Ruger Super Blackhawk Transformation

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by Colorado Sonny, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    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
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    First stop this week is Scott Kolar Custom Grips In Verona. PA for some exhibition grade French walnut grips...https://www.skgrips.com/
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    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.

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    The octagon barrel is what started this
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    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.

     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
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  2. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    I love SA big bore revolvers. And Rugers are built like tanks. Like the direction your revolver is headed. Hope to see completed pics. The walnut grips will complete a fine custom. Congratulations!
     

  3. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    That's going to be beauty, look forward to following it's progress!
     
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  4. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
  5. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    It’s going to be great!
     
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  6. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Cool project, it's going to be a looker!
     
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  7. Just Terry

    Just Terry Well-Known Member

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  8. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    In for the ride as well, it sounds like it will be awesome looking and high performance. I hope it gets some field time!
     
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  9. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    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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  10. Bully

    Bully Is that so...

    945
    May 12, 2016
    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?
     
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  11. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    No Idea on an ETA. It just got to Scott Kolar's shop for grips on Friday, 03/08/2019.
     
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  12. Bully

    Bully Is that so...

    945
    May 12, 2016
    Gotcha.
    I'm currently 2 months into a 24 month wait. I'd love it if someone else felt my pain. :cigar:
     
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  13. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    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:
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    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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  14. Bully

    Bully Is that so...

    945
    May 12, 2016
    Flame job for me.
     
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  15. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Hot rod!
     
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  16. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Scott Kolar sent pictures of the grips after a rough sanding...
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  17. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Uh, could I suggest a change of return address?
     
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  18. Bully

    Bully Is that so...

    945
    May 12, 2016
    Dats funny... :pompus:
     
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  19. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    You could but it still has to go to Bobby Tyler at Tyler Gun Works!
     
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  20. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    How did I miss this until now? Tagged for progress pics. This is going to be sweet.
     

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