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Posted: 11/23/2011 6:32:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: Dieselman]
Here is mine,  an original Vaquero, artillery length.  Someday I hope to save up some money and find a short barreled, birds head vaquero to go along with it.



Edit- 2019
So when I started this thread over 8 years ago, I was hoping to get a birds head vaquero.  Well, I finally got one today!

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Link Posted: 11/24/2011 7:27:25 AM EST
[#1]
This  Single Six Convertable; the only single action revolver in the family, belongs to my wife.

It's a fine, accurate, shooter and when used with the .22 magnum cylinder it has quite a nice bark.

Link Posted: 11/24/2011 8:37:25 AM EST
[#2]
Dieselman, while you're waiting and saving here's a pix of mine





Own five (5) other Ruger SA as follows

4 Vaqueros in .44 mag 2 are Bisley grips
1 Single Six Convertible .22/.22mag

Never owned a Colt SA and generally swore off the brand except for ARs and 1911's  after discovered S & W..probably a Ford v Chevy thing.
Link Posted: 11/24/2011 11:49:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: Rabon] [#3]
Late 50s 44 Blackhawk
Link Posted: 11/24/2011 11:53:47 AM EST
[#4]


Here you go!  Colt SAA.
Link Posted: 11/24/2011 12:42:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: Dieselman] [#5]
Originally Posted By Unk:
Dieselman, while you're waiting and saving here's a pix of mine


http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii228/Schemer2/Vaqueros45Colt002.jpg


Own five (5) other Ruger SA as follows

4 Vaqueros in .44 mag 2 are Bisley grips
1 Single Six Convertible .22/.22mag

Never owned a Colt SA and generally swore off the brand except for ARs and 1911's  after discovered S & W..probably a Ford v Chevy thing.


These girls are beautiful!!    How you like them?  Are they controllable?

These are all great guns in this thread!
Link Posted: 11/24/2011 1:25:34 PM EST
[#6]
Some really good looking pieces here.  I need to get a pic of my new Ruger and post them here.  Until then this is a USFA SAA, black powder frame, pinched sights, 7 1/2" brl, Doug Turnbull CCH, ivory gripped SAA.
Link Posted: 11/24/2011 2:37:47 PM EST
[#7]
Here is a late 50s 44 Blackhawk.
Link Posted: 11/24/2011 3:29:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: Taipan01] [#8]
I've a few but I like this pair the best. The belt was still a work in progress.



Link Posted: 11/24/2011 6:53:03 PM EST
[#9]
Dieselman, I shot the Birdsheads in Cowboy Action....low velocity, 250 gr lead RN at the short distances that game involves. They did just fine, faster shooters not hardware was my usual downfall.

Never shot any Buffalo Bore however with full house loads the recoil forces tend to roll the firearm up... usual with SA Colts and clones.

Got a lot of style points though, in lieu of trophies, for the Birdsheads and a derringer.

Link Posted: 11/24/2011 6:58:09 PM EST
[#10]
Link Posted: 11/24/2011 7:59:34 PM EST
[#11]
1961 Ruger 44 Mag Flattop


Liberty Model Super Blackhawk



357 Montado

Link Posted: 11/25/2011 11:09:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: Mick214] [#12]
I am a big fan of Ruger single actions. Here is my "Baker's dozen" collection of Ruger single actions that I have gathered over the years. Starting from the 12 o'clock position and going clockwise.

1: OM Bearcat
2: 4-5/8" .45LC/.4acp convertible Blackhawk
3: 4-5/8" three screw .357 magnum flat top
4: 4-5/8" .44 magnum Vaquero
5: 5-1/2" stainless .44 magnum Super Blackhawk
6: 6-1/2" .357/.9mm convertible Blackhawk
7: 7-1/2" .44 magnum Vaquero
8: 7-1/2" .44 magnum Bisley
9: 9-1/2" .22/.22 magnum Super Single Six
10: 10-1/2" .44 magnum Super Blackhawk



9-1/2" .22 caliber three screw Single Six (Converted from a 5-1/2"):



7-1/2" .44 magnum Bisley (Originally was a 4-5/8"):



6-1/2" .22/.22 magnum three screw Super Single Six:



I just added a black powder Pietta 1858 New Army in .44 caliber:

Link Posted: 11/25/2011 2:27:57 PM EST
[#13]




with leather




Link Posted: 11/25/2011 5:55:48 PM EST
[#14]



Link Posted: 11/25/2011 6:31:00 PM EST
[#15]
There are some nice six shooters in here ! Here's my humble contribution my inherited Blackhawk.
Link Posted: 11/25/2011 8:24:38 PM EST
[#16]
I wouldn't part with any of mine.
And, I'm not great with pictures.

