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Last Post 01 Jan 1900 12:00 AM by  Anonymous
Re: Screws for an Old Flat Top
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Col. F. Bina
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12 Feb 2013 06:57 PM
    FWIW, Ruger's Old Army percussion revolver used the same screws. Google Gun Parts and do some shopping. You might get lucky...... ;)

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    Col. F. Bina
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    11 Sep 2012 07:12 PM
    I have an unfired Blackhawk flattop in .357. The hammer pivot bolt/screw (the largest of the three on the side) has become noticably tarnished on each exposed side - on both sides of the gun. The others are all fine, just as they left the factory. Does any one know where a replacement screw can be found? Ruger does not carry them. Thanks for a new collector.
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    flattop44
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    11 Sep 2012 07:39 PM
    I probably have one but it may not have the machined look/finish that is on your gun....its a later screw with a more polished look. If it bothers you maybe just blue it with some cold blue? Would not do any harm to the screw to try. Personally, screws sometime take on a different look but it does not bother me as long as they are original, not rusted or buggered.
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    Col. F. Bina
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    11 Sep 2012 09:17 PM
    Good point...
    I thought about re-bluing, but was not sure how it might look. However, like you said, it would not hurt to try. Anything would look better than how it does now. I am not quite sure how just one screw went bad when the others look perfect as does the rest of the gun.

    I assume I would simply take the pressure off the main recoil spring and then just back out the screw? Anything more to it than that?
    thanks,
    Paul
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    flattop44
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    11 Sep 2012 11:48 PM
    I believe you can do it that way without removing the grip frame. Just can not let the hammer get out of place. As you back out the screw insert a rod or punch the size of the hole to keep the hammer in place should work.
    Bill
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    Col. F. Bina
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    14 Feb 2013 11:43 PM
    Hey, good tip on the old army. BTW, I saw an Old Army 3 screw that looks new with the box reduced from $699 to $499. Is that a good price? It had a brass grip frame with a squared ""super blackhawk"" style trigger guard. Seemed a bit suspicous to me.
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    flattop44
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    15 Feb 2013 10:53 PM
    The Brass GF, if it is a factory MR3DB, is worth $350 alone....believe I would buy it!
    Also give me the serial number, may be able to validate it from John Dougan's great book, ""Ruger Pistols & Revolvers"".
    Bill.
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