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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:11 pm 
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Curious to know where you could find a list of gun parts that are common between the two, obviously the grip frame but what about things like screws, springs, clock works, sights, etc.

The old model Blackhawk had the three screws and no transfer bar mechanism unlike the new model so I would expect many common parts.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:53 am 
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Many parts are shared. Of course hammers are different. Not sure on pawl. And I have both models. Grips, screws, and springs are same. Rear sights interchange.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:12 am 
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Get two manuals. One for the OA during the OM era,, and one for the OM Blackhawk. Then you can cross reference part numbers.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:01 am 
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Easy list.
Screws, grip & action, same.
Springs, same, with the note that the strut spring on the OA is stronger, however some prefer and made the switch into their Blackhawk.
Strut/ seat, same.
Pawl is different. Pawl plunger, same.
Trigger, same
Cylinder Latch, same.
Hammer, different. *** Hammer plunger/ spring/ pin, same.
Sights, yes (no bump)
Grip Frame, same.
NOTE: Early OA aluminum XR3-RED grip frame w/ standard trigger or
Brass MR3-DB w/ wide Super trigger.
Later OA had steel XR3-RED w/ wide Super trigger.

Want to be a kitchen table gunsmith this is very helpful and answers most questions. This is a Amazon link but it’s availble from many different sources, a good add on to get you over the free freight or discount threshold.

The Ruger Single Action Revolvers: A Shop Manual, Volumes 1 & 2 Paperback – 2003

https://www.amazon.com/Ruger-Single-Act ... B000KMTGDA


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:13 pm 
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G2 wrote:
Easy list.
Screws, grip & action, same.
Springs, same, with the note that the strut spring on the OA is stronger, however some prefer and made the switch into their Blackhawk.
Strut/ seat, same.
Pawl is different. Pawl plunger, same.
Trigger, same
Cylinder Latch, same.
Hammer, different. *** Hammer plunger/ spring/ pin, same.
Sights, yes (no bump)
Grip Frame, same.
NOTE: Early OA aluminum XR3-RED grip frame w/ standard trigger or
Brass MR3-DB w/ wide Super trigger.
Later OA had steel XR3-RED w/ wide Super trigger.

Want to be a kitchen table gunsmith this is very helpful and answers most questions. This is a Amazon link but it’s availble from many different sources, a good add on to get you over the free freight or discount threshold.

The Ruger Single Action Revolvers: A Shop Manual, Volumes 1 & 2 Paperback – 2003

https://www.amazon.com/Ruger-Single-Act ... B000KMTGDA


Hey, thanks! Very comprehensive list you've made. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:14 pm 
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That book is a must have. For all Ruger enthusiasts.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:48 pm 
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ClemBert wrote:
Curious to know where you could find a list of gun parts that are common between the two, obviously the grip frame but what about things like screws, springs, clock works, sights, etc.


Yep, G2's list is excellent and comprehensive.

NOTES:

The OA pawl only has the top step but not the 2nd step of the cartridge gun pawl.

Also the parts interchangeability work for the Single Six .22, not just the Blackhawk.

Just FYI: firearms have lockwork but no "clock works".

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 1:44 pm 
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If I order a rear adjustable sight for my OA will blackhawk sights fit my old army? thanks


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:53 am 
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Yes, they will. If you tell Ruger you want sights for an OA, they will not help you. You have to give serial number from a NM Blackhawk that is still in production. I needed grip frame screws for an OA of mine. Could not get them! Gave a request for same part under NM BH and that was fine.


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:55 am 
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Many thanks. I found one at Midway


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:36 am 
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contender wrote:
Get two manuals. One for the OA during the OM era,, and one for the OM Blackhawk. Then you can cross reference part numbers.

Good idea.

Click here for the Old Army manual.

Click here for the Old Model Blackhawk manual.

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