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Old 01-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #28231
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I think the stainless steel Ruger single actions are wonderful handguns. That one is particularly desireable. And I agree with the guy who posted above...it is nice to see these amongst the sea of steel stampings and plastic that dominate the market today.
And yet today I was out eyeballing this
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:54 PM   #28232
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Newest addition to my collection. Tough to find in this configuration and this one is used but nearly pristine condition. Can't wait to get it dirty!
Hunting for one with a 4&5/8 or 5.5 inch tube. The 45 IS the classic caliber in a SA, yes?

Thoughts on a Vaquero in .45 Colt? I've fired the Blackhawk, and wonder how the different grip shape would compare. That, and no rear sight?

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Old 01-19-2013, 02:12 PM   #28233
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Dave, I can't believe you noticed that. The last line is "bomb everything." Back in those days, the US would cease bombing as a result of the Paris Peace Talks. Every time that happened, the VC & NVA would be very active and we'd get in more fights with them. A long time ago . . . . . .

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that whole pic is so cool mate. is that a period cover or something you put together for the shot?
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:47 PM   #28234
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Hunting for one with a 4&5/8 or 5.5 inch tube. The 45 IS the classic caliber in a SA, yes?

Thoughts on a Vaquero in .45 Colt? I've fired the Blackhawk, and wonder how the different grip shape would compare. That, and no rear sight?

Lyle
Had both in .45LC, got rid of the Vaquero and still have the Blackhawk. Didn't care for the Vaquero at all. I like good adjustable sights and the fixed sights on the Vaquero were very crude and not very accurate. It also had horrendous felt recoil compared to the Blackhawk with any given load. I have since picked up a Super Redhawk in .454, so I tend to shoot light loads in the .45LC mostly and save the .454 for the big boomers and hunting loads. The heaviest .45LC hunting loads feel like a target load in the .454 because of the weight, and since the .454 makes a better hunting cartridge, I am giving the Blackhawk an easy life of light cowboy loads anymore.


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Old 01-19-2013, 03:43 PM   #28235
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Hunting for one with a 4&5/8 or 5.5 inch tube. The 45 IS the classic caliber in a SA, yes?

Thoughts on a Vaquero in .45 Colt? I've fired the Blackhawk, and wonder how the different grip shape would compare. That, and no rear sight?

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Old 01-19-2013, 04:21 PM   #28236
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that whole pic is so cool mate. is that a period cover or something you put together for the shot?
Dave, I just put it together for the shot. The old C-ration cans, my "boonie" hat, helmet and a medics bag I used for camera equipment were all carried in combat in Vietnam. The boots were a recent find. I purchased my parent's home and found my old combat boots. My mother had saved them. A long time ago, I was a photographer with the 1st Infantry Division.

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Old 01-19-2013, 06:10 PM   #28237
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Oh My Gawd... I want one of those, just like that.. That is just gorgeous..
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #28238
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Oh My Gawd... I want one of those, just like that.. That is just gorgeous..
Thank you. While it's no 2" Python, I'm quite fond of this too! Also in 45 Colt.

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:57 AM   #28239
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I used to have a 45LC blackhawk with the 4 5/8" barrel and had replaced the factory grip frame with a Qualite brass birdshead grip frame. I don't know how many thousands of rounds I ran thru that gun before it was stolen in aug of 03. Some day I will replace it, but this time I want to have the convertible model with the 45acp cylinder and have the barrel cut back to 3 1/2".
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:17 AM   #28240
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Agree 100%, Model 66-2 and a K22 Masterpiece

I've got a 17-2 in blued. Nicest .22 pistol I've ever shot - great fun at the range and it's a classic looker.

Got mine from my Dad, have no idea how long he's had it except that I remember shooting it as a boy, so it's been at least 40 years I suppose. Still in perfect working condition.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:28 AM   #28241
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:00 PM   #28242
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #28243
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Not quite as sweet as the Bisleys. A little heavy, but with a good belt this Blackhawk 44 makes a nice woods gun.

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #28244
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Not quite as sweet as the Bisleys. A little heavy, but with a good belt this Blackhawk 44 makes a nice woods gun.

Beautiful.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #28245
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