READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND

WARNINGS IN THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM
For Product Service on this Model Please Call:
(603) 865-2442 (See p. 30)
THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL SHOULD ALWAYS ACCOMPANY THIS FIREARM AND BE
TRANSFERRED WITH IT UPON CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP, OR WHEN THE FIREARM IS LOANED OR
PRESENTED TO ANOTHER PERSON.
MRN, KMRN & BMRN/2-09 C
R11
BLUED &
STAINLESS
STEEL
CALIBERS
.357 Magnum,
.30 Carbine, .41 Magnum,
.44 Magnum, & .45LC
S
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
FOR
RUGER
®
NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK
®
,
SUPER BLACKHAWK
®
,
HUNTER & BISLEY
SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS
State-By-State Warnings
Certain states require by law that their own specified warning
notices in larger-than-normal type be conspicuously included
by the manufacturer, distributor, or retail dealer with firearms
sold in that state. Sturm, Ruger sells its products in
compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Because our
products may be sold in these states, we include the following:
California:
Connecticut:
“UNLAWFUL STORAGE OF A LOADED FIREARM MAY
RESULT IN IMPRISONMENT OR FINE.”
Florida:
“IT IS UNLAWFUL, AND PUNISHABLE BY
IMPRISONMENT AND FINE, FOR ANY ADULT TO
STORE OR LEAVE A FIREARM IN ANY PLACE WITHIN
THE REACH OR EASY ACCESS OF A MINOR UNDER 18
YEARS OF AGE OR TO KNOWINGLY SELL OR
OTHERWISE TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OR POSSESSION
OF A FIREARM TO A MINOR OR A PERSON OF
UNSOUND MIND.”
WARNING
“Children are attracted to and can
operate firearms that can cause
severe injuries or death. Prevent
child access by always keeping
guns locked away and unloaded
when not in use. If you keep a
loaded firearm where a child
obtains and improperly uses it,
you may be fined or sent to
prison.”
ADVERTENCIA
“A los niños los atraen las armas
de fuego y las pueden hacer
funcionar. Ellos pueden causarses
lesions graves y la muerte. Evite
que los niños tengan accesso a las
armas de fuego guardándolas
siempre con llave y descargadas
cuando no las esté utilizando. Si
usted tiene un arma de fuego
cargada en un lugar en que un
niño tiene acceso a ella y la usa
indebidamente, le pueden dar una
multa o enviarlo a la carcel.”
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3
Maine:
“ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IS A
CRIME. IF YOU LEAVE A FIREARM AND AMMUNITION
WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A CHILD, YOU MAY BE
SUBJECT TO FINE, IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH. KEEP
FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION SEPARATE. KEEP
FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION LOCKED UP. USE
TRIGGER LOCKS.”
Maryland:
“WARNING: Children can operate firearms which may cause
death or serious injury. It is a crime to store or leave a loaded
firearm in any location where an individual knew or should
have known that an unsupervised minor would gain access to
the firearm. Store your firearm responsibly!”
Massachusetts:
“WARNING FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY
GENERAL: This handgun is not equipped with a device that
fully blocks use by unauthorized users. More than 200,000
firearms like this one are stolen from their owners every year
in the United States. In addition, there are more than a
thousand suicides each year by younger children and
teenagers who get access to firearms. Hundreds more die from
accidental discharge. It is likely that many more children
sustain serious wounds, or inflict such wounds accidentally on
others. In order to limit the chance of such misuse, it is
imperative that you keep this weapon locked in a secure place
and take other steps necessary to limit the possibility of theft
or accident. Failure to take reasonable preventive steps may
result in innocent lives being lost, and in some circumstances
may result in your liability for these deaths.”
“IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE OR KEEP A FIREARM,
RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR MACHINE GUN IN ANY PLACE
UNLESS THAT WEAPON IS EQUIPPED WITH A
TAMPER-RESISTANT SAFETY DEVICE OR IS STORED
OR KEPT IN A SECURELY LOCKED CONTAINER.”
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New Jersey:
“IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO LEAVE A LOADED
FIREARM WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A MINOR.”
New York City:
“THE USE OF A LOCKING DEVICE OR SAFETY LOCK
IS ONLY ONE ASPECT OF RESPONSIBLE FIREARMS
STORAGE. FOR INCREASED SAFETY, FIREARMS
SHOULD BE STORED UNLOADED AND LOCKED IN A
LOCATION THAT IS BOTH SEPARATE FROM THEIR
AMMUNITION AND INACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN
AND OTHER UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS.”
North Carolina:
“IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE OR LEAVE A FIREARM
THAT CAN BE DISCHARGED IN A MANNER THAT A
REASONABLE PERSON SHOULD KNOW IS
ACCESSIBLE TO A MINOR.”
Texas:
“IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE, TRANSPORT, OR
ABANDON AN UNSECURED FIREARM IN A PLACE
WHERE CHILDREN ARE LIKELY TO BE AND CAN
OBTAIN ACCESS TO THE FIREARM.”
Wisconsin:
“IF YOU LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN THE
REACH OR EASY ACCESS OF A CHILD YOU MAY BE
FINED OR IMPRISONED OR BOTH IF THE CHILD
IMPROPERLY DISCHARGES, POSSESSES, OR EXHIBITS
THE FIREARM.”
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Please check with your licensed retailer or state police for
additional warnings which may be required by local law or
regulation. Such regulations change constantly, and local
authorities are in the best position to advise you on such legal
matters.
WHY ARE WE INCLUDING A FIRED CARTRIDGE CASE
WITH EVERY RUGER PISTOL AND REVOLVER?
Certain states and jurisdictions now require that all newly manufactured pistols
and revolvers must be accompanied by a cartridge case, which has been test fired
from that gun at the factory. The case must be placed in a sealed container
bearing certain information concerning this test cartridge.
At the time of retail sale in those jurisdictions, firearms dealers must forward
such test cartridge to a designated destination such as their State Police
Laboratory. As independent Ruger Distributors have nationwide markets without
territorial restrictions, we have decided to include a fired cartridge case with all
new Ruger pistols and revolvers, to minimize the possibility of inadvertent non-
compliance with these laws.
Retail customers located in other states, where laws or regulations do not require
the dealer to so act, may be assured that the fired cartridge case they receive with
the firearm at the time of retail purchase is proof that your new Ruger firearm
has undergone our normal test firing procedures during manufacture.
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• Always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction,
including when you are installing or removing your
locking device.
• Always verify that your firearm is completely unloaded
before installing your locking device.
• Do not install locking devices in the trigger guard;
always keep your fingers and locking device outside the
trigger guard during device installation and removal.
• Store firearms, ammunition and keys separately and
securely, away from children and careless adults; do not
store your firearm with the keys in the locking device.
• Do not attempt to work the action of your firearm with
the locking device in place; this may damage your
firearm.
• While locking devices are an important aid to security
measures, they are not a substitute for safe firearm
handling and proper storage. Remember that any
mechanical device can be bypassed with enough time,
knowledge, determination and equipment.
LOCKING DEVICES MUST BE USED
SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY
EXTERNAL LOCKING DEVICE
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING – USE OF LOCKING DEVICES
Correct Installation of Lock For
Ruger New Model Blackhawk Revolvers
Use the Correct Lock: While the basic locking device is substantially similar for
all Ruger firearms, due to the different shapes of the many Ruger firearms, some
firearms utilize different locking devices. NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK
®
revolvers utilize a 2 1/2” lock. It is very important to use the correct locking
device!
