ruger blackhawk 41 mag-deal or no deal?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by mtwillis, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. mtwillis

    mtwillis New Member

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    hey folks, new user here. i found a blackhawk 41 mag in a pawn shop, and was wondering about a ballpark price would be. they are asking $359 with leather holster. it appears to be in good shape, the only thing is holster wear at the muzzle. i was looking at a new 44 mag, but they are a little rich for me at this time. so do you think this might be a good deal or should i see if they will take less for it?

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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The .41 Blackhawks are pretty rare. I think the .30 carbine version is a bit more scarce. I love the .41 cartridge. High velocity, good weight, flat shooting, accurate and less recoil thatn the .44 (IMHO). The only problem is .41 ammo is a bit scarce and generally only full power loads available. There is not .41 special to use for practice. If you hand load, it is not a problem. I cast my own bullets and load them down to about 900 fps for gentle paper punching or up to 1400 for an a$$ kicking, deep penetrating, hog killing round.
    I have 3 .41 mags, all Smith & Wesson. 57, 58 and 657.
    I would try to talk them down a bit but I would jump on it for about $325-$340.
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    .41 blackhawk

    The .41 is making somewhat of a comeback and ruger is again offering it. The cheapest online price I've found them new is 381.00 so that makes it a bit in need of some haggling.
     
  4. crossfire

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    good caliber

    I like the .41 Mag too and that sounds like a decent deal. If you do get into handloading later, you might want to check on Gary Reeder's .41 GNR. It's the .44 Mag necked down to .41 and, according to his website, pushes a 170gr bullet to over 2000fps. You could even get a second cylinder and have your own convertible setup.
     
  5. Ruger1

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    I have a Blackhawk .41, I love it. It's a great shooting gun, I killed one deer with it. I also have a Dan Wesson and a TC Contender with a 10" bull barrel in .41. The Ruger is the best by far. The price isn't that far out of line, especially if the holster is any good, I've got $200 in leather for mine.
     
  6. BRSmith

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  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    YOU HAVE THE HAMMER COCKED ON A SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER?!!! OMG! Those are known to jump up and attack defensless welfare recipients! AND its loaded too? What kind of an irresponsible gun owner are you? Don't you know that gun MUST have a trigger lock and the ammo MUST be stored in a locked container in a different zip code?
     
  8. shoez

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    The .41 Blackhawk is not that rare, it has been a catalog item for years. Just not every gun shop will stock one. I think they come in 4 5/8 " and 6 1/2" barrel lengths. Just in blue, I don't think it is available in stainless. For awhile a .41 mag Super Blackhawk with a 7.5" tube and in stainless was available to exclusive dealers. I passed on a .41 mag Bisley last year, NIB for $400. That was dumb. I really wish I would have picked it up. Oh well.
     
  9. BRSmith

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    I've heard of that happening, thought it was just a myth. :eek: Fortunately for me I don't live near any of those.
     
  10. seedy

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    I, for one, would love to see a resurgance of the .41 mag. Now that the .44 mag is no longer the biggest meanest guy on the block I am hoping that more people see the attributes of the .41 mag. There are a lot of new revolvers chambering the .44 mag that are light weight. The recoil of these guns are causing the last remaining bullets to back out and lock up the cylinder. I think the .41 might be a solution or at least help with this problem. :cool:
     
  11. stalkingbear

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    I have had a blackhawk in .41 mag for years(6.5" barrel) and just bought a redhawk in .41 and can honestly say they will work just as well as a .44 without as much recoil. I carry my redhawk like most people do a .357. If I have need for more power,I pack my .454 like most do their .44s.
     
  12. br1216

    br1216 New Member

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    New Rugert 41 user

    Just bought my first .41 today Paid $399 for it, don't know if that is too much, but I like the feel and the pearl handles. Haven't had a chance to fire it yet. The range I use doesn't allow magnums. Will have to find some where else to shot it. I looked up the serial # and found it was produced in 1965-66. Can anyone
    suggest a good brand and grain ammo
    thanks
     
  13. freefall

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    give 'em $300 and run with it.
     
  14. Ruger Redhawk

    Ruger Redhawk New Member

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    There's nothing wrong with a 41 mag except you're limited to very little in choices of ammo.
    I had and still kicking myself for getting rid of it a Ruger Redhawk 7 1/2" bbl S/S in 41 mag.
     
  15. Catfish

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    Seeing these prices and assumeing they are New Models I don`t feel to bad about paying $ 400 for a 3 Screw in 90 to 95% condition. Just got my dies and cartridge conversion kit from Dillon today. I`ll see how it shoots and may carry it a day or 2 deer hunting this fall. I do love those old 3 screw Rugers. I now have the .22 Convertable, .357, .41 mag, .44 mag, and .45 Colt.
     
  16. Ruger Redhawk

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    Yeah Catfish it's hard to beat a old 3 screw Ruger's. I had a few of them and stupidly traded off all but two. I still have a OM 6 1/2" in 45 "Convertible" and a OM Blackhawk in 357 mag w/ 4 5/8" bbl.Prices are soaring on these Old Models.
     
  17. Catfish

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    Redhawk, Your right about the prices, but the New Model just doesn`t have the feel or the triger the old 3 screws had. I`ve done trigger jobs on several New Models and got got most of them to the factory setting of the old 3 screws. I still think that the Ruger Blackhawks are the best for the dollar on the market today, but they`re just not as good as the 3 screws, and that`s why I paid more for it than I could have bought a new gun for.
     
  18. Ruger Redhawk

    Ruger Redhawk New Member

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    I have some of the New Models and they don't compare to the old three screw models.One thing about it the three screws are just going to keep going up.I have one of the original Bearcats. If I remember right mine was made in 1972. I got it a gun show and it appears to be unfired NIB.
     
  19. bellah

    bellah New Member

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    what about a 3 screw 41 mag how rare is that and about what is the year? any body?
     
  20. bobkreeger

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    Sounds life a fair price if the gun is tight and no top strap scoring. Check the barrel with a bore scope or light. I have a 45/8 Ruger. Have killed bears, deer & pigs with it, all one shot kills. Been using this as my hunting handgun for over 30 years.