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I have a NM SBH with an fluted cylinder. It’s a Bisley grip frame with the 7.5” barrel. I’ve not seen this before, is it unusual ? Has someone fitted another cylinder to it ?

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Most Bisleys have a non-fluted cylinder but they are also available as distributor specials with a fluted cylinder.
 

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I have a NM SBH with an fluted cylinder. It’s a Bisley grip frame with the 7.5” barrel. I’ve not seen this before, is it unusual ? Has someone fitted another cylinder to it ?

First year production was released with a fluted cylinder also. 1985. Ruger had some problems with the roll-marking on the non-fluted cylinders.
 

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So is my best bet to contact Ruger for more information on this revolver ? Is an email or phone call best ? Thanks guys for your knowledge !
 

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The catalog number for a 44 Mag Bisley Blackhawk with a fluted cylinder is RB-44.
 

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Most, if not all, first year production caliber of Bisleys were fluted. 44, 41, 357, 32 and 22

The .22 was cool because it was a hybrid new model/old model.


I did make an attempt to own one of each. But they are few and far between. And expensive.
 

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Thanks guys, lots of knowledge base here ! I went ahead and requested letters from Ruger today on the aforementioned SBH, as well as an OM SBH, and a NM BH in .45 Colt that I have. I don’t know what all the letters will tell me, but it will be interesting I’m sure.

I think the NM SBH in question will be off to Alan Harton for a little work very soon.
 
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