Service And Parts Policy

If you have any questions with regard to the performance of your RUGER 50th ANNIVERSARY NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK revolver, please write or call (603-865-2442) our Newport, New Hampshire Product Service Department, fully describing all circumstances. If you should return your revolver to the factory for repair, or order parts for it, please comply with the following suggestions for prompt service WARNING BEFORE SHIPPING ANY FIREARM, BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT IT AND ITS CYLINDER OR MAGAZINE ARE...

Why No Warranty Card Has Been Packed With This New Ruger Firearm

The Magnuson-Moss Act (Public Law 93-637) does not require any seller or manufacturer of a consumer product to give a written warranty. It does provide that if a written warranty is given, it must be designated as limited or as full and sets minimum standards for a full warranty. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has elected not to provide any written warranty, either limited or full, rather than to attempt to comply with the provisions of the Magnuson-Moss Act and the regulations issued...

Ammunition

The table below shows the correct type of ammunition for use in each of the revolvers listed. Notes on Cartridges listed in the table above .357 Mag is 357 Magnum. .38 SPL is .38 Special. Death, serious injury, and damage can result from the use of wrong ammunition, bore obstructions, powder overloads, or incorrect cartridge components. Always wear shooting glasses and hearing protectors.

Decocking Uncocking The Revolver

Ruger Single Action Parts

When hammer is free, IMMEDIATELY release trigger 3 . Then lower hammer slowly to its resting position completely down against frame 4 . The revolver is now in its normal carrying condition -- hammer and trigger fully forward and transfer bar lowered out of firing position. A CAUTION The hammer must be carefully eased fully forward before the hammer is drawn back to the full-cock position for the first shot. The hammer should be drawn with a firm positive motion to the full-cock position for...

Ordering Parts

Ruger Blackhawk Parts

Please contact the New Hampshire Product Service Department for parts availability and current prices. All parts orders for the RUGER 50th ANNIVERSARY NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK revolvers should be sent to Sturm, Ruger amp Co., Inc., Product Service Department, 411 Sunapee Street, Newport, New Hampshire, 03773, 603-865-2442. We cannot comply with open account or C.O.D. orders. Payment in the form of a check, money order, Visa or Mastercard must accompany your order. Credit Card orders must include the...

Always Keep The Muzzle Pointed In A Safe Direction

Keep Muzzle Pointed Safe Direction

Be sure of the bullet stop behind your target, even when dry-firing. Never let the muzzle of a firearm point at any part of your body or at another person. This is particularly important when loading or unloading a firearm. In the event of an accidental discharge, no injury can occur as long as the muzzle is pointing in a safe direction. A safe direction means a direction which will not permit a discharged bullet to strike a person, or to strike an object from which the bullet may ricochet. A...

Warningsafe Carrying Position

Revolver Nomenclature

The safe carrying position for the New Model Blackhawk Revolver is with the hammer fully down and the trigger forward. In this position the hammer does not contact the firing pin. See page 11. In older 1953-1972 single action revolvers, the hammer, when in the full forward position, does rest against the firing pin. Accordingly, never carry an old model revolver with the hammer fully forward and the cartridge in line with the firing pin because a light blow to the hammer can readily cause...

External Locking Device Installation Instructions

Ruger Blackhawk Pellet Gun

Always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction, including when you are installing or removing your locking device. Always verify that your firearm is completely unloaded before installing your locking device. Do not install locking devices in the trigger guard always keep your fingers and locking device outside the trigger guard during device installation and removal. Store firearms, ammunition and keys separately and securely, away from children and careless adults do not store your...

Adjustable Sights

Ruger Rear Sight Adjustment Chart

ADJUSTMENT - Each click of the sight adjustment screw either windage or elevation will move the point of impact of the bullet approximately 3 4 at a range of 25 yards. The height of the front sight has been set to take advantage of the elevation adjustment in the rear sight, considering the various ranges at which the gun is most likely to be used. Barrel length and load used affects trajectory. Therefore the shooter should determine sight settings by firing trials. To raise point of impact...

To Uncock Decock The Revolver

If your revolver is cocked, and you wish to let the hammer down to its forward position against the frame , proceed as follows USE EXTREME CARE WHEN ATTEMPTING TO DECOCK THE REVOLVER, AS THE THUMB SLIPPING DURING THIS PROCESS CAN RESULT IN AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE IF THE TRIGGER IS HELD TO THE REAR. 1. Make certain that the revolver is pointing in a safe direction see Rule 2, Page 34 . 2. Make certain both hands are dry and not impeded in any way - gloves, bandages, cold, etc. 3. Grasp the...

Parts List

Ruger Blackhawk Exploded Parts Diagram

Design, prices and specifications subject to change without notice. SPECIFY MODEL AND CALIBER WHEN ORDERING See Exploded Views on Page 34 Hammer Assembly Includes Key Nos. 19 - 2 Grip Frame Screw - B - Back 2 req'd 2 MVQ14002-1 50th Anniversary Blackhawk MVQ04002-1 50th Anniversary Blackhawk KXR04200 50th Anniversary Blackhawk 2 MVQ14002-1 50th Anniversary Blackhawk MVQ04002-1 50th Anniversary Blackhawk KXR04200 50th Anniversary Blackhawk Grip Panel Ferrule, left, Not Illustrated Grip Panels,...

