Blackhawk 30 carbine

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by phideaux, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey guys, Ive got an opportunity to pick up a Ruger Blackhawk chambered in .30 carbine.

    Anybody have any experience with the Blackhawk in that caliber.

    Should I even consider it?

    I reload , and mold/powder coat bullets, for my M1 30 Carbine, just thinking the revolver would make a nice companion.

    The guy wants 4 bills. That seems to be a reasonable price.
    What ya think?

    Here is a pic of it, he says bore is great , and its in like new condition, mfg'd in 1975.

    Help me out here ...

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    Jim
     
  2. gunslinger669

    gunslinger669 Active Member

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    Well, if you don't want it........send him my way, I'm willing to sacrifice some cash... :)
     

  3. MagBlackhawk

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    Who are you tryin to kid? You know you're gonna buy it. lol
    My only experience with one in that caliber was a long, long time ago. A friends father had one, best I can remember it was like a baby .357 mag.
    I see a little rust stain on the hammer. So I would call it almost like new. But at four bills he can call it anything he wants. Grab it!
    I haven't researched em, but I think they're maybe kinda rare???
    Waiting for a range report......
     
  4. VThillman

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    I have only contemplated that chambering, don't have squat for experience. I think of it as a "snappy" handgun load, similar to the 7.62 x 25. The revolver ought to open up the bullet choices, if you are willing to reload for it without compatibility with the carbine.
     
  5. SHOOTER13

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    Own a New Model Ruger Super Blackhawk ( circa 1982 ) chambered in .44 Magnum...paid $350 for it.

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    I can vouch for the "built like a tank" frame and cylinder of the Ruger line...

    While the .30 carbine 110 grain is a hoot to shoot from an M1 carbine...

    the newest big boy calibers that Ruger chambers in that line now make that round pale in comparison...

    .454 Casull and .475 Linebaugh to name a few...

    I would buy it Jim...!!
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  6. VThillman

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    I suspect you are missing the point Shooter13 - provided there is one (I have a geezer related problem detecting 'points'). Shooting the M1 carbine round in a Blackhawk likely ain't a wrist breaker, but maybe something like shooting 125 gr. .357 Mag in a 'medium' load. So you can shoot eight or ten cylinders of them without feeling like you ought to change hands.
     
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well......

    I went and got it, $4 bills.

    I'm in love, and I aint even got to shot it yet.

    Pulled it apart ,totally, as I do all used guns I buy,
    cleaned internals, inspected everything, looks good.
    Took the hammer out and got rid of the rust stains, polished the hammer to look like chrome.

    Got it all back together ,

    and all this after jury duty half the day..

    Soon as I get some time , and it quits raining , Ill get a range report up, and some better pics.


    Jim
     
  8. MagBlackhawk

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    Man, jury duty again. How do you have time to shoot!
    Congrats on the new purchase. :D What did you polish the hammer with?
     
  9. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    In Ky , at least my county, (very small), when they call you and you are selected, your selected to be on call for circuit court and district court for 6 months.:rolleyes:
    Ive been in on duty ,at least 2 times a month for six months, yesterday we were released.:D

    I used semichrome polish , very similar to flitz. I used a buffing wheel on the dremel.

    It had some black looking oxidation, but now looks like chrome , only the sides, I usually polish all internal parts also, being careful with sear and pawl edges.

    That's the first time Ive totally disassembled a Blackhawk, but its almost identical to Super BH , Single six, and Vaquero.

    The cylinder lockup is really tight and hammer and trigger action is very tight and smooth, trigger seems to be 3-4 lbs. Not a lot of wear for a gun that's 40+ yrs old.
    I looked up the S/N and its 1975 mfg.

    I cant wait to see how accurate it is.
    Its been raining here non stop since last Friday morning, now its going to drop to the low 30s..:rolleyes::mad:

    May get some pics later today I'm working on cleaning up the grips.

    QUESTION.. does Ruger normally red Loctite the gripframe screws ,
    man I had a hard time getting them out , they had red Loctite,
    I only use blue Loctite.

    Jim
     
  10. SHOOTER13

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    Congrats Jim...

    Looking forward to the pics and range report !!
     
  11. MagBlackhawk

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    All of my Blackhawks have had red stuff on the gripframe screws. It looks too thick to be real red loctite to me.
    I'm thinking they wouldn't put red (permanent) loctite on em cause it's truly permanent when cured properly.
    I see the same type of red stuff on Japanese motorcycle bolts where the application is not permanent. It sure makes em tight though!!!
    I think they use a red color just to mess with us.

    Blue loctite is PLENTY strong for most anything.
     
  12. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ok I am finsihed cleaning and tweeking, got a few pics.
    The bore is like chrome, the trigger is smoooth and crisp, Its got one little scratch by the tigger pin.
    I will say this gun all around is 99%.

    Wanted to go down to the range and shoot it , but high winds , overcast, and cold.
    I want to be comfortable and in no hurry , so I can take my time.

    Soon I hope.

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  13. Nogoat

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    My first Ruger center fire was a 30 Carbine, shoot surplus ammo that I could buy by the pound in the early 70s, traded it for a 44 Mag. Enjoyed it, but dirty with surplus ammo.
     
  14. SHOOTER13

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    Awesome score my friend...!!

    Seems to be in great shape....let us know how she hits...!!
     
  15. gwpercle

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    You have a 30 carbine , you reload and now have a Blackhawk companion ...... SWEET score, you did great !
    How does it shoot ? Loved your photo's.
    Gary
     
  16. VThillman

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    :D

    This post could easily be from me, except - I keep reading "you did great" as 'you old coot'. Probably an attitude thing.
     
  17. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Your readin it correct Bob,
    I am that old coot, just a lucky old coot sumtimes.

    I did shoot it today, great gun, much better than this old coot.

    I posted a range report.


    Jim
     
  18. gwpercle

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    Phideaux...... You made an exceptionally fine purchase that I'm sure will add to your shooting and reloading enjoyment .
    That does sound much better than "you did great ", I guess .
    Did not mean to infer you were old or a medium sized water bird of the Rallidae family , here in South Louisiana it is commonly known as a Poule d'eau and occasionally used in Gumbo .
    I'm old too and like Poule D'eau gumbo....no offense intended, hope non taken.
    Gary
     
  19. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Translate....
    I'm an old, tough bird, of the coot family.:)


    Jim
     
  20. VThillman

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    So... If we do a search on James de Rallidae, you will be in there?