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    Super Blackhawk Rescue

    After completing the Kieth #5 blackhawk, I found a crusty Super Blackhawk for a good price and i wanted to practice some more. I shot it a few times and determined that i do not like the grip frame. That thing hurt everytime I pulled the trigger. I thought I would give the Kieth #5 treatment to this one also. Since its a 44 mag, I decided to use a steel 1860 trigger guard. This is where i am now after a few mistakes building the backstraps.

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    Nice project. I love my supper blackhawk.My grip that is on it saves the index finger. Had to edit the pic to fit the forum.
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    I like your grip, BigAlofPa! Might you share the brand/model? My grip which came on revolver causes knuckle-pain after not too many shots.
    Thanks!
    geo



    Follow-up edit: [with much thanks to OP, I now have a set of these grips coming! Really appreciated! geo]
    Last edited by georgerkahn; 04-03-2019 at 05:26 PM.

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    Are the struts in upside down?

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    Pachmayr Presentation Grip, Super Blackhawk
    https://www.amazon.com/Pachmayr-Pres.../dp/B0002INPDE

    I did the same thing for my 357 too. It was a knuckle buster. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45 Dragoon View Post
    Are the struts in upside down?

    Mike
    The hammer strut is most definitely upside down.

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    Yep, the strut is upside down for these mock up pics. I guess I got in hurry to take pics and didn't catch it.

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    Your work looks great. I've never liked the SBH grip either. The regular Blackhawk grip is my favorite. I always preferred the Pachmayr over the Hogue grip because to my eye it looks better. I had Sack Petersen make a pair of wider than standard elk grips for my previous .41 BH and they control recoil well and look great doing it.

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    That looks great. And you are right factory grips just hurt put a set of houge' s on mine and now its a pleasure to shoot although it lost the cowboy look.

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    Did not realize that i never updated this thread.

    I did reblue the pistol. A few hours of sanding removed all the rust and pitting. A friend gave me a piece of Marble wood for the grips. Changing the grip over was a real game changer for this pistol. It no longer beats you to death with warm loads. Its a pleasure to shoot now.
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    That's fine work, there - Great job !


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