Colts, From top - Black powder frame 44-40, Smokeless frame 32-20, 2nd Gen 45 Colt


Ruger Three Screws, From top - '57 Flat top 44 Mag, '56 Flat top 357 mag, '56 Flat Gate 22LR


Ruger modern frames, Top Super Blackhawk Hunter 45 Colt, Ruger Buckeye Convertible, 32-20 WCF, 32 Long, 32 H&R Mag and Fed 327 Mag.
Link Posted: 11/26/2011 3:18:15 AM EST
[#17]


Twin 357's one number off.
Link Posted: 11/26/2011 5:20:07 AM EST
[#18]
Vaqueros, New & Old.

Link Posted: 11/26/2011 6:49:33 AM EST
[#19]


Link Posted: 11/27/2011 8:35:08 PM EST
[#20]
A couple of USFA's



Link Posted: 11/27/2011 8:57:11 PM EST
[#21]
Great grandfather's black-powder frame Colt.
Link Posted: 11/28/2011 3:24:44 AM EST
[#22]
I posted an image earlier but after viewing the thread again as it's since been added to, I've a question for most others here with the non-adjustable sight models. I've noticed that most still have an untouched front sight on them. I believe that the front sights are made purposely high. On mine, leaving the sights factory height would have me hitting 6-8" low using 158 grain (which for me is the ideal weight) 357's at 35'. Though my image doesn't show it well (one that does is aperdue's top image as they look as mine do), I've filed mine down slowly to raise the POI so that now I lollipop 158 grain and go POA, POI for 38' specials and light weight 357's. So my question is, are you using a large hold over or were yours fine as is from the factory?
Link Posted: 11/28/2011 6:02:56 AM EST
[#23]
My sights have been filed down to shoot POA. Mine pistols were factory blued afterwards, but the typical thing to do is to file them (very slowley, easier to take off than to put back on) then cold blue the metal that was filed.
Link Posted: 11/28/2011 7:46:15 AM EST
[#24]
Originally Posted By aperdue:
My sights have been filed down to shoot POA. Mine pistols were factory blued afterwards, but the typical thing to do is to file them (very slowly, easier to take off than to put back on) then cold blue the metal that was filed.


Yes, I mentioned yours look as mine do now and I also went the slow and steady route as you described. Mine are stainless so as opposed to bluing I started out with a 100 grit sandpaper and ended at 0000 steel wool and then using Mothers billet polish to finalize it. I meant that most of the others seem to still have the factory heights to them so I was curious as to if they were using a hold over. Even with the 158 grain slugs which is fairly respectful for 357's, I was still a good half foot low at 35'.
Link Posted: 11/28/2011 8:47:15 AM EST
[#25]
The reason mine are taken down so much is for cowboy action shooting, little bit lighter loads that shoot lower than full power.
Link Posted: 11/28/2011 9:21:56 AM EST
[#26]
What's the value on a 1976 model New Model Blackhawk? I had one one time... but it's gone forever.
Link Posted: 11/28/2011 9:28:04 AM EST
[#27]

Link Posted: 11/29/2011 11:09:18 AM EST
[#28]
Blackhawk in 45LC; pretty basic but it's my backup gun when I'm out deer hunting.
Link Posted: 11/30/2011 9:25:41 PM EST
[#29]
MIne, Ruger Blackhawk .45LC / .45ACP.
Link Posted: 12/1/2011 11:26:38 PM EST
[#30]
'96 Colt & '70's Remington




Link Posted: 12/9/2011 10:14:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: easy610] [#31]


Disregard

Link Posted: 12/9/2011 12:31:48 PM EST
[#32]
My Uberti Cavalry Model in 357mag.  I put a spring kit in it and stoned the action and trigger.  It's smooth as glass.