To Install the Factory-Supplied External Locking Device:
1. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and your fingers outside the trigger
guard at all times!
2. Be sure the firearm and its cylinder are completely unloaded and contain no
cartridges or cartridge cases!
3. Completely remove the cylinder by opening the loading gate, pressing the
basepin latch, pulling the basepin fully forward, and rotating the cylinder out of
the frame.
4. Loop the shackle through the cylinder window in the frame. Next slip the
cylinder onto the shackle of the lock as shown in Figure 1.
5. Close the lock by pressing the shackle into the body of the lock (the part that
receives the key) as tightly together as possible. The lock has bumpers and the
shackle is coated with a non-marring material that will not harm the metal finish
of your firearm; be careful not to dent the frame or grip panels of the revolver.
6. Once the lock is securely closed, remove the key and pull firmly on the lock to
test the connection and be sure it is locked. Do not leave or store your firearm
with the key in the lock! Store your locked, unloaded firearm and the key in
secure, separate locations, away from ammunition, children, or unauthorized
adults.
Figure 1
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OPERATION OF INTERNAL LOCK
REMOVE KEY AFTER LOCKING OR UNLOCKING
Place Hammer
in “Full Down”
Position
Lock “On”
Lock “Off”
180º
Always Rotate the Key
Fully Until it Stops!
Figure 2
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OPERATION OF INTERNAL LOCK
(ON REVOLVERS SO EQUIPPED)
Never rely upon any safety mechanism or mechanical device to justify unsafe or careless
handling of a firearm. When securing your revolver or to prevent unauthorized access,
you should rely first and foremost on the key-operated locking device supplied with
your revolver. (See Page 5.) However, for added security, and to comply with certain
state and local laws, your NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK
®
revolver also is
equipped with a manually operated internal lock. When actuated, this internal lock will
secure the hammer in the uncocked or “full down” position.
Before activating the internal lock on your revolver, first visually inspect the chambers
to verify that they are empty and do not contain any cartridges.
To activate the internal lock, make sure that the revolver is pointed in a safe direction
and that the hammer is in the full down position. Using a small scewdriver, remove the
screw securing the grip panels and remove the right grip panel to expose the internal
lock. (See “Internal Lock,” p. 12.) Insert the key into the keyway and rotate the key
fully clockwise (about 180º from the fully unlocked position) until it stops. NOTE: The
key will not rotate the full 180º if the hammer is not in contact with the cylinder frame.
Make sure the hammer is in the “full down” position before turning the key. (See
Figure 2.) After you have fully rotated the key 180º clockwise until it stops, remove the
key and verify that the internal lock is engaged by attempting to cock the hammer. If
the internal lock is engaged, you will not be able to cock the hammer.
To deactivate the internal lock, place the internal lock key into the internal lock keyway
(see “Internal Lock,” p. 12) and rotate the key counter-clockwise (about 180º from the
fully locked position) until it stops. (See Figure 2.)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING
INTERNAL LOCK THROUGH RIGHT GRIP PANEL
If you would like to access the internal lock on your NEW MODEL
BLACKHAWK
®
without removing the grips, you can drill a small hole
through the right grip panel as follows:
1. Remove the right grip panel by unscrewing the grip panel screw.
2. On the inside of the right grip panel is a drill point (see Figure 3, below). On
the inside of the grip panel, drill a 1/8” hole starting at the drill point.
3. Turn the grip panel over and, using the 1/8” hole you just drilled as a guide
hole, enlarge the hole using a 3/16” bit, this time drilling from the outside of
the panel inward.
4. Reattach the right grip panel and tighten the grip panel screw. The 3/16” hole
will allow key access to the internal lock without removing the grip panel.



Figure 3
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DRILL POINT AS
STARTING POINT FOR
KEY HOLE
INSIDE OF RIGHT GRIP PANEL SHOWN
Be sure to store the internal lock key in a secure location, away from children
and careless adults. Do not store your firearm with the key in the internal lock
keyway. Never lock a loaded gun – always unload the gun before locking.
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FIREARMS SAFETY-YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
SAFETY MUST BE THE FIRST AND CONSTANT
CONSIDERATION OF EVERY PERSON WHO
HANDLES FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION.
This Instruction Manual is designed to assist you in learning how to use and care
for your RUGER
®
NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK
®
or BISLEY
revolver properly. Please contact us if you have any questions about it.
Only when you are certain you fully understand the Manual and can properly
carry out its instructions should you practice loading, unloading, etc. with live
ammunition. If you have any doubts about your ability to handle or use a
particular type of gun safely, then you should seek supervised instruction.
Such personalized instruction is often available from gun dealers, gun clubs or
police departments. If none of these sources can help you, write to the National
Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-7400. They will
assist you.
The person with a gun in their possession has a full-time job. You cannot guess;
you cannot forget. You must know how to use your firearm safely. Do not use
any firearm without having a complete understanding of its particular
characteristics and safe use.
Remember: There is no such thing as a foolproof gun.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
State-By-State Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
External Locking Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Operation of Internal Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
General Information and Mechanical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Ammunition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
To Load and Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
To Uncock (Decock) The Revolver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
To Unload or Eject Cartridge Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
To Remove or Replace Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Disassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Reassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Care of Stainless Steel Revolvers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Attaching Ruger Scope Rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Sights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Service and Parts Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Shipping Firearms For Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Ordering Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Parts Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
The Basic Rules of Safe Firearms Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
“RUGER,” “Blackhawk” and“Vaquero” are registered U.S. trademarks.
WARNING–ALTERATIONS
This product was designed to
function properly in its original
condition. Alterations can make it
unsafe. Do not alter any part or add
or substitute parts or accessories
not made by Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.
DO NOT ALTER ANY GUN
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FIREARMS ARE DANGEROUS WEAPONS–
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS IN THIS
MANUAL THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY BEFORE USING.
GENERAL INFORMATION
AND MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS
The mechanisms of the RUGER
®
NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK
®
differ
significantly from that of any other single action revolver. The information and
instructions which follow apply only to the New Model Blackhawk* revolver.
The RUGER
®
NEW MODEL BISLEY revolver has many of the features of
the New Model Blackhawk revolvers with certain important differences, such as
the hammer, trigger and grip frame. The RUGER
®
NEW MODEL HUNTER
is a .44 magnum single action revolver designed especially for the handgun hunter.
A heavier, solid ribbed barrel cut for the patented Ruger scope mounting system
distinguishes this model.
*In this manual the words NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK
®
refer to the
NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK
®
, NEW MODEL SUPER
BLACKHAWK
®
and RUGER BISLEY revolvers which all utilize the same
Ruger New Model Blackhawk mechanism.
WARNINGS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE ARE
FOUND ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES:
Locking Devices 5 Disassembly 21
Alterations 10 Lubrication 26
Lead Exposure 14 Storage 27
Ammunition 15 Shipping 30
Handling 16 Parts Purchasers 31
Firing 17 Malfunctioning Parts 32
Safe Carrying Position 18
OTHER CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS APPEAR
THROUGHOUT THE MANUAL.
The patented Ruger New Model single action revolver mechanism incorporates a
transfer bar. The transfer bar – which is raised into firing position as the trigger
is pulled to the rear – transmits the energy of the hammer blow to the firing pin.
This transfer bar mechanism makes a “safety” notch unnecessary.
