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    Ruger new model Blackhawk question

    I inherited a few single actions from my grandfather. Iíve always enjoyed the 4 5/8 barrel vs the 7.5. Given that Iím not interested in ever selling these, is there a gunsmith that you would recommend to perform the surgery?




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    You might call Ruger and see if they will do it.

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    I used to have the same opinion about the longer barrels on single actions, that I bought a beater Blackhawk for my son in 41 mag to hunt with. It is a blast to shoot, especially at longer ranges.

    I still love 4-5" revolvers, but I'd shoot your mid-length before you chop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinzgauer View Post
    I used to have the same opinion about the longer barrels on single actions, that I bought a beater Blackhawk for my son in 41 mag to hunt with. It is a blast to shoot, especially at longer ranges.

    I still love 4-5" revolvers, but I'd shoot your mid-length before you chop it.
    I actually have a 41 Blackhawk wih the 5.5 inch barrel. I have had four that length. I also have a 44 with 7.5 inch. I plan on adding a 7.5 inch 41 as well. But I would like a shorter 41 also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcr5595 View Post
    I inherited a few single actions from my grandfather. I’ve always enjoyed the 4 5/8 barrel vs the 7.5. Given that I’m not interested in ever selling these, is there a gunsmith that you would recommend to perform the surgery?




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    Costs you more in gun smiting than a used revolver will cost.
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    MANY years ago I had the original barrel of a .44 Flattop cut to 4 5/8” because I too prefer that length. Over the years I had trouble with the ejector rod screw stud pulling out on recoil. After numerous attempts to fix it for once and for all, I got Ruger to put on a new production 4 5/8”. That was 8-10 years ago. The cost was bearable, even though they had to refinish the gun because the barrel had been in the white.

    I would check around as I have had local gunsmiths do it twice with good results also...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskapopo View Post
    Costs you more in gun smiting than a used revolver will cost.
    That was my conclusion with my Blackhawk. I received a 7.5 inch barreled New Blackhawk many years ago as a Christmas present. I called Ruger and for them to re-barrel it, with shipping was about what the gun was worth, so I sold it, and bought a 4 5/8 in barreled USFA SAA I had my eye on in a gun shop.

    It wouldn't hurt to call Ruger, and some others though. I used these guys when I wanted to slick up my USFA, and install modern springs (required drilling the butt of the grip). They work on Ruger Vaqueros, Blackhawks, and Bisleys, Colt, and clones, among others, and do nice work.

    http://www.longhunt.com/web/
    Last edited by Pilot1; 04-23-18 at 15:05.

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    Thanks all - I didnít think of trying ruger so Iíll see what they say first and then consider other options.


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