Bisley hunters and blued Bisleys

Includes all Post 1973 New Model Single-Sixes, Blackhawks,
Super Blackhawks, Bearcats, Maximums, Bisleys, Vaqueros,
and New Vaqueros.
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dct454
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Bisley hunters and blued Bisleys

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O M Crazy
I don't think Ruger made the hunter models in blued, only stainless. Someone on here may know. The blued bisleys I have are standard models. I think I have all the calibers with the roll marked cylinders. It is my understanding that early in production Ruger produced fluted cylinders first then went to the roll marked cylinder thereafter. I don't know if this is the case with all the calibers or not. Hopefully someone on here can enlighten me.
I am looking forward to learning from the people on here.
Dave

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Re: Bisley hunters and blued Bisleys

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dct454

I can only speak for the 41mag. I know that Ruger produced a blued .41 Bisley with a fluted cylinder, I have one. These were the first.

I have not seen any Blued Hunters, but I collect only "Old Model" Rugers with the exception of the 41mag. I am trying to collect any and all 41mag. that Ruger produced. So far I have found them in the Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, Redhawk, and Super Redakwk. The Hunters that I have come a crossed have all been in stainless steel.

I am not up to date on what would be available in other calibers.

Good hunting, that's the best part of collecting, the hunt.

O M CRAZY/ Vince

dct454
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Re: Bisley hunters and blued Bisleys

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O M CRAZY
Sent you a PM I think.
dct454
Dave

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Re: Bisley hunters and blued Bisleys

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Dave,
Received your PM and replied.
Vince

dct454
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Re: Bisley hunters and blued Bisleys

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Does anyone know or know where I can find out if the blued Bisley's were all first produced with fluted cylinders or just some calibers.

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Re: Bisley hunters and blued Bisleys

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Interesting topic. I believe that they made Bisleys in all its calibers with a fluted cylinder - .22, .32, .357, .41, .44 and .45. Someone can correct me if I am wrong. I happen to have a "U" marked Bisley Hunter in 44 Mag. Its the only "Used" Hunter that has been reported to the RENE.
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Re: Bisley hunters and blued Bisleys

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When the Bisley was first announced and displayed at Ruger's NRA and SHOT displays, they had rollmarked cylinders. The first literature also showed the guns as having rollmarked cylinders. When the first guns came out however, all had fluted cylinders because Ruger was having a tough time with the rollmarking dies. We'd heard that they scrapped the idea of the rollmarked cylinder so instead began offering everything with a fluted cylinder. The public went into an uproar!! So Ruger eventually figured out their rollmarking problems and began shipping with rollmarked cylinders.
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Re: Bisley hunters and blued Bisleys

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Thanks for the insight gentleman.
I will continue my hunt for the blued fluted cylinder Bisleys.
Dave

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