TALO/Turnbull Super Blackhawk

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by mec, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. mec

    mec Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    I've had a number of SBH revolvers over the years-still have my first one from c: 1977. They have been extra reliable and my only problem with them came with use of the early gunwriter loads using 300 grain bullets- eventual end-float and launched ejector assemblies. With reasonable loads, they are long-lived and trouble free. The triggers are generally smooth and the pull easily decreased via after market trigger return spring or simply tweaking the factory spring.
    Wanting a Pretty one, I ordered one of the limited production TALO models with Color Case Frame. The blue and overall metal work is excellent and may or may not be different than the current factory standard. This one has a .006-.007 bc gap and moveless cylinder lock-up.
    Not really needing full power loads, I fell back on lead bullet variations using Meister-case commercial 240 swc/ Montana Bullet works 255 grain Keith and the 240 grain Deer Grenade Hollowpoint Gas Check from Rimrock. The charge is 9 grains of Unique and velocities span the 1100-1170 fps range range with decent extreme spreads and suitable accuracy.

    The hollow point are wider and at least as deep as the lyman 429424 HP. Buffalo bore loads them to maximum velocity and, since the alloy is fairly tough , i wondered if my loads were sufficient to expand them. The seem just fine shooting them over the Chronograph produced promising 50 yard accuracy
  2. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Mount Desert Island Maine
    That's a sharp looking revolver. That case hardening looks sweet! I own a couple of them in various barrel lengths in high polished SS because I am basically lazy and do not have to oil them as often living near the salt water. I will choose SS any time it is offered for the above reason. I have however been told I must be related to a crow because of this habit.:D
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018
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  3. mec

    mec Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    We sometimes forget to Like Stainless unless there is rain or blood. This was one of those fluted cylinder 44 blackhawks with the BH grip frame that nevertheless gets called a super black hawk often as not.. The load was a lyman 424 hp in the high 1300 fps range. Wonderfully destructive. 1deer1991.jpg
  4. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Apr 24, 2007

    Yeah there's just something about polished stainless steel that I can't help myself!
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