The following conventionally produced barrel styles are available to fit Ruger SA's. 11 degree forcing cone and .002-.003" barrel/cylinder gap are standard. Factory style, rounded Colt style and counterbored crown available. Most calibers are available in stainless steel. Only premium grade stock is used. Specify length and crown style wanted. Barrels over 8" are $10 per inch extra. Cylinder endshake may have to be tightened if excessive before rebarreling.
1. Standard factory contour or straight taper bull barrel. Factory sight remounted.$325
With custom pinned blade sight add $125
With custom fixed blade front sight add $55
No front sight mounted subtract $25
2. 5 1/2" Express style with integral barrel band and caterpillar ramped front sights. Available for Single Six and Blackhawks. $485 6 1/2" Express for full case ejection. Target length ejector hsg. included $535 Pinned blade front sight base is standard. 3. Straight octagon with integral front sight base and pinned blade front sight. $800. All octagon barrels will be machined with a shoulder to block movement of ejector housing. Not available for Single Six, Anniversary models, or New Vaquero. Lengths available- 4 3/4", 5 1/2", & 7 1/2".
Dovetailed front sight on octagon barrel add $100 Odd barrel lengths to 8" not listed above- add $75
EDM Profiled Barrels
I am producing the following 3 barrel profiles by EDM machining to a maximum of 5 1/2" length in both straight and tapered profile. Integral front sight base with pinned blade is standard and can be had to fit a NM or OM guns. Available in all calibers in blue or stainless.
1. Ovate with flat rib - $700
2. Round with full length rib- similar to S&W N-frame standard barrels - $700
3. Round with full length narrow rib to fit Vaquero - $700 Barrels 2 & 3 are typically serrated on top with straight line serrations.
Prices shown are in addition to conversion price when these barrels are substituted for the standard barrel. For rebarreling projects only add $300 to above barrel cost. A steel ejector housing may need to be fitted.
Add $100 for dovetailed front sight.
Basic tune-up package for all Ruger SA's: Action job with 3-3 1/4# trigger, oversize #5 base pin with lock screw, recut forcing cone, open cyl. throats, correct timing as needed, install Bowen Target or Rough Country rear sight and pinned blade conversion on front sight with ramped or partridge style blade. Stainless guns will utilize factory front sight base with new custom blade installed. - $500 SS or blue.
To shorten barrel add $75 Set barrel/cyl. gap and endshake to minimum add $125
Add custom pinned blade front sight base & blade $65 required on stainless guns with barrel shortening added
6 Shot Accurized Conversions for OM and NM Blackhawk and Vaquero Rugers: All are fitted with new, custom barrel with straight or factory taper. Cylinder is linebored and rechambered. Endshake and barrel/cylinder gap are set to minimum. Oversize cylinder bolt installed. Timing corrected and cyl. bearing surfaces inside frame faced as needed. Oversize base pin and action job standard. Custom front sight with pinned blade standard. Specify partridge or ramped blade. Vaqueros are fitted with a dovetailed, windage adjustable front sight. Cyl. will lockup tight and in line with barrel for maximum accuracy. Ratchet bushing installed in cyl. Specify barrel length to 8" and profile wanted. $1100 Barrel lengths under 4 5/8" $25 extra.
Standard 6 shot conversions for OM, NM and Vaquero Rugers: All are fitted with new, custom barrels with straight or tapered contour. 11 degree forcing cone and custom .110" wide fixed blade partridge style front sight standard. Vaqueros will have a .08" wide factory type front sight mounted. Cylinders are linebored, rechambered, and throats cut to proper size for cast bullets. Endshake is set to minimum. Specify barrel length to 8" and profile wanted. $795. for barrel lengths under 4 5/8" add $25 Stainless adjustable sight guns done to these specs will require the use of a pinned blade front sight. There will be an additional charge of $50 for this.
New Model Blackhawks and Vaqueros: .44 Special .44-40 (.430 bullets) .38-40 10mm 40 S&W .41 Magnum .45 ACP .45 Colt .44 Magnum
New Vaqueros in .357, Flat Tops, and 3 Screws with .357 size frames: .44 Special 10mm 40 S&W .41 Special .41 Magnum .45 Colt (light loads only) .45 ACP .38-40 .44-40 (.430 bullets)
Popular options on standard 6 shot conversions: Oversize Belt Mtn. #5 base pin with lock screw $65
Linebore & rechamber customer supplied auxiliary cyl. with 6 shot conversion $200. Extra fitting charge may be incurred.
Jeff Quinn Special: This conversion was made famous by Jeff Quinn of Gunblast.com. It has proven to be my most popular conversion. NM .357 Anniversary & OM Ruger .357 conversion to any cal. suited for .357 size frames listed above. Conversion utilizes a new custom factory tapered barrel made from Douglas stock finished @ 4 5/8" or 51/2", forcing cone cut to 11 degrees and fitted to minimum barrel/cyl. gap. Cyl. is linebored and rechambered. Custom made .110" wide partridge style fixed blade sight of proper height standard. Ejector hsg. is reattached with factory screw. Frame and hammer color casehardened. Balance of gun is polish blued. $900 All blue version $650. This conversion is intended for blue guns only.
