First announced in August 1955, the Ruger Blackhawk single-action revolver in .357 Magnum caliber bears a strong resemblance to the original Colt Single-Action Army and Frontier revolver, Model of 1873. Designwise, however, the Blackhawk is a modernized version of its Colt counterpart. The incorporation of virtually unbreakable coil springs in the lockwork is a significant improvement. The ingenious one-piece grip frame of lightweight alloy, massive flat-top frame, and adjustment rear sight are features to delight any shooter. Simplicity of the original Colt design was a strong selling point with the frontiersman and the same holds true for the modern Blackhawk. Other than the barrel, most parts are readily replaced by the user. Routine maintenance is also a simple matter since the lockwork is readily accessibly for cleaning and oiling...
Ruger Blackhawk Exploded View
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Not that long ago, sporting goods store shelves contained an adequate selection of 16-ga. shells. The last few years, however, barely a box of any 16-ga. shells can be found anywhere. But that’s of little concern to those with a shotshell-reloading press, such as the MEC 600 Jr., close at hand.
This week on American Rifleman Television, we tour the factory of Hornady Ammunition, test the Smith & Wesson M&P12 bullpup shotgun and examine the history of cane air guns.
Noted artist and American Rifleman contributor Don Troiani will display some of his original artwork at his first-ever major exhibition, which is being hosted by the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pa. The exhibition opened Oct. 16 and runs until Sept. 5, 2022, in the museum’s first-floor Patriots Gallery.