Hy Hunter

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by jackrich3, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. jackrich3

    jackrich3 Active Member Supporter

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    I'm looking to have a .357 Hy Hunter Six Shooter refinished/reblued for a reasonable price. It's a terrific six shooter that I would like to keep a long, long time but the finish is wearing thin. any suggestions or referrals?
     
  2. Bob Wright

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    I'd look around my home turf if I were you. You should have a gunsmith locally who can do decent blue jobs. Sending it out of town is going to add about $70 or so to the price to cover shipping.

    While I'm here, here's a photo of one I've been working on:

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    The brass trigger guard is Uberti, the grips are home made.

    Bob Wright
     

  3. jackrich3

    jackrich3 Active Member Supporter

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    Are alot of SAA grip frame screw patterns a universal fit? Colt to Uberti to Ruger to Cimarron to.........?
     
  4. Bob Wright

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    From what I know, Uberti fits Colts and the Hy Hunter. (Cimarron is Uberti) In the case of my Hy Hunter, the trigger guard was Uberti, the backstrap for a Hy Hunter.

    Since the trigger guard was Uberti, I had to fit a Uberti mainspring screw, since I couldn't use the Hy Hunter screw. All the screws into the frame were Hy Hunter. And for the most part, Hy Hunter and Hawes parts are interchangeable.

    I had to chase the threads for the mainspring screw, and was surprised to find they were 10-24 UNC.

    I had the Uberti trigger guard in my parts box, and I tried it with the original backstrap first, before ordering the brass backstrap. Not too, that the screw at the butt has to be a Uberti part:

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    The parts were not a perfect match, had to do a little filing.
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    And, after a little fitting:

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    Bob Wright
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013
  5. atilla46

    atilla46 New Member

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    does anyone have a manual for the Hy Hunter frontier model SLLR 22lr pistol? Have lost mine in move . Thanks