Nomenclature

Pistol Nomenclature

50th ANNIVERSARY NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK 50th ANNIVERSARY NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK Parts referred to frequently are indicated by arrows. 11 The mechanism of the RUGER 50th ANNIVERSARY NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK provides maximum security against accidental discharge. As with any other firearm, however, the New Model must be used with strict attention to correct safety practices. In addition, the revolver should be inspected frequently to assure that it is working properly. The Ruger New Model revolver mechanism...

Reassembly

Revolver Latch Pin Hole

Assemble pawl to hammer and transfer bar to trigger as shown in Figure 5, p. 21. Partially insert hammer pawl assembly in its recess in the frame. Insert trigger transfer bar assembly in its slot in the frame. Then simultaneously complete insertion of the two assemblies into the frame. 2. Refer to Figure 5, p. 21. Align hammer in frame and insert hammer pivot with the grooved end of the pivot opposite the gate side of the frame. The long screw, XR01901, when also inserted opposite the gate...

Shipping Firearms For Repair

RUGER 50th ANNIVERSARY NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK revolvers returned to the factory for repair should be sent to Sturm, Ruger amp Company, Inc., Product Service Department, 411 Sunapee Street, Newport, New Hampshire 03773. Telephone 603 865-2442. The complete revolver should be shipped. Please do not send your holster, custom grip panels or other accessories with any revolver being shipped to us. Guns should be sent prepaid . We will not accept collect shipments. The Federal Gun Control Act, as well...

Disassembly

Ruger Blackhawk Cylinder Stop

The user of a RUGER 50th ANNIVERSARY NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK revolver should carefully read all disassembly directions and study all the illustrations and the Parts List in this manual before attempting to take the gun apart. Know the names and location of the parts before removing any of them. Although the Ruger New Model single action revolver mechanism is composed of only a few parts, it is essential that the disassembly and reassembly operations be carried out with knowledge and care. Only a...

To Remove Or Replace Cylinder

This lowers the cylinder latch into the frame. 2. Press base pin latch on left side and withdraw base pin fully forward. 3. Remove cylinder from loading gate side of frame. To replace cylinder, simply reverse the above procedure. Before replacing base pin, holding the gun with the barrel pointed away from you and in a safe direction, rotate the cylinder 1 4 turns in a clockwise direction to ensure that pawl is correctly positioned on cylinder ratchet. Finally, close the gate.

Shipping Revolvers For Installation Of A Safety Conversion

If you would like to have any old model pre-1973 Bearcat, Single-Six, Blackhawk, or Super Blackhawk revolver factory fitted with a free Conversion Kit to help prevent accidents caused by a blow to the hammer if the user has failed to keep an empty chamber under the hammer please write to Sturm, Ruger amp Co., Dept. KC, 1 Lacey Place, Southport, CT 06890 for a box and shipping instructions. Be sure to include information as to model, caliber, and serial number. Please do not send your old model...

To Unload Or Eject Cartridge Cases

Keep revolver pointed in a safe direction Do not attempt to unload when the hammer is cocked. If the hammer is cocked, it must first be decocked. See To Uncock The Revolver, 1. Open the gate. This permits the cylinder to rotate. 2. Turn cylinder clockwise, by hand, to align a chamber with the ejector rod. Your RUGER 50th ANNIVERSARY NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK is equipped with a specially designed reverse indexing cylinder mechanism patent pending . This unique device will ease and hasten unloading by...

Instructions For Accessing Internal Lock Through Right Grip Panel

Ruger Blackhawk Lock Grip

If you would like to access the internal lock on your 50th ANNIVERSARY NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK without removing the grips, you can drill a small hole through the right grip panel as follows 1. Remove the right grip panel by unscrewing the grip panel screw. 2. On the inside of the right grip panel is a drill point see Figure 3, below . On the inside of the grip panel, drill a 1 8 hole starting at the drill point. 3. Turn the grip panel over and, using the 1 8 hole you just drilled as a guide hole,...

Be Sure The Barrel Is Clear Of Obstructions Before Shooting

Gun Barrel Obstructions

Even a bit of mud, snow or excess lubricating oil or grease in the bore may cause the barrel to bulge, or even burst on firing, and can cause serious injury to the shooter and bystanders. Be sure that you are using ammunition of the proper caliber and loading for the gun you are using. If the report or recoil on firing seems weak, or doesn't seem quite right, CEASE FIRING IMMEDIATELY, unload your firearm, and check to be sure that no obstruction has become lodged in the barrel.

Operation Of Internal Lock

Never rely upon any safety mechanism or mechanical device to justify unsafe or careless handling of a firearm. When securing your revolver or to prevent unauthorized access, you should rely first and foremost on the key-operated locking device supplied with your pistol. See Page 6. However, for added security, and to comply with certain state and local laws, your RUGER 50th ANNIVERSARY NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK revolver also is equipped with a manually operated internal lock. When actuated, this...

Remove Key After Locking Or Unlocking

To deactivate the internal lock, place the internal lock key into the internal lock keyway see p. 12 and rotate the key counter-clockwise about 180 from the fully locked position until it stops. See Figure 2, p7. Reinstall right grip panel and reinstall and retighten grip panel screw to conceal the internal lock. Be sure to store the internal lock key in a secure location, away from children and careless adults. Do not store your firearm with the key in the internal lock keyway. Never lock a...