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POKEYJOE04
March 7, 2011, 08:11 PM
I picked up an old model Blackhawk at a gun show yesterday. It is in suprisingly good condition except someone at some time used the butt as a hammer. The backstrap metal has some small dents and some scratches in the finish. I can probably live with the dents, but what can I use to repair or cover up the scratches, which are kind of shiny?

This revolver must be a fairly early model with serial number 68XXX, since I purchased a new Blackhawk in March 1968 with serial number 113XXX. How can I find out when my new prize was made?

Scorch
March 8, 2011, 02:42 AM
Depends on how well you want them covered up, I guess. Birchwood Casey Aluminum Black will darken the metal. GunKote will cover the scratches. Your call.

As for age, call Ruger Customer Service.

LarryNTX
March 8, 2011, 03:02 AM
If it's a .357, it was made in 1965.
http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory.html

POKEYJOE04
March 8, 2011, 11:20 AM
I'll give the aluminum black a try.

It is a .357

Thanks so much. I appreciate your responses.