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Old March 19th, 2013, 01:15 PM   #16
 
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thanks, good link

I tried my lever gun load and it worked a treat,as accurate as the lever gun

3.5gr bullseye 158gr TC hardcast lead bullet COL of 1.595

almost out of bullseye, lots of people saying to change powders, we cant get anything over from the USA at the moment, even ruger 10/22 magazines are becoming hard to get hold of, UK suppliers have no idea of when goods are due

probably start to look at vitavouri powders



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Every time I look at that picture, I cant help but think how outrageous that gun really is. Man I wish I could get one. I have been in love with my SRH ever since 1988. Hey Tony... too bad you cant(I dont think you can... maybe)get a SRH Alaskan. Thats a great revolver also.

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would love to put mine next to an Alaskan, that would look so funny

shortest barrel we can go is 30cm.

I will see how it feels once shortened, if I have to then I will maybe consider fluting the barrel lightly, every little helps

with the extension bar out the back that I have to add, you can mount a moveable weight to alter the balance but obviously your upping the overall weight again.
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is there a site for finding out manufacture dates from your serial number? its easy with Marlins etc.

just interested to find out any info
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I believe it's right on the Ruger website.

It's tough finding powders and primers for the time being now too....on this side of the pond.
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I will see how it feels once shortened, if I have to then I will maybe consider fluting the barrel lightly, every little helps.
Just a side thought, it wouldn't be too difficult to fit a different barrel to it, see this one that is on another thread on this forum:


The gun has been adapted to be a .357 Maximum, but the fitting of the barrel would be doable in its own right.
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too bad you cant(I dont think you can... maybe)get a SRH Alaskan. Thats a great revolver also.
Unfortunately for us in the UK, following a law change in 1997, cartridge firearms are restricted to a size restriction comprising a minimum barrel length of 300mm and a minimum overall length of 600mm (roughly 12 inches and 24 inches) hence why our revolvers look a bit odd.

I would love to have an Alaskan as I am a big fan of .44 Magnum snubbies. Back before the 97 law I had an Astra Mod44 Terminator - a superb revolver. Despite being a Spanish built gun, I would rate the quality up there with S&W.
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I looked into this avenue to start with, I can get the blanks from lothar and then yes you could make your own barrel

however from what I understand theres a high risk of twisting the frame while removing the old one, and the barrels thread into the action that was slightly cut undersize, so the barrel cuts its own thread slightly, I would be concerned about damage and indexing issues etc

I think that just taking it down to 31cm will be a good enough improvement.

waiting on some stainless bar to arrive, then I can get that welded into place before the barrel is chopped.

what I am going to be sat waiting for is the spring kit

I inspected the lack of a plunger on my pawl setup and found 2 springs in there instead, so have added a proper spring and plnuger to the shopping list

a good polish and lube last night had the DA smoother, but still monstrously heavy.
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What a shame that it must be modified.
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Wow that is a really awesome Redhawk! I've never seen that barrel length before. How do you go about finding a holster for it?
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What a shame that it must be modified.
Modifying it makes it useable. The long barrel is just unwieldy for anything other than long range pistol shooting where the gun is shot from a rest.

By taking the barrel back to 12 inches and adding an extension rod to meet our minimum length requirements the handling of the gun is not far off that of the 9 inch barreled version.

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Wow that is a really awesome Redhawk! I've never seen that barrel length before. How do you go about finding a holster for it?
There was only a couple of hundred or so made of this barrel length and for the UK market only as I understand it.

As to holsters, on the unmodified version forget it. When modified to 12 inch barrel a break front holster does the business:



The open lower end of the holster allows the extra barrel length to protrude through and the open upper allows the gun to be drawn easily.

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Just a side thought, it wouldn't be too difficult to fit a different barrel to it, see this one that is on another thread on this forum:


The gun has been adapted to be a .357 Maximum, but the fitting of the barrel would be doable in its own right.
Personally I despise those barrel sticking out of a barrel looking guns but the one you posted with the same diameter barrel looks pretty good, I can't believe I said that since I can't stand those guns so you've really accomplished something, congrats!

It's a shame you guys have such strict gun laws, I almost cried when I saw a pic of a GP100 with a bar welded to the butt. Hopefully, someday the laws will ease up a little, I hate to see a nice gun like that disfigured for no logical reason.
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That gun with with fluted barrel isn't mine, it belongs to a shooter in Sweden who is also a member here.

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I almost cried when I saw a pic of a GP100 with a bar welded to the butt.
I would be interested to see that picture, as to the best of my knowledge no GP100's have been built to UK spec.

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to the best of my knowledge no GP100's have been built to UK spec.
That's a shame mate, they are one fine revolver.
The 4" is on my short shortlist.
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Suzie the SRH has had a nose job



it now balances so nice compared to the way it was, Im over the moon, totally mirror polished all internals and spent a good few hours dry firing over the weekend, from new in 2002 this gun had less than 100 rounds through it

its already smoothing up a bit, waiting for the spring kit to arrive from USA

got the old front sight off the barrel portion that I removed, will jig up and refit that soon

I intend to run 4 flutes down the barrel later this year once I have had time to use it and decide what I want to change.

priorities are to get the DA as low as possible, currently about 12lb+ (lyman pull guage maxes out well before it will cycle), very smooth, but too heavy, especially for 50m targets.

I dont know if its possible but somewhere betwixt 7-9lb would be good, lower if its possible, I use federal primers and all rounds are homeloads.

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