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RonEgg

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I should know the answer to this question, but my head isn't working well today. In the gallery section I have posted pictures of two Bisleys I just picked up this week from Clements. Last night I noticed one is marked Blackhawk and the other Super Blackhawk. What gives?
 

c.r.

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Howdy Ron,

the super blackhawk is the 44, correct? and the BH is the 45 Colt?

I think the reason why the SBH/BH markings is........... you can only get the 44 in a SBH, so they just use the SBH stamped frames to make a bisely.

45s are offered only as a BH's, so they just snag a BH frame to make the 45 bisleys.

Or at least that my logic. :? I came up with this when i was looking on Ruger's website at the date of build for different models

~c.r.
 

RonEgg

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Thanks c.r. that makes sense. Also I was thinking that the 45 has the billboard underneath and the 44 had it on the side before it was removed.
 

c.r.

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I believe where the billboard is located on the new models depends on when the gun was produced. I'm not sure of the dates, but it was only w/in the past year or so they started putting the billboard under the barrel...........maybe longer, maybe less

again not sure about that time line, but i think y'all know what i mean.

~c.r.
 

Axehandle

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Beware... The idea the the Super Blackhawk is the 44 Mag works good until you see a 41 Super Blackhawk and a 45 Super Blackhawk.. Don't immediately think you have fallen off the deep end... These are from the Hunter series.... 41, 45, and 44 Super Blackhawk Hunters....

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RonEgg

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Thanks Axe, is that the only quirk? Was c.r. correct above, except for the hunter series, or are there some that get by in every type?
 

c.r.

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man, just when you think you have things figured out.

that's interesting about the hunters.
 

Axehandle

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Ha! You boys asking a Ruger newbie like me? Based on what I read in RENE and other Ruger references there can be and are exceptions to pretty much everything we think is a rule... Makes it even more fun..... :D

You guys note that compared to the 44 the name and caliber designation are inverted on the 41 and 45? I just did! :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

psyclone66

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Axe-
At the risk of stating the obvious, I think your 44 Hunter roll marks are unique. I was shopping those recently and looked at lots of them online.
All the 44 Hunters and 44 Bisley Hunters I looked at were stamped typical.

RUGER .44 Magnum Cal.
New Model Super Blackhawk

I ended up with a .45 Hunter. 2009 vintage of so called "clean up" guns.
Figured I would get the scarcer caliber first. On the side:

RUGER .45 Caliber
New Model Blackhawk

So it sounds like roll stamp roulette to me.
 

StanMemTn

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Axehandle":1y6xg4e9 said:
You guys note that compared to the 44 the name and caliber designation are inverted on the 41 and 45? I just did! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Any chance the .44 isn't a New Model like the others? That could perhaps explain the rollmark difference.

-Stephen
 
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