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nbwajdr 03-26-2013 05:18 AM

Super Blackhawk, 10 1/2" in house fire
 
I have a 44 Ruger that was in house fire some years back. Wood stocks burned off, and I don't know what other may have been done. Does anyone have experience with this situation? Is it wasted? Or could there be hope to resurrect this weapon?

danf_fl 03-26-2013 08:20 AM

If the fire burned the grips off, chances are the temper of the metal has changed.

I would not try it.

AR10 03-26-2013 08:24 AM

Years back? Boat anchor. It is no doubt turned into a nonfunctioning mass of rust.

nbwajdr 03-26-2013 01:18 PM

It's not rusty, the finish wasn't really eaten off. Maybe I'll build a shadow box for it and hang it in the shop.

mountainman13 03-26-2013 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 1190930)
If the fire burned the grips off, chances are the temper of the metal has changed.

I would not try it.

Agreed. It is likely a trigger actuated grenade now. Clean it up and hang it.

trip286 03-26-2013 01:37 PM

Best yet, call Ruger. You just never know.

HOSSFLY 03-26-2013 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 1191079)
Best yet, call Ruger. You just never know.

Agree- i've heard of Ruger doing some really "crazy" things for customers :)

trip286 03-26-2013 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HOSSFLY (Post 1191158)

Agree- i've heard of Ruger doing some really "crazy" things for customers :)

Hi point would probably replace it if it were one of theirs, quick, fast, and no questions asked... ;)

Sniper03 03-26-2013 03:55 PM

Yes, due to the fire and it's effect on the temper of the metal it is definitely not a shooter. But as stated it would make a great piece for a Shadow Box Display. I would also make it non functional as far as firing so someday down the road an innocent person who does not know the history of the weapon might think it was shootable and have a catastrophic event! "BLOOOOOW UP!" Maybe fill the bore with lead for example or alter firing pin.
If you contact Ruger? I would be very interested in their advise concerning this issue. Please let us know if you do!

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hiwall 03-26-2013 04:52 PM

Pretty fair chance it would be fine. Very easy to check. It contains many springs. Check the springs and see if they are still "springs". The springs would lose temper way before any heavy part. The only main part that could be bad would be the cylinder. I would say about 75% chance it would be fine.


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