Instruction Manual

BLUED & STAINLESS STEEL

Ruger Blackhawk Carbine

CALIBERS .357 Magnum, .30 Carbine. .38/40, .41 Magnum, ,44 Magnum, .44/40 & .45LC

MtUGEtt WW MODEL Kf.lCKIMHK . SUPER BijlCKHAWte, KIM I V. HUNTER & YAQtZERO®

SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS

Pistola Magnum 357

A READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS IN THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM

For Product Service on this Model Please Call: (603) 863-3300 (See p. 22)

STURM, RUGER & Company, Inc. Soulli|>ort, Connecticut 06490 U.S.A.

THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL SHOULD ALWAYS ACCOMPANY M IIS IIRLARM AND HI TRANSFERRED WITH If UPON CHANGE Ol OVVMRSHIR OR WHf N fHE f I REARM IS LOANED OR

PRESENEtD EO ANOiHfR PERSON.

FIREARMS SAFETY-YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

SAFETY MUST BE THE FIRST AND CONSTANT CONSIDERATION OF EVERY PERSON WHO HANDLES FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION.

This Instruction Manual is designed to assist you in learning how to use and care for your M'Gfcft* \BH MODEL BL.1CKH1WK», HiSLEY or tftQl'ERO* revolver properly. Please contact us if you have any questions about it.

Only when you are certain you fully understand the Manual and can properly carry out its instructions should you practice loading, unloading, etc. with live ammunition. If you have any doubts about your ability to handle or use a particular type of gun safely, then you should seek supervised instruction.

Such personalized instruction is often available from gun dealers, gun clubs or police departments. If none of these sources can help you, write to the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-7400. They will assist you.

The person with a gun in their possession has a full-time job. You cannot guess; you cannot forget. You must know how to use your firearm safely. Do not use any firearm without having a complete understanding of its particular characteristics and safe use.

Remember: There is no such thing as a foolproof gun.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

General Information and Mechanical Characteristics

Ammunition

Handling

To Load and Tire

To Uncock (Decockl The Revolver

To Remove or Replace Cylinder

To Unload or Eject Cartridge Cases

Disassembly

Reassembly

Care and Cleaning

Care of Stainless Steel Revolvers

Attaching Ruger Scope Rings

Sights

Service and Parts Policy

Parts Drawing

The Basic Rules of Safe Firearms Handling

Warranty Information

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...4 .. 8 . 10 . 11 ..12 ..13 . 13 . 15 . 16 ..18 ..19 ..20 ..21 ..22

31-34

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"Ruger", "Blackhawk" and "Vaquero" are registered U.S. trademarks.

WARNINGS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE ARE FOUND ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES:

Alterations I.cad Exposure Ammunition Handling Firing

Disassembly Lubrication Parts Purchasers Malfunctioning Parts

OTHER CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS APPEAR THROUGHOUT THE MANUAL

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FIREARMS ARE DANGEROUS WEAPONS-READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS IN THIS MANUAL THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY BEFORE USING.

A WARNING-ALTERATIONS

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This product was designed to function properly in its original condition. Alterations can make it unsafe. Do not alter any part or add or substitute parts or accessories not made by Sturm. Rugcr & Co. Inc. j

DO NOT ALTER ANY GUN

GENERAL INFORMATION AND MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS

The mechanism of the REGER* YEW MODEL BLUKH IHK* differs significantly from that of any other single action revolver. The information and instructions which follow apply only to the New Model Klackhawk* revolver.

The REGER* \EW tfOIJEE KISIM revolver has many of the features of the New Model Klackhawk revolvers with certain important differences, such as the hammer, trigger and grip frame. The RLf.ER4 YEW MODEL BL.ICKH.iWK* H17VTER is a .44 magnum single action revolver designed especially for the handgun hunter. A heavier, solid ribbed barrel cut for the patented Kuger scope mounting system distinguishes this model. The REGER* lAQEERO" and BISLEYMQI FRO have fixed sights and either a "color case hardened" or polished stainless steel finish which evokes the classic single actions of yesteryear.

*In this manual the words YEW tltMEE KI.1C KH.1WK® refer to the YEW MODEL KE-K'KfMW K*. YEW MODEL SI PER ftE-lf'Kff 4WK*. REGER MSI.EW and \AQEERO» Revolvers which all utilize the same Roger New Model mechanism.

