Black hawk three screw

Includes all Pre-1973 Old model Single-Sixes, Blackhawks,
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Nahanni
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Black hawk three screw

Post by Nahanni » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:22 am

any Ruger collectors who have any knowledge re Ruger pistols. I came up with a seemingly rare 3-screw Ruger Blackhawk in 45 Colt caliber a few years ago. Serial # 45-033##.
Manufactured in 1971.
The pistol has a steel dragon type trigger guard with a super blackhawk-type grip,but is not a Super Blackhawk as it says Blackhawk on the frame.
I wrote Ruger,but got zero help from them.any Ruger collectors who have any knowledge re Ruger pistols.

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Re: Black hawk three screw

Post by Nahanni » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:38 am

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Re: Black hawk three screw

Post by gunman42782 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:23 am

Probably a previous owner swapped out the grip frame and hammer. I swap out the hammers on my New Model Blackhawks for Supers everytime I get a new one.
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Re: Black hawk three screw

Post by O M CRAZY » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:32 am

There is a 99% chance it was done by a previous owner.
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Re: Black hawk three screw

Post by Ironhawk » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:51 pm

I've seen a couple for sale in past year a 45 and a brass 41 there were boxes with them both and correct me if I'm wrong but a b appeared in model number but I have never heard anything creditable that Ruger ever assembled any but super bh.

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Re: Black hawk three screw

Post by Nahanni » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:06 am

Oh of course.!

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Re: Black hawk three screw

Post by O M CRAZY » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:54 am

Both the 45 and 41, as well as the 357, 44 Super and the Old Army, were available with a 'Brass" frame. The model numbers for all of them contained a "B", examples: BKH44B, BKH45B, BKH34B,S47B, ect. But the "B" was never put on the box , only on the shipping carton can the 'B" be found in the model number. A factory letter for a "Brass" grip frame is mandatory.
A Steel Super Blackhawk grip frame can be put on any other Blackhawk, but almost impossible to get a factory letter to state it was shipped that way.
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