Sending off two guns to Gunsmith
Finally got the box required and made out work order. As soon as possible I'm sending two Rugers off to Dave Clements for work.
First is a 1958 vintage Blackhawk .357 Magnum, the one I reported had the barrel come loose recently. I'm going to have this barrel problem re-set, hot blue the grip frame, and case harden frame and hammer. The grip frame is a steel Old Army that I fit last year and cold blued. Decided to go ahead and case harden the frame.
The other is a .44 Magnum Super Blackhawk that has already been case hardened. The barrel of this gun has torqued around so that I've run out of sight adjustment.
I've had the .357 Magnum some forty-eight years, and put just shy of 14,000 rounds through it.
The .44 is newer, dating to about 1995 or so, and is just a little shy of 10,000 rounds fired through it. This .44 has had a pretty steady diet of heavy full power loads. Its sort of become my favorite long barrel gun for full power, though my need for full power .44 loads has diminished the last few years. Still love to shoot them, though.