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By now, most you folks probably know about the limited run of SS Bisley Blackhawks that is all a-buzz on the internet.  I'm curious if this pistola would be a good investment piece - buy now to sell at a profit later.

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Collector value on any gun can be quite subjective. I would hazard a guess that being a limited run, these will sell at quite a premium thus possibly negating any increased value later on.

Then there is also the possibility that Ruger would make up another batch or go into full production of this model if they sell out fast.

Plus, I'd like to actually use a gun that I paid very good money for.

You pays your money and takes your chances.


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For me the question would be "paper or plastic" (ie what kind of money to use).

Then again I'd be buying to shoot critters with it, not as a collector's piece.

Sounds like a neat configuration and I sure hope Ruger will do more.
 

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Mike -

Me thinks this will be a standard menu item with Ruger in the near future.  I called the sales rep to find out the skinny on the limited run.  Acusport has a 1 year exclusive contract to produce the 5.5" SS Bisley Blackhawk.  Because of the overwhelming positive response, Acusport has informed Ruger that they will schedule another run in the fall.  When I pressed, the Ruger sales rep stated that if the second run is as favorable as the first run (which it will be), they will more than likely offer the pistol as a catalog item.
 

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Hello!

How long has it taken Ruger to figure out that the shooting public want a Stainless Bisley Blackhawk?<!--emo&???--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'><!--endemo-->   We've been putting Bisley Vaquero Grips on Standard Stainless Blackhawks ever since the Vaquero went stainless with the Bisley grip... seems the boys in marketing at Ruger are a little slow on the uptake!

I'm glad to see that they are finally catching on!  Next, if they could just figure out how to screw on something other than just 7.5" barrels at the factory!

God Bless,

Marshall
 

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Ya know, gun shops that carry 5.5" SS 45 Colt Bisleys within driving driving distance during one's lunch break can be a dangerous thing!

OK - so I'm weak.  I admit it.  I just had ta'.  But the price was right (&#36389.00)  She balances beautifully and just feels so darn good in the hand.  This is EXACTLY what I was looking for back in January of this year.

Thanks for understanding  :biggrin:
 

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Durn.  Don't suppose they'd be dumb enough to chamber it in .480...  Sure hope they don't.
Dunno how I'd justify that'n to the old lady...
But I'd sure have to have one!:biggrin:
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Alan,

Congratulations, you now own a REAL sixgun! :biggrin:

You'll love the balance and light weight of the new Bisley!  They are strong as can possibly be in a six-shooter as well!

Let us know how it shoots!

God Bless,

Marshall
 

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Alan,

WE understand. Question is, does the wife?

Hope so. It will give me the extree motivation to close the deal on the Bisley/Vaquero I been droolin on. Stainless, packable, and tough as, well, a Ruger Single Six.

I have most of the reloadin components for it since I have shot the boogers out of a .454 and am tired of thumpin myself.

Good on ya Alan.
 

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Morning Scotty -

What my bride "understands" is that one of the pistols will be sold in favor of the other  :wink:   I look forward to a side by side comparison.  

Marshall - this Bisley feels sooooooo good in the hand compared to any DA sixgun I've held!   Proof's in the puddin' and a range report will determine the winner.
 

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Last Fall I got a pre-own Ruger Super Blackhawk in Stainless Steel with a Bisley grip, I call it a Super-Bisley. It has a 5.5" barrel, Bisley trigger with the Super Blackhawk hammer. The only complaint I have is when you go to firelapping the barrel. Marshall is not kidding when he states in his Technical Guide that "some magnum stainless barrels going 200 or more rounds to get the thread choke out" I had 234 rounds. Other than that its a great handgun!
 
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