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Ruger New Model Blackhawk 41 Mag

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Jimfern, May 13, 2015.

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  1. Jimfern

    Jimfern Member

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    I've been offered this Ruger for $400. It appears to be a 1974 model (1st year) with no other accessories and the claim that less than 50 rounds have been through it.

    I've already got dies. Do you think it's a good deal?
     

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  2. MikeJackmin

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    I you want a .41 mag Blackhawk in nice shape, I don't think you'd find one for any less.
     
  3. COK

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    In my area that is not a bad price.
     
  4. rromeo

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    If you buy that and want another, a local pawn shop has one just like it for $389. He said it's priced a little low to get it moved. 41 Magnum is a great round, but it's not as popular as 44 mag or 45 Colt
     
  5. gotboostvr

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    I like my 7 1/2" model in 41mag. It was priced less than 400, but it was um... cosmetically challenge so to say.
     
  6. bannockburn

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    Jimfern

    Don't see many Blackhawks in .41 Magnum around these parts. I would say $400 is a fair price.
     
  7. joem1945

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    If it's in very good condition buy it. I'm more a S&W fan for .41 magnum. I reload 210 SWC for mine and it's very accurate.
     
  8. Arkansas Paul

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    I was unaware that they made the .41 mag in a 7.5" barrel.
    The new ones are all 6.5" for the .41s and .357s.

    Did they used to make them in the longer version?
     
  9. RealGun

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    I am going to offer mine for more than that, so I would say, go for it.
     
  10. Drail

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    Most of the 7.5 in. models will probably be the Bisley model. My first handgun was a 6.5 in. Blackhawk in .41 mag. and while I really liked the gun, after starting to handload it was obvious to me that with heavy loads the Bisley grip frame was much less abusive to the strong hand. The Blackhawk grip was simply taking skin off of my hand, even with leather gloves because the gun "rolls up" in recoil just like a SA Colt. The Bisley grip just comes straight back into the palm of your hand without leaving skidmarks much like a S&W N FRAME. I found a NIB 7.5 in. fluted Bisley in .41 mag., bought it and would not trade it for anything else. Loads that are abusive in my S&W M57 are easy to shoot all day in the Bisley. To really appreciate the .41 mag. you need to handload it. Even though there are many more factory loads available in .41 mag. now than there was 30 years ago, handloading gives you more choices in bullet weights and power levels.
     
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  11. Choctaw

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    Seems pretty fair to me as long as it is in good condition.
     
  12. gotboostvr

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    I guess mines a 6 1/2. n3kvDLfl.jpg
     
  13. Jimfern

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    bought it

    Well it has a little rust spot or 3 on the trigger, but it locks up super tight. I also got a 50 round box with 6 rounds in it, but no used brass. The price on the box is $56 so I don't expect that was bought in 1974 with the revolver.

    Overall I'm happy with it and am looking forward to shooting it when I get my hands on some brass and bullets.

    Thanks for the advice.
     

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  14. Barry the Bear

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    Your gonna love it!!! I also recently began my 41 mag trek with a model 57 smith, A blackhawk with a 5.5 inch barrel will be in my near future.
     
  15. Choctaw

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    That will make an excellent pig stopper.
     
  16. Arkansas Paul

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    Sweet.
    I think you did just fine on the price. Properly taken care of, which I'm sure you will, your grandchildren likely won't wear it out.

    I love Blackhawks. Mine is a 7.5" .45 Colt and I want one in .44 Special.
     
  17. 22-rimfire

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    I paid under $400 new for my 41 mag Blackhawk but like everything else, the price has gone up on them. I think you did just fine and I hope you enjoy it.
     
  18. Frank V

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    Congratulations Jim.
    I think you did well, that's a pretty clean gun & with some ammo too.
    My only caution would be to make sure that ammo is factory before you shoot it, but if handloads he probably shot them in it. I'm leery of handloads I didn't load or a trusted friend loaded.
    I think you did ok.
    We'll need a range report when you get it to the range.
    I think you are going to like the .41 Mag.

    Check out the .41 Mag. thread in this forum, lots of .41 users here.
     
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