f> A little gun remodeling, experts am I cracked? - Ruger Forum

Ruger Forum

A little gun remodeling, experts am I cracked?

This is a discussion on A little gun remodeling, experts am I cracked? within the Ruger Single Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; To the experts please review my plans and tell me if I am cracked or is there a better plan? First, my history sort of, ...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Pistol & Revolver Forum > Ruger Single Action

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old April 26th, 2017, 06:29 PM   #1
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 428
Dad45 is on a distinguished road
A little gun remodeling, experts am I cracked?

To the experts please review my plans and tell me if I am cracked or is there a better plan?

First, my history sort of, I love revolvers of all types,short, long etc, I buy and shoot and try to find what works best ammo wise, I haven't gotten into any custom work except trigger jobs,and occasionally stocks, I pretty much accept the revolvers as they are designed and work with them as best i can. i should say i do my customizing at the loading bench.
The newer medium frame flat tops really appeal to me for some reason, i like the weight and the feel of the cylinder as it rotates with the reverse indexing system (think i got that right?)
oh and i use all grip configurations but prefer the Bisley in most cases

So now for the plan

The top is a 50th aniv 44mag (to late I've already fired this and to me its just another 44) and the bottom is the worst of my Bisley 44 specials (not as accurate or well fitted as the others)
so I want to swap and fit the Bisley grip frame to the .44 mag where the question of sense or not comes is in the 6.5" barrel with the stupid gold painted words,
I would prefer a 5.5" barrel so without spending more than what makes sense who where and what can I use to get this done after all I'm not talking about a super expensive Linebaugh type project here

Or am I completely stupid for thinking about this or have i missed an easier way about getting a Bisley 44 mag 5.5 inch med frame flat top?



Dad45
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_4169.jpg (805.4 KB, 119 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_4170.jpg (869.6 KB, 83 views)




Last edited by Dad45; April 27th, 2017 at 04:01 AM.
Dad45 is online now  
Advertisements
Old April 27th, 2017, 05:24 AM   #2
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: wayne nj
Posts: 23,845
bwinters is a splendid one to beholdbwinters is a splendid one to beholdbwinters is a splendid one to beholdbwinters is a splendid one to beholdbwinters is a splendid one to beholdbwinters is a splendid one to behold
doable but not easy to switch.
bwinters is offline  
Old April 27th, 2017, 06:26 AM   #3
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,411
Ale-8(1) will become famous soon enough
As a start, you might make a VERY accurate measurement of the interface where the grip frame joins the rear surface of the main frame. There have been some minor revisions in that area with there advent of the Bisleys. I'm talking about determining if the top of the grip frame will match the upper surface of the main frame at that point.

Or you can simply attempt to swap the Bisley frame onto the Blackhawk if you don't mind going to the trouble.

There are probably other considerations, but this is one I'm aware of.

Good Luck.

Ale-8(1) is offline  
 
Old April 28th, 2017, 04:17 AM   #4
 
Salmoneye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: VT
Posts: 592
Salmoneye is on a distinguished road
A screwdriver and a hacksaw...

Done deal...
Salmoneye is offline  
Old April 28th, 2017, 04:35 AM   #5
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,411
Ale-8(1) will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Salmoneye View Post
A screwdriver and a hacksaw...

Done deal...


You forgot the big hammer.

Ale-8(1) is offline  
Old May 22nd, 2017, 01:27 PM   #6
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: bham
Posts: 1
KtmFan is on a distinguished road
Dad45, while you will end up with a nice Bisley Flat Top 44 mag, you still won't have a medium frame as the Magnum is built on the Large frame, still sounds like a great project
KtmFan is offline  
Old May 23rd, 2017, 08:15 AM   #7
 
HumphreydaBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 57
HumphreydaBear will become famous soon enough
If you're going to use the big hammer, don't forget to grab the J-B Weld and some grey tape...
HumphreydaBear is offline  
Old May 23rd, 2017, 09:20 AM   #8
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: N.E. Ohio
Posts: 1,552
OrgLongHair is a jewel in the roughOrgLongHair is a jewel in the roughOrgLongHair is a jewel in the rough
HumphreydaBear
Gorilla now makes Black Tape.
Really tuff stuff.

_______
Life without a Sense of Humor, Ain't no Fun Anymore.
OrgLongHair is offline  
Old May 23rd, 2017, 10:02 AM   #9
 
HumphreydaBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 57
HumphreydaBear will become famous soon enough
OrgLongHair...I know about that there new fangled Goriller tape...and call me sentimental...or just plain mental...but I still have plenty of grey tape around the house and if it's still good enough fer NASCAR, then it's a good enough fer a .44 Magnum frame.
HumphreydaBear is offline  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Pistol & Revolver Forum > Ruger Single Action

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Ruger Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I cracked a casing Pampurrs Reloading 39 October 26th, 2016 01:14 AM
Cracked Receiver 10/22 Mainer Ruger 10/22 Rimfire 25 December 25th, 2015 01:50 PM
SR22 cracked casings dph1980 Ruger Rimfires 8 August 20th, 2012 02:11 PM
Did a little remodeling project on my M1A.... Dr. Marneaus Gun Gallery 14 April 23rd, 2012 05:46 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2017 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.