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New to this forum and have a question. I like the Ruger Single Actions. I recently got a bunch of stuff at an auction Vaquero in 45 Colt and included in one of the boxes was a Stainless cylinder for a BlackHawk I think. Caliber is what messes with my mind. It is not a 357 and not a 41... 40 S&W falls into the cylinder and I don't have any 10MM.. But am pretty certain it is for 10mm. 40 is just too short. Oh and it does fit momma's 45 Blackhawk convertible. Did Ruger make a revolver in 10MM? or some convertible Cylinder has been shot but not much. Kinda at a loss!
 

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Far as I know, no SA revolver in 10MM. There have been 10MM gunsmith conversions, rumor says. Have you tried a .40 bullet in the barrel? (Pull one from a cartridge if necessary.)
 

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Could it be for 9mm and it just needs moon clips? Just to clarify, this cylinder is NOT for your .45 Vaquero, right?
 

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Could it be for 9mm and it just needs moon clips? Just to clarify, this cylinder is NOT for your .45 Vaquero, right?
The cylinder fits his mother's Blackhawk - means (I think) it doesn't need moon clips. the cartridge - whatever it is - should locate on the case mouth.
 

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There were some stainless Vaquero's made chambered for the .40 S&W. Made for the San Diego Sheriff's Association in 2000. There were also some produced as convertibles with .38-40 and .40 S&W cylinders. There were 10mm cylinders made for a Blackhawk model but I do believe those were blued still and not stainless.
 

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The cylinder fits his mother's Blackhawk - means (I think) it doesn't need moon clips. the cartridge - whatever it is - should locate on the case mouth.

Oh, you're right. Forgot that's how it worked with the Blackhawk
 

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Sorry fellows. The cylinder IS stainless and does fit in the 45 Colt convertible my WIFE has. It is definitely not a 9mm and it does have a ridge in the cylinder for the case mouth to headspace on. For the life of me I cannot find a 10 MM case in the 1000s of cases I have here. A Berry's plated 10mm bullet I have?? is a tight fit in the cylinder throat allowing me to push it out with a bit of effort. Doing a little research today I came upon a reference to a 10mm Ruger SA with an extra 38-40 cylinder as a convertible. Maybe a Lipsey's special order?? I am originally from back east and while I did a lot of gun work etc it was all shotgun stuff except for a little S&W trigger work etc. So other than a Single Six or two and a couple early flattops never messed with Ruger handguns. Other than a very slight drag line and very light fouling on the end of the cylinder it is essentially as like new. No wear on the ratchets at all. A 10mm with a spare cylinder in 38-40 would be a lot of fun. Only 38-40 I have is an old 73 Winchester in pretty good condition but I won't shoot the ol thing.
 
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