Have owned a Ruger single action for over 25 years, with my first being an old model single six convetible. When the 50th Anniversary Blackhawks came out I ordered one from my FFL dealer. I was excited when it arrived and my first impressions were all great. I kept taking it out of the box and looking it over, getting the feel and whiping it down. After a few days I noticed the bluing had a few streaks that would not wipe away and realized that was the way it had came. This caused me to become more critical of the transfer bar rattle noise and the internal lock that was hidden under the grip. Its easy to pick anything apart when you start to get down on it and that is just what I did, even though it was a fine gun and I wanted it for shooting. It finally aggrevated me enough to send it back to the dealer who placed it on his shelf and sold it for me to recover my initial funds. I lost interest in the other 50th Anniversary guns and even the new .44 special, which I may regret yet. However, just recently I had a trade offer and obtained a 1966 Blackhawk 357 4 /8 unconverted. Its in good shape for being 43 years old, no rattles and the trigger is much better. I still think the new models are well made and allow the safer 6 carry rounds, but I don't believe I would trade this old model for another 50th Anniversary. I guess some dogs just can't learn new tricks.