Convertible or Custom?

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Webster1967

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I'm torn on buying 1 if not 2 45LC/45ACP convertible Blackhawks? I think maybe just because my brother wants 1 and it would be cool to have a matching pair. So here's the but all said and done bumping $1800 for the pair. I know it's reasonable but my 44 Super Blackhawk is begging for a Positive Performance Package from Gary Reeder!!! And I could always get a acp cylinder fitted for the 45 LC I have!?!?
 

Ride1949

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I'd go for the two convertibles. I'm glad I got these two .45 Colt/ACP convertibles when I did. Just a little over $1000.00 for both.

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BearBiologist

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Hard choice!!!!
My "woods walking" gun is an OM 45 Convertible. It'll take heavy cast loads with no problem. A porky ate the leather handle of the Randall, so I replaced it and the pistol grips with bison horn. Now has moose antler grips and is matched with a Randall Yukon Skinner with moose antler scales.:

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On the other hand, I did have a Reeder custom SBH that I had modified to 454 Casull. Due to a bad leg, my fly fishing days are over, so I gave it to my daughter. Her and her husband fish Alaska sometimes.

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maxfam

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If you can find the Lipseys New Model Flattops that were offered in 45 Colt/45ACP convertible. They are built on a midsized frame, so no Ruger only 45 Colt loads. They are some of the nicest Ruger Blackhawks I've seen manufactured recently. They were offered in 357/9mm, 44 special and 45Colt/ACP, blued & stainless, 4&5/8 and 5.5
 

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Hankus

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If you can find the Lipseys New Model Flattops that were offered in 45 Colt/45ACP convertible. They are built on a midsized frame, so no Ruger only 45 Colt loads. They are some of the nicest Ruger Blackhawks I've seen manufactured recently. They were offered in 357/9mm, 44 special and 45Colt/ACP, blued & stainless, 4&5/8 and 5.5
I'be put a lot of rounds down range with my Flattop convertible!
 

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gnappi

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BUT, you always have the option if .45C or .357 get too scarce or expensive!
I may be in the minority.

I cast, and reload, and a pull on the Dillon's handle makes no difference if a 45 Colt or ACP, .357/.38, 10mm/.40 is in the shell holder. My .357's only get stuffed with .357's (I don't load .38's) and my 10mm's only get fed 10's.

I have a .454 that will never see a .454 in it because I do not need another bucket of brass or shelf space for a different loaded caliber. I bought it as a .45 Colt gun.

Scarcity is the last thing I think or worry about. Like I said, I may be in the minority.
 

Webster1967

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So what a discussion! I'm still not dead set on a convertible! I may just pickup a cylinder somewhere along the way and have one fitted. But also think if something happened to Gary, Case Reeder would keep on just as John Linebaugh son has. And as for custom if you haven't seen it attached is a great one!
 

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