The gate (loading gate) can be opened only when the hammer and trigger are
fully forward. Opening the gate immobilizes the trigger, hammer, and transfer
bar. When the gate is opened the cylinder is unlatched and can be turned for
loading or ejection. When the gate is closed, the cylinder latch functions in the
normal manner. The loading notch is therefore unnecessary in the New Model
design.
Unlike the earlier single action revolvers which have four hammer positions –
“cocked,” “loading,” “safety” and “all the way forward” – the New Model has only
two hammer positions – “cocked” and “all the way forward.”
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Parts referred to frequently are indicated by arrows.
NOMENCLATURE
New Model Blackhawk*
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE
OWNERS OF ALL “OLD MODEL” (PRE-1973) RUGER SINGLE ACTION
REVOLVERS, INCLUDING BEARCATS WITH SERIAL NUMBERS BELOW
93-00000, SHOULD WRITE FOR DETAILS CONCERNING OUR FREE
SAFETY CONVERSION, WHICH CAN HELP PREVENT ACCIDENTS
CAUSED BY A BLOW TO THE HAMMER IF THE USER HAS FAILED TO
TAKE THE BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTION OF KEEPING AN EMPTY
CHAMBER UNDER THE HAMMER. See Page 32.
* In this manual the word
Blackhawk refers to both
the Blackhawk and the
Super Blackhawk models.
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NOMENCLATURE
Bisley
Fluted Cylinder Model Shown
CAUTION–NUMBERED CYLINDERS
00-00345
3
4 5
3
4
5
Do not accept delivery of a New Model Blackhawk
Convertible (a model with two cylinders) unless
the numbers on the front face of both cylinders
match the last three digits of the serial number on
the frame. Use of the wrong cylinder can cause
improper alignment or timing and may result in
personal injury.
A Blackhawk revolver (including the Super
Blackhawk & Bisley) manufactured with a single
cylinder does not have the last three digits of the
serial number marked on the cylinder.
CYLINDERS
MUST MATCH GUN
INTERNAL LOCK
Internal Lock
Internal Lock Keyway
(shown with right grip panel removed)
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Mechanism shown at rest. Transfer bar is not in line between hammer and firing pin. This
is the carrying position.
Mechanism shown with trigger pulled and hammer beginning to fall. Transfer bar is in
firing position, between hammer and firing pin.
The mechanism of the RUGER
®
NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK
®
&
BISLEYprovides maximum security against accidental discharge. As with any
other firearm, however, the New Model must be used with strict attention to
correct safety practices. In addition, the revolver should be inspected frequently
to assure that it is working properly.
The Ruger New Model revolver mechanism is illustrated below. The same basic
mechanism is found in the entire line of Ruger New Model single action
revolvers – Single-Six, Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, Bisley, Vaquero, Bisley
Vaquero, and Hunter Models.
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WARNING - LEAD EXPOSURE
Discharging firearms in poorly
ventilated areas, cleaning
firearms, or handling
ammunition may result in
exposure to lead and other
substances known to the state of
California to cause birth defects,
reproductive harm, and other
serious physical injury. Have
adequate ventilation at all times.
Wash hands thoroughly after
exposure.
SHOOTING OR CLEANING GUNS
MAY EXPOSE YOU TO LEAD
AMMUNITION
The table below shows the correct type of ammunition for use in each of the
revolvers listed. Where two cartridges are shown on the same line, they may be
used interchangeably.
Model Caliber Ammunition
Blackhawk Convertible .32-20/.32 Mag. .32-20 reg. & high speed
(no longer in production) .32 H&R & .32 S&W in Extra Cyl.
Blackhawk, Bisley .357 Magnum .357 Mag. and .38 SPL
Blackhawk Convertible .357 Mag/9mm .357 Mag. and .38 SPL
9mm in Extra Cyl.
Blackhawk .30 Carbine .30 Carbine
Blackhawk .41 Magnum .41 Magnum
Blackhawk, Bisley .45 Colt .45 Colt
Blackhawk Convertible .45 Colt/45 Auto .45 Colt; .45 Auto in Extra Cyl.
Super Blackhawk, Hunter, .44 Magnum .44 Mag. and .44 SPL
Blackhawk, Bisley
Blackhawk Convertible .38-40/10mm .38-40 reg. & high speed
(no longer in production) 10mm in Extra Cyl.
Super Blackhawk .44-40/.44 Mag. .44-40 reg. & high speed
Convertible (no longer in production) .44 Mag. & .44 SPL in Extra Cyl.
AMMUNITION (CARTRIDGES) NOTICE
WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE
OR INJURY WHATSOEVER OCCURRING IN CONNECTION WITH, OR
AS THE RESULT OF, THE USE IN RUGER REVOLVERS OF FAULTY, OR
NONSTANDARD, OR “REMANUFACTURED” OR HANDLOADED
(RELOADED) AMMUNITION, OR OF CARTRIDGES OTHER THAN
THOSE FOR WHICH THE FIREARM WAS ORIGINALLY CHAMBERED.
WARNING–AMMUNITION
Death, serious injury, and damage
can result from the use of wrong
ammunition, bore obstructions,
powder overloads, or incorrect
cartridge components. Always wear
shooting glasses and hearing
protectors.
IMPROPER AMMUNITION
DESTROYS GUNS
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Notes on Cartridges listed in the table above: .357 Mag. is 357 Magnum; .38 SPL
is .38 Special; 9mm is 9mm Parabellum, also called 9mm Luger; .45 Colt is also
called .45 Long Colt; .45 Auto is .45 Automatic and is also called .45 ACP; .44
Mag. is .44 Magnum; .44 SPL is .44 Special.
Notes on the .32-20/.32 Magnum Convertible (this model is no longer in
production): The .32-20/.32 magnum revolver is supplied with one .32-20
cylinder and one .32 H&R magnum cylinder. The .32-20 cylinder can fire all
.32-20 factory loaded cartridges, both regular and high speed. No other .32
caliber cartridge should be used in this cylinder, as split cases can result in hot
powder gasses escaping rearward under very high velocity. The .32 H&R Magnum
cylinder can fire all factory loaded .32 S&W and .32 S&W long cartridges. The
use of other than .32 H&R Magnum cartridges may, in some loadings, result in
unsatisfactory accuracy.
Notes on the .38-40/10mm Blackhawk Convertible (this model is no longer in
production): Ruger New Model Convertible revolvers using the cylinder
chambered for the .38-40 cartridge can use all factory loadings of this
ammunition both regular and high speed. Do not use any other ammunition in
the .38-40 cylinder. Revolvers using the cylinder chambered for the 10mm pistol
cartridge can use all factory loadings of this ammunition both regular and high
speed. Do not use any other ammunition in the 10mm cylinder.
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Notes on the .44-40/44 Mag. Super Blackhawk Convertible (this model no longer
in production): Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk convertible revolvers using
the cylinder chambered for the .44-40 cartridge can use all factory loadings of
this ammunition both regular and high speed. Do not use any other ammunition
in the .44-40 cylinder. The .44 magnum cylinder can use all factory loadings of
the .44 magnum cartridges and .44 special cartridges.
Notes on Revolvers Chambered for 9mm or .30 Carbine: Because 9mm
cartridges are manufactured worldwide for use in pistols, revolvers, and
submachine guns, it is possible to encounter cartridges which, when fired,
develop pierced primers. If this occurs, discontinue the use of the particular
brand or type of ammunition. The possibility of a pierced primer is another
compelling reason why a shooter should always wear protective glasses to shield
his eyes. Use only metal jacketed bullets in 9mm and .30 Carbine revolvers.
