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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:14 am 
Buckeye

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I may have missed something, but ......
the very nice Vaquero above is built on a 44 Mag (and therefore Large) frame?

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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:57 pm 
Blackhawk

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Sugar River wrote:
I may have missed something, but ......
the very nice Vaquero above is built on a 44 Mag (and therefore Large) frame?

Well, I suppose you're right, even though I believe all Vaqueros are technically a medium frame, no?


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:29 am 
Buckeye

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No, the original Vaqueros were all large frame, like yours, with 2 digit s/n prefixes.
Then the New Vaqueros came out with the medium frame with 3 digit prefix.
Though I believe there are exceptions to the prefix rule.

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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:42 am 
Single-Sixer

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I’ve been studying pictures and reading everything I could find in an effort to gain insight and knowledge before embarking on this journey. Of course, somewhere along the way I picked up copies of Single Action Sixguns, Big Bore Sixguns and Book of the 44. Next came “The Custom Revolver” by Hamilton Bowen. I studied, and I studied some more.

As I pondered the seemingly endless combinations from which to choose I always came back to the same thing, my very own Perfect Packin’ Pistol. Try as I might, the three 44 Specials in the safe are close, but not quite perfect. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade my S&W 696 for anything. And my Flat Top Bisley is a terrific companion in the Pennsylvania deer woods. But they’re not Perfect Packin’ Pistols. At least, not to me.

Some time ago I started to collect parts, sometimes based on a vision, sometimes on a whim. First came the Bisley grip frames, hammers and triggers. Then I happened upon an Anniversary .357 Blackhawk. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it but I knew I had to have it….just in case. Things really started to take shape when I acquired an S&W M57 barrel from a member here. Then came the delivery of my Rough Country sights.

Finally, I had all of the pieces, but what to do? No more excuses. It was time go. So I packed up the parts, pointed my Harley west and headed out for LaGrange Ohio and Andy Horvath.

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I decided that a Li’l Ruger in 41 Magnum was my Perfect Packin’ Pistol. I couldn’t be happier with the results.

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Because I was using a ribbed barrel, there was a certain amount of welding and contour work needed at the frame/barrel junction.

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I was a little concerned about whether the XR3-RED grip frame would mate well with my XXXL hands so I brought a set of Bisley parts with me just in case But they were not needed. The rounded aluminum plowhandle fits my hand perfectly and the reduced weight is a welcome benefit.

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For my eyes, the Bowen Rough Country sights are hard to beat. Very compact but with a superb sight picture.

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A Super Blackhawk hammer rounds out the package, lowering the hammer spur just enough to make for a comfortable reach.

The trigger pull is a work of art, clean, crisp break with none of the typical Ruger creep.

Overall, I couldn't be happier. Now I just need to find some gunleather.


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:27 am 
Buckeye

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Very nice looking gun. No revolver person would turn that one down.


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:11 pm 
Single-Sixer

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That Horvath is really something, congrats.

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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:44 am 
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Heckuva sweet gun there by Horvath!


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:16 am 
Buckeye

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Beautiful Horvath!

Bumping this thread to the top.

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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:31 pm 
Blackhawk

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Well, there is something to be said for medium frameDA revolvers in 41 and in 45 Colt, cause Charter Arms announced they are gonna make them on their 45ACP Pitbull XL frame..


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:14 pm 
Blackhawk

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Id like to see a 41 mag GP100


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:18 pm 
Blackhawk

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greenmtnguy wrote:
Well, there is something to be said for medium frameDA revolvers in 41 and in 45 Colt, cause Charter Arms announced they are gonna make them on their 45ACP Pitbull XL frame..


Charter is going to come out with a 45 Colt & 41 Mag in the 45acp XL frame


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:39 am 
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Really like the polished grip frame. Been thinking about doing the same. Is that polished SS or is it plated?


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:22 am 
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Andy normally removes the anodized finish from the factor Ruger grip frame and round butts the heel of the frame. I know that is what he did on my 41 Special conversion Li'l Gun.

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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:17 am 
Bearcat

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Ah, so alloy?


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 Post subject: Re: medium frame 41 Mg.?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:45 pm 
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Yes, that is an aluminum XR3-RED that has been polished.


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