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phillipjon
05-10-2009, 10:03 PM
Does anybody know anything about them? Thanks in advance.
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JagerTroop
05-10-2009, 10:32 PM
Uhhh, what do you want to know? I have a Super BH and it's a great gun that kicks like a mule and costs a fortune to feed.

TheBundo
05-10-2009, 10:39 PM
I had a Super BH 30+ years ago. Loved it. Very strong gun.

Sinixstar
05-10-2009, 10:56 PM
Yes - they are extremely fun guns to shoot.

My dad had several BH's in various lengths and calibers, (4.5, 7.5, 10.5 and I believe 9" - in .44mag, and roughly the same (minus the 10.5) in .45LC. Pretty sure he had a .41 or two laying around as well. The 7.5 is in my opinion, the best length. Enough weight and forward balance to help with recoil, but not so much to make it difficult to shoot. I also preferred the .45lc to the .44mag.
Was a bit easier to handle overall. Could load up really hot .45 rounds that had the recoil of a moderate .44mag - but still get better distance and performance then the moderate .44. (or maybe it just mental - who knows).

If you have specific questions about 'em - could probably help more. The one thing I found you have to be careful with on 'em though - is when you open the gate on the cylinder and pop the retaining pin - do NOT let it close with the cylinder out. I made that mistake once and could NOT get it back open (to put the cyl back in) no matter what I did. Thought I broke the gun. Eventually got it open , but it took quite a bit of doing.

The one in the photo also looks like there's some damage to the finish - what is that?

Tillers_Rule
05-10-2009, 11:16 PM
I was just going to post up about requesting information on this gun. I've found a nice used one in my price range. I've also been looking to get something in the .44 caliber.

SDgarrick
05-10-2009, 11:26 PM
I too have recently become interested in the blackhawk. It seems to be the best value and frequently goes for below $400. How does this piece compare to other .44 mag revolvers?

Tillers_Rule
05-10-2009, 11:45 PM
It's single action, for one.

TheBundo
05-10-2009, 11:48 PM
Single Action tend to be more rugged, and Rugers in general tend to be very rugged, no matter the action. Suffice it to say, Super BlackHawks are very very strong guns

JTROKS
05-10-2009, 11:52 PM
I have a SBH for about 20 years now and it is still tight and accurate as the day I got it. Mine is a 10.5" barrel stainless.

CapnHawk
05-11-2009, 12:54 AM
I've had a Ruger 7.5" Super Blackhawk for nearly 30 years. A great gun to shoot and rugged as all get out. I practice with .44 specials and load up with .44 mags when I go into the back country.

nooner
05-11-2009, 2:23 AM
I have a stainless 5 1/2" SB in .44mag. In the last 20+ years it is one of my favorite handguns.

phillipjon
05-11-2009, 6:41 AM
Yes - they are extremely fun guns to shoot.

My dad had several BH's in various lengths and calibers, (4.5, 7.5, 10.5 and I believe 9" - in .44mag, and roughly the same (minus the 10.5) in .45LC. Pretty sure he had a .41 or two laying around as well. The 7.5 is in my opinion, the best length. Enough weight and forward balance to help with recoil, but not so much to make it difficult to shoot. I also preferred the .45lc to the .44mag.
Was a bit easier to handle overall. Could load up really hot .45 rounds that had the recoil of a moderate .44mag - but still get better distance and performance then the moderate .44. (or maybe it just mental - who knows).

If you have specific questions about 'em - could probably help more. The one thing I found you have to be careful with on 'em though - is when you open the gate on the cylinder and pop the retaining pin - do NOT let it close with the cylinder out. I made that mistake once and could NOT get it back open (to put the cyl back in) no matter what I did. Thought I broke the gun. Eventually got it open , but it took quite a bit of doing.

The one in the photo also looks like there's some damage to the finish - what is that?


The gun was my grandfathers, but he has past away and it got handed down to me. Not sure on the year of the gun. The finish is not in the best shape, it appears very stressed.

JTROKS
05-11-2009, 7:23 AM
I'm thinking you have a "Pre Warning" and is that supposed to be a blued gun?

phillipjon
05-11-2009, 9:28 AM
I'm thinking you have a "Pre Warning" and is that supposed to be a blued gun?

I do not believe so, the finish just pitted.

maxicon
05-11-2009, 9:42 AM
I've got a .357 BH, and it's a great gun - my second favorite .357, after my S&W 586. I did the poor boy trigger job and it's got a very light, easily reversible trigger pull.

I've often thought about the mod where you can spin the cylinder backwards, as passing a chamber by a little bit means you have to spin all the way around to it again, but it's never made it to a high priority.

SDgarrick
05-12-2009, 1:23 PM
what's the difference between the BH and the SBH. opinions?

smle-man
05-12-2009, 3:38 PM
I have the BH .44 in blue with the 5.5" barrel. Painful to fire with full house .44 mag loads. 10gr of Unique and a 240gr bullet is tolerable. Even better are .44 spls. Pleasant to shoot.

Bukowski
05-12-2009, 8:27 PM
Great in .44 I have my Dad's and have enjoyed it since I was 16. Say what you want about Ruger but their single actions are about as rugged as they come. You could literally pound nails with them, something not recommended for a 1911 :43:

CA_SHARPSHOOTER
05-13-2009, 9:29 AM
have a .44 sbh and I think its ridiculously loud and expensive to shoot but in the bear country its a good tool to have.

coop44
05-16-2009, 10:18 AM
I have owned A BH & SBH 357&44 respectively. If you go to the range and shoot 200rds 38Sp & 44Spl are much easier on the old hands and ears. In fact the only 44Mags I own have been sitting on a shelf for year. Hot loads are pretty easy to load up in 44 spl. Also fun in a 624 s&w. If I wasn't married I would be buying more 44s.