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Old 12-13-2012, 08:52 PM   #21
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Very nice Floydster. I see the rounded trigger guard. How old is it?

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CA, thanks, I bought it in 2010--so about 2/1/2 years old.
I love the Bisley grip angle, on high power it is more of a straight push back, and I really like the smooth grips compared to my other Blackhawks.
Very, very accurate using 240 gr. SWC pushed by 10.5 grs, Unique.
Another good load is 20.7 gr. 4227 using the same bullet.

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Hmm. I hadn't thought about changing the whole frame out. I wonder what a frame would cost. Any idea?

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Hmm. I hadn't thought about changing the whole frame out. I wonder what a frame would cost. Any idea?
If it was a Glock, you could just whittle on it for a while.
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The orginal trigger guards for the Ruger .44 Mag. were round. The .44 Mag. allowed the round guard to hit the fingers in full recoil. Ruger went to a Colt Dragoon style trigger guard to increase the space for the fingers during recoil.

The Bisley grip frame was designed to allow the SAA Army to be used as as a target revolver. The Colt project failed and the SAA Bisley was dropped from production. The advent of cowboy shooting brought back the paper puncher Bisley grip frame. The Colt style "Plow Handle" designed for combat shooting from the "Hurricane Deck" of a Cavalry Pony has remained the most popular going back to the 1840s.

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http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=321417180

CA, check out the grips on this one; seems it might help with the trigger guard issue.
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Hmm. I hadn't thought about changing the whole frame out. I wonder what a frame would cost. Any idea?
Numrich gets about $120 I think?
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I just did a bit of research and I'm going to leave the frame alone. I put a bid in on a pair of nice condition stock grips on fleabay.

When I buy a new gun I immediately go into a semi frantic mode to "make it mine" whatever that entails. This thing is going to be a carried a lot, shot a little gun. I'll replace the grips and just get on with life.

BTW, I checked the serial number, it was manufactured in 1988.

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I just did a bit of research and I'm going to leave the frame alone. I put a bid in on a pair of nice condition stock grips on fleabay.

When I buy a new gun I immediately go into a semi frantic mode to "make it mine" whatever that entails. This thing is going to be a carried a lot, shot a little gun. I'll replace the grips and just get on with life.

BTW, I checked the serial number, it was manufactured in 1988.
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I did!


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