I do reload, that's why I initially was seeking a 41 mag. Looking forward to diving head first into the 45 colt reloading journey.Well now, I also have a Blackhawk .45 Colt and I've had it for at least 15 yeathe shooting sportrs. But it's an early three-screw model with the 7-1/2" barrel. It's a lot of fun to shoot.
However, I also have 3 OM Blackhawks in .41 mag. The 1st and oldest has the 6-1/2" barrel, the other two have the shorter barrel (4-5/8"?). IMO, reloading is the only way I can afford to shoot any of them, but I've felt that way since 1972 when I purchased the first one. I also cast my own bullets for both cartridges.
I'm not interested in a starting a protracted cartridge/caliber discussion, so i would say this about the two. Each has a specific niche that it fills handsomely IMO. I enjoy shooting both, but for portability and "woods walking", I'll take my short barreled .41's every time. I do have a "short" barreled .45 LC, but the .41 mag. has been doing all I require for a long, long time - KWIM?
Enjoy your new revolver, it appears to be a good one and is certainly easy on the eyes. If you don't already reload, learn how. It adds a whole other dimension to the shooting/hunting experience.
Couldn't have said it better... Since 1873 .A .45 Colt in a 5.5” barrel is as useful as a pocket on a shirt. Enjoy !
You know I will. Once I get some loads done, some range therapy will be on the agenda.Sweet acquisition, stock photo looks good and as the others have said you now get to do some mods to make it more of your own.
Just hearing of the scarceness or uniqueness of the .41, I would think the .45 Colt should be the wiser option anyway as far as available options for upgrades. Have fun w it michael63.