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Old 08-19-2014, 12:12 AM
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Default Replacement steel frame for blackhawk

i have a New Model BlackHawk with the factory pop can metal frame, are there any replacement steel frames for this ?
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:51 PM
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The frame is the part of the gun that's actually registered as the firearm. That's the part that is engraved with the serial number.

That means if you try to change the frame, you are changing the "registry" of the gun, which is highly illegal. Everything else on the handgun is a part, but the frame IS the gun.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:41 PM
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Your only option is to sell the gun and get one you like.
Ruger firearms are well made and reliable.
People complain about MIM parts and pot metal but they buy plastic guns by the truck load.
If they were unsafe the manufactures would not stay in business long.
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:28 AM
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Check with the manufacturer.....
They may have a process where they can replace a serial numbered part with another part with the same serial number....

I believe the manufacturer can do that... They have a paperwork process, recovery and disposal process of the initial part, that will keep the feds happy with doing that....

Now... If they will or not is different with each firearms manufacturer...
Some might, some might not.....

I think I read something several years ago on "Rimfirecentral" forum where Ruger replaced the receiver of a 10-22 for a customer... With one having the same serial number... There were some circumstances involved with this... I don't remember if it was a part failure, or what the circumstances were....

Ask.... The most they can do is say no....

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Old 08-20-2014, 10:45 PM
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today the local gun shop owner showed me a nice replacement brass frame, available through midway usa.
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today the local gun shop owner showed me a nice replacement brass frame, available through midway usa.
Why would you want to replace the frame at all?

Changing to brass will be much weaker than what you have
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Old 08-22-2014, 02:32 PM
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Brass will fail as a frame material. Bronze on the other hand will hold up very well.
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The Midway replacements are just the grip frames, so you'd still have the original main frame that supports the barrel and cylinder.

I still can't see any logical reason to replace it if it's not broken
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The Midway replacements are just the grip frames, so you'd still have the original main frame that supports the barrel and cylinder.

I still can't see any logical reason to replace it if it's not broken
Nor would I....especially if it is a Ruger.
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Why would you want to replace the frame at all?

Changing to brass will be much weaker than what you have
He is speaking of the grip frame. This is a piece that is separate from the actual frame of a Blackhawk, which is steel.
The Ruger single action grip frame is made out of a very high quality aluminum, not pot metal.
I'm a Ruger SA guy - have them in 22, 357, 44 mag, 45 Colt. My oldest is a 1959 Flat Top 357 magnum, no problems whatsoever with the aluminum grip frame.
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