From shop Oakbarnpistolgrips ... Ruger MK4 22/45 Thumbrest Pistol Grips - Red/Black G10 -Starburst Pattern- MK4 ONLY ... Ruger Blackhawk 2004 and newer Frame Sambar Stag Pistol Grips Item #1426 MDGrips. This particular barrel is 5-1/2 inches, a handy all-around length comfortable to carry and with sighting radius enough to give a good account of itself in the field. It’s a great revolver in a great configuration, but my colleagues and I were able to make it even better. Even so, the new guns just don't sound or feel the same to True Believers. Not something we had done in the past, we decided to give it a try and see how it turned out. First order of business is to machine of the underlug and then file and polish to round that section of the barrel. Keep in mind that we’re not talking about your great-, great-, great-, great-grandfather’s .45 Colt, but the modern, 30,000-plus PSI iteration. We will catalog this barrel as an option to standard Super models and as component of big-bore caliber conversions. low-viz stainless fixed-sight problem. The original 357’s and the wildly popular 44 Specials have been highly prized for their smaller dimensions and great balance. RUGER NEW MODEL SUPER BLACKHAWK PRE-OWNE... Bowen Classic Arms Ruger Nimrod 45 Colt ... Ruger BISLEY Blackhawk .41 CAL Magnum View Category. 5 grip frames. that is furnished by you. A taller front sight blade is pinned in for proper sight regulation. The barrel was shortened to 4 inches and rollmarked with Colt SAA markings by Turnbull Restorations. The lanyard ring lets you apply a lanyard so you can hang onto it. The receiver will be properly marked as to caliber and then re-blued. It has some cosmetic issues, making it a good candidate to customize as you see fit or shoot on a regular basis without worrying about dinging up a safe queen. Revolver #2 started life as a 7½-inch, blued steel Ruger Bisley in .44 Magnum. Colt Anaconda. Beyond any practical application they may have, a 45 ACP sixgun, whether it be a Single-Action or Double-Action, is just plain FUN. Supplied with a .45 Colt New Frontier that was an indifferent shooter (thanks to .457 cylinder throats), we fitted the cylinder and installed a custom 5 ½ in. As always, the crowning act was the matched set of fancy French walnut grips from Rob Rowen. We have a couple of .22 projects for the shop at some point—a Old Model drift-adjustable sight model and an M97 Freedom Arms model—that will probably end up sights with this rear sight. The perennial sighting problem with stainless fixed-sight receivers is the white sights, often near invisible and difficult to use. We have no plans to offer these modifications a la carte. In the .45 Colt version, shooters get another cylinder for .45 ACP, giving them a wide range of options of ammunition for under $700. Most of these barrels we’ve made from scratch over the years ended up faithful copies of S&W barrels. Efforts to produce a more conventional-looking revolver from a Super receiver have generally been stymied in the past by the unsightly integral scope-base cut in the topstrap which ordinarily would require welding to fill which adds a good deal to the time and expense of the project. Taurus model 608 eight shot 38/357 and others. Lastly, the Super receiver has a spike-style grip frame which is available factory-fitted with a couple of different rubber grips which many shooters find more bearable under heavy recoil. Nitered screws complete the detailing. While not as pretty as the most refined and delicate S&W, it is still a handsome brute. Our solution to the problem of low-spur hammers is simple and unique. I then custom shaped the grip frame to a rounded type and custom made desert ironwood grips. 5 STYLE RUGER BLACKHAWKS — The distinctive Keith No. Fitted one to a standard stainless GP100. Recoil is negligible even though muzzle blast can be annoying. Both featured un-detented movement with a screw with a lock screw in the body to set the adjustments in place. Of very high quality, these barrels typically shoot extremely well. The barrel was shortened to 4 inches and fitted with a pinned-blade dovetail sight typical of the factory Colt sheriff’s models of the 1880s. One of the nicer single-actions we’ve done in a while. August 2010, Small-Bore S&W K-frame Caliber Conversions, APRIL 2010, KEITH NO. The CeraKoted rear sight notch is a simple and elegant solution to the For large-frame Rugers, SAs, the traditional N-frame Target model barrels found on the M25, M29 and M57 guns and their stainless counterparts will yield wonderful barrels in virtually all lengths from 4 to 7-1/2 inches. For whatever the reasons, the Bisley grip frames mate to the Flat Top receivers better than the standard Blackhawks. Comes with box. SEDGLEY LIFT-OUT CYLINDER .45 COLT RUGER VAQUERO — R. F. Sedgley was one of the most prolific American gunmakers and exerted a great deal of influence on the trade, particularly between the World Wars. Keith No. The .327 will