Photo above submitted by customer in PA of his JQ .44 Special. Shown with optional steel ejector hsg., blackpowder chamfered cyl., Bowen rear sight, and pinned blade front sight with gold bars.
Please note that endshake removal is not included in the JQ Special conversion. If it needs attention, an extra charge will be incurred.
When the above conversions are done on guns with alloy frames, refinishing the frame will be necessary. This is done with a moly resin semi gloss black finish that is baked on and very tough. A $40 extra charge will be added to conversion cost for this service. If you would rather have the frame beadblasted and left in the white, no extra charge will be incurred. Please note this when ordering. I do not offer polished out alloy frames. I will not refinish any of the newer alloy frames marked XRN. These are of poor quality under the powder coat factory finish and usually turn out looking bad when repainted. I suggest a steel gripframe to replace them.
I see quite a few guns that have been shot extensively causing the cyl. ratchet to beat in the bearing surface inside the frame. This is one cause of cylinder endshake developing. Repair usually entails recutting the bearing surface and resetting endshake, barrel/cyl. gap, and headspace. To stop this from happening, I have developed a hardened steel bushing that is pressed in a hole cut in the ratchet end of cyl. This affords 360 degree contact of the cyl. to bearing surface, virtually eliminating the problem from developing. I can add this on request to the JQ and standard 6 shot conversion for $50 extra. It is standard on the Accurizedconversion. It is not required on 5 shot conversions.
5-shot conversions: All feature an oversize unfluted custom cylinder with recessed case heads fitted to frame with minimum endshake and headspace. Cylinder bearing surfaces inside frame are faced true, oversize base pin with lock screw, steel ejector housing, HD pinned blade front sight, freewheeled cylinder, and .795" dia. bull barrel in your choice of length to 8" standard. Action is tightened and blocked. Factory grips recontoured, sanded to frame and refinished. Action job with creep set to minimum @ 3-3.5#. These guns are detailed throughout for the best possible fit and finish. No extra charge for high polish blue. Load data furnished. $1995 on your Ruger Bisley
Available in the following calibers: 45 Colt, 475 Linebaugh, 500 Linebaugh, 480 Ruger, 500 S&W 1.4" case
6-shot Conversions to above specs with the addition of a ratchet bushing are available in the following calibers:
357 Magnum, 41 Magnum, 44 magnum, 45 Colt, 32-20 WCF. - Others calibers on request- $1895 on your gun
For Banded Express style barrel add $200. For Octagon barrel add $375. Extra 5 or 6 shot custom cyl. in auxiliary caliber $750
5 shot 45 Colt conversion utilizing factory barrel: Oversize unfluted open casehead cylinder and base pin with lock screw are fitted to frame. Factory barrel is refitted and forcing cone cut to 11 degrees. Action is tightened and blocked with trigger creep set to minimum. $1150 Shorten factory barrel and remount sight add $75
6 shot conversion with custom cylinder utilizing factory barrel to above specs: $1000
Complete refinishing of your gun is included in SA conversion prices except for alloy parts finishing. Specify one of the following options when ordering:
Polished blue (similar to factory blue)
High polished blue (add $75)
Brushed (similar to factory finish)
Beadblasted to a matte finish
On guns that came from the factory with a high polish (eg. Vaqueros) we will duplicate factory finish if desired.
Old caliber designations are removed and gun is properly remarked as needed. Worn alloy ejector housings and rear sight are replaced or refinished as needed at no extra charge.
Please note: Any 5 shot conversion will require the base gun to have the serial number located at least 1/32" below the bottom edge of the frame window. This is to insure the number will not be defaced while opening up the window for the larger diameter cylinder.
No. 5 and Bisley gripframes: I can fit both style frames in blue only to any Ruger SA except the OM Single 6. I hardily recommend the Bisley frame for hard kicking guns. If you have used this frame before and found it to be uncomfortable due to the trigger guard rapping the knuckle, I can offer some relief in the form of slightly reshaping the frontstrap. There is a $45 extra charge for this service so please note this when ordering if wanted. Altering frontstrap on Bisley frames already mounted on customer supplied guns is $85. The No.5 frame closely duplicates the original as made for Elmer Keith, but with a few minor improvements to make it more user friendly with stiff loads. It is made by altering the standard NM Bisley frame. If you have large hands and would like it left slightly longer than normal, I can do this. Bluing of the barreled receiver will be required. Vaqueros with colorcased frames will be blued. Both fitting and bluing are included in the cost. Grips are not included in price. Factory Ruger grips to fit the Bisley frame are $40 additional. No.5 frames will require custom grips at a cost of $300 minimum. OM guns will require a custom made hammer and trigger only available here. Cost: NM Blackhawk, New Vaquero, Anniversary models, large frame older Vaqueros- Bisley frame- $375 No.5 frame $675 OM Blackhawks and Flattops- Bisley frame $625 No.5 frame $925 Engrave custom No.5 logo on topstrap of revolver so converted $35 Convert customer supplied Bisley frame to No.5 configuration $300 (grips not included) The OM Bisley hammer and trigger used for the above conversions are only available on an installed basis. Any of the above frames are not offered as a stand alone service. They will only be installed in conjuction with other work such as, but not limited to caliber conversions.