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Old April 9th, 2017, 08:50 AM   #1
 
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Successful SBH Hammer/Trigger Swap

So I tore down my OM's .357 and .44 and successfully swapped the SBH hammer and trigger from the .357 to the .44 and the standard hammer and trigger from the .44 to the .357.

It involved also swapping out the grip frames, the hammer strut assemblies and the pawls.

The standard hammer had to be fitted to the .357 - it was just barely hitting the bottom of the rear sight. A few careful minutes with a flat needle-file took care of that issue just fine.

Both revolvers lock up tight and appear to index properly.

I am thoroughly pleased with the outcomes!

As a side note, I disassembled the converted 1968 OM .30 carbine BH just to see how the conversion parts
look and function. I saw the "R" stamped on the underside of the cylinder frame where the grip frame covers it.
I have no intention of UN-converting that 1968 revolver at this time.









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The standard hammer had to be fitted to the .357 - it was just barely hitting the bottom of the rear sight. A few careful minutes with a flat needle-file took care of that issue just fine.

I disassembled the converted 1968 OM .30 carbine BH just to see how the conversion parts look and function. I saw the "R" stamped on the underside of the cylinder frame where the grip frame covers it.
Guess my memory's not as bad as I feared it might be.

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Bravo!

You're developing into a fine Ruger SA customizer. They're a lot more fun and satisfaction when modified to one's preference.

I guess you determined the converted 30 carbine function is more user friendly than the new models. At least the new models without the cyl chamber indexing system like your Talo New Vaquero has.
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Bravo!

You're developing into a fine Ruger SA customizer. They're a lot more fun and satisfaction when modified to one's preference.

I guess you determined the converted 30 carbine function is more user friendly than the new models. At least the new models without the cyl chamber indexing system like your Talo New Vaquero has.
Yeah, the converted .30 is up for sale as we speak.

I pick up the NOT converted .30 on Wednesday.

I just don't need two of them.

Still have the OM 3-screw .45LC to buy!

Haven't decided on buying a .41 yet.

Thanks for all your help...

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You need a .41. Hope that makes the decision easier

I've waffled about getting a .30 but it probably helps I have not come across one around here yet.

Good deal on the hammer and trigger swap too.
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Bravo!You're developing into a fine Ruger SA customizer. They're a lot more fun and satisfaction when modified to one's preference.
Bob Campbell, collector and documentor of Old Model .357 Blackhawks, referred to this as creating "screwdriver variations". There are a lotta bits and pieces that can be swapped between the various models without materially changing anything to the point of irreversibility.

This can cause a certain problem to collectors when these "personalized" guns are offered for sale as "very rare collectibles", but we avoid that . . . right?

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Bob Campbell, collector and documentor of Old Model .357 Blackhawks, referred to this as creating "screwdriver variations". There are a lotta bits and pieces that can be swapped between the various models without materially changing anything to the point of irreversibility.

This can cause a certain problem to collectors when these "personalized" guns are offered for sale as "very rare collectibles", but we avoid that . . . right?

YEP!!!
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