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Ruger Super Redhawk 44 mag. Barrel

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by har12oocus, Aug 6, 2006.

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  1. har12oocus

    har12oocus Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    Does anybody know how to take the barrel off of a super redhawk. I know it unscrews but do I need special tools??????? Thanks
  2. Jim March

    Jim March Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    The typical homebrew answer to unscrewing barrels goes like this:

    1) Pull off the cylinder *completely*.

    2) Pad a vice with wood. Grab barrel in same.

    3) Carve the end of a 2x4 so it fits the frame in the hole where the cylinder was *perfectly* or close to it.

    4) You DID make sure the 2x4 was at least 3ft long and 5ft is better?

    5) Use the 2x4 as a "wrench", twisting the frame off the barrel.

    If you're not a gunsmith, or don't at least have a good gunsmithing manual for that gun, you really ought to think twice about this. Stainless steel can gall and you can screw up the frame if you don't know what you're doing. And then when you put that barrel or another back on, things get really interesting: is it on tight enough yet still has the right gap? And where is the front sight when you get to that point?! Getting all three right at once is so hairy most gunsmiths don't bother: they either remove and relocate the front sight, or if the place where the front sight was is now too ugly, chop the barrel back 3/4", recrown and mount the front sight on clean metal.
  3. ccw007

    ccw007 Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Tampa, FL
    It seems like I remember there is something unique about removing the barrel to a SRH and it was more than just unscrewing it. Have you been to the Ruger Forum yet? I would jump over there and do a search about this because that is where I remember seeing it a while back.
  4. Majic

    Majic Member

    May 3, 2003
    With questions like that I suggest you take the revolver to a gunsmith. It's not like unscrewing a pipe and just screwing another one on. Several things can go wrong including springing or warping the frame meaning you have ruined the revolver.
  5. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Delaware home of tax free shopping
    Call Ruger, ask how much and if they will do it.

    Dont take it to a local gun Butcher, cause if they screw up you will be outa luck.

    Just out of curiosity why on earth do you want to take off the barrel????

    You may want to trade or sell the gun and get a new super redhawk in what ever caliber you are looking for. It will be cheaper and you will have a working gun thats under warranty, for the same or less out of pocket cost.

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