work fine in a slightly longer cylinder body section with virtually no other modifications. Still looking. January 2016, .475 Linebaugh Ruger Bisley with Custom S&W-style barrel — We have installed any of a number of Smith & Wesson barrels on Ruger single-action revolvers over the years in calibers from .22 Long Rifle to .500 Linebaugh. "Ruger 45 Long Colt" For Sale. Keith No. Another favorite gun we can improve upon is the Old Model Blackhawk. Designed specially for the Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum to pack on horseback, at the range, or while hunting. This particular gun, chambered in the great .500 Linebaugh, sports a 5 1/2 inch version of the barrel with our integral muzzle brake. The barrel forward of the crown is turned down to give the appearance of the original muzzle which was machined to accommodate the sleeve with the sight. Further, the top strap tapers similarly at the breech end which leaves the blade holding portion of the sight body high and dry with an abrupt transition from strap to sight body at the leading edge. While most original guns were all blue, the owner of this preferred coloring which, along with the carbona bluing was performed by Turnbull’s. Unfortunately, the better cylinders for re-chambering are the scarce older K22 parts. gun has a line-bored cylinder. SP-STYLE BARREL — This is a relatively stock .45 Colt Redhawk with tune and sight work but with the addition of a custom 4-in. Be patient. Since the barrel shoulder has to break at a rib post for proper strength and appearance, 6 in. Back in the day, a lot of .44 Mag. 5 STYLE RUGER BLACKHAWKS. Effective enough and served Colt well from around the turn of the last century until World War Two. April 2016, FANCY SMITH & WESSON .45 COLT HEAVY-DUTY MODEL — Thanks to the especially handsome engraving from Brian Powley and the beautiful ivory grips from Paul Persinger, this overhauled Smith & Wesson is a cut above the usual. Ruger Revolvers New Model Blackhawk. Bowen Classic Arms is adding the chambering to our line-up and will offer Single-Six and medium-frame Blackhawk and Flat Top single-action revolvers in this great little cartridge. Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt for sale and auction. In the new world of ammo and firearms shortages, i (hopefully) have a New Model Blackhawk 45 Colt on the way. It was an obvious style for the Redhawk and brings to both the standard and modified Super Redhawk Alaskan models a distinctive heavy barrel with Ruger’s distinctive style. The only other touch in form is the black powder cylinder chamfer. All this was to be completed before the deadline of my book, The Gun Digest Book of Hunting Revolvers. Whether the effort of lightening the gun is really worth it is another question but the narrowed receiver rails and scallops recoil shield and loading gate to lend an air of purpose to the gun it might not have had otherwise. Ruger Bisley Classic Panel Super Rosewood Checkered Engraved This is a single action revolver developed in the lines of the old Colt Bisley single action made at the turn of the century. Check out our Ruger grips selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade grips The page features many of our Custom Designs. Ivory grips on one of these would be stunning. My first encounter with the cowboy classic .45LC or Long Colt, was back in 1999. Same is true even of laser welding which is our usual choice of process . barrel using our house custom front sight for a crisper sight picture. The two revolvers shown started life as .357 Magnums but are now .44 Specials. Now, you can have this classic revolver in the most classic sixgun … Originals probably number in the few dozens making them exceptional collectors pieces on the rare occasion one surfaces. We’ll also offer a more sophisticated version similar to our ‘Long Hunter’ package per catalog number RS07 which will feature a line-bored cylinder, custom barrel and the usual trimmings. Same for the Bisley hammer which which affords much quicker cocking for follow-up shots with on,e and especially, two hands. Not nearly as strong as fluid steels, damascus barrels largely disappeared with the advent of smokeless powder. Turnbull Manufacturing supplied the wonderful coloring; the shop did the hand polishing, hot-salt blue and nitred the screws. It’s doubtful. Accordingly, we set out to build a gun that captured the flavor of the original but didn’t bankrupt owners and builder alike. If the top strap is heavily beveled, the top strap nose has to be welded up and recontoured to prevent a step between the rib shoulder and breech face. Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from Gun Digest Book of Hunting Revolvers available at GunDigestStore.com. no. Our grooving cutter matches the sweep cutter radius so grooving the sweep up to the base flat is a simple matter. The additional barrel weight practically eliminated what little recoil obtained in both the LR and WMR calibers. Custom Engraved. As an aside, these same blanks will enable us to offer tight-chamber .22 rim fires. The oversize 5-shot cylinder is line-bored to the receiver. The newly introduced Power Custom No. The contoured round barrels, with their integral front sight bases and front bolt bosses, flowed beautiful into a handsome receiver ring with a radius that flowed on into a lovely round-shouldered top strap. The cutter used to cut the sweep up on the rear end of the front sight base is the same one used for bases on our custom L-frame and SP-style Redhawk double-action and the ovate and S&W-style single-action barrels. There are many possible ‘GP-44’ variations so prices will have to be quoted on an individual basis. 5 gun, reflect Sedgley’s handiwork and insight. We were presented with a tired but serviceable .455 New Service that had been converted to .45 Colt reasonably well many years ago. Bowen Classic Arms has made several over the years both with ‘Paradox’ rifle chokes and fully rifled .45 Colt barrels. Produced from 1962 to 1972. has been one of the most popular custom revolvers on the market. Naturally, they are very closely related to their Blackhawk and Bisley cousins; parts are largely interchangeable. It has some cosmetic issues, making it a good candidate to customize as you see fit or shoot on a regular basis without worrying about dinging up a safe queen. This particular specimen is rather more interesting than usual by virtue of its browned damascus barrel. #222 of 1000 turnbull color case hardened & blued, rosewood grips with ruger insignia. 5 Blackhawks are now a regular catalog item; please visit the regular services catalog at the Basic Pacakges subsection for details. For a serious, skilled marksman and hunter, this would make an effective medium-game combination. This is a much hardier arrangement and far less costly to produce. Only rarely do we replace or fabricate barrels for S&W revolvers. While this model was never produced at the factory as a convertible model, loose WMR cylinder are found easily at various parts sources. The.45 Colt is a battle-proven big-bore cartridge having nearly 150 years of service. Completely rebuilt mechanically, it is also converted to .45 Colt. Happily, those of us who ply the custom revolver trade still have the occasional client who was born in the wrong century and wishes to be armed properly. The eventual Flat Top Target models were quite different in form and sported a simple dovetail windage-adjustable rear sight. The factory had not done an especially good job with the rollmarks so the barrel and sideplate were touched up by engraver Dan Love. We have for years offered custom caliber and upgrade conversions on vintage S&W revolvers, particularly the Smith & Wesson .38/44 Heavy Duty models which make such wonderful and purposeful .45 Colts, a caliber S&W offered only in exceedingly small numbers. 2. Due to our relative inexperience with the early Colt double-action lock work, we have shied away from working much with them over the years. lengths in most cases; the 6 in. So, which one is better? The hammer wells just sort of run out into thin air and are way short of the top of the receiver. June 2018, Matched pair of fancy .45 Flat Tops —There isn’t much about this pair of Old Model large-frame Flat Tops that is especially sophisticated or remarkable. May 2020, RUGER SUPER REDHAWK SMITH & WESSON-Pattern BARREL—While nobody is ever likely to adjudge the Super Redhawk a beautiful revolver, it has potential to be at least handsome. The gun shown here is an M19 fitted with a 6-in. The Bisley parts conversion is applicable to the new Flat Tops and is now a standard catalog item per cat. Since S&W barrels mate especially well to Ruger single-action revolvers, seemed eminently sensible to try one on a double-action revolver. We use a proprietary design made especially for this application by David Clements of Clements Custom Guns. A Ruger Ruger New Blackhawk holster keeps dust, moisture and water away. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'gundigest_com-banner-1','ezslot_2',160,'0','0']));Why not a five-shot cylinder, as is the norm in these custom builds, allowing for really warm reloads? It is an icon and blazed trails we still ply today. After a while, that little light bulb that occasionally flickers in the back of one’s head glimmered a little brighter than usual one day and it occurred to us that, where possible, why not just use S&W bbls. Comfortable way to tote this heavy (D) guard single action. These are made with modern fluid-steel liners entirely strong enough to function even without the thin, outer damascus sleeve. With that in mind (and years of Internet “litigation” wasted on deaf ears), I had the idea of building two virtually “identical” (but different enough to the eye) revolvers—one in .44 Magnum and one in .45 Colt. With the advent of their Keith No. Redhawk. 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