Old Model Super Blackhawk(My first one)!


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slick6
April 5, 2007, 10:21 PM
I just picked up my very first, old model Super Blackhawk, as pictured below:
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Steve C
April 6, 2007, 02:21 AM
Beautiful pistol, very nice. Thanks for sharing.:)

Cosmoline
April 6, 2007, 02:23 AM
Very fine. 1969 I believe.

ArchAngelCD
April 6, 2007, 02:25 AM
Beautiful revolver and it's good to see the box is in good shape too.

slick6
April 6, 2007, 12:28 PM
Thanks! And yes, the vintage of my SBH is 1969!

Reddbecca
April 6, 2007, 03:05 PM
I just love the classics.

Considering having the frame color case hardened to give it a touch of class?

slick6
April 6, 2007, 04:29 PM
No, since the bluing on my SBH is so beautiful and this revolver had come to me in NIB condition, it looks pretty "Classy" as it is now! So, I wouldn't want to do anything to alter it's originality?:eek:

Cosmoline
April 6, 2007, 04:30 PM
I agree, that one is not for the custom shop.

wcwhitey
April 6, 2007, 07:39 PM
Purdy, very nice. My Brother in Law has an old model like yours in 4 5/8" that I have been drooling over for years. Congrats on the find! Bill

PrimaryB
April 7, 2007, 12:16 AM
D$$$. I didn't know that some early BlackHawks came with brass frames. Is it factory? That sure is one beautiful handgun. I like the brass frame with the blue finish. Really sweet. Notice how everything fits and flows. Congrats and be safe.

Gator
April 7, 2007, 01:24 AM
Call Ruger and find out if that brass grip frame is original! If so that's a very nice find...not that its not a nice find anyway :D

PrimaryB
April 7, 2007, 10:47 AM
Gator is on it. Call Ruger. I have on several occasions and they are very nice and can give you the 411 on the gun. Either way if you paid moderate market 3 screw prices you have a fine specimen of revolver. I have a original model Vaquero I wouldn't mind putting a brass frame on. Ya I know about the weight but that is not a problem. It will help when or if I can find some 180 gr ammo for it. I wish I was a reloader but not yet. Looking at buying another house that has a nice basement so that may become a reality.

Richard Simmons
April 8, 2007, 10:29 AM
Very nice Ruger. As mentioned, call the factory. I just missed a local auction yesterday that had a NIB, brass frame .41mag. I checked the serial number and it was original from 1972. Sold for $3000

slick6
April 8, 2007, 06:46 PM
I called Ruger regarding the brass grip frame-but, my SBH didn't ship from Ruger originally with this brass grip frame! However, I removed the grip panels and I confirmed that the brass grip frame is a genuine Ruger part number stamped on the grip frame as MR-3DB! So, it was added as an accessory. This SBH was NIB and unfired!

schmeky
April 8, 2007, 06:47 PM
Very nice Ruger. As mentioned, call the factory. I just missed a local auction yesterday that had a NIB, brass frame .41mag. I checked the serial number and it was original from 1972. Sold for $3000

Holy Moley! I remember when OM Blackhawks were CHEAP.

Cosmoline
April 8, 2007, 07:56 PM
You can still find them for a reasonable price if you look. Lots of guys only think the flat tops are worth anything. I got my .41 OM for three bills.

Cosmoline
April 8, 2007, 08:02 PM
You can still find them for a reasonable price if you look. Lots of guys only think the flat tops are worth anything. I got my .41 OM for three bills.

Gator
April 8, 2007, 08:57 PM
It is still a great find, and the Ruger brass gripframe adds value, not as much if it had been put on by Ruger, but its still nice.

Congrats!

slick6
April 9, 2007, 01:28 AM
1)Thanks, for all of the compliments!

2)Although I wasn't looking for an SBH-I just couldn't pass this one up-since it was an old model and because you just don't find these "Super's" in NIB condition everyday-besides, I didn't yet, have a SBH in my collection! It was beautiful-and, it didn't have a mark on it anywhere-not even a trace of a cylinder line!

WFR
April 9, 2007, 10:39 AM
Extremely nice find!
I have a 3-screw .41 mag and the 3-screw SBH is on my short list this year as well as some caliber with a 4 5/8" barrel.
That's an awesome score with the correct box and all. It will only go UP in value if you take care of it.
Regards,
WFR

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