When a lead bullet is fired, its base expands and a ring of lead is shaved off and
deposited in the shoulder area of the chamber. A build-up of lead rings can
prevent proper chambering of cartridges because 9mm and .30 Carbine cartridge
mouths seat on the chamber shoulders.
When firing a regular .30 Carbine cartridge with a metal jacketed bullet, a ring of
brass is sometimes clipped from the mouth of the cartridge case. This ring can
lodge in the chamber shoulder and prevent full chambering of a subsequent
cartridge. For the reasons noted above, revolver chambers should be cleaned
regularly and chamber cleaning should be the first corrective action when
cartridges do not chamber properly.
HANDLING
CARRYING: Unlike “old model” single action revolvers, which should always be
carried with the hammer down on an empty chamber to prevent accidental
discharges caused by a blow to the hammer, the Ruger New Model Blackhawk &
Bisley may be carried with all chambers loaded. When the hammer and trigger
are fully forward at the same time, the transfer bar is lowered out of firing
position and the hammer rests directly on the frame, not on the firing pin.
WARNING–HANDLING
Any time the revolver is loaded, the
hammer is cocked and the trigger is
pulled and held to the rear, it will fire.
Cocking the gun or pulling the trigger
should only be done when you are ready
to fire immediately.
NEVER DROP OR STRIKE ANY
REVOLVER – COCKED OR UNCOCKED.
CARRY AND HANDLE THE REVOLVER
IN SUCH A MANNER THAT THE
HAMMER WILL NOT BE STRUCK.
NEVER CARRY ANY REVOLVER
WITH THE HAMMER
COCKED.
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TO LOAD AND FIRE
1. Do not load the revolver until you are ready to use it.
2. Note – The loading gate cannot be opened unless the hammer and trigger are
fully forward, and the hammer cannot be cocked once the gate is opened.
3. Open the gate. This permits the cylinder to rotate.
4. Turn cylinder clockwise, by hand, and insert cartridges in chambers.
5. Align a chamber with the barrel and close the gate. The revolver is now in its
normal carrying condition – hammer and trigger fully forward and transfer
bar lowered out of firing position.
6. NOTE – To help prevent scoring of the cylinder, when closing the loading gate
be sure that a chamber is directly aligned with the barrel. This can be achieved
by rotating the cylinder so that a cylinder flute is equally spaced on either side
of the topstrap, closing the loading gate, and then verifying that the cylinder is
locked in place.
7. Cocking – To fire the revolver, the hammer must first by manually cocked.
When cocking the hammer, have a firm hold on the grip with the shooting
hand, and DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER WHILE COCKING THE HAMMER.
TOUCH THE TRIGGER ONLY WHEN YOU ARE READY TO FIRE. With the fore
portion of your thumb firmly on the hammer spur, draw the hammer fully to
the rear until it stops. Then permit the hammer to move forward (it will only
move slightly) until the trigger engages in the hammer at full cock.
8. Firing – Once the hammer has been cocked, a light pressure on the trigger
will disengage the trigger from the hammer. The hammer will fall forward
striking the transfer bar and the revolver will fire.
9. After firing, the hammer will remain down. To fire subsequent shots, fully
release the trigger and repeat steps 7 & 8 above for each shot.
WARNING–FIRING
When firing any revolver, be sure all persons are a
safe distance to the rear of the shooter. When fired,
all revolvers discharge gas and particles through the
clearance gap between the cylinder and the rear of
the barrel. These particles of lead, powder grains or
lubricant are projected broadly sideways at high
speed and thus can injure a person who is standing
too close to the revolver. When firing any revolver,
always be certain that nothing – including either of
your hands – is in the path of the hot gas and
particles which are discharged from the front and
sides of the cylinder. When shooting, adequate eye
protection is essential. Shooters and bystanders must
wear shooting glasses. Hearing protection must also
be worn. Exposure to shooting noise can damage
hearing.
HOT GASES EXIT
BARREL/CYLINDER GAP
Never carry revolvers cocked! The
safe carrying position for the
Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk and
Bisley Revolvers is with the
hammer fully down and the
trigger forward. In this position
the hammer does not contact the
firing pin. See page 11. In older
(1953-1972) single action
revolvers, the hammer, when in
the full forward position, does rest
against the firing pin.
Accordingly, never carry an “old
model” revolver with the hammer
fully forward and the cartridge in
line with the firing pin because a
light blow to the hammer can
readily cause discharge. It is
always safest to carry the hammer
down over an empty chamber
regardless of the revolver type. See
page 32 for details about our free
safety conversion offer for “old
model” Ruger single action
revolvers.
62-00000 AND
ONLY
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DRY-FIRING: Going through the actions of cocking, aiming, and pulling the
trigger of an unloaded gun is known as “Dry Firing.” It can be useful to learn the
“feel” of your revolver. Be certain the revolver is unloaded and that the gun is
pointing in a safe direction even when practicing by dry-firing. The Ruger New
Model revolvers can be dry-fired without damage to the firing pin or other
components.
“FANNING”: NEVER fan any revolver. Fanning is an unsafe way to fire a gun and
it is abusive to the revolver mechanism.
ALWAYS CARRY
NEW MODEL SINGLE ACTIONS
WITH HAMMER DOWN.
WARNING–SAFE CARRYING POSITION
CAUTION: The recoil of any centerfire caliber causes the
muzzle of the gun to flip upward with substantial force. The
shooter need not be apprehensive, but be prepared. Keep a firm grip
on the revolver and hold it away from your face when firing.
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TO ‘UNCOCK’ (DECOCK) THE REVOLVER
If your revolver is cocked, and you wish to let the hammer down to its forward
position (against the frame), proceed as follows: USE EXTREME CARE WHEN
ATTEMPTING TO DECOCK THE REVOLVER, AS THE THUMB SLIPPING
DURING THIS PROCESS CAN RESULT IN AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE IF
THE TRIGGER IS HELD TO THE REAR.
1. Make certain that the revolver is pointing in a safe direction (See Rule 2, Page
42).
2. Make certain both hands are dry and not impeded in any way – gloves,
bandages, cold, etc.
3. Grasp the revolver (if right handed) so that the thumb and forefinger of your
left hand are firmly holding the frame, forward of the trigger guard. Thus,
your left hand is in full control of the revolver (See Figure a, below).
4. Place your right thumb firmly on the hammer spur and, with your thumb
securely in control of the hammer, squeeze the trigger only enough to permit
the hammer to ‘break free’ of the trigger. At that instant, IMMEDIATELY
RELEASE THE TRIGGER and then slowly permit the hammer, STILL SECURE
UNDER YOUR THUMB, to move fully forward to its resting position against
the frame. NOTE: It is imperative that finger pressure be removed from the
trigger just as soon as it is free of the hammer. Then, properly, the trigger and
hammer will move towards their fully forward rest positions together (See
Figure b, below.)
Practice this important gun handling skill with an unloaded revolver until you
have developed the proper control and ‘touch’ to decock your revolver safely. The
key to safe decocking is having the weight of the revolver controlled with one
hand, while the thumb and forefinger of the ‘shooting hand’ control the hammer
and trigger.
