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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:41 pm 
I have a superblackhawk 44 mag blued with a 7 1/2" barrel and since i got a scoped SBH hunter to hunt with i am thinking about having the barrel shortened to 4 5/8" for packing. The cost to get a cut and crown and replace the front sight seemed reasonable, then it was pointed out to me that it would cut through the lettering on the barrel . any recomendations on where to get a replacement barrel, either ruger or aftermarket?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:48 pm 
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You can have the lettering polished out when the barrel is shortened. You might need a higher front sight though.

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Hi,
When I cut my barrel on a super blackhawk, a friend of mine used a tig welder to "melt" the lettering. He did not use a filler as that might not have matched the blue when the gun was reblued. We put it in a lathe and polished it so it's hard to tell. As far as the front sight. I used the same sight, just adjusted the rear to match.
Hope this helps. John


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Front sight height requirements, IMHO, hinges heavily on the bullet weights and their velocity utilized in your ammo.

I like 280's and 300's in my .44's and need a bunch of front sight height.

JMHO,

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Note the front sight. I had Ruger install the 4-5/8" .44 cal. barrel and the short barreled .45 Blackhawk front sight. It was a tiny bit too tall with my handloads.


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