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Old October 14, 2012, 09:15 AM   #1
David Bachelder
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Gunsmith, near Huntsville Texas?

I have never taken a gun to a gunsmith except many years ago to have a recoil pad put on. Many, many years ago. I have a question.

I need the barrel on a Ruger BlackHawk (45 Colt) cut off. It's 7.5" long now and I want it cut off to 6.5". Where would a good gunsmith be found close to Huntsville Texas? About what would a job like that cost? Would it be more cost effective to replace the existing barrel with a shorter one?
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Old October 14, 2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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Cut and crown, reset front sight, probably $200.
An expensive inch.

I know of no 6.5" Ruger .45 barrel and turning, threading, fitting, and finishing one from a blank would be even more expensive.
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Old August 28, 2014, 06:32 PM   #3
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It is not close but there is a Badass gunsmith in Denton Texas. His name is Austin, he works at White Wing Weaponry.
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