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jackrich3 11-30-2012 11:50 PM

.30 cal Blackhawk
 
I have an opportunity to buy an old model Blackhawk in .30 cal, 7 1/2" barrel in very good condition, for $450. Could use some input as to whether it would be a worthwhile investment. I am a big fan of OM blackhawks but I don't reload and understand most all .30 cal factory loads are more suited for carbines. I'm not a collector so I look to practical uses for my guns. I guess that's the stick, is it practical?

HOSSFLY 12-01-2012 12:08 AM

Buy it- Its not a great investment if your just lookin to make a buck tho---
OM's are a bit hard to come by & the 30cal is scarce these days-
$450 is fair- not a steal but fair-

hiwall 12-01-2012 12:20 AM

I agree with HOSSFLY, if you will ever want one in 30 cal, buy this one. They are seldom seen and the price is about right. Though I like the OM Rugers, I would have zero interest in a 30 cal.

CA357 12-01-2012 06:48 PM

Buy it. They're a hoot to shoot with lots of muzzle flash and noise. OM Blackhawks are built like tanks, so don't concern yourself with wear and tear unless the previous owner mistreated it. The .30 Carbine is essentially a pistol round so ammo shouldn't be an issue.

mcb 12-02-2012 03:04 AM

Buy it. I love old model Blackhawks. I have a .30 carbine in a NM.

If nothing else its a conversation starter. The .30 carbine shoots a ball of fire out of the barrel attracts lots of attention.

canebrake 12-04-2012 01:53 AM

Buy it! You will never look back!

Don put it the best; "It is a pure hoot to shoot."

I got mine back in 1983 used for $145.

It's Magna-Ported and shooting this puppy at night is like a Pink Floyd concert! The noise, cylinder/forcing cone, Magna-Port and muzzle flash is real graphic!

With the 7 1/2" barrel it is deadly accurate. I got a western rig while in Monterrey Mexico for about $22US.

I love the looks of the wood stocks but if I'm going to shoot any volume I will put on the Pachmayrs.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake/rbh1.jpg

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake/rbh2.jpg

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake/rbh3.jpg

jackrich3 12-04-2012 09:46 PM

Like those wood stocks. I'm buying it. The little woman gets off easy this Christmas. Thanks for the input.

HOSSFLY 12-05-2012 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jackrich3 (Post 1038929)
Like those wood stocks. I'm buying it. The little woman gets off easy this Christmas. Thanks for the input.

You better come back with pics :mad:
:p

Overkill0084 12-05-2012 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jackrich3 (Post 1033975)
I have an opportunity to buy an old model Blackhawk in .30 cal, 7 1/2" barrel in very good condition, for $450. Could use some input as to whether it would be a worthwhile investment. I am a big fan of OM Blackhawks but I don't reload and understand most all .30 cal factory loads are more suited for carbines. I'm not a collector so I look to practical uses for my guns. I guess that's the stick, is it practical?

I don't know if it's practical, but I'm sure it'll be a lot of fun.
$450 seems reasonable just off the top of my head. For someone who enjoys old Blackhawks, this seems like a must-have to me.

blitzen25cat 12-05-2012 09:37 PM

I have a number of Ruger old models but not a .30 cal. I've shot a friend's and I believe it is the loudest pistol I have ever fired and spits fire like a blowtorch. Looks like a good deal...I'd go for it. Best regards Dick


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