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Old October 19th, 2013, 07:35 AM   #1
 
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9mm cylinder ???

Hello all...back in the shelfs of my gun safe there has been this red cloth bag with a cylinder in it. I seem to remember it being a 9mm cylinder for a ruger blackhawk that my Dad had which is long gone. A buddy of mine was showing me his ruger blackhawk and I'm wondering if it will work in his pistol. Are there any identifying marks on the cylinder that would indicate the caliber? It appears someone engraved the numbers 2 6 between the holes, but other than that there are no other numbers. Thanks.



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Old October 19th, 2013, 08:47 AM   #2
 
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It’s made for a Blackhawk convertible 9mm/357Mag. These models come with two cylinders that you can switch out. I’d be hesitant about trying it on someone else’s Blackhawk because they are hand fitted to the specific frame of the revolver. Those numbers you see on the front face of the cylinder should match the last three numbers of the gun’s serial number, for which they are fitted. When switched to a gun it does not belong to it becomes a safety issue and you will notice severe lead spitting.

I've heard that if you send the parts to Ruger they can fix and rework the cylinder to the gun.
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As Revolverguy stated - the 9mm cylinder was made for the .375Mag/9MM COMBO gun. I believe those cylinders are matched to each gun's action and tolerances (No every gun of the same make and model are not PERFECTLY IDENTICAL). It may work but I would be sure to have a gunsmith check it out in the gun. If the cylinder indexing is off by just a degree you could have slivers of hot lead spitting out the side or in the worst case blow up in your hand.

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Put the cylinder up for sale in the classifieds here or on ebay.
You will probably get a hundred bucks for it.
Buy some ammo with the money & go shooting!

The idea of alternate calibers is much more compelling than the reality.
Most folks who have an extra cylinder for their Blackhawk try it once or twice and then forget about it.

Pushing a .355 bullet through a .357 bore is not usually a recipe for match grade accuracy.

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Put the cylinder up for sale in the classifieds here or on ebay.
You will probably get a hundred bucks for it.
Buy some ammo with the money & go shooting!

The idea of alternate calibers is much more compelling than the reality.
Most folks who have an extra cylinder for their Blackhawk try it once or twice and then forget about it.

Pushing a .355 bullet through a .357 bore is not usually a recipe for match grade accuracy.

Jack
Totally agree Jack,

I bought the RUGER SUPER SINGLE SIX HUNTER STAINLESS COMBO with the .22MAG and the .22LR cylinders. Paid couple hundred dollars extra for it if I remember correctly - HAVE NEVER INSTALLED THE LR CYLINDER - why would I when I love to shoot the .22MAG so much more? You will note the .22MAG cylinder is in the gun and the .22LR cylinder is in a felt pouch in my desk, never fired once.



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