and trigger that would not be jeweled. Would it cost alot to have this done at the factory with my conversion? How much would a smith charge me afterward? I'm pretty sure my father could do it for me..what all would I need to buy for him to do it?
Any info. appreciated.........sixgunluvr

impalacustom
May 7, 2009, 02:47 AM
DON"T convert it, it is worth more without the conversion than with it. If you wanted the transfer bar sell that 3 screw and buy a new Ruger, you'll be money ahead. Jeweling for the trigger and hammer would run about $50 depends on who you went to.

sixgunluv
May 9, 2009, 01:21 AM
In that case I would like to have a Ruger Super BlackHawk .44 mag stainless with 10.5in barrel. Would an even up trade be fair if both are in good-excellent condition?

James K
May 9, 2009, 06:16 PM
I doubt Ruger would do it, since they don't (AFAIK) offer jewelling as a factory option. Brownells has the equipment; basically you need a drill press and a means of holding the work and moving it in increments, like a drill press vise.

Jim

Don P
May 21, 2009, 08:57 PM
Brownells sells jewelling kits. The kit come with everything you need
http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=609&title=ENGINE%20TURNING%20KIT