Cheap Packin' Pistol

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  1. Swampman

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    Found this one in a pawn shop. It's a .357. I'm probably going to try to find some original grips for it, but these are growin' on me.
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    Is that a heritage?
     
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    Nice lookin bush gun
     
  4. Swampman

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    Ruger Blackhawk...3-screw
     
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    Sweet looking gun. I want to find a older 44 mag
     
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    Very nice. I have the 357 blackhawk convertible as my pack pistol, great gun.
     
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    I would love to have a 4 or 5 inch convertable Blackhawk as a woods bumming gun. Good score.
     
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    Really nice! I'll be in the market for a .357 revolver as soon as I move out of NY.

    I actually like the look of those grips. The grain is very nice.


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    What did you pick it up for if you dont mind me asking. You say cheap but 357 is usally not what i call cheap
     
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    That a .22 Mag? Nice find! I miss my old .357 ~sniff~ One o' these days I'll get me another one. Thinking .41 or .44 this time, but a .22 Mag is a sweet little gun!
     
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    Sweet find! Those three screws are nice old revolvers. Has it had the factory recall conversion?
     
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    This one is a .357. I paid $350.00. Being an unconverted 3 screw adds about $100.00 to it value around here.
     
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    You got a great buy! If you decide it is not for you, let me know. I know some guys that love those older unconverted 3 screw Rugers! Enjoy it my friend!
     
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    Nice grips!

    Looks like Bocote wood. I'd remove them and get something on there that you won't mind getting scratched-up while in the field.

    Good score!
     
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    With that old 3 screw, anything under $600 could be considered cheap. Very nice find, and should make a great field gun.
     
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    Recall conversion? What for?
     
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    Due to a law suit many years ago Ruger offers a sort of make shift transfer bar for these older Rugers to prevent them from firing when dropped. The correct way to carry them is without a round under the hammer. Converted they are worth $100.00 less. Thankfully this one is original.
     
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    Great score, you got a real bargain.
    Ruger would put in a new trigger and hammer mechanism so it has a transfer bar. If the trigger is not all the way back, the hammer can't touch the firing pin. A nice conversion, but I prefer mine the way it is.
    Ruger used to send the old parts back with the gun so you conld convert it back if you want to. I don't know if they still do that or not.
    Blasted lawyers, always messing up a good thing trying to find some deep pockets to blame when someone is plain stupid.
     
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    Killer score -- I have a pair of 3-screw Rugers (.44 & .357) that I have to sell this week due to car troubles. It's come down to wheels or wheel guns -- and wheels wins. :(
     
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    I also have a 3 screw .44.
     
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    Ruger.... .357.....what's not to love! :)

    congrats on a great gun!
     
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    Great looking gun! Can't help but to love a good single-action. I also have a a 3 Screw .44 with 7 1/2" barrel. When I bought mine it had already been factory converted; but it came with all the "original parts" as well :4:. I use it as I bought it with the conversion parts in it, but have safely stashed the original parts in the gun safe!:)
     
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    Those old 3 screws are the way to go when it comes to a ruger, dont care for the new models much. The old herters are damn good too in the bigger ones, .22's wernt much.
     
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    Oh, a nice old 3 screw. Very, very nice, and man, did you ever get a good deal on the price! Congratulations.
    I carry an older (heavy frame) Vaquero in .357 & use the old 'Keith' loads (170 gr. SWC, over 13.5 grs. of 2400) and it's my favorite. Really like those old Rugers, and you got a fine one.
     
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    Cheep my aunt fanny! it may have been inexpensive, But that thier is as fine a pistol as any ever made. Built like tanks they are... Ruger Blackhawks are like bacteria and cockroaches long after everything else is long gone they will still be doing just fine!
     

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