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 Post subject: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:16 pm 
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Anybody else wish they had made one? Is it too late now with the New Model frame? How tough I wonder to have a Blackhawk made over?


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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:21 pm 
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I sent a 41 mag barrel to John Gallaghr and he is converting a 357 New Vaquero to 41 Mag for me. Pretty easy especially if you have the 41 barrel.

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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Never too late, there's tons of original large frame Vaqueros available. Barrels for the large frame and New Vaq mid-frame interchange; same thread size.

Find a 357 Vaq, rechamber the cylinder and look for a 41 barrel on ebay or gunbroker. Harder to find if you want a barrel in stainless or just polish out a blued barrel, no one will know except you.

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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:34 pm 
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I'd love to have one in the midframe - it's in line with the same idea for a .38-40/.40 and 32-20/.327 - vying for my same .357 NV donor! They never made a large frame .41 Vaquero, so I assume you guys are talking about swapping in a Blackhawk barrel and installing a V/NV front sight.


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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:53 am 
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Yes, that's correct for a large frame Vaq. A NV would have to have it's 357 cyl rechambered to 41 but the Blackhawk barrel would work fine and just need a front sight change.

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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:30 pm 
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Okay cool so either model Vaquero could be done. As I understand the easiest would be the "new" Vaquero by just reaming out the .357 cylinder and installing .41 BH barrel and making it look vaquero?
Thanks!
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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:18 pm 
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It wouldn't be the easiest conversion but the easiest way to convert a New Vaquero would be as you said. Standard loads for .41 mag would fit fine. But extra long bullets may push the limits of the cyl length.

The easiest conversion would be the original Vaquero by swapping cyl and barrel for a Ruger BH .41 cylinder and barrel.

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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:43 pm 
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Great idea! Makes me want to find a pair of original Vaquero Bisley's in .357
Get a couple of 6.5" barrels and have them cut back to 5.5" and have the original blade front sights put on them
Send them off to Turnbull for color on the frame and hammer and get one of our forum member grip makers to whip up holly grips for them...
Drooling just thinking about it


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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:09 pm 
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Hmmmm....OM vaquero in .357, then a Blackhawk .41 cylinder and barrel. Good idea!
Then again why doesn't TALO or Lipsey's or somebody just have em made darn it!

How about a group buy? LOL!
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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:52 pm 
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One of them had them on the New Model flat top large frame with all steel parts and indexing pawl so chambers index properly with loading gate in 4 5/8 and 6 1/2" and they can still be found on GB, etc.

We need to lobby Jason from Lipsey for a mid frame New Vaq. Only 1000 PSI more than 357 @ 35000 PSI.

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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Now I'm having daydreams about a mid-frame Shop Keeper in 41 mag.


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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:12 pm 
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Hondo44 wrote:
We need to lobby Jason from Lipsey for a mid frame New Vaq. Only 1000 PSI more than 357 @ 35000 PSI.


I triple-dog dare everybody on the forum to do this...Where do I sign? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:51 pm 
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I am in if you guys get er going.


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 Post subject: Re: .41 Mag Vaquero?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:39 pm 
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