I stumbled across this Ruger in May of 2005, and old three-screw .357 Magnum Blackhawk, with the safety conversion installed, no original parts. I rounded up the necessary parts, with a wide trigger from Dave Clements, and bought an Old Army steel grip frame. Sent the gun off to Dave Clements for conversion to .44 Special and case hardening/coloring by Doug Turnbull. Cary Chapman made the walnut grips:
Spent a little time working up a good load, and Saturday's outing put the gun past the 5,000 round mark.
I like this gun.