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Old September 29th, 2011, 03:20 PM   #1
 
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44 conversion to 454?

I have a year old Super blackhawk hunter, SS 7.5 in barrel.... I was wondering if anyone did a 454 conversion and if anyone knew what it cost or how it turned out. I think this would be a cool gun in 454.... I also have a Alaskan in 454.

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Old September 29th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #2
 
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I believe the metallurgy that goes into the cylinder to handle the significantly higher pressure of a .454 means it is more than just boring the cylinder and replacing the barrel.

It would be a great conversion (since I love SA) but I simply settled for a Redhawk.
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I believe the metallurgy that goes into the cylinder to handle the significantly higher pressure of a .454 means it is more than just boring the cylinder and replacing the barrel.

It would be a great conversion (since I love SA) but I simply settled for a Redhawk.
Yeah I have a alaskan so I am good too. Seems like a better idea than buying a freedom arms for 2500 bucks....
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I would get a Super Redhawk in .454. It is and awesome revolver and would cost the same or less than getting your SA customized.
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I would get a Super Redhawk in .454. It is and awesome revolver and would cost the same or less than getting your SA customized.

I have a Super redhawk alaskan 454. I just like the hunters frame and look...
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hamilton bowen does the conversion but as stated earlier its more than just boring out the cyclinder and barrel swap. I think his nimrod conversion was around 1500, plus the gun.
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I believe Dick Casull did his prototyping on Super Blackhawk frames. Since the 454 is a 5 shot, he must have made a new cylinder.

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