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#199218 - 04/26/19 08:06 AM Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help
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I was able to acquire in a trade a Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 mag that had the barrel cut.


I haven't taken delivery of it yet but the seller sent all pictures I requested.

It looks like it was a 7.5 inch Bisley that was cut and re crowned. There is a little bit of damage on the ejector housing. That seems easy enough to swap for a new one.
http://imgur.com/a/tZ0H8n7

I wanted to swap out the front sight for a brass bead front sight and then swap out the grips naturally.

I was looking for feed back on the build and suggestions on the front sight.

I posted a link with al
l the pictures

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#199219 - 04/26/19 09:31 AM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: dave19113]
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This looks like a good project gun. I would try changing out the ejector rod housing first. A "dead man" can be placed inside the tube next to the screw placed on the inside closest to the frame and may be necessary to take the recoil impulse stress off the screw that holds the ejector rod tube in place. The screw can loosen with repeated shots and it is a common problem with heavy recoiling calibers.
Jack Huntington of JRH Advanced Gunsmithing has developed a technique to do so and can describe how you can approach it. I hope this unspoken concern can be a worthwhile starting point.

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#199221 - 04/26/19 10:35 AM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: Jeff460]
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Thanks for the reply. I tried to do a google search on the "dead man" up grade for the ejector housing but could not find anything.

Is there a link that I could
read up on it.

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#199224 - 04/26/19 12:33 PM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: dave19113]
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Call JRH Advanced Gunsmithing and Jack Huntington will tell you about it. I have spoken with him before and if he answers, you will have a nice conversation about it with him. A "deadman" is simply a post placed in line with and in front of any screw that could loosen from recoil impulse. The post soaks up the recoil and keeps the recoil from reaching the screw with the entire recoil force. Heavy recoiling revolvers like the 500 Maximum or 500 Smith and Wesson, for example, may need two or three "deadman" posts to mitigate the recoil forces and keep the screw from working loose. I hope you will access the information you need to proceed.
BFR uses an epoxy-resin to attach the ejector rod tube to their barrels. They also use a screw, as is the norm. I spoke to their Custom Shop and told them about the "deadman". The man had not heard of it either. But after a short discussion about the advantages of it, he said he would call Jack Huntington and find out how to do it.
I like the "dead man" method because it is a physical method solution and not a chemical method solution of an epoxy-resin application. A "barrel band" is also a method to trap the ejector rod tube from the front. Being sandwiched between the slot in the rear of the frame and the rear of the "barrel band" at the front of the barrel is both functional as well as aesthetic. But that usually involves a custom barrel to achieve. Hope my rambling does not put you off.


Edited by Jeff460 (04/26/19 12:37 PM)
Edit Reason: Clarification change

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#199225 - 04/26/19 12:50 PM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: Jeff460]
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Thanks for the clarification. I will reach out to JRH to see about the process.

You were definitely not rambling at all.

I appreciate all the info

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#199226 - 04/26/19 01:52 PM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: dave19113]
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Thank You! It was entirely my pleasure sir. Good luck in bringing this baby back-to-life. It will be a great companion for you.

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#199242 - 04/27/19 02:29 PM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: Jeff460]
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Wolf Spring set
Belt Mtn Base Pin
Power Custom Pawl
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If it jams force it! If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.

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#199247 - 04/28/19 10:37 AM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: H2OBUG]
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 Originally Posted By: H2OBUG
Wolf Spring set
Belt Mtn Base Pin
Power Custom Pawl



Much thanks. I put that stuff on the list for order

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#199248 - 04/28/19 10:43 AM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: dave19113]
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http://parts.bowenclassicarms.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14&products_id=56

I was looking at this as a front sight option. How does this bowen fare or is there better options?

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#199263 - 04/29/19 10:57 AM Re: Ruger Bisley 44 Mag project help [Re: dave19113]
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Bowen is an artist so go with his products. I highly endorse his work and his products.

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