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Old April 17th, 2017, 10:18 AM   #1
 
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.......how many UN-converted OLD MODEL 3-SCREW Blackhawks & Single-Sixes do you now own?

I'm at 3 Blackhawks (plus 2 in the works).

I'm at 2 Single-Sixes.

What are your numbers?





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So... I have a small collection of 3 screws, all un-converted, all have SBH hammers, except the .22. So that makes it a 357, 41, 44 Flattop, and 45 convertible, plus the single six. Plus a small collection of New Models, all with SBH hammers, a 30 Carbine, 44spl Flattop, 45 Colt, 45 Convertible Flattop. PLUS, a SR22 and a Mark IV. That's my small Ruger collection.
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Inasmuch as this is a public site, I'll just say "not enough".

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Top row, left to right:
Single Six, .357 Flat Top, .357 Mag., .44 Special (ex-.357 Mag), .44 Mag.

Bott Row:

All .44 Magnums. The very last one, the Super Blackhawk, is plain stock, no modifications.


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So... I have a small collection of 3 screws, all un-converted, all have SBH hammers, except the .22. So that makes it a 357, 41, 44 Flattop, and 45 convertible, plus the single six. Plus a small collection of New Models, all with SBH hammers, a 30 Carbine, 44spl Flattop, 45 Colt, 45 Convertible Flattop. PLUS, a SR22 and a Mark IV. That's my small Ruger collection.
I am so jealous of your Blackhawk collection.Absolutely awesome!
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Wow you have a beautiful blue Blackhawk collection.
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The short answer to the question is ...... several. And in several calibers. That is until the tragic boating accident claimed all of my guns.....

I don't get hung up on OM vs NM or converted vs unconverted. I have several unconverted OMs and some NMs and I like them all on their own merits. There are valid reasons for having the conversion done, like broken safety notches on brittle hammers or the desire to carry with all 6 chambers loaded. I don't look down with disdain on anyone who chooses to have the conversion done but at the same time I've chosen unconverted OMs when I've had the opportunity to buy. To each their own - convert or don't, your gun, your choice. The NMs give you options you can't find in the OMs - stainless steel, calibers like 32 H&R, 327, 17HMR, and Birdshead grip frames come to mind.

To me an OM is an OM. I assume it's unconverted unless identified otherwise. All OMs have three screws. All OMs are blued. I like mine but I don't treat them like they're sacred. I shoot them and have taken a hack saw to a couple. I had a couple others that were duplicates and taking up safe space so I sold them off. To be honest my Uberti 1873 Cattleman has a better trigger out of the box than the OMs I happen to have (and it has three screws and no transfer bar either....) It also has a real case colored frame and nicer bluing than any Ruger I've ever owned. But maybe I've yet to luck into a really nice OM SBH with an action job.

I prefer to tinker on the OMs, parts availability notwithstanding. No pesky gate spring means much easier disassembly/reassembly - Bobo the gun monkey can do it. Now that I've used a couple of Dave Clements triggers and his OM Bisley hammer I think that may be my favorite combination - OM frame, NM grip frame hybrid with a Clements trigger and hammer and a Wolff reduced power spring kit.

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Inasmuch as this is a public site, I'll just say "not enough".

How bout before that tragic boating accident you had last summer?
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Inasmuch as this is a public site, I'll just say "not enough".

What he said. Not ever enough.
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How bout before that tragic boating accident you had last summer?

Almost enough.

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