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rgwarren

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Does anyone know how many vaqueros were produced in 40 S&W, stainless with 4 5/8 barrel?? :?:
 

Knuckles

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I believe they would be convertible models that shipped with two different cylinders... the pros can fill in the blanks for me... I know they were limited-production runs.
 

rgwarren

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Mine are single cylinder with 40 S&W stamped on the frame..I also know there were some made with two cylinders with 38-40 and 40 S&W on the frame. Just not sure of the quanity produced.
 

rgwarren

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Thanks.. I love the rugers and own several.. single action are my favorite.
I have a red label in 20ga that I like the most.
 

308longdistance

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rgwarren, Welcome to the RugerForum.

All 4-5/8" stainless .40 S&W Vaqueros.....All info from RENE.

KBNV-38X
38-40/.40 S&W convertible by Davidson's. 674 produced

KBNV-38XI
38-40/.40 S&W convertible with simulated Ivory grips. 133 produced

KBNV-404SW
.40 S&W caliber. Reportedly 580-1000 produced and shipped in the year 2000 to the San Diego Sheriff's Association

This is one of the over run of about 200
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For the full story you need the Red Eagle News Exchange.
http://rugerforum.org/phpBB/viewtopic.p ... e1cd584723
 

gak

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The New Vaquero (and 50th BH) would also seem a no brainer application for a "new" .38-40/.40 S&W convertible.
 

Glupy

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I have a 38-40/40S&W convertible but I didn't know that there were so few like it. Ruger's Customer Service won't release the production numbers. I have tried to sell it before (in Boise, Idaho). Maybe I should have asked for more money?

The revolvers are very nice to shoot with the 40S&W. The heavy Vaquero really stands up to the recoil. I reload the 38-40s. The factory ammo is getting too expensive.


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Dave
 

gak

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Those are pretty cool! Not too many around and when found sadly often missing one or the other cylinder--the previous owner having decided he/she didn't need "the other" after all. Another convertible combo that'd make a lot of sense as a New Vaquero as well.
 

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gak":2i3zl24a said:
The New Vaquero (and 50th BH) would also seem a no brainer application for a "new" .38-40/.40 S&W convertible.

But make mine a 40 S&W / 10mm Convertible please :wink:

A new flatop Blackhawk in stainless with that setup would really be nice!
 

gak

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Quarterbore":1gf952q1 said:
gak":1gf952q1 said:
The New Vaquero (and 50th BH) would also seem a no brainer application for a "new" .38-40/.40 S&W convertible.

But make mine a 40 S&W / 10mm Convertible please :wink:
A new flatop Blackhawk in stainless with that setup would really be nice!
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If the one cylinder was the .38-40 and the other a 10mm, the latter should be able to shoot .40 as well? If not, make it a 3 cylinder affair!
 

mattsbox99

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If it uses moon clips then you could ream it out to take 10mm, and you would be able to use 40 S&W in them. OTOH, you can run 40 pretty hot (to match 10)in a revolver, not a semi auto.
 

Quarterbore

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The 40 and 10mm will headspace off the mouth of the case so it would be best to have seperate cylinders and why use moon clips on a single action?
 

308longdistance

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gak":1dwoiykt said:
Quarterbore":1dwoiykt said:
gak":1dwoiykt said:
The New Vaquero (and 50th BH) would also seem a no brainer application for a "new" .38-40/.40 S&W convertible.

But make mine a 40 S&W / 10mm Convertible please :wink:
A new flatop Blackhawk in stainless with that setup would really be nice!
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If the one cylinder was the .38-40 and the other a 10mm, the latter should be able to shoot .40 as well? If not, make it a 3 cylinder affair!

Ruger did make a New Model Blackhawk in 38-40/10mm, "S3840". Had one at one time, but sold it to somebody.
 

Axehandle

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Mine was one of my typical "even a blind hog finds an acorn every once in a while" finds. It is one of the 5.5 Davidson's 38-40/40 S&W Vaqueros.. I knew it was "special" when I saw the black box...

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Axehandle

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Those 38-40/10mm Blackhawks are the '89/90ish Buckeye Blackhawks.... Made for the big distributor Buckeye Sports. Everyone needs at least one of these things.... Ruger nuts need two... Here are my 38-40/10mm and 32-20/32 mag Buckeye Blackhawks. They came with steel grip frames and a buckeye etched in the top strap...
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Here is one that got trimmed to 4 5/8 along the way...
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