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Old June 18th, 2010, 04:27 AM   #1
 
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Brass Grip Frame for Ruger Single-Actions?

I wish Ruger would offer optional Brass grip frames for their single actions.

The old "Bearcat" .22 had a gold-anodized grip frame and looked much sharper than later all blue versions. I also had a set of pearl grips but they could get very slippery.

I'd buy a new Super Single-Six .22 or Vaquero CF in a heartbeat if I could get one with a brass grip frame.

Someone made aftermarket brass frames for Rugers but they are over $200 bucks so I think Ruger could offer them at a better price.



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I wish Ruger would offer optional Brass grip frames for their single actions.

The old "Bearcat" .22 had a gold-anodized grip frame and looked much sharper than later all blue versions. I also had a set of pearl grips but they could get very slippery.

I'd buy a new Super Single-Six .22 or Vaquero CF in a heartbeat if I could get one with a brass grip frame.

Someone made aftermarket brass frames for Rugers but they are over $200 bucks so I think Ruger could offer them at a better price.
If Ruger thought they would make enough money off of them, surely they would offer them. Very simple concept.
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Years ago Ruger did offer brass frames on their S/A's. A friend had several of them. I have a Old Army with a factory BF. I had heard there was problems with the frames holding up. If that's a fact or not I don't know. If it was feasible for them I'm sure they'd still be making them.
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Ruger certainly did offer brass grip frames, here are some examples of their MR-3DB. These seem to have held up just fine.


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Wow, they sure are pretty.

Brass grip-frames look great on case-hardened finished guns.
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Wow!

Cary,that is some beautiful wood!
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Original brass framed guns seem to bring just a little more money than usual... I have never seen a Ruger SA sell for this much...

Ruger Blackhawk Brass Frame 41 Mag 4 5/8th in. : Revolvers at GunBroker.com

Brownells used to sell the frames...

A friend and I were in a little gun shop in NH last year and the owner had an blue Old Army with an original brass frame...I told my friend to buy it or I would as he was looking for a blue gun to shoot and I already had a stainless... Unfortunately he suffered a heart attach and died in February before we were able to do our yearly BP day... His brother now has the gun...

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Someone made aftermarket brass frames for Rugers but they are over $200 bucks so I think Ruger could offer them at a better price.
• if there was enough market demand, they perhaps would but with most folks being too frugal (cheap) to pay for anything above and beyond the norm...

• $200...if you want one bad enough, a few dollars isn't that bad.
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Trouble is, if they aren't fit well, IT is soooooooooooooooooo obvious.
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Trouble is, if they aren't fit well, IT is soooooooooooooooooo obvious.
But if they did fit, and they were in Sterling Silver...............Bar-B-Que gun supreme!!!!!!
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These are available at this web site:

Qualite Ruger Single Action Brass Grip Frame-Florida GunWorks - Parts for the AR15, AK47, FNFAL, HK, Mini 14, Mini 30 & MP5 at Florida Gun Works
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Beware that if you buy one of those, you will have to make your own set of grips for it or send the frame to a custom grip maker to have a set made to fit it. There is about 1/8" excess material on the back strap that will stick out beyond a stock Ruger grip. Of course you can always fit the grip frame to a stock set of grips. Either way something has to be fitted.
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If I remember correctly, the early Ruger Single Six had a shorter grip than later versions.

I think the XR3 RED is about a quarter inch longer in grip space.

Back in the sixties I had two Colt Frontier Scout .22 single actions and I loved the way they fit my hand.

When I got the Ruger Single Six and Super Single Six they felt sloppy and I could never do quick draw as fast as with the Colts.

Evidently it was a grip & hand thing with the Colt feeling better in my hand. Others might prefer the Ruger. On the other hand, my Bearcat was very small and just too small for me.

If it's possible to put the earlier Ruger grip frame on the newer Super Single Six I might like that better. Wish there was a gun shop near me that I could try the grips out for "Feel."
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If I remember correctly, the early Ruger Single Six had a shorter grip than later versions.

I think the XR3 RED is about a quarter inch longer in grip space.

Back in the sixties I had two Colt Frontier Scout .22 single actions and I loved the way they fit my hand.

When I got the Ruger Single Six and Super Single Six they felt sloppy and I could never do quick draw as fast as with the Colts.

Evidently it was a grip & hand thing with the Colt feeling better in my hand. Others might prefer the Ruger. On the other hand, my Bearcat was very small and just too small for me.

If it's possible to put the earlier Ruger grip frame on the newer Super Single Six I might like that better. Wish there was a gun shop near me that I could try the grips out for "Feel."
The only Single Six to have a short frame on it were these in 2001.

XRN-3RED “short” frame, about ¼” shorter than standard 1972/73 XRN-3RED. Single-Six .32s w/ Vaquero sights, stainless frame marked KXR3 like standard stainless frame.

Here are a couple of my Rugers built for fast draw. Rugers will stand up to more fast draw punishment than any Colt.

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Cravat Emtor (sp?) let the buyer beware, brass frames are inherintly weaker than steel (Duuuhhh) I suppose there are diffrent grades of brass; however back in the 60s when CW re-enacting was in it's hayday there were becoup brass framed revolvers from Europe and most were junk guns gouldn't hit a barn wall with them while standing inside the barn and something was always going wrong with them. I know times have changed but I'll take a steel framed revolver over a brass framed one anyday.
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