Single Six/Blackhawk frame sizes


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Guvnor
December 13, 2012, 11:14 PM
Just out of curiosity...do the Ruger Single Six and the Blackhawk share the same size grip frame and grip size? Or is the blackhawk larger??

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TNBilly
December 13, 2012, 11:31 PM
Far as I remember the Blackhawks are proportionally bigger by cartridge size. I'd estimate the 357 is say 25-30% bigger but that said, never actually measured any of them.

CraigC
December 13, 2012, 11:37 PM
With some exceptions, the Single Six has always shared its grip frame with Blackhawks of the same production year. That is:

XR3 - 1953-1962
XR3-RED - 1962-present

Those exceptions would be birdsheads, which should be obvious and the short XR3-RED grip frame that was installed on later model fixed sight .32 Single Sixes.

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