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About two weeks ago I bought a Ruger Super Blackhawk Old Model . It came to me in two Zip Lock Bags and a box . Today I made it back in to one piece and did shoot it .

It has a 7.5 Barrel the blue is not so good but I will fix that . Sending it out today to have the barrel cut to 4 5/8 and a new front sight .

This poor thing will have a new life and be shot a bunch and I have the parts to make a half a gun to . All this fun for $150 bucks
 

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Muy Bueno MaryAnn!!!!!!!!! Always wanted to cut one of mine down back in the days when there were no short .44 mags. Never did. Bought a short .41 mag instead.

Only baggers I have picked up were a Ruger MKI and a Colt SAA. Got both working.
 

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Like paulruger says, pics please.

You should enjoy, I got one from a buddy, close to the same way. I really enjoy mine, but only changed sights.
 

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About two weeks ago I bought a Ruger Super Blackhawk Old Model . It came to me in two Zip Lock Bags and a box . Today I made it back in to one piece and did shoot it .

It has a 7.5 Barrel the blue is not so good but I will fix that . Sending it out today to have the barrel cut to 4 5/8 and a new front sight .

This poor thing will have a new life and be shot a bunch and I have the parts to make a half a gun to . All this fun for $150 bucks
Actually, that's not really bad. At one point in time I had several customers wanting Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 magnums, and the only ones available from distributors were the 10 ½ barreled versions.
I cut the barrels shorter on a few of those and re-silver soldered the front sight back on and installed a 'glow orange' front sight insert and white outline rear blade:

This makes the sights much more visible when up against a dark target.
I did do one shortening job on a .44 Super Blackhawk for myself to 6-inches. I could pull that revolver out of a Bianchi rig much faster than the 7 ½ original barrel, and figured I just might need that for an upcoming trip to Crossville, TN for a handgun hunt for hogs.
The front sights are silver soldered onto the barrels, or at least they were then, so that's how I re-set the front sight. Used a trick I learned as a toolmaker cub from an 'ol fart from Czechoslovakia on how to prevent the barrel steel from decarbing in the bore during the silver soldering process. Worked like a charm, and that revolver was the most accurate .44 magnum I ever had and cleared my holster very quickly.
 

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About two weeks ago I bought a Ruger Super Blackhawk Old Model . It came to me in two Zip Lock Bags and a box . Today I made it back in to one piece and did shoot it .

It has a 7.5 Barrel the blue is not so good but I will fix that . Sending it out today to have the barrel cut to 4 5/8 and a new front sight .

This poor thing will have a new life and be shot a bunch and I have the parts to make a half a gun to . All this fun for $150 bucks
Wow. For that price, it could come in a paper bag as far as I would be concerned!
 

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nice work SGW!
back in my 'smithing days, mine were VERY similar cept I used chartreuse insert mat'l, since it absorbed light better...that is, unless the customer wanted something else.
OH, MARYANN, great bag buy!
 
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