This is a discussion on Stainless .45LC NMB within the Ruger Single Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Ok, I looked at a stainless new model blackhawk chambered in .45LC with a 7.5" barrel today and may have passed up a good deal. ...
Ok, I looked at a stainless new model blackhawk chambered in .45LC with a 7.5" barrel today and may have passed up a good deal. Hopefully its still there tomorrow. I just checked Rugers website and it appears to be discontinued. They only show stainless blackhawks in chambered in .327 and .357.
The gun is in 98% plus condition and I will probably buy it first thing tomorrow. I have two questions though. Does the stainless version have the same problem as the blued ones with the chambers needing reaming before shooting lead and is $400 a good price for this?
I have the Blackhawk Hunter in 45 colt and yes, my chambers needed reaming. It shot good before I reamed it, it would hold about 3+" at 25 yards. Much better now that all the holes are the same size.
And yes, $400 is a good price the gun.
I recently got a Ruger SS Bisley .45 Colt/.45 ACP convertible and it, too, needed to have the cylinder throats reamed (both of them). However, after they were reamed it became an extremely accurate revolver in both calibers. I am a happy camper and I suspect you are going to have a smile on your face, also - long term, too, not just in the short run.
Well I went back to my LGS and pulled the trigger per say. Now I would like to show off my newest adopted family member. A Stainless New Model Blackhawk .45LC. She's 13 years old and looks as if she didn't get to date much. Poor girl must have spent her whole life in a closet. I even got the original cardboard box that the plastic box came in.
Probably won't get to shoot it until next week. I did take it apart and go through it though. The trigger screws have never been removed before and from looking at the barrel throat and very faint turn ring it appears to not have been shot very much at all. I did try to push a .4515 dia. bullet through the cylinders and that wasn't happening. Guess I'm going to have to get a reamer and fix that before I push some lead through it.