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Old July 17, 2014, 08:39 PM   #1
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Ruger Blackhawk grips

Does anyone know when Ruger started using wooden grips on their original .357 Blackhawks. The first ones were black plastic.
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Old July 18, 2014, 07:32 AM   #2
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Old July 18, 2014, 08:18 AM   #3
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I bought my Ruger Blackhawk in May of 1958, at which time walnut grips were a $5.00 option, though the black plastic were supplied also. Shortly after that, I believe, walnut became standard.

A 1960 Shooters Bible showed all the Blackhawks as having walnut grips.

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Old July 19, 2014, 07:14 AM   #4
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Walnut panels were an option in the catalog in 1960 and by 1961 most .357 revolvers were shipped with varnished walnut panels.
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