4
3
1
2
a.
b.
a. With the thumb controlling the hammer as shown above, (1) squeeze trigger
to permit hammer to ‘break free’ (2).
b. When hammer is free, IMMEDIATELY release trigger (3). Then lower hammer
slowly to its resting position completely down against frame (4).
DECOCKING (UNCOCKING) THE REVOLVER
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The revolver is now in its normal carrying condition -- hammer and trigger fully
forward and transfer bar lowered out of firing position.
CAUTION: The hammer must be carefully eased fully forward before
the hammer is drawn back to the full-cock position for the first shot.
The hammer should be drawn with a firm positive motion to the full-
cock position for each shot, thus actuating the working parts for complete
indexing. Unless this procedure is followed in any single-action revolver, the
cylinder is apt to be out of index when fired.
TO UNLOAD OR EJECT CARTRIDGE CASES
Keep revolver pointed in a safe direction!
Do not attempt to unload when the hammer is cocked.
If the hammer is cocked, it must first be decocked. (See “To Uncock The
Revolver,” p. 19)
Then:
1. Open the gate. This permits the cylinder to rotate.
2. Turn cylinder clockwise, by hand, to align a chamber with the ejector rod.
3. Push the ejector rod rearward, by means of the thumb-piece on its forward
end, so that it slides through the chamber to push out the cartridge or fired
case. Release spring-loaded ejector rod. Repeat until all chambers are empty.
4. Check to be certain that all cartridges have been removed, then close the gate.
TO REMOVE OR REPLACE CYLINDER
1. Open the gate. This lowers the cylinder latch into the frame.
2. Press base pin latch (on left side) and withdraw base pin fully forward.
3. Remove cylinder from loading gate side of frame.
To replace cylinder, simply reverse the above procedure. Before replacing base
pin, holding the gun with the barrel pointed away from you and in a safe
direction, rotate the cylinder 1/4 turns in a clockwise direction to ensure that
pawl is correctly positioned on cylinder ratchet. Finally, close the gate.
WARNING: Never remove, replace or carry a loaded cylinder.
The cartridges can fire if their primers are struck.
Never clean, lubricate,
disassemble or work on a
revolver while it is loaded.
Never install or remove a loaded
cylinder. A loaded cylinder can
discharge if dropped or struck.
Read instructions before
disassembling gun.
UNLOAD BEFORE CLEANING
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Do not eject unfired cartridges onto any surface where the cartridge primer
might strike a solid object and discharge the cartridge.
CORRECT UNLOADING SEQUENCE
WARNING–DISASSEMBLY
3
1
2
4
REPEAT
FOR ALL
CHAMBERS
The user of a RUGER
®
NEW MODEL SINGLE ACTIONrevolver should
carefully read all disassembly directions and study all the illustrations and the
Parts List in this manual before attempting to take the gun apart. Know the
names and location of the parts before removing any of them. Although the
RUGER
®
NEW MODEL SINGLE ACTIONrevolver mechanism is
composed of only a few parts, it is essential that the disassembly and reassembly
operations be carried out with knowledge and care.
Only a few tools are required: A screwdriver or two to remove the grip panel and
grip frame screws, and a drift punch to remove the hammer and trigger pivots
(pins). A small plastic-faced hammer can be useful in drifting the trigger pivot
out and in.
3
1
2
4
REPEAT
FOR ALL
CHAMBERS
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The tip of the screwdriver blade should perfectly fit the grip frame screw slots. A
tip too large will scrape away metal, while too small a tip will damage the screw
slots.
Before taking the gun apart, set up to do it properly. Cover the work surface with
a soft cloth so that the gun finish (and sights) will not be damaged, and provide a
tray into which the parts can be put as they are removed from the gun.
DISASSEMBLY
(Make Sure Revolver is Unloaded!)
1. With the revolver pointed in a safe direction, open the gate and rotate the
cylinder. Examine every chamber in the cylinder to be certain the revolver is
unloaded. Leave the gate open.
2. Press in fully on the left side of the base pin latch, and while holding it in
that position, withdraw the base pin. Remove the cylinder and close the gate.
This is as far as you need to go for routine cleaning.
DETAILED DISASSEMBLY:
1. Remove grip panel screw and remove grip panels.
2. Draw hammer rearward to full cock position. Insert a short length (about 1”)
of nail or pin into the small hole at the lower end of the hammer strut. (The
purpose of the pin is to confine the mainspring when the hammer is
released.)
3. While maintaining thumb pressure on the hammer spur, squeeze the trigger
and ease hammer down to full forward position.
4. Remove the five screws which fasten the grip frame to the cylinder frame.
5. Pull the grip frame rearward and downward to separate it from the cylinder
frame. (If the grip frame does not readily separate from the cylinder frame,
draw the hammer rearward a short distance.) Remove the mainspring
assembly from the grip frame, but do not remove the small pin that is
confining the mainspring. The mainspring assembly will later be reassembled
into the frame as it is.
Do not ‘lose’ the pawl spring and plunger (located in a hole in the
rear of the left side of the cylinder frame, just above the grip frame
screw hole) or the cylinder latch spring and plunger (located in
the hole above front of the trigger guard bow in the grip frame).
6. Remove the trigger pivot (pin) as follows: using a screwdriver as shown in
Figure 4, p. 23, depress the gate detent spring so that the end of the spring
which rests in one groove of the trigger pivot is free of the groove. Then, use
a drift and hammer to push the pivot completely out of the frame.
CAUTION: Press the screwdriver blade tip against the spring
carefully and be certain the blade does not slip off the spring
and damage the frame or injure the person holding the gun.
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7. Remove cylinder latch, gate detent spring, and gate.
8. Remove hammer pivot. Then remove the hammer/pawl assembly and the
trigger/transfer bar assembly. (Note that the hammer is attached to the pawl
and the transfer bar is attached to the trigger. See Figure 5).
The revolver is, at this stage, disassembled as far as it needs to be for major
cleaning and maintenance. However, if it is necessary to go beyond the above
steps, the following cautions and suggestions should be useful:
Ejector/Ejector Housing: Wrap one hand firmly around barrel and housing when
loosening the screw. Remove screw, then carefully lift housing (which contains
compressed spring and ejector rod) away from the barrel.
Base Pin Latch/Nut and Spring: The nut must be held firmly (with jaw-protected
pliers) while the latch is being unscrewed. Don’t lose the spring. When
reassembling, be certain the nut and spring are on the left side of the frame. (See
Parts Drawing).
Rear Sight: The rear sight can be removed from the frame by drifting out the
pivot pin (MR05600) and removing the elevation screw (MR05902). Unless it is
essential, the rear sight should not be removed because there is the risk of losing
the very small elevation springs. If the sight is removed, when reassembling it is
helpful to put a very tiny dab of lubricating gun grease in the recesses of the
sight base. The grease will ‘hold’ the springs upright when the sight is positioned
on the frame as the rear sight pivot pin is being reinstalled.
REASSEMBLY
(Make Sure Revolver is Unloaded!)
1. Assemble pawl to hammer and transfer bar to trigger as shown in Figure 5.
Partially insert hammer/pawl assembly in its recess in the frame. Insert
trigger/transfer bar assembly in its slot in the frame. Then simultaneously
complete insertion of the two assemblies into the frame.
(Groove in
Hammer Pivot)
(Groove in
Trigger Pivot)
Figure 4 Figure 5
ALTHOUGH THE FOREGOING OUTLINES THE CORRECT
PROCEDURE, WE WISH TO EMPHASIZE THAT SUCH DETAILED
DISMANTLING IS SELDOM IF EVER NECESSARY.
