Edited to add: rclark beat me to it. So, being at the right time and place with a substitute, a new company emerged around 1953. It has not been converted to the transfer bar safety and yes it still shoots like a brand new gun. As far as I know he doesn't carry it loaded anyway. Have owned every Ruger single-action ever made, but have kept only those which are unconverted. Finally, within a brief time period, some of the guns were shipped with a brass frame, perhaps in an effort to make it look like a gun that survived the Civil War! What surprised me about this Blackhawk is that I can manage to hang on to the 44 magnum loads even with my arthritis. I was six years old when I first shot the Blackhawk.
And, I fired about a dozen magazines. As far as I know, this revolver has never had any work done too it. The first gun I ever shot at 6 years old was a Single — Six, put in my hands by my dad. Lastly, the sights on the Rugers are adjustable and the Colts are fixed. Join us to discuss firearms of all kinds, gun accessories, legal issues and more. Not things that are alive, well only if they are in season.
Now, with my aftermarket grips it is more than fun to shoot! It is easy to tell if one has been converted and still has the transfer bar installed, cock the hammer and look for the transfer bar! I've heard that some of the early ones may have an issue with the ejector housing stud pulling out of the barrel with heavy loads. This gun only has a 5 digit serial number. If a guy grew up shooting Peacemakers and was comfortable with that. This was a safety issue to ensure the firearm would not discharge if dropped. The action feels like it could bind when you cock it and the trigger went from being great to being crap. In later years I added a Ruger Red Label and one of my favorites a Ruger Model 77 heavy barrel 25-06 that has been a splendid rifle. Then load 5, by loading 1, skip 1, and load 4 more, so that the empty chamber will be under the hammer when pull the hammer back and let it down on the frame.
It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was shipped. From the Matt Olivier collection. Wheel guns, passe and single action component, 'over the hill'. Was wondering if I could get some insight on what that means. I am waiting for Ruger to send me my Letter of Authenticity. The coiled springs proved to be more durable and longer lasting.
The serial number is 5 digits with no prefix as shown in the photo of your gun. Written and signed by Steven K. This is the first conversion I have ever had made and will do it again just to have another 41 Magnum. The trigger pull is just a bit over 4 pounds with just a hint of travel before the sear engages. They had excellent cylinder latch timing and the latch didn't score the cylinder and they locked very well for strength and safety. The factory letter states that it was originally shipped to a distributor that was an exporter.
With the transfer bar lockwork, the hammer is never in contact with the firing pin. We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. Work on the model was under way in 1951 and, by the end of 1953, had its second handgun on the market. While I loved the original, smoother trigger pull, I did send it back to the factory for the safety conversion to add the transfer bar. From the Matt Olivier collection.
Timing, as they say, is everything. It locks up tight and the timing is right. A view of brass framed Super 28291 lying in its open box. In fact, recent models fill over four full pages with 10 different models of the Super Blackhawk. That revolver seems to handle the recoil better than some I've fired. It has a 7 inch barrel including the muzzle break.
First and last game she killed for the original owner was a treed Black Bear with 429421 over 12. The ones made from 1962-1972 are usually called 3 screws although both them and the Flattop have 3 screws. One of the first was the addition of a new cartridge for the Blackhawk. Finally, and the most obvious to some dyed-in-the-wool Blackhawk fans, is the integral sight rib that surrounds and protects the fully adjustable rear sights. The Colts and their clones are like this too. According to my research material, four major design changes reflect the difference between the initial Blackhawk single-action guns and the newer Super Blackhawk. However, I still have the original parts the factory returned to me, so I assume it could be converted back.
A few hundred were made with a 6. I happen to be working out of town and ran in to and older women who's husband recently passed and she was selling a bunch of guns. I guess that is the allure of collecting anything, the mysteries that often are never resolved. The kind ladies on the phone can send you the letter , no charge. .