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JohnW

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Well, it has been good Old Model hunting in Missouri lately. Yesterday, my FIL went to a gun show in Sedalia. He called me in the afternoon, getting along toward closing time, wanting to know if I was interested in a BKH36X. After a bit of discussion, I let him go to make my offer. He came home with a gun that I am pretty happy with. Wasn't quite as good a deal as the BKH31 I snagged just before Christmas, but I figure OM convertibles don't come along every day, either. :)

It is a 31- prefix, and should be from 1972. It has "squashed chicken" grips, which I believe are correct for it. It came with an original manual, the original extra cylinder box & red felt bag, and a 9mm cylinder in pristine condition. I have not yet called to confirm that it shipped as a convertible, but the 9mm cylinder is numbered to the gun, so I think my chances are good that it will "letter." :wink:

It has suffered the indignity of being "converted" :roll: , but the important little bag of parts (still sealed from Ruger) is there to put it back right. It came with a box, but not the original, just the one it was shipped back in. Interestingly, it also came with the conversion "work order", with a date of 7/22/1983. It has spent much more of it's life converted than it has original. That will soon be corrected. Here's a shot of the "extras":
BKH36X_extras.jpg


And here's a couple shots of the Blackhawk itself.
BKH36X_01.jpg


BKH36X_02.jpg

Phew, I gotta work on my picture taking. I just realized how poor these photos are - too much flash, etc. Makes a ~98% gun with almost no wear at all look like it has been around the block. :? Tricky to do, though, inside, at night, with poor, artificial light. Maybe one of these days the weather will improve, and a few outside shots with natural, indirect light will be possible again.
 

flatgate

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Nice! If you look around a while you'll find a proper box, too!

Pics? I try to ALWAYS use a tripod. No direct light. I'll toss something on the floor and set the guns there. I'll place some boxes or ? between the guns and the windows to block direct light then use some white cardboard or styrofoam to reflect the outside light on the gun.

I think the key is to eliminate glare and "camera shake". I usually use the "timer" feature so I'm not touching the camera when the "shutter trips".

JMHO,

flatgate
 

Wyandot Jim

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Hey John,
Nice looking convertible.
When you convert it back would you look to see if the R is stamped in the frame? I had a convertible that was converted about the same time. NO R STAMPED in the frame.
Thanks,
Jiim
 

JohnW

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Thanks for the kind comments, guys.

Jim, I will look for the "R" stamp, and report back.
 

JohnW

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Wyandot Jim":ltjg50kg said:
Hey John,
Nice looking convertible.
When you convert it back would you look to see if the R is stamped in the frame? I had a convertible that was converted about the same time. NO R STAMPED in the frame.
Thanks,
Jiim

Jim, the F-I-L and I put the original lockwork back in this one the evening before last. The "R" is stamped just where you would expect it. It is a relatively light stamp, but evenly struck.
 

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