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Thread: Blackhawk confusion

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    OK, I know it’s not a flat top, but since frame sizes are being discussed here, I need to know about my lone Ruger Blackhawk, an eight shot 327 Fed Mag. Can I assume they used a Super Blackhawk sized frame to get “8 beans in the wheel” on this model? I know it seems massive relative to most revolvers I shoot.

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    Yep,, the NM Blackhawk line all use the full sized frame. I also have one of those SWEET 8 shot 327's myself!

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    If it has a TWO DIGIT prefix in the serial number it's the large full sized frame. If it has a THREE DIGIT prefix, it's the medium frame.

    Large frame also has round ratchet star boss on the rear of the cylinder, the medium frame has a scalloped ratchet star boss so they could fit the chambers in a smaller diameter cylinder.
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    Thanks guys. Regardless of frame designation, my Ruger SA 327 FM is a stud hoss! I’m sure my hand and arm would give out long before I could load it too heavily... not that I’d want to try! It’s nice to know there is a good margin of safety there if I want to load it hot.

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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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