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Old January 23rd, 2020, 05:29 AM   #1
 
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Blackhawk Convertible 0643 Blue Finish?

I’m thinking about ordering this gun. But I’m curious about the blued finish and the Ruger site picture really doesn’t show it that well. Anyone have any good pictures of this gun??
https://www.ruger.com/products/newMo...eets/0463.html



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Old January 23rd, 2020, 08:47 AM   #2
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Here's mine. The only thing that has changed is the grips and the red felt bag for the extra cylinder. Bluing on any New Model BH is about the same …. certainly NOT a high gloss, not a matt finish, but something in-between. I would call it a semi-gloss. The finish is pretty durable but like any blued gun, it will wear off from being holstered and handled. I keep my blued guns waxed with Resonance Wax. It helps preserve the finish and prevents rust from forming. You can easily see the grip frame is a different color because it is powder coated aluminum alloy.

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Mine is kept in a soft case and the finish is pristine. The Taurus finish is okay but this is much nicer.
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Mine is kept in a soft case and the finish is pristine.
Mine is usually in the holster or it's soft rug when not in use. A bit of wear in the expected places due to 'use' .

I used to post pictures, but I discontinued using photo-bucket (I deleted my account) when they got cranky with a 'free' account. As Iowegan says, the bluing is really a semi-gloss and will wear as you use it.

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Mine's finish is the opposite of "Pristine" ( I hate that word)
I think it's called well worn , shot a lot and traveled many miles in the last 50 years.
Killed many a hog too . 1970 ship date ...it's my avatar.
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