I picked up my replacement 44 special Blackhawk today! Ruger replaced the Lipsey's Special due to what I had suspected as flame cutting. They initially were going to inspect it, re-install the barrel, refinish it and send it back. Ruger had my original revolver from 10/17 and I rcieved the new one today. The people involved in this were very nice to deal with. The overall process needed constant prompting to get things accomplished.