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Recent Ruger Blackhawk Blue Finish?

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I've owned a few Blackhawks in the past. The finish is good, but nothing fancy. Just a rather plain blue, but it does seem to hold up well. 

What exactly is your concern? 

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11 minutes ago, Grayfox54 said:

What exactly is your concern? 

What  "Just a rather plain blue" looks like. 

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2 hours ago, DaveTN said:

What  "Just a rather plain blue" looks like. 

It looks blue that's plain. :taunt:

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It’s fairly flat. Not much polish to it. I collect old Ruger single actions and love their finish. My last three Ruger single actions were full of tooling marks and sloppily fit. I’d inspect closely or try to buy in person. 

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let me get a couple of pictures up-both mine are about 2 years old-I like the bluing-it is actual bluing not the phosphate finish that all the others pass off as bluing.

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1 minute ago, krunchnik said:

let me get a couple of pictures up-both mine are about 2 years old-I like the bluing-it is actual bluing not the phosphate finish that all the others pass off as bluing.

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Oooh, is that vaquero in .44mag??

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Just now, TomInMN said:

 

Oooh, is that vaquero in .44mag??

No Sir-.45ACP it's a shooter that's for sure.

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27 minutes ago, krunchnik said:

No Sir-.45ACP it's a shooter that's for sure.

I bet.

To paraphrase our older son, "Nice pewmer!"

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3 hours ago, krunchnik said:

No Sir-.45ACP it's a shooter that's for sure.

Agreed. Love mine.

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16 hours ago, krunchnik said:

let me get a couple of pictures up-both mine are about 2 years old-I like the bluing-it is actual bluing not the phosphate finish that all the others pass off as bluing.

That’s kinda what I wanted to see. While not a polished blue like Smith & Wesson, it appears to have a little shine. I think I’ll check out the gun show here tomorrow, and if don’t find anything (which is usually the case anymore); I’ll order new.

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On 1/23/2020 at 11:06 AM, DaveTN said:

What  "Just a rather plain blue" looks like. 

It ain’t a Colt if that’s what you’re after. You remind me of my father. Knows what he wants, but too tight to pay for it. Quit beating yourself up and go get a Colt.

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13 hours ago, gregintenn said:

It ain’t a Colt if that’s what you’re after. You remind me of my father. Knows what he wants, but too tight to pay for it. Quit beating yourself up and go get a Colt.

I had colts. I had Pythons. But I sold them because they were junk. If I just wanted a fantastic blue finish I would buy S&W. Unfortunately, they don’t make old azz cowboy guns.

So, unless you are going to sell me one of your Colts for $500, go get one of your Blackhawks out and take pictures of it, and properly answer the question. I’ll hurry up and wait right here.

Dang kids. :drama:

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LOL! Colt has been making "old azz cowboy guns" since the mid 1800's. They are many things, but junk is not one of them.

 

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