Blackhawk wheel clocking during loading/shell ejecting?....


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El Mariachi
March 17, 2012, 07:55 PM
Just curious if your Ruger B/Hawk's cylinder wheels stop by themselves (just after a click) with one of your six chambers in the very center of the loading gate scalloped area, or if it goes past center a bit further (clockwise) then clicks & stays put? Where you can't back up, but now need to spin her a bit more and center it by hand to either load a round in....or eject a spent shell?......


(These first three pics depict where my cylinder stops at any given 'click'. Unfortunately as you can see, I can't load a round in there due to the bad angle).




http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy21/shiftster/Guns/RugerBlackhawk002.jpg


http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy21/shiftster/Guns/RugerBlackhawk009.jpg


http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy21/shiftster/Guns/RugerBlackhawk008.jpg


(Now these next three pics show the wheel right where I have to stop it by hand, to give me a straight shot to load a round, or to use the ejector rod without scraping a chamber. Make any sense? 'Cuz my six shot Rough Rider doesn't have this issue, and stops smack dab in the center).


http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy21/shiftster/Guns/RugerBlackhawk005.jpg


http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy21/shiftster/Guns/RugerBlackhawk007.jpg


http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy21/shiftster/Guns/RugerBlackhawk006.jpg

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1911Tuner
March 17, 2012, 08:10 PM
Typical Blackhawk lockwork.

CraigC
March 17, 2012, 08:11 PM
That's how the New Models work, unfortunately. Ruger's answer to 30yrs of complaints is the reverse indexing pawl but it has only been installed in the New Vaquero and flat-top models of various chamberings.

BCCL
March 17, 2012, 08:16 PM
Yep, annoying, but totally normal.

El Mariachi
March 18, 2012, 12:49 AM
Thanks gentlemen, nice to know that at least one thing that I own is 'normal'.... :D

1911Tuner
March 18, 2012, 08:25 AM
Yeah...That's the only real complaint I've ever had with the Blackhawk, but I've learned to compensate for it. Until the CAS movement started, rapid reloading wasn't really part of the agenda.

Salmoneye
March 18, 2012, 11:02 AM
You went too far...

:D

Driftwood Johnson
March 19, 2012, 05:21 PM
Yup, they have been doing that since the 1970s.

Another answer is to install a Power Custom half cock hammer. Once installed you have a half cock position on the hammer that rotates the cylinder just far enough so that the chambers are lined up with the loading gate. Just like on a Colt.

eldon519
March 19, 2012, 06:07 PM
Power Custom also makes a free-spin pawl:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/307925/power-custom-free-spin-pawl-ruger-single-action-revolvers-pre-2005-large-frame

Lucas_Y
March 19, 2012, 06:29 PM
Or you can modify the factory pawl to free spin. ;)

Varmiter
March 19, 2012, 07:04 PM
Here is what the freespin pawl looks like. If you don't want to 'mod' your own, you can order one from Brownells.

http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq38/varmiter/ScreenHunter_02Mar191457.jpg

Chris

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