Friday, March 03, 2006

I Don't Need It, and I Shouldn't Have Bought It...


...but the sad little lost puppy needed a home!

In this case, the lost puppy is an original Ruger Flat-top .357 Blackhawk. This little revolver, circa the late 1950s, has not been converted to the transfer bar system and shows only minor holster wear. I'd put it at 90-plus percent. The stag grips are original, an $8.50 option from the factory at the time the revolver was made.

I had originally eyed it as another Hamilton Bowen or Dave Clement .44 Special conversion platform, but it may be in too good a shape for that.

I'm going to post a link on the Sixgunner forum and ask those honest-to-goodness experts for their opinion.

At least the little Ruger is safe at home now!

4 comments:

DAKOTARANGER said...

A beautiful little weapon. I'm jelous.

Xavier said...

Sweet!

skeptic5 said...

Nothing beats a 3-screw Ruger. I now have a 357 and Single Six Convertible, (both with the long barrels). I disposed of my New Models once I found equivalent old models.

Michael Bane said...

John Taffin says to convert it to a .44 Special or .38/40, and who am I to argue with John?


I'm thinking a 5 1/2 .38/40...color casehardened frame, master blue on the rest...Stroh adjustable front sight/Bowen Rough Country rear...

I'm gonna have to put in one of those PayPal tip jars!

mb