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Birdshead Grips from Brownell's

Well, I haven't fit one to a Blackhawk, but I've done the harder thing: I've fit one to a Vaquero Bisley. This grip frame was definitely not designed with the Bisley in mind. The Bisley trigger is 'way bigger than the Blackhawk, and the hole for it has to be opened and lengthened (mostly the latter) a whole bunch to accept it. Likewise with the hammer slot...I had to beg off and go to my gunsmith for help on that one...the hammer slot is much too visible for me to go making mistakes on it. The trigger opening was OK, but it still was what Newt's mom said about Hilary K. Not enough room to get a good stroke with a file. Everything else worked out OK...you may find some interference with the mainspring inside the grip frame, but a little filing in the proper place will solve that. I still haven't done what Ruger calls "match-polishing" the gripframe to the mainframe, but it looks and handles really well...I got the brass frame and the black grip panels. Looks great with the fake case-hardening of the Vaquero. People come over to me at the range to see what I'm shooting.
 

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Cheyenne Ranger said:
Charlie,
Any chance you have a pic or two of your modification?
thanks
No. I have been looking for a good scanner or a good CHEAP digital camera for some time, but the price hasn't come down on the cameras yet, or at least not far enough. Unfortunately, I'm on a fixed (by law!) income. If I make a dollar more, my wife gets a dollar less on her SSI. If I make a LOT more she loses it entirely, and her Title XIX too. I figure I'd have to quadruple my income at a stroke just to stay even. So I wait...pretty soon the Japanese will be selling 'em for 4 bucks apiece.
 
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