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azleite

Single-Sixer
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
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329
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North Texas
Hi Folks, Yesterday while I was at the local gun/Pawn hangout I asked if they had any new model Blackhawks coming out soon. My friend said, as a matter of fact-yes. He brought out a 6 1/2" .357 in pretty good shape. One thing I noticed that concerned me was the ejector rod screw hole was empty where I should be seeing a screw. Looking real hard I could see the screw head was at the bottom of the hole flush with the barrel. Only thing I could figure had happened was the original screw loosened up & was lost and the previous owner put this shorter screw in it's place. Should I walk away from this one? He said it would be priced $250 to $265. I checked & it was mfg'd in 1979. Lastly is there anyway to clean up the hammers on these Rugers, most all the ones I see look bad, especially on the sides. Thanks for any help-Dave
 

DGW1949

Hunter
Joined
Apr 10, 2005
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3,643
Location
Texas
I'd have the guy remove the screw before I bought the gun...that is, assuming that it still comes out.

A piece of 400 grit wet 'r dry laid flat on a piece of glass and a couple drops of oil makes for a perty-good hammer-sides polisher. Of course ya gotta have the hammer out of the gun before you can rub it over the sandpaper.

DGW
 

flatgate

Hawkeye
Joined
Jun 18, 2001
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Location
Star Valley, WY
Definitely check the ejector housing screw's threads in the barrel.

I use DGW's technique to polish hammers but add a "guide" so the hammer is passed across the emery paper in the exact same angle the Factory uses.

I also use 220 grit when trying to match the rather coarse OEM finish.......

JMHO,

flatgate
 
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