New to me Ruger .44mag

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by aandabooks, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Picked this up on a private sale the other day. It is a Super Blackhawk 3 screw model. Doesn't have the original grips but at $350 I think I did OK.
     

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  2. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    One more from the other side.
     

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  3. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    Check eBay there are a lot of nice custom grips that will fit your gun for under $50. Most of the grips on eBay are well made from #1 wood. I got a nice set of target grips for my Super Blackhawk on eBay for $40. The grips fit well with no fitting required. I told the vendor I had large hands. I got a nice fat set of grips in less than 2 weeks.
     
  4. aandabooks

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    I'm thinking this one is going to have to have wood grips. Doesn't look quite right with the rubber grips. Thanks for the tip about ebay.
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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  6. Hookeye

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    Nice score!

    Been looking for one to Cerakote OD green and slap black buffalo horn grips on.

    You beat me to it!!!!!!! ARRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHH ;)
     
  7. MaineMan

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    Nice! you definitely did OK
     
  8. JW357

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    Nice gun man and at a decent price. Good job and congrats.

    Are you being serious?
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    unfortunately, probably so.:(
     
  10. Hookeye

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    Yes I am serious.

    I have a minty one (purchased a couple months ago), and know that just chuck and deer hunting, in and out of the holster is gonna add honest wear to it. Nothing wrong with that, gives it character, but my rig is spotless, and it's made it through 42 yrs that way.

    I'd much rather get one with some wear and make it prone to less :) I'd hunt that bad boy HARD and the true beauty would be in all the stuff I killed with it, not the supposed lost collector value.

    BTW, my Python has quite a bit of holster wear on it, was like that when I got it. But I leave it as is due to the memories of he who used it before me. I will retire it "as is" when I get a stainless one to hunt with.
     
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  11. Hookeye

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    There are safe queens and there are huntin' rigs.
    Aint nothing wrong with either.
    I grew up shooting 3 screws and like the feel of them better.
    So yeah, I'd love to get a 3 screw for a custom finish.
    The sights and trigger and hammer would be black, maybe the big frame screws, and extractor but the shroud, bbl and cylinder and frame OD green.
    Maybe if I find another pre warning NM cheap i can do the build.
    But dangit if the 3 screws just don't look better :)

    BTW, ever see the case hardened Turnbull does to 3 screws?

    They are beautiful and I'm not really a fan of case color.........not really a Colt SAA guy either. But those SBH in 3 screw, with case.............oh my............they are PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Hookeye

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    OP might want to reblue his and get the frame case colored.
    That might be less unsettling to the purists ;)
     
  13. aandabooks

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    There is nothing wrong with the bluing. What looks like wear is from the light bulb that was over my right shoulder. The gun's bluing is atleast 98%. It doesn't even look like the screws have been taken out.

    I'm definately going to shoot and hunt with this revolver. Depending on the accuracy of whatever load I work up my Taurus M44 with 8 3/8" barrel might end up as trade bait. I'd take the Bushnell Elite scope off of it first. You always lose money trading or selling with a scope on a gun.
     
  14. Hookeye

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    My bad, it looked like honest holster wear (comparable to a New Model I had, got it cheap due to the wear, but it was a superb shooter- and that's what counts!).

    I still think folks might find a less than original 3 screw to be "tolerable".

    Pic from the web...........man that thing is gorgeous!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Bob Wright

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    Thank you.

    Bob Wright
     
  16. JW357

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    Yeah I thought that pic might've been Bob's.
     
  17. Rick1967

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    Awesome gun. They will shoot just about anything you can handle. I loaded up some 300 grain hollow points at about 1300 fps. Holy Crap! That is a manly round! Congrats on the new purchase. I am sure you will enjoy it. I am jealous. Mine is the new model.
     

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  18. Hookeye

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    I got a minty 3 screw a couple months ago for 500.
    I thought that a bargain.

    OP bested me by a good margin! :)

    Again, nice score (even if it had bluing wear- which it does not).
     
  19. bobshell1968

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    Nice buffalo horn topic tony.
     
  20. hardluk1

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