View Full Version : Switching out Ruger Blackhawk hammers

Bill Siegle
August 27, 2007, 01:10 PM
I recently saw a Bowen custom Blackhawk with a Bisley hammer. Looked pretty trick to my eyes and I was wondering how easy/hard it would be to do something like that myself. Would it possibly be a drop in?

August 27, 2007, 05:06 PM
Don't know why it wouldn't be, if it is designed for the Blackhawk? The only issue you might run into is trigger engagement, and that shouldn't be an issue if what you have now is straight factory. If you've had a trigger job, though, it will likely have to be done over with the hammer change.

August 28, 2007, 11:32 AM
You can get a Ron Power (modified) Bisley hammer that will work with the Blackhawk frame. The factory hammer would have to have "excess" material ground off the back hump before it could fit in the smaller frame opening.

If you swap out the grip frame, hammer, and trigger as a group, then it's a drop in.

Good Luck...


Bill Siegle
August 30, 2007, 04:06 PM
Checked out the Power Bisley conversion :) Spendy but it looks like I'd get the Bisley AND a sweeter trigger pull. Already started saving the pennies!

September 1, 2007, 01:49 PM
you might also check out the super blackhawk hammer,,,i think they will drop right in your blackhawk frame with no mods.

while not a bisley,, i like the super hammer better,,, but that's just me and my .02