Looks great! I really like the birdshead grips on the ones I have...I would have to buy two of those birdhead single sevens, and put a plow handle grip on one of them.I also have that revolver. Love the 3 3/4" barrel and fixed sights. What I did not care for was the Birdshead grip, so I bought a stainless regular grip and had it fitted. Also, a very nice set of genuine Rosewood grips that were thinned down and oiled. Looks like one of those old Colt Sheriff's revolvers now. Fits perfect in my hand.
I reload S&W Longs, 32 H&R and 327 Fed. Very inexpensive averaging around $13 a box of 50 for me. All my dies are Lee's, brass is Star Line and bullets are BadMan 100gr poly coated.
Look to Lee Precision for their dies; I have their .32 H&R Magnum dies and they work just fine when adjusted for the longer .327s. Prices are low, low and quality is good.Yes and Yes to your last sentence ... however, I have trouble finding the right components to reload for my 327 ...
I got so hooked on the little .32s that I have bought three old break-tops on Gun Broker. Two of them are 'shooters' and I load .32 S&W for them at the lowest level of pressure and velocity for safety's sake. I don't want to shake them apart. They're a challenge to shoot accurately, but they were made for shooting across a card table and accuracy isn't a problem at that range!Enjoy your Ruger single action. I think you'll find Rugers are a good value. They are meant to be used.
I am in the process of discovering the beauty of the .32 caliber. A single 7 may need to come home with me sometime.
Beautiful! I like the look of real wood much more than the micarta grips on my Birds Head. I'm looking to have some checkered wood grips made to replace the micarta ones.Well, here are some pics of the polished Seven w/holster and my handloads of 32 long, 32 h&r and 327 fed.
Check out Sack Peterson Custom Grips to see some beautiful stag Birdshead Grips!Beautiful! I like the look of real wood much more than the micarta grips on my Birds Head. I'm looking to have some checkered wood grips made to replace the micarta ones.
And that's a superbly even job of polishing you did. Did you use Jeweler's Rouge on a buffing wheel?
I found the same problem with Bullseye. I use either HP-38 or CFE Pistol, which gives some amazing velocities with acceptable pressures. H-110 is an ubiquitous powder for most of the .32 Maggies. I've got a lot of that powder. I love the way it meters.And for my loads: I was trying out Unique, but was getting variations in the powder throws, since the flakes are on the large side and getting different grain throws in the small amounts needed for the 32 in all configurations (32 long, 32 h&r, 327 fed).
I went with HP38 (WIN 231 same stuff) with a finer ball shape and every throw is the same. Very clean burning, not like Bullseye which is dirty.
Just some info for you reloaders.