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Old March 5th, 2020, 03:15 PM   #1
 
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Old Model Tradein?

I recently sent in my Old Model Super Blackhawk to have the transfer bar conversion done. Ruger told me the conversion could not be done on my particular revolver, but they offered to send me a new revolver to replace mine.

I would like to hear your opinions on this. Should I keep the old model, or replace it with a new one?

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What kind of condition is your revolver in? If it is in good shape (finish/ bore/ lock up) I would keep it as is.
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If it’s a good condition clean gun and you like the accuracy, then I would keep it.
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Not to hijack, but I’m interested in why yours couldn’t be converted. I thought that Ruger offered the conversion for all OM revolvers.
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Whoa, whoa, whoa! A transfer bar conversion couldn't be done on your Super Blackhawk? Please give us more information on that, please!

And why did you send it back in the first place? Sell it and buy a New Model if you must.

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Makes one wonder if it was something "Special" that was wrong with it...
Would be nice to know the specifics of this Super.
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That doesn't make sense to me at all, that they can't convert it. Unless the firearm is in such a state they don't believe it is safe to continue use.
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Maybe they are running out of parts??? Interesting.

If the revolver is shoots good it is a no brainer. Keep the OM as is. I know there are those that do, but I don't understand why one would send it in in the first place. Keep the OM (or sell it), and buy a NM if that is what you really want.
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Why would anyone want to convert an Old Model?
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I would think if Ruger has determined the gun is unsafe and beyond repair, it would not be returned. Sounds very strange.
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It should be against the law to do the conversion.
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I saw from your other post this was a 1966 Super, was it a 7-1/2" or was it a 6-1/2" barrel?

IF it was a 6-1/2" that would explain to me "Why", they don't want to convert it and want to trade it for a new one...

6-1/2" were a mistake and sent out anyway... they are somewhat collectible and worth a few bucks more than a standard 7-1/2" to some folks...(I have two).
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I would trade it out and go get another OM if I had to have one.
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The gun is in excellent shape. 7.5 inch barrel, beautiful blueing. The only reason I sent it in was Ruger promised to return the original parts. Something they would not do in the past. All they told me was the conversion would not hold and that it happens sometimes. No other explanations. But they will not do any other work on the firearm until the safety conversion is done. Offered me a new replacement in exchange for it. I dont think I can do that.
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