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My New Custom Ruger Bisley (Pics)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Ruger4Life, Mar 24, 2011.

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  1. Ruger4Life

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    New Super Blackhawk .44 mag frame. Customized. 6-1/2" stainless Shilen barrell installed. Heavy 5-shot cylinder installed with free spin pawl and .003 barrel/cylinder gap. Recessed crown. SS Keith Style Belt mountain base pin fitted. SS loading gate and all SS internal parts installed, including Power Custom Bisley hammer, trigger and springs. SS Trigger pin and Hammer pin installed. SS Bisley grip frame installed. SS grip frame screws installed. Elevated front sight installed for shooting 310 gr. heavy loads. Internal parts buffed and smoothed. Crisp, 3lb trigger pull with minimal creep. SS ejector rod and spring installed. Very accurate. Gun of a lifetime for me. I will be proud to pass it down to my boy one day.

    Gunsmith: Michael Shumaker, Shumaker Custom Guns, Stephenville, TX.
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  2. psyshack

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    Nice pistol!

    Why the SS internal action parts? SS at any grade sucks as action and friction parts.
     
  3. Ruger4Life

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    SS for corrosion-resistance under extreme conditions. If you tried the action you would not know it was SS. So smooth.
     
  4. bluetopper

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    My compliments! Great looking 44 Mag. Enjoy!
     
  5. NELSONs02

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    Very clean looking Bisley, unique. Any hunts planned with this revolver? Would be neat to have an animal and a story to go with it.
     
  6. NELSONs02

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    Looks like you still have the factory rear sight on there. I'd take a serious look at the Rough Country rear sight from Bowen Classic Arms. I've had them on a couple single action Rugers and they are top notch.
     
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    You've obviously never handled a professionally tuned and slicked up stainless Ruger!
     
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    Niiiiice!
     
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    They will do just fine. Springs are not good to made from SS though. I bet the above example does not have SS springs.
     
  10. wcavasos

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    I love that bh. Maybe you should think up my next revolver. Very good taste my friend
     
  11. AirForceShooter

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    I am far from being a Ruger fan, but............................

    That's one beautiful gun


    AFS
     
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    May I ask who did the work, it's looks like a Gary Reeder but I'm not too familiar with any other gunsmiths to be quite honest. Do share please.
     
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    Wow! Beautiful gun-my compliments!
     
  14. Ruger4Life

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    Hopefully Bison this year. Killed 3 deer last year with my pet handload in my SRH, shooting open sights at under 35 yds. My pet load: 310gr Oregon Trail True Shot over 21.0gr of W296. Punched a hole clean through all three and they didn't go far. Wondering how it will do on hogs and such...hopefully Bison if the hunt pans out.

    The custom SBH Bisley is more accurate than I am with that load. Tried it on the range with my handload and it was really a sweet load/handgun combination. Recoil was surprisingly mild thanks to the Bisley grip.
     
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    Yeah I've heard rave reviews of the Bowen Rough Country sights. Maybe I'll upgrade one day. I've also been considering V-notch rear and gold bead front sight. Heard good things about both.
     
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    Gunsmith: Michael Shumaker, Shumaker Custom Guns, Stephenville, TX.

    A very little-known but very knowledgeable and skilled gunsmith. Does a lot of Ruger single-action work. He didn't advertise on his website that he does full, rebuilt custom jobs like Reeder, Gallagher and Bowen, but when I asked him he said he would do it. I think he does not have the time because all of the cowboy action jobs he does. The work he did on my revolver was top-notch though. Awesome. I handed him a SBH frame and a bag full of SS parts and a 5-shot cylinder blank in the white and no barrel and he did the rest. Premium grade work.
     
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    That's a beautiful gun. If you don't mind my asking, where did you get the cylinder from?
     
  18. Ruger4Life

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    Ordered the cylinder from Brownells. If I remember right the cylinder had five chambers pre-reamed to .375 diameter. Gunsmithing is required to make the cylinder into your caliber of choice. Steel of the cylinder is in the white, and required fitting, finishing and setting the timing of the revolver, etc..
     
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    That IS a looker:what:, really like the extended front sight !

    I'm trying to work up a poor boys version of your gun,I have installed the Power Custom Bisley hammer ,trigger, spring kit, along with a steel ejector shroud, and birdseye, ejector, but I like the feel of the NMBH gripframe and have retained that feature, only wish I could find one in steel.

    Being into casting and wanting to deer hunt with the BH, most of what I'm casting now runs into the 300 gr range, I have run out of adjustment on my rear sight,I have it bottomed out, and it still shoots high with my favorite powder bullet combo.

    If I may be so bold as to ask, and if you have a itemized bill, what did the front sight work set you back?
     
  20. rodensouth

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    That is a slick revolver. Very classy! Congrats
     
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    One nice looking Ruger, you did yourself proud! Smith looks like he knows his stuff! Let us know how it works, and pics too !
     
  22. Arkansas Paul

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    That is pure sweetness friend.
    I'm green with envy.
     
  23. Ruger4Life

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    Don't have an itemized bill. I just know a taller front sight was installed by my gunsmith to aaccommodate shooting 310gr hot loads. It was well done. Point of aim is right on.
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    This is one nice looking Ruger! Even nicer that it's in 44 magnum! They are a blast to shoot! Hope you have many happy years together.
     
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