.30 cal Blackhawk

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eveled

Hunter
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AFAIK, they only had 7.5” barrels. Is this correct?

Imagine a .30 cal Buntline Special with a 12” barrel.
 
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This thread needs a pic of this wonderful BlackHawk ;)

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mhblaw

Blackhawk
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I have an OM. I always thought that it would be a more “handy” gun if built on the medium frame. JMO. One could always have one made of course.
 

Trailduster

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Here’s a pics of mine.Picked it up for $500 last Saturday.It’s a 1971 OM also in .30 carbine.

Original owner passed away,and I bought it from his son.Missing rear sight but already have a Micro base on hand and have a complete rear sight assembly coming in from
fellow member,Contender.

The one and only small draw back was the fact that the owner had one hole drilled and
tapped for a scope mount at some point.

Figure that’s why the rear sight is gone too.
Anywho,I asked a local gunsmith what he could do to fill in the hole,and he used a small
screw that fit like a glove and was red
Loc Tited in place.
Honestly it doesn’t really stand out much and
looks way better than an open hole in the
top strap.

It does have some rough places and some marks etc. from wear and time but that’s just
character too me.

The bore is mirror bright as well as cylinders
and it locks up nice and tight.

Overall I’m real happy with it and can’t wait to
get her out to the range once the rear sight is
back on it.
 

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GHP

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Bought the first one I saw in 1968 or 69. It was also my first Blackhawk. If my memory is correct the sn was 3099. Bought it on a Sunday and took it to a dirt road with steep banks and no houses nearby. Fired several rounds without hearing protection. Loudest gun I ever fired. Probably why I have about $6500 of electronics in my ears today.
Wish I had the gun and my hearing back. There is no substitute for young and stupid!!
 

needsmostuff

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Trailduster, I like the fact yours shows some "miles and smiles" on it. So many of these .30's get shot a little then put away.
Their more fun than that.

My cylinder got some attention from Fermin and I just finished my last round of firelapping.
So it's ready to start some serious load development with cast bullets.
YeeHaw.

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Johnnu2

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Bought the first one I saw in 1968 or 69. It was also my first Blackhawk. If my memory is correct the sn was 3099. Bought it on a Sunday and took it to a dirt road with steep banks and no houses nearby. Fired several rounds without hearing protection. Loudest gun I ever fired. Probably why I have about $6500 of electronics in my ears today.
Wish I had the gun and my hearing back. There is no substitute for young and stupid!!
Off topic, but from one who has paid the big $$$ for hearing aids, GO TO COSTCO.... get the latest Kirkland K-10 devices for under $1,400 BOTH sides. TRUST ME.... they work better than the expensive ones I've had in the past.... They even do the exams for free and semi-annual free check-ups (oh, yeah, 3 yr warranty).. and they change the 'wax filters' for free.... There's more, but you get the idea.... (y)

J.
 

veeman

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Off topic, but from one who has paid the big $$$ for hearing aids, GO TO COSTCO.... get the latest Kirkland K-10 devices for under $1,400 BOTH sides. TRUST ME.... they work better than the expensive ones I've had in the past.... They even do the exams for free and semi-annual free check-ups (oh, yeah, 3 yr warranty).. and they change the 'wax filters' for free.... There's more, but you get the idea.... (y)

J.
I was just going to say the same thing! Costco! Same set will cost $6500 down the road. I love Costco.
 

Thumbcocker

Blackhawk
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Trailduster, I like the fact yours shows some "miles and smiles" on it. So many of these .30's get shot a little then put away.
Their more fun than that.

My cylinder got some attention from Fermin and I just finished my last round of firelapping.
So it's ready to start some serious load development with cast bullets.
YeeHaw.

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The Lee .30 cal. "soup can" and 2400 work pretty well in mine. With or without gas checks.
 

needsmostuff

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The Lee .30 cal. "soup can" and 2400 work pretty well in mine. With or without gas checks.
I do not cast but will certainly try some if I run across them.
Being a 32oholic I do have lots of cast .311-.313 bullets that I run thru a .309 Lee push thru sizer though.
Just got done loading some 125gr. gas checked wadcutter and some 130 gr. round nosed coated bullets.
Both are heavier than I've shot before and both with starting loads (10.5) of 2400.
Not enough published info out there on .30 carb. in a revolver.
 
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Hittman, your number #50xx gun, hiit a memory note , as I had #514 a couple of times around and our late friend DaveS ( cherokee here on the forum) kinda got it last time around and put it together with the next years version, the 'prefix' gun............

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well we moved on again for the the 'estate' even after the first one was fitted with a smooth 32-20 cylinder,,,,awesome guns and I had another to go along with my 30 M-1 just like wyandot jims guns pictured above, after he 'booked from here in western Ohio....our late friend Fred P., former Navy Seabee , gave us this picture of his friend John was a PFC., doorgunner on a Huey, guess what he carried, matching .30 carbines.......
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may they ALL Rest In Peace..........


:cool:;)
 
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gatling

Blackhawk
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296 works well in these revolvers.

I'd advise staying away from lighter loads with Trail Boss.
 

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