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Old March 2nd, 2017, 02:37 AM   #16
 
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Welcome to the forum.

You got an "oldy but a goody".

As I recall Hogue and Pachmayr make a rubber grip for these. Some have fond them hard to get the right side for the old XR3 grip frame. Talk to someone at these companies before buying.

Click on this thread for an example of the potential problems: Poorly fitting Hogue and Pachmayr grips for New Model Blackhaw

They are comfortable to shoot with full loads and prevent knuckle busting with the smaller XR3 grip frame.

Just an opinion and worth what you paid for it; nothing! I find two other drawbacks of rubber grips:

They tend to hang up in clothing or coats when used in the field because they're 'sticky'.

They tend to cause rusting of the bluing because they trap moisture where they contact the finish.

I've preferred larger and steel grip frames for improved balance preventing knuckle busting.

All ruger grip frames interchange screw pattern wise. New model grip frames need an adaptor trigger to use on an old model, but they are nice and wide like the new model triggers, if that's something that matters to you.

My preference is the longer stainless steel Super Blackhawk Hunter grip frame with round trigger guard.

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The other side of the coin is . . . you have found a classic, collectible Old Model Ruger Flattop. While it is true that you may be able to find "recoil reducing" grips for the old girl, these defeat the original design's feature of allowing the gun to "roll up" in recoil. Yes, the original XR3 grip frame and smooth walnut grips can contribute to banged knuckles under the recoil of full-house magnum loads . . . for some people. This is one reason Ruger came up with the slightly different XR3RED ("redesigned") grip frame/grips, and the later"Dragoon" grip arrangement of the Super Blackhawk. Just be aware that the parts on your gun are certainly valuable/collectible, and if you decide to try something more "comfortable" be sure to safely store the original parts for future reference.

Some of us Olde Phartes cringe at the thought of defiling such a nice old piece, but it's your gun and whatever you decide to do is fine with us . . . well, some of us. If you are happy with the results, that's all that really matters.

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The other side of the coin is . . . you have found a classic, collectible Old Model Ruger Flattop. While it is true that you may be able to find "recoil reducing" grips for the old girl, these defeat the original design's feature of allowing the gun to "roll up" in recoil. Yes, the original XR3 grip frame and smooth walnut grips can contribute to banged knuckles under the recoil of full-house magnum loads . . . for some people. This is one reason Ruger came up with the slightly different XR3RED ("redesigned") grip frame/grips, and the later"Dragoon" grip arrangement of the Super Blackhawk. Just be aware that the parts on your gun are certainly valuable/collectible, and if you decide to try something more "comfortable" be sure to safely store the original parts for future reference.

Some of us Olde Phartes cringe at the thought of defiling such a nice old piece, but it's your gun and whatever you decide to do is fine with us . . . well, some of us. If you are happy with the results, that's all that really matters.

Once again, welcome.


I agree with all you have noted above.

I intend no such defiling of this ole gal, just need a set of hunting grips that might help this OLDE PHARTE deal with the recoil a bit better and I only intend to use these grips when actually on a hunt. She'll remain as is except for that.
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Hossbreed, I've got a set of Pachmeyer for mine, but I got them over 30-35 years ago, you might give them a call. BTW I generally keep the original grips on it when just out plinking to keep the originality of the piece intact also.
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