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Old June 29th, 2019, 09:53 PM #11
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A converted OM Blackhawk will operate like a New Model. Ensure empty cylinder. Cock the hammer and look at the firing pin. If the conversion has been done you will see a transfer bar behind and maybe a little low on the firing pin.

I bought a November 1956 built flat gate Single Six - my birth year. Never fired but converted. I looked all over for lockwork. Found a set but the increase in value was approximate to the cost of the lockwork.
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Old June 30th, 2019, 04:18 AM #12
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We'll know when I look at it later today.

Magnumite, too bad someone converted that 1956 flat gate. I have a single six in mint condition that was made in my birth year, 1958. I still have not shot it.
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Old June 30th, 2019, 01:00 PM #13
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I stayed an hour past the agreed meeting time and didn't see the OP. Hope everything is OK.
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Old July 1st, 2019, 10:58 AM #14
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1958...very nice. A few subtle variations in those early years.

Except for the conversion, mine was unfired. Too collectible unfired so I let it go. I don’t tolerate guns I shouldn't shoot very well. Unconverted I may have kept it. Made money on it. One thing to consider...folks are holding onto the old lockwork tighter.
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Old July 1st, 2019, 11:25 AM #15
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If a safety converted revolver has its original removed parts with it, can it be restored to old style as if nothing were done?
In other words, other than parts removal and replacement, were any permanent modifications or machining operations performed to do the factory safety conversion?
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The frame is machined to accept the modification. Removing the conversion parts and replacing with the original lockwork restores it to original operation.
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Looked at it this morning. Late production 3 screw with desirable 4 5/8 barrel. Has the transfer bar conversion. The gun is good to go.

OP, it was nice to meet you and your son this morning. He seems like a pretty intelligent young lad! Enjoy your Ruger!
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Thanks dist1646. I truly appreciate your help.
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