The ones made from 1962-1972 are usually called 3 screws although both them and the Flattop have 3 screws. A hearty thanks to Rich Machniak, Jim Schafer, Lee Newton, John Dougan, Mike Stewart, Chad Hiddleson, Don Findley, John Krukenberg, Ken Sawyers, Bob Campbell, Allen Daniels, Dale Dalbotten, Carl Laco, Lee Sundermeier, Henry Bone, Budd Given, and the host of others that I have failed to name who have shared your knowledge with me — and a lot of good Rugers that you allowed me to purchase! Yes, to find out a number order parts. The chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year. Greg- The Single-Six appears to be in better condition overall then the Blackhawk. The top strap is flat with out any metal coming up to protect the rear sight.
Some people liked the new grip while others preferred the smaller grip found on the flattop, but the change was minor and the 1962-1972 Blackhawks still handle and point well. I will not attempt to try and cover them and other variations here. Instead of setting the hammer to half-cock for loading, the loading gate now regulated the cylinder for loading and the hammer no longer had the four clicks found on previous Blackhawks and Colts. Starting with the introduction of the New Vaquero in 2005, Ruger put the medium sized single action frame with Colt sized grips in production. Not things that are alive, well only if they are in season.
As the standard Ruger Blackhawk departs from the Single Action Army looks due to its adjustable sights, Ruger offered a fixed-sight equivalent to cater to buyers wanting a more traditional appearance. Besides, replacing the larger grip frame on a Blackhawk with a smaller one is a relatively minor modification. This Blackhawk will shoot tighter than I can. The so-called Old Model or the three screw production ended in 1972 and the New Model Super Single-Six went into production in 1973 and is still in production today. Through the years, these boxes had various forms of identification marking its contents on the end of the box but the basic box remained the same. It is capable of reliably taking down deer, elk, caribou, moose, lion, grizzly or brown bear and even cape buffalo. It is produced in a variety of finishes, calibers, and barrel lengths.
Yet to come to the Ruger line was the Bearcat, named for another Stutz auto. And the Single-Six like yours and the Super Single-Six. Still, I am quite happy with this one. Ruger has the policy of setting aside serial number blocks for different model guns. Anyway,, the pistola is for sale. The original Blackhawks shared the same basic function and lock work with the old Colts but had a few improvements. Recoil is what you expect from a.
I have one of these from my Dad, 44mag- 7. I enjoyed reading the article, but only to learn something. Lot of wear on the front sight,end of barrel, cylinder edges, and ejector shroud. Depending on who you talk to or what you read, the winner could be either one. In 2011 Ruger introduced the Single-Ten and in 2012 they introduced the Single-Nine.
Chambered for the , the Blackhawk was a simple and strong design, and it sold well. I would like to hear from you if you have this gun. . The stag grips on that gun appear to be factory Ruger, except the slabbing doesn't look completely right. This revised revolver was renamed and released as the New Model Blackhawk, thus ending the life of the 3-screw Blackhawk.
Only a few hundred were made with the 10-inch barrel. I wish it was a bit bigger but that is a personal preference thing. The first gun I ever shot at 6 years old was a Single — Six, put in my hands by my dad. If you already own the two pin models dont even think about shooting a three screw because you will never look at your new model the same if you do. The manual in the box has a copyright date of 1965 so that seemed about right for where I guessed it might be. I picked up a old 3 Screw 44 mag 7.
I have gotten 2 inch groups from 25 yards out of it before, on a really really good day. Shop our vast selection and save! I have 2, 3-screw Ruger Blackhawk Revolvers. Ruger then began offering a retrofit program, offering free transfer bar conversions to earlier variants of the Blackhawk. One of his favorites was the Stutz Blackhawk. Serial number lists by going to kn ow same serial. It appears to be a factory magna-port with slots along each side of the front sight? As you can see from the above, you would need to collect several guns in order to have a representative of each of these major types and variations listed for this revolver.
The overall design is stronger and everything is a bit bigger and sturdier. Yes, I found this older thread that had quite a bit of info about the 500xxx range of Single-Sixes. When the Single Six got to 499,999 it went to 500,000. The Ruger 3 Screw… see the 3 screws? A transfer bar safety was also added which made the gun safe to carry with six rounds in the cylinder. One of the first was the addition of a new cartridge for the Blackhawk. It has a 7 inch barrel including the muzzle break.