New Super Blackhawk

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  1. Barry the Bear

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    First thread in awhile...

    Wife decided to plan a trip to Colorado for the summer, I convinced her that I'm going to need a gun for bears :D. I was going for .45 Blackhawk convertible but the one the LGS had was priced at 829 and used, this baby was old new stock from 2014 for 685, I didn't even argue on price and took her home. 20211018_170117.jpg
     
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    Nice score, I haven’t seen a brand new Blackhawk in quite a while. And you’re probably better off with the NOS one than a brand new one they way companies are cranking out product right now.
     
  3. Bazoo

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    Congratulations. I sold an unfired SBH for $700 local. It was a new gun and wasn't finished as nice as pre rush guns.



    What kind of knife ya got there?
     
  4. THEWELSHM

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    I have them in 41 and 44 Magnum, lots of tune up potential and goodies out there for that platform..

    Enjoy it in good health mate..

    Thewelshm
     
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    Nice score with the new/old Super Blackhawk!
     
  6. Barry the Bear

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    I hadn't seen any either, I almost scored a .44 mag vaquero but it wasn't meant to be. I'm pretty happy with this one though a new holster and grips are in the works though
     
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    thanks, I sold off a .41 mag blackhawk last year, I do have a .357 one I intend on sending to Bowen when I get an extra couple grand. The knife is a custom Bowie I had made by 310 Forge, I designed it around the Bart Moore Bowie but with a coffin handle vs the round type originally on it. The blade was from an 1880s saw blade and the guard and pommel was made from wrought iron from a 18th century wagon wheel.
     
  8. Barry the Bear

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    thanks!
     
  9. BullRunBear

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    Congrats on a great deal. Got a used one from circa 1985 and all I had to do was change the grips. As good as the regular Blackhawks are (and I have a bunch of them) I think the Super is even more accurate. Wish I could shoot well enough to match its potential.

    I would say those Colorado bears better be careful. :D

    Jeff
     
  10. Barry the Bear

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    I too have had many iterations of the blackhawk family, as a matter of fact I was the first one in my small town to get the ruger Bisley superblackhawk in the 3.75 inch barrel when they first came out. I hope to run this one through its paces well enough soon. The first handgun I ever bought was a Ruger Super Blackhawk with the 7.5 inch barrel from a guy at bass pro parking lot when I was 19, also gave me a bag of pears for some reason. and yes those bears better watch out.
     
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    That is a great gun! There is nothing like adding a nice Blackhawk to the safe. Enjoy your new gun and have a great trip.
     
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  12. Barry the Bear

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    thank you sir, nothing quite like the feeling of an American single action that's for sure.
     
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    Pears and bears all in one sentence by Barry the Bear.
    Confusing.
    I do like that 44 with the traditional trigger guard much more than the one with that squared off rear. I would love to find one like yours.
     
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  14. Jimfern

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    The prices of Blackhawks and Vaqueros have risen over the last few years. The $400 used Blackhawk doesn't appear to exist for now.
     
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    Congratulations, a single action out west, what's better than that? I have Blackhawks in .45 Colt, .44 Special and .357 Magnum, great revolvers!
     
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  16. Barry the Bear

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    I bought a .357 blackhawk last month for 400, the gun has some weird patina ish markings over the bluing, I was able to get it back to snuff with light polishing and some mothers mag, It is a 6.5 inch barrel, I am debating either saving this for a Bowen custom template OR trading it for a .308 bolt action since hunting season is coming up and Im in dire need of a rifle as well.
     
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    I've been thinking of a Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter in 41 Magnum. I can't get it out of my head. I don't really need it, and I've never even fired one, but it beckons to me.
     
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    Nice find.
    I wouldn't change those grips, personal choice. But, to each his own.
    All my Rugers have the wood, plow handle grips.
     
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    Great gun, and strongly built. I love my old 3 screw one from '68
    If you ever use it to hunt deer, get the hammer cocked as soon as possible, before he gets too close.
     
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    Cool sixgun, sweet bowie!
     
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    That is a nice score. As much as I love the ruger and the design of that pistol I have yet to own one, I need to rectify that PDQ!
     
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    Great looking gun. I really like the grips. Funny thing is just about 5 hours ago I got out my Super BH in 44 mag and removed the Houge rubber grip and reinstalled the original grips back on the gun. I did a Po-Boy trigger job while at by bending the trigger return spring a little. It worked too.

    I bought my gun probably 18-20 years ago NIB for $400. But the seller said was the wrong box with the right end label??? The box is up in the attic and I can't remember if the paperwork is in there or not. Its a great shooting gun. I like loading pop gun loads with 5grs of Bullseye powder in a 44 mag case with a 240gr lead SWC bullet. Thats a fun load to shoot.
     
  23. Barry the Bear

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    I never had the Bisley Hunter, I have had bisleys and Super Blackhawks before though, I got rid of a blackhawk .41 mag last year, wife wanted new furniture...
     
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    I prefer white on black color schemes with the grips, I'm probably going to go with Altamonts "ivory" grips
     
  25. Barry the Bear

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    I've hunted with Blackhawks before, ruger only .45 colt and of course .44 mag loads, they typically don't run far but you're right, gotta be quick about it.
     
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