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    I think I have found the .45 Long Colt I want. Only trouble is that itís a new SS revolver and there is some rust forming in the back by the hammer. Itís a damn shame because itís a beautiful gun. I think Iíll call Ruger tomorrow and get their take on it. I almost bought it anyway but I want to talk to them first. $650 new. What would you guys do here?

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    Good gun. I own two or three.

    I'd negotiate a reduced price, buy it and clean it up myself.
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    I own one of the old style larger frame new Model Blackhawk's in .45 Colt. Its been a great revolver and has accounted for putting 3 deer in the freezer over the years. The Blackhawk in your pictures looks like the Bisley style and also a special production model based on the etched non fluted cylinder. That little rust spot should buff out easy enough.

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    From strictly a personal like/dislike standpoint, I do not like the New Model Rugers. In a single action revolver, I like the old models half cock for loading/unloading/cylinder removal. That is the only thing I don't like about the new models.

    That little bit of rust could have started there for any number of reasons. None of them are particularly bad and it can be cleaned up easy enough. As long as it doesn't interfere with the operation or safety of the pistol, then it shouldn't be an issue. I knew a Border Patrol officer once and I am quite sure that his sidearm was likely rusted in place in his holster. It likely still shot.

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    From strictly a personal like/dislike standpoint, I do not like the New Model Rugers. In a single action revolver, I like the old models half cock for loading/unloading/cylinder removal. That is the only thing I don't like about the new models.
    A few years back Ron Power over at Power Custom came out with a "Free Spin Pawl" to make the New Models function like the Old model Rugers and the Colt SAA's. Adding a half cock notch and allowing the cylinder to be spun in either direction.
    I agree and it is the one feature I don't care for in the New Models and the reason i don't care for them as Cowboy Action guns

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    Looks like it’s a .45LC / .45ACP which is interesting. It must have another cylinder. I believe it is a bisely. Their original price was $730, marked down to $650. I have found it online for $699, but I’m still looking. The only issue I have is that in order to remove that spot, it’s going to require buffing and polishing. Not that it’s a deal breaker but once you do that, you pretty much have to do the whole thing unless you guys have a second opinion on how to remove the rust. He said if I come in on the second Tuesday of the month, it’s 10%off. Or -1.5% of the sticker and no tax. His manager would be in there tomorrow afternoon if I wanted to call and try to chew her down on the price. There is also a blued steel just like it right next to it in the case without the engraving.

    I happen to to go into Scheel’s premium room after I left there. They had an actual Colt made in 1903. The one I am looking at was modeled after it as they were nearly identical, with a sale price of only $4999. Safe to say, I’ll have to live with a modern reproduction.
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    "They had an actual Ruger made in 1903."

    Really? 1903? Unbelievable.

    Back to the .45 Colt. With the hammer at full cock, does the lowered hammer-spur interfere or bother the web between your thumb and forefinger. Lowered hammer-spurs can do that. I have one on a Ruger Super Blackhawk in ..44 Magnum. I have a large small hand or a small medium hand, and the lowered hammer-spur does slightly touch the web between thumb and forefinger, but I can live with it.

    Just my opinion, but the depicted "rust" looks like it would clean up with gun-oil and a piece of denim or canvas. No polishing may be necessary.
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    I happen to to go into Scheel’s premium room after I left there. They had an actual Ruger made in 1903. The one I am looking at was modeled after it as they were nearly identical, with a sale price of only $4999. Safe to say, I’ll have to live with a modern reproduction.
    You must mean a Colt Bisley made in 1903. Ruger wasn't around back then. Ruger started their gun making business in 1949.

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    You always spoil it with facts, Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Weber View Post
    You must mean a Colt Bisley made in 1903. Ruger wasn't around back then. Ruger started their gun making business in 1949.
    My mistake, I reworded that post several times and called it a Ruger by mistake.

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