Blackhawk .45 Convertable


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Roger 1940
March 29, 2013, 08:21 PM
I just acquired a New Model Blackhawk .45 Colt/ACP It came with both cylinders, and both match the serial # However which cylinder is for the .45 and which is the ACP, I don't see any marking on either one which tells me which one to use.
Thanks for any help
Roger

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guitarguy314
March 29, 2013, 08:31 PM
The 45 acp cylinder will have a raised ring on the inside of each chamber. This is there to keep the round at the back of the cylinder instead of having it fall through to the end out of reach of the firing pin.

If yours shoots like mine, you're gonna love it.

1911Tuner
March 29, 2013, 08:33 PM
Quick and easy way to tell is to drop a .45 auto round into the chambers. If it goes in way too deep, that's the .45 Colt cylinder.

Driftwood Johnson
March 29, 2013, 09:15 PM
Yup. A 45 Colt round will not go all the way into the chambers.

DPris
March 29, 2013, 09:33 PM
Both will have the chamber ring, in the ACP cylinder the ring is farther to the rear.
Denis

BlindJustice
March 30, 2013, 12:49 AM
+1 for all the replies

Case Lengths approx,
.45 ACP = .898
.45 Colt = 1.275

In addition the .45 Colt at the rear of the case just ahead of
the rim, the diameter of the case is slightly larger than the ACP.

R-

Certaindeaf
March 30, 2013, 12:56 AM
Just wait'll you get a .22 and or 9mm convertible.. whole nother animal!







































just kidding

Gary A
March 30, 2013, 01:02 AM
My favorite revolver of all. 2nd place is not even close.

Jaymo
March 30, 2013, 02:06 AM
I'd been wanting a Ruger Blackhawk .45 Convertible. Then, I found a 2011 model that looked like it had one box of ammo run through each cyl. It was 400 dollars, and it only cost me 200 dollars out of pocket, because of Visa gift cards I received as part of an incentive plan at work.
Now, to get some more comfortable grips.

Leadhead
March 30, 2013, 02:24 AM
Jaymo, There are lot's of grip options for sure but sometimes if you aren't used to a single action type grip they feel awkward..... you need to try and get comfortable with your pinky wrapped around the bottom and a 3 finger grip.

Jaymo
March 30, 2013, 02:26 AM
My problem with the factory cheesegrater grips is that they're too thin for my preferences, and the checkering leaves my hands sore after a box of ammo.

Roger 1940
March 30, 2013, 09:11 AM
Thanks Everyone for the info. I have spent hours & Hours trying to find out
this information, never thought of looking inside of the chamber, Gonna try it out this weekend, hope it's a good as everyone says.
Thanks Again
Roger

SDGlock23
March 30, 2013, 10:57 AM
The Blackhawk .45 Colt/.45 ACP is quite possibly the best bang for your buck deal ever conceived. I have the 5.5" stainless Bisley convertible and it's unreal.

Jaymo
March 31, 2013, 05:21 PM
The great thing is I can load ACP plinking loads for less money than I can Colt ammo.
And, I can load Colt hot for hunting.

jotjackson
March 31, 2013, 05:32 PM
Agreed...........

fatcpa
March 31, 2013, 06:26 PM
My Lipseys 45 Colt flat top also came convertible to 45 ACP, but the gun likes lead 45 colt bullets better. Mid-range velocity with Missouri Bullets cowboy RNFP (12 brnl instead of 16 or 18) shoots real well with several powders and doesn't beat the gun or your wrist up. Good with Trail Boss too but can't get much over 700 fps with max loads.

Jaymo
March 31, 2013, 06:38 PM
A single .45 lead round ball, and a few grains of powder, and I have a good plinking load for the ACP.

DPris
March 31, 2013, 07:22 PM
John Wayne's ghost'll gitcha for that....
Denis

Jsg81
March 31, 2013, 08:48 PM
This is going to be my next purchase to go with my 1911. I've got a good .22 so I can't think of much more I could ever need.

Want is a different beast though.

Leadhead
March 31, 2013, 10:08 PM
My problem with the factory cheesegrater grips is that they're too thin for my preferences, and the checkering leaves my hands sore after a box of ammo.

Gotcha, mine are smooth wood.

Gary A
April 1, 2013, 12:23 AM
Quote:
My problem with the factory cheesegrater grips is that they're too thin for my preferences, and the checkering leaves my hands sore after a box of ammo. Unquote

Funny how we are all different. The thinner factory grips they are using now feel nearly perfect in my hands. The older, rosewood grips were always a bit too wide for my taste.

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