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2. (Refer to Figure 4, p. 23). Align hammer in frame and insert hammer pivot
with the grooved end of the pivot on the gate side of the frame. (The long
screw, XR01901, when also inserted on the gate side, will intersect the groove
and lock the pivot in place. See step number 11, p. 25).
3. Replace the loading gate, cylinder latch
and gate detent spring as shown in
Figure 6. Note that the lug on the
cylinder latch fits between the arms of
the gate detent spring and that the end
of one of the arms of the spring is
formed at a 90 degree angle. The
projection thus formed, is designed to
fit through the square hole in the
bottom of the frame and to ride on the
cam surface of the gate pivot. Note also
that this projection holds the loading
gate back and in place.
4. (Refer to Figure 4, p. 23). Depress the upper arm of the gate detent spring
with tip of screwdriver blade and install trigger pivot. Pivot should be
inserted from the gate side of the frame. The non-grooved end of the pivot
should be inserted first. (It may be necessary to manipulate the trigger, the
gate detent spring, and the cylinder latch to align them to receive the trigger
pivot).
5. Insert the base pin, taking care to be certain the ‘dished out’ section of the
base pin collar is adjacent to the bottom of the barrel. The base pin must be
fully inserted and locked in position by the base pin latch. If the base pin is
not fully inserted and locked, the transfer bar may catch under the firing pin
when the hammer is being cocked.
6. (Refer to Figure 7, p. 25). Unhook the ends of the trigger spring (XR03700)
from the grooved retaining pin on both sides of the grip frame.
7. Insert cylinder latch spring and plunger in hole in grip frame. (The spring
goes in first so that the plunger is on top).
8. Insert pawl spring and plunger (plunger goes in the hole first) in the hole in
the left side of the cylinder frame just above the left rear grip screw hole.
9. Install mainspring assembly in the grip frame. Be certain the strut is
positioned properly. See the Parts Drawing for correct strut positioning.
10. (Refer to Figure 7, p. 25). Draw hammer to the rear slightly and place the
grip frame loosely on the cylinder frame. Before pushing the grip frame
forward to mate with the cylinder frame, be certain that:
(a) the cylinder latch spring plunger (XR07700) is positioned so that is will
contact the bottom of the cylinder latch (rather than either side of the
latch),
(b) the pawl spring is aligned to contact the left ‘ear’ of the grip frame (and
not be bent as the ear contacts it).
Figure 6
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11. See Figure 7, and note the end of the trigger spring (the arrow marked “A”).
This end of the spring must be depressed so that it slides under the rear
portion of the trigger when the grip frame is forward. With all the above
springs and plungers aligned, fully mate the grip frame and cylinder frame
and install the five grip frame screws. Note that the long screw (XR01901)
should go in the grip frame hole on the gate side (Figure 7-B) of the revolver.
12. Hook the two ends of the trigger spring
over the trigger spring retaining pin
(KXR06300) as shown in Figure 7-C.
13. Be certain the mainspring strut seat is
correctly positioned on its step in the
grip frame. Then, draw the hammer
back to the full cock position and
remove the small pin from the
mainspring strut. Pull trigger and allow
hammer to fall.
14. Open the gate, withdraw base pin and
install the cylinder. Reinsert the base
pin and be certain it is fully seated and
locked in position.
15. Before loading cartridges into the chamber, cycle the revolver several times.
Check to be sure that cylinder rotates and locks correctly, that trigger returns
in a positive manner when released, and that loading gate opens and closes
normally.
CARE AND CLEANING
MAKE SURE GUN IS UNLOADED!
Always be certain the revolver is completely unloaded before cleaning. At regular
intervals or when the revolver has been exposed to sand, water or other adverse
conditions, disassemble, clean and oil it.
To clean the revolver after firing:
1. Remove the cylinder as described on p. 20.
2. Clean the barrel from the muzzle by running a cleaning rod with a solvent
coated patch through the bore several times. A bronze wire brush, of a size
appropriate to the bore size, attached to the cleaning rod should then be
pushed the full length of the bore several times.
3. Again swab the bore with a solvent coated patch. Then wipe the rod clean
and, using a dry patch, swab the bore until it is clean.
4. Repeat the above procedure for each of the six chambers.
5. Run a lightly oiled patch through the bore and each chamber.
B
A
7-C
Figure 7
Firing a revolver with oil, grease, or any
other material even partially obstructing the
bore may result in damage to the revolver
and serious injury to the shooter and those
nearby.
Do not spray or apply lubricants directly on
ammunition. If the powder charge of a
cartridge is affected by the lubricant, it may
not be ignited, but the energy from the
primer may be sufficient to push the bullet
into the bore where it may become lodged.
Firing a subsequent bullet onto the
obstructed bore may damage the revolver
and cause serious injury or death to the
shooter and those nearby. Use lubricants
properly. You are responsible for the proper
care and maintenance of your firearms.
IMPROPER LUBRICATION
DESTROYS GUNS
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Some cartridges with lead bullets deposit metal fouling in the chamber throats,
in the forcing cone of the barrel, and in the bore. If ‘leading’ is noted in your
revolver, clean it out before it builds up and interferes with reliable functioning
and accuracy. A special ‘lead removing’ cleaning tool (for bore and chambers) is
available from gun stores.
The revolver’s internal mechanism can be lubricated without disassembly. A few
drops of light oil recommended as suitable for firearms, applied periodically
about the various frame openings, will work its way into the mechanism parts.
The exterior of the revolver should be cleaned with a solvent and then wiped with
an oily cloth.
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Never place or store any firearm in such a
manner that it may be dislodged. Firearms
should always be stored securely and
unloaded, away from children and careless
adults. Use the locking device originally
supplied with this firearm for storage.
The use of a locking device or safety lock is
only one aspect of responsible firearms
storage. For increased safety, firearms
should be stored unloaded and locked in a
location that is both separate from their
ammunition and inaccessible to children
and any other unauthorized person.
STORE SECURELY & UNLOADED
WARNING–STORAGE
LOADED
STORAGE
GUNS SHOULD NOT BE STORED LOADED!
Do not keep your revolver in a leather, fabric or canvas holster when it is stored.
These materials attract moisture, even though the holster may appear to be
perfectly dry.
Sturm, Ruger also offers gun safes for sale as a means to secure more than one
firearm. Please call the Heritage Safe Company at 1-800-515-7233 for details and
ordering information.
USE THE LOCKING DEVICE SUPPLIED
WITH THE REVOLVER TO RENDER IT
INOPERATIVE FOR SAFE STORAGE.
(SEE PAGE 5)
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CARE OF STAINLESS STEEL REVOLVERS
Firearms made of stainless steel are relatively more resistant to corrosion than
blued steel firearms. However, you should still inspect it frequently and clean,
lubricate and apply an appropriate rust preventative as required.
Sometimes surface discoloration may be noted, particularly in the grip area of
stainless steel handguns, resulting from perspiration. Contact with some types of
holsters can also cause stains or rusting. Rusting may also occur as a result of
the handgun being exposed to moisture, humidity, salt air or chemicals.
Minor discoloration can usually be removed by rubbing the stained area with an
abrasive ink eraser, crocus cloth, or a “metal polishing” compound. When using
any of these abrasives, proceed with care and use light pressure to achieve a
blending of ‘color’ with those areas that are not discolored.
