Ruger Blackhawk 44-40 44 Mag

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RRMan03

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Need some help here. What year were the Blackhawks made in the 44-40 44 mag conversion model. Also what is that gun worth in 99% or NIB. I am into the conversions guns having just picked up a 38-40 10mm with option on its matching 32-20 32 HR Mag. Am interested in finding one of the 44-40 44 mags but know little about them or the price or how rare they actually are. I got my 38-40 NIB and its brother is also NIB but Ihave not pulled the trigger on getting it yet. I am a shooter who collects so they will get fired.Now you ask why does he want a 99% to NIB. So when I fire it I know the round count from day 1. Also any familar with these conversion guns how accurate are the 45LC 45ACP and the 22lr 22mag? All answers appreciated as I know little and my search for 44-40 has not given me much.
 

contender

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Welcome to the Forum.
If you are talking about the Buckeye Sports model,, they were made in 1990. Serial numbers range from 87-00001 to 87-01219 as far as we know. And usually in the $700 range when found.
 

Boge

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The 44-40 chamber mouths were too small and wouldn't shoot for sour apples. I know a gunsmith that put his kids through school opening up the chambers on many. :mrgreen:
 

clayflingythingy

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contender said:
Welcome to the Forum.
If you are talking about the Buckeye Sports model,, they were made in 1990. Serial numbers range from 87-00001 to 87-01219 as far as we know. And usually in the $700 range when found.

Contender,

As I get older I find my memory slipping somewhat, but the 44-40/44 Mags were for another distributor, not Buckeye Sports, IIRC.
 

T.A. WORKMAN

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They were to be Buckeyes third convertible model but "Jerrys Sports Center" Pa. beat them to it. The last four that I have seen sell on GB went for $850.00 (mine) $857.00 (two digit) $900.00 and $1000.00 so buy all you can NIB or LNIB for $700.00! :wink: :wink: Two digit guns usually bring at least a $100.00 premium JMHO.

But I'm easy,,,I paid $1500.00+ for one but it had a very special number I was looking for! :wink:
Best of luck in your hunt!
Terry

PS - Welcome to the forum.
 

Mohillbilly

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I have one of those . If I remember correctly it had Williams house or hardware something like that . If you were to get one , use jacketed in the 44-40 cylinder , to try and hold the rifling as the 44-40 should use .427 and the barrel is .429 there bouts ....
 

RRMan03

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I have determined its just a look at piece not a shooter. If you wantto shoot those calibers buy a gun for them. From .427 or so to .430 or so is not good for accuracy and its probably going to wear down a few parts pretty fast if you shoot it much.It went off my list unless it turns up at a baragin.
 
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