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After a lot of thought I have decided to begin the transformation of my Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum.

I didn't take this picture, but it will work just fine. https://www.ruger.com/products/newModelSuperBlackhawkStandard/specSheets/0802.html


First stop this week is Scott Kolar Custom Grips In Verona. PA for some exhibition grade French walnut grips...https://www.skgrips.com/


Then it heads off to Bobby Tyler at Tyler Gun Works for the following refinements;

Install a 6.5” octagon barrel

New gold line front sights (?) Ted Yost or David Clevinger may be able to provide some input.

Port the barrel

Hone all internal parts and replace springs

Rework sear and hammer for crisp 2 1/2lb. trigger pull

Open forcing cone and polish

Cut muzzle crown to 11 degree and polish

Check cylinder gap and head space

Correct timing and set for application

Master polish & blue the barrel, cylinder and grip frame.

Color case harden the cylinder frame, trigger and hammer.

Nitre blue the pins and screws.


The octagon barrel is what started this


All this may take a while, but in the end I hope to have a new favorite as this pistol is also set up for .44 Special and will be ported.

 

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Cool project, it's going to be a looker!
 

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Well Jenny arrived at Scott Kolar's place Friday afternoon, 03/08/19. Thought I was gonna have a coronary when the UPS message said, "Left on porch"! Called Scott who was helping with a fish fry and he said, I left you a message, but I do have it! :eek:

Got the parts list made up for Bobby Tyler. I hope Boge Quinn will chime in on anything that is or isn't right.
Ruger Super Blackhawk Model #0802
Scott Kolar Custom Grips-Exhibition Grade French Walnut Grips
Bowen Rough Country Rear White Outline Sight #RCSS
Bowen Extended Firing Pin (SS) #P100
Bowen End Float Bushing (3) #P300
Grand Master Free Spin Pawl?
Grand Master Spring Kit
Grand Master Keith #5 Base Pin
Tyler Gun Works:
Octagonal, 6.5", Port, Set cylinder/barrel gap, crown barrel, chamfer/polish breech
Action Job: 2.5 Lb. Single Action
Master Polish & Blue Cylinder, Barrel & Grip Frame
Case Color Harden Cylinder Frame
Nitre Blue Pins & Screws
Serrate top of barrel
Gold bead/line front sight


Anyone see any possible changes?
 

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Gosh. That's gonna be quite something. I'm in for the ride and can't wait to see what that team comes up with. Personally it sounds pretty perfect to me.
Do you have an ETA?
No Idea on an ETA. It just got to Scott Kolar's shop for grips on Friday, 03/08/2019.
 
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I am the one who started running my mouth about David's work, so yeah I feel your pain!

I don't know why he doesn't give up his day job as a police armorer. He has been picking up a lot of tricks from Ted Yost.

Some of David's work:



There are two others, but they went in for accurizing so you really wouldn't notice any differences. If you are going to wait two years, you might as well have David add a few flourishes of that Small American scrollwork, (See Above) that he does such an excellent job of laying down! :grin:
 

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I believe these grips will complement the Super Blackhawk perfectly when all is said and done. This is the first coat of Scott Kolar's own oil blend...
 

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Parts & Pieces! Every build has those parts that add to the distinction. After emailing Randall Power at Grand Master Power Custom http://powercustom.com/store/ I decided to make this Super Blackhawk a free spin walnut cracker.

Walnut cracker? Old Colt single actions had a manual of arms where you had to go to half cock to open the loading gate. You would then lower the hammer back on an empty cylinder if you had a hammer mounted firing pin or go to full cock if you were going to fire your pistol. The action would make a distinct three click sound that many thought sounded like someone cracking a walnut.

One of the reasons I am doing this is that Grand Master Power Custom offers a hammer, trigger and spring set up in CARBON STEEL that is CNC machined and is a huge improvement over the Ruger factory stainless steel hammer, trigger and springs. The springs are a Wolf Spring pack so you know you are getting a solid set up when doing action work.

The carbon steel hammer and trigger package are just a real nice upgrade from the factory stainless steel parts along with the fact that they will look a lot better when Bobby Tyler color case hardens them in the final finish round.

A free spin pawl. This allows you to spin the cylinder in either direction when loading.

Altered transfer bar. This eliminates most modifications when using the half cock setup.
http://powercustom.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=479

The parts:

http://powercustom.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=1123

http://powercustom.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=133

From Bowen Classic Arms comes the following parts"
Bowen Rough Country Rear White Outline Sight #RCSS


An extended firing pin in stainless steel


A Bowen Oversize Locking Base Pin, Nurled, blue P200


Bowen End Float Bushing (3) #P300


It is coming together as a classic single action pistol!
 
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