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Weight of older NMB vs. newer NMB

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Warren, Dec 27, 2006.

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  1. Warren

    Warren Member

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    Howdy,

    I'm getting an older New Model Blackhawk convertible soon and was wondering if there is a weight difference between the older ones and the newer ones.

    The one I will be getting was purchased new in 1979 and it seems to be lighter than the range rental "anniversary" NMB conv.

    Is there a difference or am I just imagining things?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Tom C.

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    The older blued New Model Blackhawks had aluminum alloy grip frames and ejector housings. The 50th Anniversary guns, to my knowledge, have steel grip frames and ejector housings. I gave 2 of the .357's top my wife, and they are also better made than the standard NMBH.
     
  3. Warren

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    Thanks,

    I really like that anniversary model. I'll probably end up buying one.
     
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