The New Model mechanism incorporates a transfer bar. The transfer bar - which is raised into firing position as the trigger is pulled to the rear - transmits the energy of the hammer blow to the firing pin. This transfer bar mechanism makes a "safety" notch unnecessary-**

The gale (loading gate) can be opened only when the hammer and trigger are fully forward. Opening the gate immobilizes the trigger, hammer, and transfer bar. When the gate is opened the cylinder is unlatched and can be turned for loading or ejection. When the gate is closed, the cylinder latch functions in the normal manner. The loading notch is therefore unnecessary in the New Model design.

Unlike the earlier single action revolvers which haw four hammer positions -"cocked," "loading," "safety" and "all the way forward" - the New Model has only two hammer positions - "cocked" and "all the way forward."**

4 * Owners of "old model" (pre-1973) Ruger Single Action Revolvers should write for details concerning our important free safety conversion.

NOMENCLATURE

New Model Blackhawk*

FRAME

EJECTOR

FRAME

Ruger Blackhawk Super Blackhawk Hammer

CYLINDER FRAME

CHAMBER

EJECTOR

Super Blackhawk Base Pin

BASE PIN LATCH

TRIGGER PIVOT

CHAMBER

GRIP FRAME

BASE PIN LATCH

TRIGGER PIVOT

CYLINDER FRAME

GRIP FRAME

*ln tiiis maiuwl lh* word lJlackhawk refer» lu hol h the Ulackhawk und Ihr Super Ulackhawk model».

Parts referred to frequently are indicated by arrows.

NOMENCLATURE

Bisley

HAMMER

HAMMER

Ruger Blackhawk Convertible

A. CAUTION-NUMBERED CYLINDERS

IX» not accept delivery of a Blackhawk Convertible (a model with two cylinders I unless the number« on the front face of both cylinders match the last three digits of the serial number on the frame. Use of the wrong cylinder can cause improper alignment or timing and may rr>ult in personal injury.

A Blackhawk revvKxr (including the Super Blackha**) manufactured with a single cylinder does not have the last three digits of the serial number marked on the cylinder. :

CYLINDERS MUST MATCH GUN

The mechanism of the ftlftER* MODEL B1ACKH4MK« & BISLEY 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 Kuger New Model revolver mechanism is illustrated below. The same basic mechanism is found in the entire line of Ruger New Model single action revolvers - Single-Six. Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, Bisley, Vaquero and Hunter Models.

Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter
Mechanism shown at rest. IVansfer bar is not in line between hammer and firing pin. This is the carrying position.
How Put Firing Pin 357 Ruger
Mechanism shewn with trigger pulled and hammer beginning to fall. Transfer bar is in firing position, between hammer and firing pin.

AMMUNITION

The table below shows the correct type of ammunition for use in each of the revolvers listed. Where two cartridges are shown on the same line, they may be used interchangeably.

Model

Caliber

Ammunition

Blackhawk Convertible

32-20/32 Mag

.32 H&R & .32 S&W in Extra CyL

Blackhawk. Bisley

2 57 Magnum

.357 Mag and 38 SPL

Blackhawk Convertible

.357 Mag/9mm

.357 Ma« and .38 SPL 9mm in Extra CyL

Blackhawk

.30 Carbine

.30 Carbine

Blackhawk. Bisley

.41 Magnum

.41 Magnum

Blackhawk, Bisley, Vaquero & Bisley Vaquero

.45 Coll

.45 Colt

Blackhawk Convertible

.45 Colt/45 Auto.

.45 Colt; .45 Auto, in Extra CyL

Super Blackhawk. Hunter. Blackhawk. Bisley. Vaquero & Bisley-Vaquero

.44 Magnum

.44 Mag. and .44 SPL

Blackhawk Convertible

.38-40/10mm

.38-40 reg. & high speed 10mm in Extra Cyl.

Super Blackhawk Convertible

.44-40/.44 Mag

.44-40 reg. & high speed .44 Mag & .44 SPL in Extra Cyl.

Vaquero

.44 40

.44-40 reg. & high speed

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Responses

  • suvi
    Can ruger blackhawk 357/9mm convertible handle 38 p ammo?
    8 years ago
  • Rian Simpson
    What is the difference between the old ruger blackhawk and the ruger new blackhawk?
    8 years ago

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