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This Super Blackhawk, 80-28892, shipped in March 1971 with a steel grip frame. The brass grip frame (of Ruger manufacture) was added in 1973 and the "experimental" zebrawood grips were added about a year ago. They are also of Ruger manufacture. This 44 is one of my shooters and has a fantastic trigger break.

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Wow Bill! Pretty nice. The zebra wood is really set off with the blue of the gun. The brass frame is a nice addition too.

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Very nice! I like the looks of the Zebrawood too..
 
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Very nice and a great combination of Ruger parts. As this is one that you shoot regularly...I'm curious as to how you like the Dragoon style frame on the Super's. I have to chuckle about how often I read comments about it being a knuckle biter. I've never experienced that. However the earlier smaller frames in .44 Mag bite the heal of my hand after awhile...One other question, have you any of the later Bisley .44 Mag models?

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Nice look, Bill!
Giz...IMHO, the 'dragoon' frame really helps eliminate the knuckle-busting prevalent with an XR3-R frame on the Blackhawks, and the added bulk serves to soften recoil.
That S47 takes the cake as a real standout.
Like the zebrawood.
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Giz...The dragoon style grip frame has never been a problem. I think Rugers in general are more pleasant (less punishing?) to shoot with heavy loads than S&W's Model 29. I have never fired a Bisley model.

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Bill,

You might think this a little forward of me...But you owe it to yourself to give a .44 Mag Bisley model a try. I would suggest a Hunter model if you can find one. It will either be a love or hate relationship with that gripframe. But if you love it, you'll find a way to shoot your favorite .44 heavy loads when you grow long in the tooth ;) ...

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Doc 44 I see you posting pristine guns that you say are your shooters. How do you keep them from making a turn line in the cylinder.In the nice pics you post like this ruger I cannot make out a line at all.
 

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onenut...the Super Balckhawk has a light turn line. I haven't done anything to prevent it, but some Rugers are timed well enough that turn lines don't appear or at least don't become very pronounced. Unlike S&Ws, that are made to create a turn line when they are used.

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Bill,
Thanks for a great answer to an often-asked question.
Like we often hear, "It is what it is".
Don
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