Exposed surfaces on the firearm should be cleaned and wiped dry after use or
after exposure to adverse conditions. If the firearm is to be stored, coat it with a
light film of oil or preservative. Where the firearm is in continuing use, and the
presence of oil or grease would be objectionable, then the external surfaces can
be coated (after cleaning and drying) with a paste wax formulated for use on
metals. Apply the wax sparingly, allow time for it to dry hard, then buff lightly
with a soft cloth. When applying the wax take care that it does not get into the
mechanism or on the functioning parts such as the cylinder latch, trigger or
cylinder locking notches. A properly applied hard wax coating will not interfere
with comfortable gun handling and it will provide a measure of protection
against the formation of rust.
ATTACHING RUGER SCOPE RINGS
(HUNTER MODEL ONLY)
On the underside of each mounting ring assembly there is a locating “tab.” By
reference to this “tab,” the mounting ring can be assembled to the scope so that
the tab will fit correctly into the recess on the top of the barrel.
Disassemble one ring and reassemble over the scope body between the turret and
the eyepiece so that the clamp nut (D-73) is positioned to the left of the scope.
Install the four top screws. Do not tighten.
Disassemble the other ring and install it on the forward section of the scope tube
with the clamp nut positioned to the left of the scope. Install the four top screws.
Again, do not tighten.
Assemble the rings to the barrel with the locating “tab” engaging the recesses in
the top surface of the barrel. Tighten the clamp nuts so that the rings are locked
to the semi-circular cuts on the sides of the barrel. Rotate the scope until the
crosshairs are aligned properly, and slide the scope to the proper eye relief.
Then tighten the eight top screws a bit at a time to grip the scope body. Sight in
according to the direction with your scope.
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SIGHTS
(ON REVOLVERS SO EQUIPPED)
ADJUSTMENT – Each click of the sight adjustment screw (either windage or
elevation) will move the point of impact of the bullet approximately 3/4” at a
range of 25 yards. The height of the front sight has been set to take advantage of
the elevation adjustment in the rear sight, considering the various ranges at
which the gun is most likely to be used. Barrel length and load used affects
trajectory. Therefore the shooter should determine sight settings by firing trials.
RIGHT
LEFT
To raise point of impact: turn screw
counterclockwise.
To lower point of impact: turn screw
clockwise.
To move the point of impact to the right:
turn screw counterclockwise.
To move the point of impact to the left:
turn screw clockwise.
SUGGESTED SIGHT PICTURE
Top of front sight even with top of
rear sight blade.
Front sight centered in notch of rear
sight blade. Target bullseye centered
on top of front sight.
UP DOWN
ELEVATION WINDAGE
INTERCHANGEABLE SIGHTS
(HUNTER MODEL ONLY)
The HUNTER model revolver is provided with an insert front sight. To change
the front sight, depress the spring loaded plunger in the front of the barrel rib
with a small punch and lift rear of sight blade.
SERVICE AND PARTS POLICY
If you have any questions with regard to the performance of your RUGER
®
NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK or BISLEY revolvers, please write or call
(603-865-2442) our Newport, New Hampshire Product Service Department, fully
describing all circumstances. If you should return your revolver to the factory for
repair, or order parts for it, please comply with the following suggestions for
prompt service:
WARNING: BEFORE SHIPPING ANY FIREARM, BE
ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT IT AND ITS CYLINDER
OR MAGAZINE ARE UNLOADED. DO NOT SHIP
CARTRIDGES WITH A FIREARM.
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SHIPPING FIREARMS FOR REPAIR
RUGER
®
NEW MODEL SINGLE ACTION revolvers returned to the factory
for repair should be sent to: Ruger, Product Service Department, 411 Sunapee
Street, Newport, New Hampshire 03773. Telephone (603) 865-2442. The complete
revolver should be shipped. Please do not send your holster, custom grip panels or
other accessories with any revolver being shipped to us. Guns should be sent
prepaid. We will not accept collect shipments.
The Federal Gun Control Act, as well as the laws of most States and localities, do not
prohibit an individual (who is not otherwise barred from purchasing or possessing a
firearm) from shipping a firearm directly to the manufacturer for repair. However,
before shipping your firearm to us, be certain that your State or locality does not
have a law or regulation which will prohibit you from receiving it from us after it
has been repaired. If such receiving is prohibited, then please have a Federally
Licensed Firearms dealer ship the gun to us. If your gun is sent to us by a dealer, it
will be returned to that dealer after being repaired. If a handgun (pistol or revolver)
is shipped by an individual who does not hold a Federal Firearms License, it must be
shipped for overnight delivery via U.P.S., Federal Express or other, similar private
overnight service. NOTE: Firearms may not be shipped via U.S. Mail. Persons who do
not hold a Federal Firearms License are prohibited by Federal law from shipping a
handgun by Mail. Handguns mailed in violation of the law are impounded by the
Post Office.
Please do not include revolver case, telescopic sights or custom accessories with a
firearm being shipped to the factory for service. DO NOT SEND GUN BOXES OR
LITERATURE THAT YOU CONSIDER TO BE COLLECTOR’S ITEMS – THESE ARE
INVARIABLY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED IN SHIPMENT. Always insure your
shipment.
Enclose a letter which includes your name, address, telephone number, serial
number and model of the firearm. Describe in detail the trouble you have
experienced with your firearm, or the work you wish to have done. Merely stating
that the firearm “needs repair” is inadequate information.
All work performed is subject to a minimum labor charge and charges for shipping
and handling. Most models can be reblued, but custom gunsmithing service or
nonstandard alterations are NOT AVAILABLE from Ruger Product Service
Departments. Please contact the Product Service Department for pricing
information.
It is the purchaser’s responsibility to be absolutely
certain that any parts ordered from the factory are
correctly fitted and installed. Firearms are
complicated mechanisms and IMPROPER FITTING
OF PARTS MAY RESULT IN A DANGEROUS
MALFUNCTION, DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM, AND
SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOTER AND OTHER
PERSONS. The purchaser and installer of parts must
accept full responsibility for the correct adjustment
and functioning of the revolver after such installation.
PARTS MUST FIT CORRECTLY
ORDERING PARTS
Please contact the New Hampshire Product Service Department for parts
availability and current prices. All parts orders for the RUGER
®
NEW MODEL
SINGLE ACTIONrevolvers should be sent to : Ruger, Product Service
Department, 411 Sunapee Street, Newport, New Hampshire, 03773, 603-865-2442.
We cannot comply with open account or C.O.D. orders. Payment in full via credit
card (Visa or MasterCard only), money order or certified bank check (no personal
checks, please) is required before any service will be performed. Please provide
your name as it appears on the credit card along with the expiration date of the
card. All parts orders are subject to a minimum charge and charges for shipping
and handling. Order parts by Part Name and Part Number and include the entire
serial number of the firearm for which the parts are being ordered. There is a
minimum labor charge plus a shipping and handling charge if the parts are factory
fitted. All factory fitted parts are fit on an exchange basis only. We will not return
the replaced parts. Please contact the Product Service Department for pricing
information. Barrels, cylinders and a number of other component parts must be
fitted at the factory. Company policy is to proof-test and/or function fire all barrels
after fitting to the receivers in which they are to be used. This procedure ensures
maximum protection to our customers. The special proof-test ammunition used in
this testing is sold only to bonafide firearms manufacturers and is not available to
gun shops, gunsmiths, or individuals.
