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Have several old model flattops, but one of my favorites is my New Model Flattop in .41 mag.
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Is that custom? Looking at the Ruger catalog I see on the standard BH in .41 Mag (really surpised they still keep that caliber around actually) .

Nice revolver though!
 
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Is that custom? Looking at the Ruger catalog I see on the standard BH in .41 Mag (really surpised they still keep that caliber around actually) .

Nice revolver though!
They were produced in 2009 ish in limited quantities. Both 4 5/8" and 6 1/2" barrel lengths. Somewhere on this forum production numbers are provided.
 
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maxfam,
Those NM Flattops in .41 Mag. are a tough set to put together!
Those five 4 5/8" 87- prefix guns were consecutively numbered, and in private collections.
Mine, All info RENE.
NM Flattop - S416N - .41 Mag, 6 1/2" - #87-79778 - N.I.B. Warning rollmark is under the EJRH.
NM Flattop - S416N - .41 Mag, 6 1/2" - #87-79811 - N.I.B. This gun is in a block of no more than 14 guns shipped with no barrel WRM.
NM Flattop - S416NL - .41 Mag, 6 1/2" - #48-46302 - N.I.B. Correct pre-fix, with factory lock.
NM Flattop - BN-414-L - .41 Mag, 4 5/8" #48-43957

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Sweet......! I'd like one in 44 mag & shoot 44 Spl!
That would be the 50th Anniversary .44 Mag BH. If you can find one now. 6 1/2" barrel. And of course it is a large frame flattop. Or the OM like Ralph's above.. I'd rather shoot my .44 Specials out of the medium frame flattop myself.
 

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My flattop family (a New Vaquero is a flattop too ;) ) . Missing from picture is a .357 50th Anniversary flattop . Forgot I had that one when I took a picture back in 2021.... so it goes. One .44 Mag at top Two .44 Specials on left, 3 .45 Colt on right and .357 in front. More than covers any shooting I want to do. Bet you can't tell my favorite barrel length here....
 

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Being a new member, I would like to ask a question about a Blackhawk I acquired recently: It is a 1959 Flattop Blackhawk as new in the box. It has Ruger walnut grips that appear finished with a professional varnish-like finish. Can anyone tell me if Ruger sold 1959 era Blackhawks with such a finish on the walnut grips?
 

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DickE,

First welcome to the forum.

These were grips that were take-offs from a gun that was real close to yours, I bought the gun from the family and a few days later they called and said they found a box and it had an extra set of grips,,,, asked if I wanted or they would just toss them.
I did make ~110 round trip and retrieved…🙄.
I didn't even look in the box,,, untill I got around the corner,,,, was I surprised.😳

They have since moved on to a fellow enthusiast that felt they were worth more than I did.

They look real close to yours,,, I will let you make that call. There is "just about" the right amount of wood grain poking thru, maybe a bit shiny, but they have been used, and that IMO can give them shine.

A picture of the back sides, meaning insides, would be helpful.
Nice gun.
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… and since I'm here, will add my Original OM and 50 years later NM Flattops, Both 4 digit SN#'s. (not matching)
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G2:
Thank you for the reply and for sharing pictures of your grips. They look very similar to the grips on my Blackhawk. My BH was advertised as NIB. When it was delivered everything on the gun looked new, but I hadn't seen this style of grips. That made me doubt its authenticity. I bought a BH in the early 1960's. That gun went down the road many years ago and I don't remember the grips on it. Seeing the grips in your picture makes me believe that mine are authentic to the BH I bought.
I love the Old Model BH's. I guess an argument could be made that the NM's are safer if dropped with the hammer over a loaded chamber. My reply to that argument is "Don't drop the gun." By the way those are two beautiful guns in your pictures.
 

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Ruger did make OM BLACKHAWK 45 & 45/45acp, for only 3 years, (1971-73) 4.6" and 7.5". Less of these made than 44 flattops.

Now here is the catch, only in Blackhawk, NO FLATTOPS, UNTIL the NEW MODEL FLATTOPS (Lipsey's Exclusive)

This is my OM 7.5" 45 Colt Blackhawk, I have this problem of making it mine, and I like Brass.😜
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FWIW; There is a really nice OM Convertable that just got listed in the Classifieds. NDIH

Lipsey's exclusive distributor of the NM 45 Convertible FLATTOP in both blue and stainless 4.6" and 6.5". Getting this thread back to FLATTOPS…😁
Once again I had to make it mine.
99% of the time, use 45 Cowboy Special in this gal.
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