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Old June 14th, 2016, 12:18 AM   #16
 
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YOU WHAT????????????

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Yep .. I often think it, but then there's always that moment when the magic happens and I'm driving home trying to think of what to tell the boss



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Old June 14th, 2016, 01:42 PM   #17
 
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Now I know what I'm getting next!
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So, Ruger is dropping standard Blackhawk hammers in New Vaqueros and making it a "limited edition"

Great, this happens right after I just put a standard 4 5/8" .357 Vaquero on layaway with the High Horn hammer and ordered a BH hammer to drop into it lol

Maybe Ruger is starting to realize that people hate the High Horn hammer.....
I may do the same. I don't like the profile looks of the standard hammer, and it just doesn't feel right like my BH.

Question for Hondo - Will this New Model BH SS hammer drop in a New Vaquero without much fitting?

http://www.brownells.com/handgun-par...ruger&psize=96

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Armybrat,

Sorry I hadn't gotten back to this thread.

Yes, the Blackhawk hammer will work, but it's a bit tall for the New Vaquero which is a mid frame. It will usually need a bit of fitting to the transfer bar.

However, the NM Flat Top Blackhawk is the exact right size because it's also made on the mid frame (except for the 41 and 44 Mags), and a drop in.

Brownells nor Midway USA don't list it yet, so you'll have to ask for it. Request a hammer for a Flat Top Blackhawk model # 05232. Ruger only makes them in stainless now.

You might have to order direct from Ruger.

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Will do. I'll keep pestering them until they send me one. lol
Again, many thanks.
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Here's one on GB:

Ruger Short Spur New Vaquero SS 357 CFDA Talo 5159 : Revolvers at GunBroker.com
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Thought I would let you folks know. Apparently some of the short spurs left the factory with the standard hammer. I know because I bought one. Called Ruger and they could not have been nicer about getting the problem fixed. Mine is in 45lc
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Welcome to the forum Remfire.

Sending you the correct hammer, I presume?

MY SHORTCUT FOR REMOVING JUST HAMMER and/or PAWL in New Models:

Recognize, you do not need to hassle with the PESKY LOADING GATE SPRING, pull the trigger pin, OR trigger/transfer bar JUST to remove the hammer and pawl. Once you remove the grip frame, the hammer pin is the only other part you need to remove. After that, just pull the hammer back and all the way down, then depress the hammer plunger in the base of the hammer with a small tipped screwdriver to clear the trigger extension where the transfer bar connects to it. Let the hammer & pawl fall out. Reinstall the hammer and pawl back in the same way they came out. Push the plunger in by pushing it against the trigger extension just like you did with the tip of the small screwdriver, and the hammer will slip by the trigger extension. Piece o’ cake.

Occasionally a hammer change that just barely cocks is because it's hitting the back of the slot in the grip frame. I have had to slightly lengthen the slot with a few file strokes.

If either the trigger or hammer pin are snug fits, after they’re removed the first time, it’s the opportunity to polish them so they’re slip fits to put back in and remove the next time.

TIPS FOR INSTALLING GRIP FRAMES:

Always unhook both legs of the trigger spring for reassembly, it’s easier to get the spring behind the trigger shelf.
Always leave the cyl out so you can confirm the cyl latch spring/plunger is properly aligned on the latch so it has tension on it by seeing it sticking up thru the frame, before putting in any grip frame screws.

The cyl hand spring to the left side of the hammer goes plunger first. Also, you can put a small magnet over the spring to hold it in the hole and just let the grip frame push the magnet out of the way as the grip frame ear slips into position over the hole.

Install all five screws but do not cinch them tight. Align the grip frame edges flush with the cyl frame by tapping with the butt of a plastic handled screw driver. Tighten one trigger guard screw, then front screw and then one ear screw. Then tighten them all. Check for ease of hammer movement to be sure it's not rubbing on grip frame ears.

NOTE: While you have the grip frame off, it's always good to examine the upper end of all the grip frame blind screw holes (especially stainless guns) for thread shavings that weren't cleaned out from the factory and get crammed in there by the screws.

Also check the two trigger guard screw holes where they are exposed by the milling cut if your grip frame has the two projections that go into the main frame (the New Vaquero and New FT BH guns no longer have these projections and milling cuts). Almost always there will be a huge flat 'roll-over’ burr in each hole from the milling cuts that expose the holes. If they are present they generally cause the 1st 1/8" of removing those two screws to take extra effort to unscrew and can cause screws to screw in too tight and/or break off. You'll need to break off the burrs and pick them out with a dental pick or equivalent tool.

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To update this thread - bought the .357 version from GaG last week - $607.24 + $7.99 shipping:

(Edited to add: They increased the price of the .357 to $635 this week, the .45 Colt version is sold out)


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Yes, I've always hated the hammer on the new Vaqs.

Guess others out there have had the same opinion.

The .45 Colt version if what I'd want right now if I had the
cash.

This took most of my gun fund..




as did another purchase.


I should be picking up my NIB Blackhawk convertible
in 9mm/357 next week or so.

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Yes, I've always hated the hammer on the new Vaqs.

Guess others out there have had the same opinion.

The .45 Colt version if what I'd want right now if I had the
cash.
Tombstone Tactical has them in stock for $643 & free shipping:

https://www.tombstonetactical.com/ca...rev-4-62ss-tl/
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Just added these Altamont "bonded ivory" grip panels to the NV. I like them better than the fancy Talo "star" grips:

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Those are nice.

Although, I might want black ones for a stainless gun.

Now my next Ruger single action will be a .45/45 Convertible..
or a Short Spur in .45 Colt.

My Blackhawk .357/9mm shoots great.

Even though I've read that the 9mm is not so accurate.

I had two shots in one ragged hole with the 9mm cylinder.

Maybe I need to shoot it at a farther distance that 15 yards?
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