 
Link Posted: 12/9/2011 6:51:02 PM EST
[#33]

Another Pietta.

Link Posted: 12/10/2011 6:11:48 AM EST
[#34]
Ruger SuperBlackhawk, Pietta Remington 1858 replica, Ruger Vaquero and Colt Frontier Scout.


Link Posted: 12/10/2011 1:58:02 PM EST
[#35]
Mine
Link Posted: 12/10/2011 6:30:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: Mick214] [#36]
Originally Posted By pukindog:
Ruger SuperBlackhawk, Pietta Remington 1858 replica, Ruger Vaquero and Colt Frontier Scout.

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc457/pukindog1/rangepics/R141.jpg




Both of you guys have nice looking Pietta New Army 1858's!

I just picked up a 5-1/2" New Army a couple of weeks ago and I am in the process of buying an 8" model as we speak....!
Link Posted: 12/14/2011 11:21:35 AM EST
[#37]




My first single action cowboy gun,  

Colt Frontier Scout ‘62 in .22LR.  

 

 

My second,

Uberti 1873 Cattleman (black powder frame) in .357 Mag with their Old West .finish and 5.5” barrel.  

 


Link Posted: 12/14/2011 6:56:12 PM EST
[#38]
Here's mine



Link Posted: 12/16/2011 10:22:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: coconut1] [#39]
Cimarron Arms "Model P Jr."    38 Colt/Spl

these are old pics:








Link Posted: 12/24/2011 3:56:34 PM EST
[#40]

My wife’s Armi San Marco .44 black powder, 9” barrel, Colt Walker.  
 
 

 

Link Posted: 1/2/2012 1:10:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: Mick214] [#41]
The 8" Pietta New Army arrived last week:

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 1:19:09 PM EST
[#42]
Here are the SA's I currently own.  Hopefully there will be more on the way soon.

From top to bottom: My first handgun (had to paint houses with my father all summer when I was 10 to earn it) Ruger Super Single Six convertible .22lr/.22mag, John Gallagher custom .45 Blackhawk Bisley conversion, Hamilton Bowen custom .45 Blackhawk, Uberti "Millenium .45 Colt, Uberti .44-40/.44spl, Uberti .45 Colt, Uberti Birdshead .45 Colt, Uberti 1872 Open Top .45 Colt, Cimmaron Arms 1860 Richards/Mason Conversion .38 Special, Pietta 1851 "Army" .44, with a pair of 1858's on the sides.

The 1858's won't look that way for long.  The Uberti will have a shortened barrel with the R&D .45 Colt conversion with the loading gate and ejector rod and an 1873 Winchester front sight dovetailed in and custom grips.  the other is an old CVA (Armi San Marcos) that my father bought for me when I was 15.  I went through a phase where I was shooting nothing but black powder for years and this was shot a lot, almost daily, and completely rebuild several times.  I'm shortening the barrel to 4-3/4", shortening the loading lever, Winchester 1873 dovetailed front sight and a set of custom grips.

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 4:14:26 PM EST
[#43]
Originally Posted By Rabon:
Here is a late 50s 44 Blackhawk.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a245/ak_rabon/DSC_0035.jpg


Speaking of old .44 Flattops...

A 7.5" .44 Mag Flattop:




Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:07:15 PM EST
[#44]
.357 Flattop



Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:09:33 PM EST
[#45]
5.5" SuperBlackHawk converted with a Bisley grip frame



Rattler lost his head..

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:10:53 PM EST
[#46]
The .357 is a Jack slayer!

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:30:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: Mick214] [#47]


Lost_River,

That .357 magnum Flat Top looks like it has "Been there and back again" more than once!


Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:31:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: Mick214] [#48]

Originally Posted By Lost_River:
5.5" SuperBlackHawk converted with a Bisley grip frame

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/082.jpg

Rattler lost his head..

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/RattlesnakevsBisley.jpg


I really like your 5-1/2" SBH Bisley conversion......I would love to do that to my stainless 5-1/2" SBH someday......

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:19:21 PM EST
[#49]
Lost_River

What make is that holster?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:35:06 PM EST
[#50]
Blackhawk .357/9mm

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