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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:22 am 
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Been wanting one of these for quite a while and found one locally. Probably paid to much for a local gun at $850, but what the heck.

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It came with a box, manual, the two cylinders and an extra set of grips (Ajax polymer "ivory"). I think the installed grips are not the original, though. Should have oiled walnut I think, instead of the polished rosewood (I think that's what these are). Also the red velvet bag for the spare cylinder is not present.

I've seen this question asked before, but have not seen a solid answer. Do the Buckeye guns have a better polish and deeper blue than standard Blackhawks of the same period? To me it seems better...more like my late 3-screw SBH.

Oh...here's the other 38-40s the Ruger is joining...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:02 pm 
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Great score.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:48 pm 
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While you may think you paid too much,, I'd say you did ok. While the current market is a bit high,, those aren't easily found, and if you are happy,,, then who cares. I have one & wouldn't sell it for that.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:17 pm 
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Out here that is a good price for a gun you don't see very often. J/S

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:31 pm 
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I bought one from a forum member a few years ago. My Son is "using it" now. Nice grab!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:26 pm 
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I don’t think you did all that bad. I got mine from a buddy who wanted a companion revolver for his Winchester “92 in 38-40. He had the throats reamed as they were tighter than .400. It shot better then but he tired of reloading the bottleneck cases and someone offered him two sweet S&W revolvers plus boot for the rifle and poof the Buckeye was offered at $650 to me. I got it to match the other one in 32-20 and 32Mag.
I agree on the grips. Should be brown walnut. The Ajax are good. I have those on a few my Dad owned. He liked those a lot.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:30 pm 
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I got this at the same time. Not a Ruger.

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Older Navy Arms Schofield in .45 Colt. Oddly, of all the Ruger single actions I have, I do NOT have one in .45 Colt.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:57 am 
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I would have paid that in a heartbeat if I could find one locally.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:17 pm 
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woodperson wrote:
I would have paid that in a heartbeat if I could find one locally.

Agreed.

I watched them for years on Gunbroker listed (and never selling) at $1200 and up. I found one for a year ago for around $800 and jumped on it. I saw one locally for around $850 and was really tempted to grab that one as well. But I passed. I have the newer .40/10mm BH as well, and I don't "need" a third one in that caliber... maybe.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:54 am 
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Two great finds !


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:39 am 
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Love your .38-40s--the three revolvers are three of my all time favorites--Blackhawk, Colt Bisley, and New Service. The last two are real campaigners--the Beesley can't be younger than 1912 and the NS younger than about 1910 since it has the Old Model frame that wasn't made after 1909. Does it have a 1905 patent date on the barrel?

I don't have the Blackhawk in your caliber variation (wish I did!), but do have the other two: a Beesley made in 1910 that I bought in Sonora in 1961 and a New Service Old Model that I got in the Silver Valley in Idaho just after they closed all the mines.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:03 pm 
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The Bisley is from 1906 and the NS is from 1899! The Marlin is from 1895.

I also have an 1899 NS in 44-40 which has a later barrel installed.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:24 pm 
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Wow! A second year NS and in pretty good condition!

My Bisley was at one time the very favorite sidearm of the guy my grandfather always referred to as "that rascal Villa"! At least that's what the muchacho who traded it to me said....

My only .44-40 NS was made in 1913 and also has a 1930s vintage replacement barrel--one of my grandad's hands forgot the powder in one of his reloads but shot the round anyway and then shot another one that HAD powder on top of the stuck slug! He gave the badly ringed revolver to my grandfather, who sent it to Colt. "New" barrel shoots just great! I wish he'd kept the repair receipt, tho.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:28 pm 
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Since we're talking New Service, here are the two together:

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The 38 WCF on top is SN 1762. The 44 WCF is SN 407.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:49 pm 
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Those are some great finds!

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