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Old January 1st, 2016, 09:16 PM   #46
 
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Who else would you recommend to do the Bisley Grip install?

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Old January 2nd, 2016, 12:52 AM   #47
 
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True, Ruger terms like high polish and high gloss only refer to stainless parts & guns.
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True, Ruger terms like high polish and high gloss only refer to stainless parts & guns.
Well then it would seem its a stainless hammer at this point I guess. That is good.

Can you guys recommend another shop to do the conversion?
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Old January 4th, 2016, 09:02 AM   #49
 
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I was planning on asking John Gallagher to do my conversion, is he not available? Otherwise, I'm in the same boat, looking for a good gunsmith.
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I was planning on asking John Gallagher to do my conversion, is he not available? Otherwise, I'm in the same boat, looking for a good gunsmith.
He got back with me one time and said he could work it in after I called and emailed a few times. Now I have emailed again no response I know it was just he holidays as well but he must be too busy is my guess.

Would like to find someone that wants to do it. Not sure who?? several come up but the hive probably has recommendations I have never been into revolvers or had any work done on one to know anybody
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See the list of gunsmiths that Hondo44 posted in this thread:

Gunsmith recommendation for Bisley conversion
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Old January 7th, 2016, 03:44 PM   #52
 
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Well Ruger delivered I have the stainless Bisley hammer so I have all parts

Thanks for all the help

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Me too -- I received a KBR04000B Bisley hammer in today's mail, so I now have a complete set of parts to convert my Single Six to a Bisley grip frame. And Ruger CS told me to just keep the KXR04000B standard hammer they previously sent.

Now on to see if John Gallagher has some time to fit it.

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I have moved on to another smith I will post pictures when it comes back
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Me too -- I received a KBR04000B Bisley hammer in today's mail, so I now have a complete set of parts to convert my Single Six to a Bisley grip frame. And Ruger CS told me to just keep the KXR04000B standard hammer they previously sent.

Now on to see if John Gallagher has some time to fit it.

John Land
Can you post a photo of the Bisley Stainless Single Six hammer KRB04000B? It was probably me a few weeks ago that they mentioned to you on the phone, and I just called again today - both times the rep said there was no such part in the system.
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Old January 15th, 2016, 02:00 PM   #56
 
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Here are the 3 types of hammers I have on hand:
  • Full size Bisley for Blackhawk/SBH (in plastic bag), for comparison.
  • Bisley hammer for Single Six, KBR04000B (received from Ruger Jan. 9, 2016 as a replacement for the KXR04000B).
  • Bisley hammer for Single Six, KXR04000B, purchased Dec. 18, 2015 (but mis-filled, order was for KBR04000B).

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Now that I have all of the parts for converting my Single Six to a Bisley grip frame, I decided to assemble everything to see how much fit and finish work would be required (not by me!). So here are the "before" pictures (the holes in the grip frame don't align properly with the rear screw holes of the receiver frame, so the pair of hex head screws are shown in the bag).

Not shown is that the opening for the trigger is a might too tight behind the trigger, and the trigger does not fully reset, to the point that the loading gate cannot be opened unless the trigger is pushed forward manually.





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Nothing unusual for an un-finished/fitted grip frame.

Is that a pre 1997 single six?
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I absolutely love the Bisley conversion I did on my Super Blackhawk, I sent the frame to Ajax and had them custom fit a set of buffalo horn gunfighter grips, shoots so much better than the little dragoon grips it came with.

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Hondo44, no, much more recent vintage-- serial number starts with 936.
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