Flattop Bisley 44 Special, 5.5"; what is weight?

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Onty

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Just checked on Lipsey's Flattop Bisley 44 Special, 5.5", blue. Weight is 45 oz., https://www.lipseys.com/itemdetail?itemno=RURNVB-445-SPCL .

Then I checked Ruger website SBH 44 Magnum, 5.5", stainless. Weight is is also 45 oz., https://ruger.com/products/newModelSuperBlackhawkStandard/specSheets/0811.html .

I understand that might be difference in weight of grip frames, but so much that Flattop, with a smaller frame, shorter cylinder and possible smaller dia cylinder, still has same weight as SBH in 44 Magnum on a full size frame!? Am I missing something?
 

beentheredone

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What you're missing is that virtually no gun weighs exactly what the manufacturer's specs say it weighs.
 

Onty

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Difference in grams or grains, yes. Not in ounces.

I just checked my SBH, 5.5 converted to Bisley. The weight is 1355 grams, or 47. 79 oz. since Bisley grip frame looks somewhat larger than standard grip on 5.5 " SBH, that might make my revolver bit heavier than original SBH.

Checked other revolvers on Lipsey's:

Flattop 357 Magnum, 9 mm, 5.5", 45 oz., https://www.lipseys.com/itemdetail?itemno=RUNVB-35X

Flattop 45 Colt, 45 ACP, 5.5", 40 oz., https://www.lipseys.com/itemdetail?itemno=RUNVB-455X

Anybody could confirm weights Lipsey's is listing?.

Thanks
 

gunzo

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Rugers weight list seem to be getting better than in the past. Some years ago they might have a 6.5"" 357 BH listed as weighing the same as a 5.5" 45.

My scales are a Berkly electronic fish scale that have been accurate to a half ounce or so. My 5.5" 44 mag Bisley is 46 ozs. My non Bisley 5.5" 44 Special flattop is 43 ozs. With that, I would have guessed a Bisley flattop would be very close to just what dangt posted.

FWIW, my favorite BH's are a 5.5" 45 Colt, & a 5.5" SBH that I dressed down with an aluminum grip frame & ejector rod housing. 37 & 38 ozs. respectively.
 

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