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Ruger 50th Year New Model Blackhawk Flat Top, $583

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The all-steel Ruger flat top 50th Year Blackhawk had remarkablyclean lines and comfortable Colt-size grips. The Micro sight didn'tneed to be touched. The Ruger laid 'em in there a touch betterthan two others, and looked great doing it. The front of thecylinder was beveled to ease holstering.

Ruger 50th Year New Model Blackhawk Flat Top, $583

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On top of the Ruger New Model Blackhawk's barrel were these words, filled with gold. The gun came in a red plastic case with a bit of history in a booklet.
We loved the Ruger's retro grip. It was identical in size and shape to that of the 1907 Colt Model P on the right. Long ago Elmer Keith got Bill Ruger to lengthen the Ruger's grip, which we feel only gives the gun more room to get up speed before it smacks your second finger. We firmly believe Ruger ought to adopt this grip for all its Blackhawks as standard. We liked the checkering too.

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