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  • Beater .44 mag

    My dad got this rig way back. And he shot the crap out of it. 255gr cast about all it ever ran and medium hot. All the time.

    I inherited it when he passed. The lube he used had shellacked so I tore it all apart and cleaned it, put orig parts back in ( safety conversion uses thin spur hammer- yuck ).

    The ej rod housing was well worn and loose. Borchart Rifle Company makes steel ones for studded and non studded bbls. This one studded.

    Cylinder seemed a bit too sloppy so got a Powers base pin. Its 1.5 thousandths larger OD than factory.
    It helped.

    The original squashed eagle.grips had shrank, dark in color and amber like, they looked battered but good on the old rig. Too loose w shrinkage. I found some new in package squashed eagle grips but the lighter color just looked like crap.

    So got a set of new model black laminates.

    May swap emblems w the shrunken pair. Had to work a bit to fit the new grips.

    Looks way better.

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    I like the look with the black laminates. Forgive my ignorance, Ruger Blackhawk or RedHawk?


    Just noticed the Renaissance Wax, good stuff. Another DEP inspired purchase. A little goes a long way, I probably won’t finish the jar.
    Last edited by fitch270; 08-15-2022, 09:26 PM.

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    • #3
      Forget the serial number, is either a 70 or 72 three screw Superblackhawk w brass frame.

      ​​​​​​Dunno how many brass frames Ruger made.

      Family gun so aint going anywhere. Dont shoot much .44 mag since my deer spot doesnt really let me have the options to play w handguns.

      Where i hunt now its hard to even get a chance at a buck, let alone a shooter.

      But if some farmer wants does shot elsewhere it will come along. Or if I lose my private ground its legal for buck on state land.

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      • #4
        My first handgun deer was a doe shot w a different 3 screw .44 mag.

        😁

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        • #5
          My first centerfire pistol was a two screw (pins, actually) SBH in 44 mag. I got to be pretty deadly with it, since it was my only.

          It cost 260 new. I can't believe how much of my student loan checks was wasted, yet not wasted, on pistols back then. Still have nearly all of what I bought though.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
            I like the look with the black laminates. Forgive my ignorance, Ruger Blackhawk or RedHawk?


            Just noticed the Renaissance Wax, good stuff. Another DEP inspired purchase. A little goes a long way, I probably won’t finish the jar.
            Maybe this will help a tad.
            Where Ruger is concerned, "Black-" means blued. "Red-" means stainless.

            Much like a "6-" in a S&W model number denotes "stainless". (i.e. M66, M686, etc)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post

              Maybe this will help a tad.
              Where Ruger is concerned, "Black-" means blued. "Red-" means stainless.

              Much like a "6-" in a S&W model number denotes "stainless". (i.e. M66, M686, etc)
              I thought “black” & “red” was Ruger code for single or double action?
              E’s stainless 44 says Blackhawk
              Last edited by dewman; 08-16-2022, 12:14 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dewman View Post

                I thought “black” & “red” was Ruger code for single or double action?
                E’s stainless 44 says Blackhawk
                Yep, had to look up which was which. Also didn’t know the difference between the RedHawk and Super RedHawk.

                https://www.chuckhawks.com/compared_...wk_redhawk.htm

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                • #9
                  Yeah, my buddy has a blued Redhawk .44 w scope attach to bbl.

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