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Old October 22, 2020, 10:41 AM   #1
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Blackhawks, and Blackhawks.............

Over the years my Blackhawks (and Super Blackhawks) have gone through a number of facelifts, or more correctly, framelifts.

Here a plain Jane stock .45 Colt Blackhawk. Well sort of:



Set up as a Super Blackhawk:



Set up as a Bisley:




Back to plain Blackhawks again:





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Old October 22, 2020, 01:57 PM   #2
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Back in 60s, I bought a used BLackhawk 357 that had brass SBH grip frame and had been blued. The original owner had that done to brand new gun. I got original grip frame with it and swapped it back before I traded off. I’ve only had a couple bisleys and like the grip but not new model Rugers. I just got a 45/8” SBH 44mg on trade this past weekend. BLackhawk grip frame, I like the dragoon grip of the SBH.
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Old October 22, 2020, 05:51 PM   #3
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Nice guns and nice pictures. Thanks for posting.
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Old October 22, 2020, 07:22 PM   #4
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Of the three in the opening post, I much prefer the original, "plain Jane" configuration.
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Old October 23, 2020, 04:17 PM   #5
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All nicely done...

Like the wood on "back to plain" - very beautiful.
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Beauties, all, Bob...Trumball case hardening? Rod
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Old October 24, 2020, 10:43 AM   #7
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Yes, Sir. To set the record straight, its Turnbull.


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Old October 24, 2020, 08:45 PM   #8
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Sweet looking collection!
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Old October 24, 2020, 09:41 PM   #9
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Always love to see your Blackhawks.
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Old November 17, 2020, 09:03 PM   #10
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Over the years my Blackhawks (and Super Blackhawks) have gone through a number of facelifts, or more correctly, framelifts.

Here a plain Jane stock .45 Colt Blackhawk. Well sort of:



Set up as a Super Blackhawk:



Set up as a Bisley:




Back to plain Blackhawks again:





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Old November 17, 2020, 09:32 PM   #11
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Good looking Blackhawks! Who made the Bisley grips?
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Old November 17, 2020, 10:31 PM   #12
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Love it

Man I sure enjoy CCH, it's my favorite. Just love the look of older CCH guns, esp. double shotguns. The field wear just adds to the allure.
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Old November 18, 2020, 12:14 AM   #13
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CCH
"CCH" ??? Is that a brand, or a model?
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"CCH" ??? Is that a brand, or a model?
CCH is probably "color case hardened"
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Old November 18, 2020, 01:57 PM   #15
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Pretty guns. All I have is a 5.5" SBH in 44 mag. My gun has the fluted cylinder and round trigger guard but is stamped Super Blackhawk. Its a good shooting pistol too. I was just looking at it and decided if I hunt this year thats what I'm going to hunt with.

I went and helped my bud skin the deer he shot yesterday. I always wait till he kills something before I hunt since its his land I hunt on. So I'm clear now. I have never killed a deer with a handgun so this should add a little challenge. The Blackhawk should do the job. I have some 240gr XTP's loaded up and the gun is sighted in.

I had a BH in 357 with 4" barrel. I really liked it and wish I still had it but it was just too heavy for the round it fired. I had both cylinders for it and I think I shot more 9mm than I did 357. But it was bank vault strong. It would be a lifetime gun.
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Old November 18, 2020, 02:18 PM   #16
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I still have 4 of my BHs although many more have come and gone. They are two .45 Colts, one .41 mag and a .44 mag SBH.
My two pets, .45 Colts.

My Ruger BH family.
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Old November 18, 2020, 08:05 PM   #17
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I love me some Blackhawks. 45C, 44mag, 41mag, 357mag & 30carb. are all part of my collection. The ones pictured in this thread so far are good looking revolvers. I love Turnbull's color case work.
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Old November 18, 2020, 10:16 PM   #18
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I apologize for the delay in response but I overlooked your question. Those grips were fancy walnut made by Lett when they supplied Ruger's factory grips. They are no longer in business, sad to say.

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Old November 19, 2020, 07:45 AM   #19
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I apologize for the delay in response but I overlooked your question. Those grips were fancy walnut made by Lett when they supplied Ruger's factory grips. They are no longer in business, sad to say.

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Thank you, those grips look excellent on your Blackhawk!
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Old November 20, 2020, 10:53 AM   #20
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Hanshi,

Finally some Blackhawks with the proper number of screws in the frame. (smile)

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Old November 20, 2020, 08:34 PM   #21
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Very nIce!

Nice revolver(s) and great pics, thanks.

Of late, I have been thinking I want a stock Super Blackhawk, 7.5" to slay a deer with, before my eyes go any further south! I can remember vividly attending gunshows back in the day, and they sold new for less than $200.
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Old November 22, 2020, 05:29 PM   #22
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I have a few long ones, but I'm starting to think that I "need" a short one, too.
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