Vaquero barrel with integral dovetail front sight base. $400 extra on conversions requiring barrel replacement or $850 on rebarreling projects. Available lengths- 4 5/8, 5 1/2, & 7 1/2".
All black blade standard.
Ruger Single Action Revolvers
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. Maximum length 8". Cylinder endshake may have to be tightened if excessive before rebarreling.
1. Standard factory contour or straight taper bull barrel. Factory sight remounted.$550
With custom pinned blade sight add $150 For HD style front sight add additional $10
With custom patridge style fixed blade front sight add $100
No front sight mounted subtract $25
2. 5 1/2" Express style with integral barrel band and caterpillar ramped front sight base. Blade is pinned in base. Available for Single Six and Blackhawks. $750 6 1/2" Express for full case ejection. Target length ejector assy. included $850
3. Straight octagon with integral front sight base and pinned blade serrated front sight. $950. All octagon barrels will be machined with a shoulder to block movement of ejector housing. Now available for Single Six, New model flattops, or New Vaquero. Pricing is $1000 for these due to the added difficulty in fitting the ejector rod hsg. Lengths available- 4 3/4", 5 1/2", & 7 1/2". Octagon barrels for Vaqueros come standard with a dovetail front sight.
Substitute dovetail front sight for pinned blade sight on octagon barrel add $100 Odd barrel lengths to 8" not listed above- add $75
Bluing of the barreled receiver is included in all rebarreling cost. If other parts need refinishing, these will be quoted seperately.
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 - $1295
2. Round with full length rib- similar to S&W N-frame standard barrels - $1295
3. Round with full length narrow rib and dovetail front sight to fit Vaquero - $1395
Barrels 2 & 3 are typically serrated on top with straight line serrations.
Subtract $500 from above cost when substituted for a round barrel on caliber conversions.
Add $100 for dovetailed front sight.
Basic Tune-up Package for all Ruger SA centerfire revolvers: Action job with 3-3 1/4# trigger pull, adjust timing as needed, Custom .110"W fixed blade patridge style blade front sight on blue guns or new .120"W patridge or ramp style blade for stainless guns, polish or recut forcing cone and barrel crown. $400
Deluxe tune-up package for all Ruger SA centerfire revolvers: Action job with 3-3 1/4# trigger pull, oversize #5 base pin with lock screw, polish or recut forcing cone and barrel crown, open cyl. throats for cast bullets, alignment check, correct timing as needed, install Bowen Target or Rough Country rear sight and pinned blade conversion on front sight with ramped or patridge style blade. Stainless guns will utilize factory front sight base with new custom blade installed. - $625 SS or blue
Master Tune-up package for all Ruger SA centerfire revolvers: This package includes all the work done in the Deluxe package above with the addition of a custom pinned blade front sight base and your choice of any sight blade I make, eg. plain black, gold bead, fiber optic, gold bars, etc. $750 SS or blue
To shorten barrel on tune-up package add $150 Set barrel/cyl. gap and endshake to minimum on tune-up package add $175
Matte beadblast stainless gun $100
Add colorcased frame, loading gate, & hammer for blued guns to any tuneup package or conversions for $385.
See Misc. Services page for other options.
All guns sent in for tune-up packages will be checked out thoroughly and you will be notified if any other issues require attention.
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. Cylinder bolt is blocked to prevent lateral movement. Timing corrected and cyl. bearing surfaces inside frame faced as needed. Oversize #5 base pin with lock screw and action job standard. Custom front sight with pinned blade standard. Specify patridge 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. $1695 Barrel lengths under 4 5/8" $50 extra.
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)
Add Bisley spur hammer to OM gun- $250 Limited availability
6 shot caliber conversion upgrade- add 5.5" Express style barrel with integral barrel band front sight- $300 6.5" add $400
6 shot caliber conversion upgrade- add octagon barrel with pinned blade front sight- $500
Cresent head ejector rod in standard length in blue or stainless- $15
Custom grips and gripframe conversions- POR
Substitute custom unfluted cyl. for factory cyl. on conversion- $675
Steel gripframe installation- from $250 + frame cost
Sight blades other than standard serrated- see Misc. Services page
Linebore & rechamber customer supplied auxiliary cyl. with 6 shot conversion- from $350.
Basic 6 shot caliber conversion- This conversion is the basic 6 shot conversion with only the bare essentials done. Conversion utilizes a new custom barrel in your choice of length to 8". Forcing cone cut to 11 degrees and barrel fitted to minimum barrel/cyl. gap. Cylinder is linebored and rechambered. Custom made .110" wide partridge style fixed blade sight of proper height standard on blue guns. Stainless guns will have the factory sight remounted and a patridge style blade fitted. Old caliber desifnation will be removed and gun properly remarked. I will customize this package to suit your needs and adjust price accordingly. Select caliber from above according to frame size of base gun. Contact me if you need help with this. Base gun must be at least 1 caliber smaller than conversion caliber. .40 cal. stainless conversions will utilize a rebored factory barrel.
Blue gun- $975
Stainless gun- $975
Blue gun with colorcased frame, loading gate, & hammer- $1350
Finish options for conversions:
Standard factory equivalent polish- included
High polish blue- add $75
Hardchrome- matte or brushed- $295
Factory equivalent brushed stainless polish- included
Matte beadblast finish on stainless gun- add $75
Satin black Ionbond finish- add $595 This is the ultimate finish that will last a lifetime.
Refinish alloy gripframe- $60
Please specify your choice when ordering
See Misc. Services page for other options.
.44 Special conversion. Shown with optional steel ejector hsg., blackpowder chamfered cyl., Bowen rear sight, and pinned blade front sight with gold bars.
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 conversion for $65. 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 #5 base pin with lock screw, steel ejector housing, HD pinned blade serrated front sight, freewheeled cylinder, and .795" dia. bull barrel in your choice of length to 8" standard. Action is tightened and blocked. Barrel/cyl. gap set to .002-.003". 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 or stainless steel guns. Load data furnished. $2995 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- $2895 on your gun
For 5.5" Banded Express style barrel add $300 or 6.5" for $400. For Octagon barrel add $500. Extra 5 or 6 shot custom cyl. in auxiliary caliber $900
5 shot 45 Colt conversion utilizing factory barrel: Oversize unfluted linebored open casehead cylinder and #5 base pin with lock screw are fitted to frame. Action job with 3-3.5# creep free trigger. Factory barrel is refitted and forcing cone cut to 11 degrees. Barrel/cyl. gap set as tight as possible. Action is tightened and blocked.Freewheeled cyl. $1795 Shorten factory barrel and remount sight add$150
6 shot conversion with custom cylinder utilizing factory barrel to above specs: $1695
6 shot custom unfluted cylinder only installed. Includes refinishing as needed- $1100.
Complete refinishing of your gun is included in SA conversion price with custom cylinders. 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. 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 on a limited basis here. Cost: NM Blackhawk, New Vaquero, Anniversary models, large frame older Vaqueros- Bisley frame- $395 No.5 frame $695 OM Blackhawks and Flattops- Bisley frame $650 No.5 frame $950 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.