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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:13 am 
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New guy here with a quick first question regarding grips for a Super Blackhawk. It's got the 7.5" barrel and square trigger guard and was probably manufactured in the last 10-15 years.

I'm looking for a set of Ruger medalion cocobolo or rosewood grips and saw some listed on CDNN Sports website for a decent price. http://www.cdnninvestments.com/rusublsmcobo.html I called and was told they will not fit the square trigger guard version. Can they be made to fit simply by notching the grips for the trigger guard or are they completely incompatible?

Any other sources for a proper set of grips for this model?

Thanks for any help!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:17 am 
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They should. The listing says that they fit the new model SBH, which yours is.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:26 am 
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Order them !!! They are what you seek. :wink:

Note; They really are not Coco Bolo, they are laminate made to look like Coco Bolo. For the Money IMO a good value.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:40 am 
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Thanks for the welcome and your quick replies!

Originally, I wanted to purchase a set of rosewood grips directly from Ruger. I stopped at the factory in Prescott, AZ, but was told they were out of stock (last December). I stopped again in May and this time, was told they were no longer available. That's such a common application that I'm surprised and disappointed that they would discontinue that item.

Thanks again for your kind assistance!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:43 am 
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If you want factory take off's put a WTB in the Classifieds, There really quite common and I'm sure a nice set will show up.

Also check Ebay, lot's of options there too.

A easy way to tell if they are for the Super Blackhawk is the distance between the medallion and the front of the grip. Super Blackhawk Grips have a more real estate. (about 1/2") The Blackhawk grip is more equal/centered. (about 1/4")

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:24 pm 
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Thanks for the additional information and graphics! I do have the original walnut grips, which are in decent condition, but I prefer more grain pattern - hence the interest in rosewood/cocobolo. I did order a set from CDNN, but I'll keep an eye out in the classifieds as well. I have a relative who recently purchased a SBH who may also want a pair.

I'm a bit puzzled by the laminate "quasi cocobolo", so I'll be interested to see what CDNN sends me.


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straightcut wrote:
I'm a bit puzzled by the laminate "quasi cocobolo", so I'll be interested to see what CDNN sends me.


Ohhh I think there nice, but "laminate" is a nice word for Plywood. :D

Suggestion: If you want some nice looking grips take a look at the above poster "pvtschultz" he does some nice work at very reasonable prices. www.privatescustomgrips.com


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:04 pm 
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Look for Caryc or pvtschultz...forum members. Klamath River woodworks has a nice web site. Eagle grips will custom fit their grips to YOUR grip frame free...or did awhile back....good web site too.

I have elk stag from stag-grips.com that I picked out at his shop in Wyoming. Eagle grips gunfighter model are a favorite. Most of my guns have DRAGOON/HUNTER or BISLEY grip frames.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:16 am 
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Isn't that just the way things go? Ruger finally puts some decent looking grips on their guns and the word "plywood" quickly gets thrown around the net.

People always have to have something to complain about, I guess. It's very simple to tell a laminated grip. Just look at the bottom (butt). You'll see the nice even layers running parallel with the back of the grip.

Of course, the grips will also always have that inverted "V" pattern on them.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:35 pm 
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The laminated cocobolo grips arrived yesterday. Indeed they do look great for the price!

I noticed the laminate layers when viewed on edge, but appreciate your comments, caryc, on how to spot that.

I appreciate everyone's great input!


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straightcut wrote:
The laminated cocobolo grips arrived yesterday. Indeed they do look great for the price!

I noticed the laminate layers when viewed on edge, but appreciate your comments, caryc, on how to spot that.

I appreciate everyone's great input!


Hey... You know the RULE'S... Didn't happen without a picture. :D


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or try these.
http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=97665

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:? What's wrong with laminating plies of wood together?... it makes for some beautiful designs and patterns!


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knuckles wrote:
:? What's wrong with laminating plies of wood together?... it makes for some beautiful designs and patterns!


Nothing wrong with it, as I said some people always need to have something to complain about.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:21 pm 
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If you want another really nice set of SBH grips have CaryC make you a set. These are Macassar Ebony he did for me on a brass Super blackhawk gripframe.
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