Just A Question

Discussion in 'Ruger Revolver Forums' started by KEYBEAR, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR New Member

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    I bought a Ruger Super Blackhawk made in 1977 . The Firearm is as new and could be some thing Special .

    It is a Ruger Tomahawk Custom work done by Mag-Na-Port .
    90 were made for Ruger Collectors Assoc .and only sold to members .

    The gun is stainless 4.5/8 barrel and full custom as far as Trigger work Metal Finish and a Gun/Rug with Mag-Na-Port Logo .

    Now the question SHOULD I shoot it ? It is unfired and the Cylinder is unturned .
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the R/T !!

    What you have is actually a 1977 New Model Super Blackhawk...as they were redesigned in 1973.

    These revolvers incorporate a transfer bar ignition system and use the opening of the loading gate to retract the cylinder bolt, allowing the cylinder to turn for loading. It also has the longer Dragoon style steel grip frame with a distinctive square back trigger guard, a wider and slightly lower hammer spur, wide trigger, steel ejector rod housing, and unfluted cylinder.


    Well, if it looks like this... it would be a hard to find item... as it was created by the folks at Mag-na-Port for the Ruger Collection Society and should be numbered...( ONLY 200 specimens were made in 1977. )

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Ruge...mahawk-Mag-na-port-edition-in-Mag/2131897.uts


    How about a few pictures including both sides...any inscriptions...and the Box / Paperwork if any...
     
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  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Already answered your question on the 1st post...
     
  4. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR New Member

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    I would thank You for that if I could find it .
     
  5. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR New Member

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    Yes it is the same as the Cabela gun .

    Mine is number 8 and has a Tomahawk on the frame and hammer also RCA .
    It is also unfired and not turned . It came in a Mag-Na-Port Zipper Rug .
     
  6. VThillman

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    By "not turned" do you mean there is no drag line on the cylinder? I ask because I'm pretty sure the cylinder was indexed at Ruger and at Magna-Port.
     
  7. SHOOTER13

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    Very Nice...just found out that only 90 of the original 200 total made went to the RCS...not sure if yours is, but with that low #8...I would imagine so.


    So...pics of yours !?

    Where is the #8...on the frame or barrel ( 8 of 200 )...?

    or a certificate...?

    If it was mine...I don't know if I would shoot it, beings only 200 were made.
     
  8. KEYBEAR

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    The cylinder and Hammer have a Mag-Na-Port Zip tie On it .
    As was stated Mag-Na-Port made 200 in 1977 and only 90 sold to Menbers of The RCA and marked as such .
     
  9. Ernesto

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    Thats a sweet gun. If I was gonna keep it I'd shoot it. But if for strictly collection purposes or resale I wouldn't. Thats a tough call.
     
  10. KEYBEAR

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    I think I will shoot It To old a Do much Collecting .
    I called MAG-Na-Port a week or so ago and going to have a Predator built .
    They are not taking orders at this time ??
     
  11. MagBlackhawk

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    Have you researched it? I think I would before I shoot it.
    It could be worth enough that you could sell it and use the money to buy several shooters and a bunch of ammo.......
     
  12. KEYBEAR

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    You have a point and I will think first .
    This is one of the nicer pieces I have seen .
    it would be good to see how many Tomahawk are still unfired .
    I do not need to shoot this gun I have some three screw Super Blackhawks and others .
     
  13. SHOOTER13

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    Still waiting on them pics of your Tomahawk KEYBEAR....
     
  14. SHOOTER13

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    Like the "tomahawk" on the hammer and frame....!!

    I think I would have to shoot it...no safe queens in my safe(s)....
     
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  15. KEYBEAR

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    I will take some better pictures when it gets a little warmer out side .
    The Tomahawk is very clean and a good 99% condition .
     
  16. KEYBEAR

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    Shot the Tomahawk today and it shot sweet . I shot some 44 Special 240 lead about 50 rounds very nice shooting little Ruger . I also shot some full house 44 Mag 240 Jacketed and very nice . I shoot steel plates at 25/50 yards .

    It is a keeper
     
  17. SHOOTER13

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    Very nice...gotta love a single action Ruger .44 !!

    [​IMG]
     
  18. gwpercle

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    First of all is you have to make a decision.
    Am I a collector or am I a shooter ?
    Shooters shoot .
    Collectors put them away for whatever reason.

    Looks like you're a shooter....good for you, using a good custom gun will put a smile on your lips and a song in your heart.

    My thought is, I enjoy shooting, so I shoot them and enjoy using them. When I'm gone, the heirs can figure out what to do with my used worn guns , I wont care .

    Gary
     
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