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Old November 18, 2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Customized Super Blackhawks?

So, I like custom guns and I feel the need to put one together on a New Model Super Blackhawk I have and have a few questions. My gun is an earlier one that still had realy smooth action and the high polished blue. I like the gun but don't like the 7 1/2" barrel, the bigger gripframe and the squared-off trigger gaurd. My plan is to cut the barrel to 5" and crown it with a deep target crown, install a brass or polished aluminum Blackhawk grip frame, mabe a #5 style base pin, and a front sight I just got from midway (# 187825) that is listed as a front sight for a 10 1/2" barreled SBH but should work on this custom great and it has a undercut shape I like to avoid glare. I have already considered selling the gun and buying one with a shorter barrel, but I only paid $275 for it and my modifications aren't that expensive. Plus, I know this one shoots! It isn't perfect so it's not a collector piece, just a good shooter that I would like to be able to pack.
Does anyone have any experience cutting up a SBH? any pictures of your custom? anything else I should do?
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p.s. I would realy like to se pictures of any Blackhawks with polished aluminum or brass gripframes
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Old November 18, 2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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I have an OM SBH that was cut to 5". I bought it for $200 years ago. It is a great shooter that is scary accurate and is easy to carry all day. IMHO you should check out www.rugerforum.com to get the information you are seeking. There are some great people there [as there are here] that are willing to help.
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Old November 18, 2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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custom 5 shot 50 special...





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Old November 18, 2010, 10:53 PM   #4
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I had this one sent to Magnaport to get the barrel cut down to 4 inches and a birdshead gripframe fitted that I got from Brownells then do a Predator package on it
Shoots like a charm but it does roll up in your han with hot loads
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Old November 19, 2010, 12:01 AM   #5
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Friend of mine's 3 screw Blackhawk with polished frame and hammer. It is gorgeous in person. I liked shooting it more than my square trigger guard Super.



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Old November 19, 2010, 12:04 AM   #6
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Very nice!!! thanks guys, keep 'em coming!
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Old November 19, 2010, 08:43 AM   #7
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DR902... that's an awesome looking gun
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Old November 19, 2010, 09:08 AM   #8
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Was a Ruger 44 mag Long barrel gun, now a custom cut 4 inch barrel.



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Old November 19, 2010, 10:17 AM   #9
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still drooling... love those grips...
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Old November 19, 2010, 11:28 AM   #10
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Beautiful....
What is the cost associated with having a SBH barrel cut down? I like the look and it seems like it would make my pistol a little easier to handle.
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Old November 19, 2010, 02:55 PM   #11
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I am currently having Hamilton Bowen of Bowen Classic Arms converting my OMSBH as follows: shorten barrel to 5.5", new front sight, Bowen rough country rear sight, trigger tune, case harden frame and blue the rest. Then a set of grips from Cary Chapman and will be a thing of beauty...and a good shooter as well.
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Old November 19, 2010, 03:04 PM   #12
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Gunkwazy,

Be careful with your pictures, someone will use them in their g.b.sale.
Gorgeous Ruger who made the stocks?
As always your revolvers and pictures are stunning.
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Old November 19, 2010, 04:17 PM   #13
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Thanks.
Altamont made the grips.
It took me a while to find a set I thought were fitting to the gun.

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Old November 19, 2010, 09:46 PM   #14
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I would use caution with brass or aluminum grips with the 44mag.
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Old November 21, 2010, 12:34 AM   #15
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Skeeters revolver

Saw an article recently (it may have been in an old back issue) of a Ruger SA revolver that Skeeter SKELTON had customized.

He'd added a steel ejector rod housing, nicely blued, polished the aluminum grip and frame area to silver, natural metal, and added a set of traditional walnut grips. The result was a very good looking SA.

You scratch the anodized rod housing, or the grip/frame, on an aluminum Ruger, and it stays scratched. Skeeters polishing, looked good, and eliminated a source of eye sore and aggravation on Ruger blued SA's.
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Old November 21, 2010, 12:38 AM   #16
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here is one I found on the internet looking for ideas to customize my SB 4 5/8
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Old November 21, 2010, 03:44 AM   #17
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Be careful with your pictures, someone will use them in their g.b.sale
I wanna see a link to that...
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Old November 21, 2010, 07:24 AM   #18
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I wanna see a link to that...
It's been done a couple times before. That's why it was brought up.
People have used my pictures to sell their guns.
The guns are actually in my safe. So I know that they don't own the one's they are trying to sell.

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Old November 21, 2010, 10:14 AM   #19
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I wanna see a link to that...
Here's a link for ya. The bottom pic is my gun, on my back fence...the top two are the seller's pics.
http://www.armslist.com/posts/54313

Luckily, I've only seen one of my pics being used so far. It doesn't really bother me, other than the fact that a buyer may be getting something that has been misrepresented.

Great looking pics you guys, keep 'em coming. D-Ric902, I love the contrasting polish job they did on your gun!
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Old November 21, 2010, 10:57 PM   #20
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You guys have made me want my New Model Blackhawk in 44mag back. I have allways regretted selling it.
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Old November 22, 2010, 01:55 AM   #21
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It's been done a couple times before. That's why it was brought up.
People have used my pictures to sell their guns.
The guns are actually in my safe. So I know that they don't own the one's they are trying to sell.

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I wasn't doubting i just wanted to see it. I love your pics it just seems like an extremely uncool thing to do.

I actually had a pic request for you.
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