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Old 06-10-2010, 03:13 PM
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Re: Need some advice for a Ruger Blackhawk

Ok my cousin was woundering if anything could be done to his redhawk, as far as trigger job, ect, ect. He wants to ""work it over a bit" for hunting?
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Re: Need some advice for a Ruger Blackhawk

Cylindersmith.com Hand reamed cylinder throats

This is the cylinder reaming specialist

http://www.pinnacle-guns.com/revolver.asp

Here is a POC for the action job

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Old 06-10-2010, 07:35 PM
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Re: Need some advice for a Ruger Blackhawk

They make bullseye trigger spring kits for the Red Hawk also. I put the medium main spring in mine and did some polishing (only) with a very used piece of crocus cloth on the engagement surfaces of the trigger and hammer and it really made a difference.
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Re: Need some advice for a Ruger Blackhawk

Well after tuning up my ruger super blackhawk myself. I came to the conclusion that making a ruger smooth Isn't all that hard. Now dont get me wrong Im not talking about a full blown tune up. Just polish of some parts and a spring kit. (easy to install) There was a webpage where a man writes about the poormans tune up for rugers. I think mine is almost as smooth as an old three screw.
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:55 AM
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Re: Need some advice for a Ruger Blackhawk

We always just took the grips off (of our Blackhawk,and Vequero's)and removed 1 of the 2 ''leafspring'' style springs from its peg at the top(leave attached at the bottom). put the grips back on and we were in business. We would also alternate wich spring was on its peg with every cleaning so as not to weaken one more than the other. It cuts down the trigger pull wt. considerably. I never knew a ''kit'' existed untill I read this post.
Hmmm.
Well I guess you learn something new everyday. Cool.
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Re: Need some advice for a Ruger Blackhawk

I would also recommend having your frame checked to confirm whether the cylinder pin hole in the front is concentric with the one in the back, mine weren't and required being machined out to a larger size and a custom cylinder pin fit to it so that the cylinder lined up perpendicular to the bore.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:19 AM
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Re: Need some advice for a Ruger Blackhawk

I can second that the one leg of the spring removed works - I suppose there may be other issues with long term use, I don't know. I also had a Wolf spring in mine at one time, but after a smith did a trigger job you could breathe on it and it would fire. It was too light, so I went back to the standard spring.

Either will lighten the pull considerably.

For the DA Ruger do a search for Iowegan trigger job....
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