This is a discussion on Was there ever a Super Blackhawk in 45LC? within the Ruger Single Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; As stated in title, did Ruger ever chamber a Super Blackhawk in .45 Colt (LC for the un-snobbish).??
If not, why?
I have read a ...
As stated in title, did Ruger ever chamber a Super Blackhawk in .45 Colt (LC for the un-snobbish).??
If not, why?
I have read a good bit of the older posts and have re-found a passion for these handguns.
I am considering liberating a Super Blackhawk from a Pawn Shop. $379, which isn't a steal, I know. But the trigger seemed very different on this revolver. It seemed much less curved, and broke very well.
I am NOT a fan of the .44Mag. I have an unfluted cylinder in .45. May consider having it rebarreled with a bull barrel in 45 and cut to 6 1/2".
But something I could have done without a $1000 drop at one time.
Was the Super you saw a Three Screw? They seem to have a flat trigger with just a little curve. Sorry to say i don't share your passion for the .45 (Long) Colt nor your distain for the fine work horse .44 Rem Mag. To the best of my limited knowledge they never produced a .45 SBH. I could be wrong, and there is the possibilty of a dealer commisioned run, as well as the hunter models.
What most people don't know .... Blackhawks and Super Blackhawks have exactly the same cylinder frame (except for the new mid-frame BHs), the same length and diameter cylinder and the internal parts are exactly the same. The only difference between the two models is blued SBHs have a steel grip frame whereas BHs have an aluminum grip frame. In stainless steel models, both have stainless steel grip frames. SBHs also have a different hammer with a wider thumb pad. SBHs with 4 5/8" and 5 1/2" barrels have a rounded trigger guard just like a BH. The longer barreled models (7 1/2" and 10 1/2") have a dragoon style squared back trigger guard.
No, 45 Colts have never been made in SBH except in the "Hunter"; however, it's pretty easy to do a conversion. All you have to do is remove the grip frame and hammer and replace them with a SBH steel grip frame and a SBH hammer. I did this with a 357 Mag BH and now have a 357 Mag SBH, although it still has "Blackhawk" roll marked on the frame.
Pretty sure there is a major difference in the grip frame on the Super Blackhawks....At least with the 7 1/2" and 10" barrels. The longer grip length is ultimately what I am after. I don't have a monster meat puppet, but I just can't get the last finger on the Blackhawk grip and I don't care for that.
Just seemed a no-brainer to me to add the parts they already make into a .45LC Super Blackhawk.
I consider my Ruger Bisley SS Convertible .45 Colt/.45 ACP Black Hawk to be "Super". However, it is NOT a Super Black Hawk except from a performance standpoint... It is just a Bisley SS Blackhawk but "Super" nonetheless!
Last edited by Dale53; April 8th, 2011 at 01:28 PM.
I'm really not being nitpicky. Semantics. I think. OM usually refers to the chunky Blackhawk/Vaquero with pins that were introduced in 72-73 I think. Or that is what you hear around the campfire. The 50s BHs had three screws. The latest models have pins also.
Is that what you said? Just askin'.
No. Not being picky at all. Just the way Ruger guys talk about Ruger Single Actions.
Old Models (OM) are Pre-1973 with 3 screws and no transfer bar. You have to go to half cock to load the revolver. You load 5 and keep an empty chamber under the hammer. You can get them converted to use a transfer bar, but the half cock to load still applies. This is the Old Model action.
The New Models (NM) are all 1973 to present with two pins and the transfer bar installed. You can safely load all 6 chambers. You open the loading gate to allow the cylinder to rotate freely. Also there is no half cock. Hammer is either fully cocked or resting on the frame.
Again not Semantics just the way it is when Ruger guys get together to talk about Rugers. There is the old Vaquero and the New Vaquero, but there is no such thing as an Old Model Vaquero period.