Old Blackhawk

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silver
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Old Blackhawk

Post by silver » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:27 pm

Hello, Looking for any information that you may have on this Ruger of mine, or to see if my information has hit a dead end.
I purchased this gun in 1980 at a gun show in Indy with money I had earned from a paper route at age 14. I was told that the gun had came from an Estate in Texas. I recently requested information and a Letter of Authenticity from Ruger and was sent the attached letter. I am looking for any further information that you knowledgeable members might have, such as BKH3, what exactly does that mean? I am also attaching a few photos of the gun for you to see.
Thank you for any information that you can give me on this.
Jeff
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flattop44
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Re: Old Blackhawk

Post by flattop44 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:18 pm

The BKH3 means Blackhawk .357 Magnum with 4-5/8" barrel. It looks like your gun is nickel plated and has aftermarket stags. I think that the plating is also aftermarket since the factory letter does not mention it. Really good looking Flattop and I really like the stags. Thanks for sharing this one with us.
Bill

silver
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Re: Old Blackhawk

Post by silver » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:39 pm

Thank you so kindly for the information. Really looking forward to being a member and receiving the digest.

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Re: Old Blackhawk

Post by Rugerologist » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:52 pm

I can't add to what Bill said but It sure is a beautiful flattop! I'm surprised they didn't have the grip frame done as well but the contrast looks good. I love the look and color of those stags too. Great buy with paper route funds as I'm certain you earned it mile after mile and one paper at a time!
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silver
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Re: Old Blackhawk

Post by silver » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:56 pm

Thank you again, and yes many papers and steps.lol

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