Pic request - current production super blackhawks

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Poomwah

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please post pics of your recently made super blackhawks, please list what year it was made too.
I'm particularly looking for pics that show what the finish looks like on the newer ones, pics that show off the wood, pics that show the writing on the barrel.
The newer the better.
Thanks guys :]
 

gmartinnc

Blackhawk
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This one is well into 2013. Pachmyers are on it for now. Sorry about the photos, should have got a good camera instead of this gun, but you know how that goes.


 

Poomwah

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oh my god!!!! the writing is on the bottom of the barrel???? Are they all like that now? I remember them practically having a billboard printed on the left side of the barrel.
 

gmartinnc

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It's really not that visible. I had had the zoom cranked way up. You really wouldn't notice it unless you looked for it.
 

Poomwah

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I wonder if all the super blackhawks have it in the same place or only certain barrel models, or only stainless maybe. can't wait for more people to post pics....
and, for whatever it's worth, between the camera and that revolver...... you made the right choice :]
 

gmartinnc

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Everything made now to the best of my knowledge, is like this. I have 4 or 5 made recently myself. If it has got to be there, that is where I want it. BTW, I have a Hunter made in 2012, and it's at the same place.
 

Poomwah

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I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that. I just had to give up a 77 , it had the writing on the side of the barrel, but not much of it, so it still looked clean. I remember them keeping the lettering on the side and adding all kinds of warnings too it, really taking away from the looks of the gun.
Tucked up underneath like that.... that is TOTALLY cool!
 

gmartinnc

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You were asking about the grips. They seem to be using laminated ones from the Altramont company. The fit is ok unless you get a stainless Bisley. I think I like the Pachmyer Presentation on the short gun. Don't know they have found a permanent home yet, but for now, that's where they reside. I read you thread about the base pin coming out. Wonder what a custom smith that specializes in single actions would say about it? The Belt Mountain base pins leave a nasty scar where the set screw tightens against the barrel that I'm not very fond of. If you ever learn exactly what causes your base pin to come out, please share it.
 

onemancoyote

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Very recent production. 2012 if I recall.

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those scuffs are from being drug through the woods deer hunting. :)

This one also has a shouldered base pin, but none of the others at the shop I bought it did. Don't know when Ruger started that.
 

Poomwah

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I just found several at a local gun shop, oh my god, the stainless ones are still beautiful, but the blued ones look AWFUL. The bluing was very dull and "shallow" looking. The older ones looked like you could fall into them. These didn't look much different than a cold bluing job. In fact, I've actually seen cold bluing that looked better (at least for a while).
The metal's texture wasn't super smooth and polished. It wasn't rough by any means, but it wasn't the smooth glassy look I'm used to. I'm hoping that the new revolvers are made better than the old ones, because the looks definitely went down hill.
The best comparison I could make is the old ones looked liked they'd be at home in a display case or on a plaque, the new ones look like a field piece.
 

Chuck 100 yd

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The bluing process has changed due to federal regulations for hazardous waste.
MOST new guns are dull for a couple of reasons. The cost of man hours to polish them to the mirror bright finish that was the hallmark of the early guns and the fact that many shooters today just prefer them that way. I am not one of them.
 

Poomwah

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well, at least the environment is better off, LOL.
I am probably going to try to sell it as soon as it gets here (they said yesterday AT LEAST two weeks before they even have it made), then try find an older one or buy a new stainless .
 
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