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Old January 24, 2013, 08:51 PM   #1
nocturnal
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I might have a piece to a project on my hands...any advice?

Hey fellow TFL-er's!

Alright...here's the scoop, a while ago I had posted a thread about a "Stoeger Stallion"
http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=513259 anyways...I passed and decided to keep looking for a birdshead-gripped single action revolver.
Here's what popped up on gunbroker:

"Ruger Birdshead Gripframe"
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=326971505

Now, I would love to buy this and put a top on it, in the description it is mentioned that this will fit an old model Blackhawk/Vaquero...and that would be absolutely perfect because I am learning how to reload and in the not-too-far-off future, I plan to start buying equipment and start reloading.

A Ruger Blackhawk/Vaquero would be great fun for a reloader! If I am correct, the "old models" that this frame would fit are the strongest Rugers?

So,
How difficult would it be to change out the grip frame?

Seeing as I don't own a Ruger right now, and it seems that "halved" Blackhawks/Vaqueros are hard to find...am I going to need to buy an old model Blackhawk/Vaquero and then swap frames? Or do guns-sans-gripframes pop up every now and then? (Gunbroker yielded no incomplete Blackhawks)

Any tips, advice?...the price seems pretty high in my opinion, but then again it also seems to be a rare thing to find a Ruger with the birdshead grips...
Would this be something to buy and put away until I find a top piece? (for lack of the correct term!)

Thanks, I would love to hear all of your opinions!

Last edited by nocturnal; January 24, 2013 at 09:02 PM.
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