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Convert 357 Ruger to 44 Special-------------------

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by plabels466, Mar 3, 2009.

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  1. plabels466

    plabels466 Member

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    OK - it is time.....I have a 1980 vintage ruger 357 blackhawk that I want to convert over to a 44 special.......I need the name, tele number, & web address of an excellent gunsmith who does this conversion.......Thanks in advance guys.........Pete
     
  2. XP100

    XP100 Well-Known Member

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    Go to RugerForum.com There are some very knowedgable people there.
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I would be surprised if that was possible. More so if it was affordable.

    Go buy a 44.

    HM
     
  4. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    I used to be obsessed with converting a single action .357 Ruger to a .38 Baines & Davis. I kind of forgot all about it till now. Hmmmmm...
     
  5. RickN

    RickN Well-Known Member

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    The above website has info on the conversion.
     
  6. Dednlost

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    The best http://www.bowenclassicarms.com/
     
  7. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    sort of a waste of time...Ruger makes a standard frame short barrel Blackhawk 44mag that you can shoot Specials in all day long...you would be wasting you money because the cylinders would be the same length to because of frame dimensions
     
  8. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    I have done this conversion with the three screw .357s - you end up with a wonderful six shooter with great balance especially if you add a steel grip frame to it. The conversion consists of rechambering the cylinder and replacing the barrel. Bowen does a great job with this conversion.

    The gun you are talking about is the full size blackhawk so there isn't much advantage in converting that one, just go buy a super blackhawk .44 mag. If you want a better handling sixgun in .44 special look at one of the italian SAA clones in that caliber.
     
  9. MX/MT

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    Or...you could buy a new Flattop Blackhawk in 44 special.
     
  10. RickN

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    http://www.lipseys.com/itemdetail.aspx?itemno=RUNVB45SPCL&mfg=Ruger&family=Blackhawk+Series&type=Revolver&action=Single+Action

    Good info Barfin. I had no idea Ruger was making these.
     
  11. MX/MT

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    You're welcome.
     
  12. plabels466

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    Thanks for all the info friends......Barfin - did not know Ruger made this 44.....Going to buy one.......Pete
     
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