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.