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Old June 4th, 2015, 08:19 AM   #1
 
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Lipsey's SBH Model 0818 in 45C?

Would love to have one of theses in 45 colt as a pack gun. Guessing that will not happen in a production model. I would want the large frame to run Ruger only loads.

What is the best way to get there? Buy a current bisley with the 5-1/2" barrel and have a smith cut it down?



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I think you have the right idea. Buy any length you can find at the right price and have it shortened to 3.75". It will take the shorter ERH which can be hard to find at times (I've ordered them from Midway and waited out the back order status. They eventually shipped.) The longer ER can be shortened easily enough. Should be pretty easy for a gunsmith to do or would make a fine DIY project if so inclined.
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Here's the 5 parts you need. But to have the barrel changed, and drilled and tapped for a sight screw and the Blackhawk front sight, will probably cost the same as cutting a 5 1/2" barrel, ejection rod and housing. Plus you'd have the parts cost, although you could sell the 5 1/2" barrel to recoup some of that cost.


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Shouldn't be too terribly hard to do, even at home.

Ruger will sell you the 3" stainless ejector rod housing. The front sight can be sweated off with a torch and reattached with silver solder or a screw fit. Pacific tool and gauge offers an all in one tool to true and cut a recessed crown on the barrel after it's been cut. I bet once you had all your tools and parts together it could be done in a weekend.

This progressions off a couple builds but you'll get the idea

Drill and tap



Chop the barrel and crown







Reattach front sight



Put her back together and have at it.



A bit over simplified but if you search out my build threads there's a lot more detail.
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