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Old October 30, 2000, 05:23 PM   #1
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Looking at the Ruger catalog I noticed that the weight of SBH is several ounces more than BH with same barrel length. Is this due to the unfluted cylinder and larger grip or is the SBH frame and/or cylinder really larger? I alway figured that BH, SBH and large frame Bisley used same size frame.
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Old October 30, 2000, 05:33 PM   #2
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Ruger has only two frame sizes, the small Single Six which uses the same size gripframe as the larger BH/SBH frames. Some BHs come with alloy gripframes and some don't..henry
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Old October 30, 2000, 06:42 PM   #3
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Does this mean all large frame Ruger SBH/BH/Bisley are same strength in terms of ability to handle "hot" loads?
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Old October 30, 2000, 09:03 PM   #4
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On the BH the grip frame and ejector rod housing are aluminum. On the SBH they're steel. Otherwise they're identical, besides the obvious cosmetic differences. 40 years ago I believe there were size differences between the BH & SBH, today they're dimensionally the same. Strength wise they're equal, though in theory the SBH is slightly stronger because of the unfluted cylinder. -- Kernel

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Old October 31, 2000, 09:12 AM   #5
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The New Model Blackhawks and Super Blackhwaks and Bisleys are all the same size grip frame and cylinder frame. The BLUED Blackhawk does have aluminum grip frame and ejector rod housing while the Super Blackhaws have steel ones. The SS models are all steel in both models. Of course the unfluted cylinders are stronger than fluted, but the Super Blackhawk can be had with flutes.

In the old model blackhawks and Super Blackhawks there was some size difference. the blackhawk was smaller and closer in size to the Colt SSA.

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