RugerForum.com

This is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.
It is currently Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:22 pm

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:11 am 
Buckeye

Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:22 am
Posts: 1517
Location: Kentucky
A Lipsey's exclusive. Stainless just like the original & scarce Accusport.

The Accusport 5.5" SS Bisleys were offered in 357, 41, 44 & 45, separate runs of the calibers that spanned for a couple or 3 years. Since those runs, about a thousand guns in each caliber, the 357, 41 45 have been re-introduced by various distributors, & a 45 convertible was added.
For some odd reason, the 44 was never offered again, making them pretty scarce. My research indicates that approx. 930 were sold.

Now its back, after all these years, #0877. It excites me, but not form myself as I have mine, & have had as many as 4 at once. I'm happy for those that have looked & never found one. Now is a new opportunity.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:11 pm 
Buckeye

Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:22 am
Posts: 1517
Location: Kentucky
Guess I could have mentioned 44 "magnum", as Ruger has offered a 5.5" Bisley in 44 Special as a Dist. exclusive for quite some time.
The 5.5" 44 Magnum is the one that's been missing for so long, & I've read countless comments over the years about how folks would like one.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:29 am 
Single-Sixer

Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:51 pm
Posts: 112
Location: MN
I wonder if there will be any subtle difference to separate the accusport from the new version? I suppose the grips will be the tell at the very least oh and the ser number


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:50 pm 
Buckeye

Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:22 am
Posts: 1517
Location: Kentucky
The photos indicate the non fluted cylinder isn't roll engraved, & like most or all late model BH's, the warning is on the bottom side of the barrel. A better looking gun IMO.

The S/N likely to have a completely different prefix.

There are photos & specs on Ruger's site.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:10 am 
Ruger Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2001 2:01 am
Posts: 9830
Location: Dawson, Iowa
And... the markings on the frame will be laser applied whereas the older guns had the serial number stamped and frame marking rollmarked. The barrel is probably still rollmarked with the warning however, as mentioned... on the bottom of the barrel though.
Grips will probably also be different.
Chet15


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:59 am 
Single-Sixer

Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:51 pm
Posts: 112
Location: MN
I like the plain cylinder!! Even though I own them I never really liked the roll engraving on the Bisley cylinders.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:55 pm 
Hunter

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:54 pm
Posts: 3523
Location: Butte, MT
I do like the rolled engraving on the cylinder :) but don't mind the plain Jane version either. Personal preference. Now if this was only 'finished' in blue :) . See never satisfied!

_________________
A clinger, a MAGA deplorable, and NRA Life Member. When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns! Ruger SA .45 Colt - Don't leave home without it. Oh, a SA .44 Special is acceptable too....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:11 pm 
Newly Registered

Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Posts: 19
Location: Valley Forge, PA
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:09 am 
Bearcat

Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:42 am
Posts: 26
Location: Kansas
Are they available right now?

If so, where?

I want another one!

Wish they would make stainless Bisley's with 7.5" barrels in all the calibers mentioned.

Glad Ruger is making more of these fine guns. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:55 pm 
Buckeye

Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2000 2:01 am
Posts: 1165
maxima2 wrote:
Are they available right now?

If so, where?

I want another one!

Wish they would make stainless Bisley's with 7.5" barrels in all the calibers mentioned.

Glad Ruger is making more of these fine guns. :D

My vote for 6.5" barrel. To be frank, I also like 7.5" barrel in 41 Magnum and 44 Magnum. However, if you check current list of standard Ruger SA revolvers, you will notice that revolvers with 6.5" barrel are there all the time. So, must be s big demand for that barrel length, probably more than any other.

And definitely; FLUTED CYLINDER! I always wanted stainless Bisley in 44 magnum, but also with fluted cylinder. Unfortunately, stainless Bisley never been available in Canada. So, as soon as Bisley Vaquero, stainless, was on the market, I garbed it, then purchased brand new SBH stainless in 44 Magnum, and final result is this:

Image

Also, I never had revolver that locks cylinder so tight, zero movement, like FA revolver.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:19 pm 
Newly Registered

Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Posts: 19
Location: Valley Forge, PA
maxima2 wrote:
Are they available right now?



Expected Nov/Dec 2021 from Lipseys. Will look similar to this one without the aftermarket grips and roll engraving...

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group