Conversion back to original of a "converted" old model

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I have a 1968 Blackhawk old model in 30 M1 carbine that was converted by Ruger and fortunately the original parts all came back with it and the man I got the gun from had kept them in the sealed bag they were returned in. I have several old models and really prefer the action and trigger of the old models...I am aware of the need for care in taking an old model apart and working on the "innards"...I'm an old guy with so so eyesight...pretty mechanical with good tools (proper hollow ground screw drivers, etc but I am looking for a clear and fairly straightforward "tutorial" on the process of converting back...does anyone know of such a video on you tube or a clear step by step instruction? I don't trust myself to try and do it from an exploded drawing or "plan"...I sure don't want to bugger this up...it's absolutely mint...very few times fired and no way do I want to damage the gun..Like Dirty Harry said in "Magnum Force"...."Man' s got to know his limitations"

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I don't know of any videos or anything,,, but the OM's are fairly straightforward in their assembly. Look at an owners manual, and go to it!
 
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I would find it hard to believe that SOMEONE has not put it on youtube, everything else is already on there, somewhere...the video is a lot easier to see, understand and do that trying to type it out word for word or even talk you through it on the phone and YES, I 've done that few times over the years ..........
 

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rugerguy said:
I would find it hard to believe that SOMEONE has not put it on youtube, everything else is already on there, somewhere...the video is a lot easier to see, understand and do that trying to type it out word for word or even talk you through it on the phone and YES, I 've done that few times over the years ..........

Ruger has a whole series of "how to" videos on disassembly and re assembly and they have several on New Model Blackhawks, Vaqueros and Single Sixes...if the procedure is pretty much the same except the transfer bar it does look pretty straight forward.....I get a little goosey about things on occasion...I used to repair fishing reels and can't begin to tell you how many folks walked in with "that bag" of parts....what was a 2 minute job for me was an all day event for them and then they gathered the parts up in a bag and hollered for help. I've had a few New Model's apart...very carefully and back together and if it's all pretty much the same except leaving out the transfer bar and just replacing the parts that came back...I'd probably get through it....Getting older has made me a bit more cautious...Just the fact the side plate/workings on a new model are pinned and he old model has screws gives me a bit of caution..and also the fact of 3 vs 2 "screws" (or pins) also makes me a bit touchy....I'm probably over thinking this as i'm prone to do.
 

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I just went "here" http://www.triggershims.com/ and I think I found everything I can use.....I have the blue spiral bound book they suggest and the pictures are really simple to follow...I'm going to follow what they say a couple of times on an old beater new model Blackhawk I've got for a warm up and then see about the one I want to convert back....they single out the "old model" differences in the book so should be enough to take care of what I need...thanks for the inputs and I'll have at it...it's hot here and I'm not outside...looks like a nice indoor project on my desk (after I uncover it)
 

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I can't help with finding a video.
Ruger can still furnish a copy of the manual.
All in all, it's a rather straight forward job.
If you decide to tackle it, pay close attention to the pawl spring while re-installing the grip frame. It's real easy to pinch/kink.

Hope this helps.

DGW
 

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DGW1949 said:
....Ruger can still furnish a copy of the manual....
DGW
Here is a link to the pre-1973 Blackhawk manual: https://ruger-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/_manuals/blackhawk-pre1973.pdf

The section titled "To Dismantle Interior Parts" is what you are looking for (page 5 of 9 of the .pdf).

For re-assembling, just substitute your "old unconverted parts" for the converted ones.
 
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