Because it is a serial numbered part, the cylinder frame of RUGER
®
NEW
MODEL SINGLE ACTION revolvers is defined as a ‘firearm’ by Federal Law
and is not offered for sale as a component part.
Parts designated by an (*) must be factory fitted. These parts are fitted on an
exchange basis only. We will not return the replaced parts. We will not return any
part that is broken, malfunctioning, badly worn or has been modified. See
“Warning – Parts Purchasers” above.
IMPORTANT – REGARDING PARTS ORDERING. Ruger New Model Single
Action revolvers are manufactured in Blued steel and Stainless steel versions.
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CAUTION: A gun containing modified, broken, malfunctioning,
or badly worn parts should not be fired.
WHEN ORDERING PARTS BE SURE TO STATE WHETHER YOUR
REVOLVER IS BLUED OR STAINLESS. ALSO, INCLUDE THE
COMPLETE SERIAL NUMBER AND SPECIFY THE CALIBER AND
BARREL LENGTH.
GRIP FRAME NOTE: The New Model Super Blackhawk steel Grip Frame
(Stainless steel or blued) will fit any New Model Single Six or New Model
Blackhawk revolver. However, because the Grip Frame must be “match-polished”
to fit each cylinder frame, it is furnished (as a component part) only ‘in the
white,’ that is, not polished or blued. The Grip Frame can be factory fitted and
the cost would include the price of the appropriate grip frame, fitting charge, a
refinishing charge, and a shipping and handling charge. If the revolver to which
the grip frame is being fitted is a Super Blackhawk, then there is an additional
charge for a pair of Blackhawk grip panels. Please contact the Product Service
Department for pricing information.
EJECTOR HOUSING & SCREW NOTE: Early New Model Blackhawk revolvers in
calibers .41 magnum, .45 Colt and Super Blackhawks that have the protruding
Ejector Housing Screw Insert should order part number MR-22-44 Ejector
Housing; MR-33-44 Ejector Housing Screw. Current production ejector housing
screws are threaded directly into the barrel.
CYLINDER NOTE: Cylinders are only available for installation in the model in
which they were manufactured and fitted.
BARREL NOTE: All barrels are marked with a safety message, (“Before using
gun, read warnings in Instruction Manual available free from Sturm, Ruger &
Co., Inc., Southport, CT 06890, USA”).
SHIPPING REVOLVERS FOR
INSTALLATION OF A SAFETY CONVERSION KIT:
If you would like to have any “old model” (pre-1973) Bearcat, Single-Six,
Blackhawk, or Super Blackhawk revolver factory fitted with a free Conversion Kit
(to help prevent accidents caused by a blow to the hammer if the user has failed
to keep an empty chamber under the hammer) please write to Ruger, Conversion
Dept., 411 Sunapee Street, Newport, NH 03773 for a box and shipping
instructions. Be sure to include information as to model, caliber, and serial
number. Please do not send your old model single action revolver until you
receive shipping instructions and a box from us. Please note that the Kit will be
fitted at our Newport, New Hampshire facility. All other servicing of “old model”
single actions will also be performed at our Newport facility, but only after a
Conversion Kit is first installed.
This safety conversion does not apply if the revolver is marked “Vaquero,” “New
Vaquero,” “Bisley,” or “New Bearcat” on the frame.
RUGER
®
NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK
®
,
SUPER BLACKHAWK
®
, HUNTER & BISLEY
PARTS LIST
Design, prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
SPECIFY MODEL AND CALIBER WHEN ORDERING
(See Exploded Views on Pages 40 & 41)
Part Name Part No. Model
* Barrel, 7 1/2” - .30 cal. MR40601 Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Barrel, 4 5/8” - .357 cal. or .357/9mm cal. MR20601 Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Barrel, 4 5/8” - .357 cal. KMR20601 Blackhawk - Stainless Models
* Barrel, 6 1/2” - .357 cal. or .357/9mm cal. MR20602 Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Barrel, 6 1/2” - .357 cal. KMR20602 Blackhawk - Stainless Models
* Barrel, 7 1/2” - .357 cal. MR20603 Bisley Models
* Barrel, 4 5/8” - .41 cal. MR30601 Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Barrel, 6 1/2” - .41 cal. MR30602 Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Barrel, 4 5/8” - .44 mag. cal. MR10604 Super Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Barrel, 4 5/8” - .44 mag. cal. KMR10604 Super Blackhawk - Stainless Models
* Barrel, 5 1/2” - .44 mag. cal. MR10603 Super Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Barrel, 5 1/2” - .44 mag. cal. KMR10603 Super Blackhawk - Stainless Models
* Barrel, 7 1/2” - .44 mag. cal. MR10601 Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
* Barrel, 7 1/2” - .44 mag. cal. KMR10601 Super Blackhawk - Stainless Models
* Barrel, 7 1/2” - .44 mag. cal. KMR10701 Hunter
* Barrel, 10 1/2” - .44 mag. cal. MR10602 Super Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Barrel, 10 1/2” - .44 mag. cal. KMR10602 Super Blackhawk - Stainless Models
* Barrel, 4 5/8” - .45 LC or .45/45ACP MR50600 Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Barrel, 4 5/8” - .45 LC KMR50600 Blackhawk - Stainless Models
* Barrel, 5 1/2” - .45 LC or .45/45ACP MR50601 Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Barrel, 7 1/2” - .45 LC MR50602 Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
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Part Name Part No. Model
* Barrel, 7 1/2” - .45 LC KMR50602 Blackhawk - Stainless Models
Base Pin Assembly MR02900D Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Base Pin Assembly KMR02900D Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Base Pin Latch Body XR02700 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Base Pin Latch Body (high gloss finish) KXR02701 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Base Pin Latch Nut XR02800 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Base Pin Latch Nut (high gloss finish) KXR02801 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Base Pin Latch Spring XR04700 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Base Pin Latch Spring KXR04700 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Case - 4 5/8” & 5 1/2” barrels MPF00020-ACC Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk Models
Case - 6 1/2” & 7 1/2” barrels MPF00021-ACC Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, Hunter & Bisley Models
Case - 10 1/2” barrels MPF00022-ACC Super Blackhawk Models
* Cylinder - .30 cal. MR-1-30 Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Cylinder - .357 cal. MR-1-357 Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Cylinder - .357 cal. KMR-1-357 Blackhawk - Stainless Models
* Cylinder - .357 cal., non-fluted cyl. BR-1-357W1 Bisley Models
* Cylinder - 9mm MR-1-9 Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Cylinder - .41 cal. MR-1-41 Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Cylinder - .44 mag. cal. MR-1-44 Super Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Cylinder - .44 mag. cal. KMR-1-44 Super Blackhawk - Stainless Models
* Cylinder - .44 mag. cal., non-fluted cyl. MR-1-44-1 Super Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Cylinder - .44 mag. cal., non-fluted cyl. KMR-1-44-1 Super Blackhawk - Stainless Models
* Cylinder - .44 mag. cal., non-fluted cyl. KMR1-441W Hunter
* Cylinder - .44 mag. cal., non-fluted cyl. BR-1-44W1 Bisley Models
* Cylinder - .45 LC MR-1-45C Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Cylinder - .45 LC KMR-1-45C Blackhawk - Stainless Models
* Cylinder - .45 ACP MR-1-45A Blackhawk - Blued Models
* Cylinder - .45 LC, non-fluted cyl. BR-1-45W1 Bisley Models
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Part Name Part No. Model
Cylinder Latch Assembly KXR04500 All Models
Cylinder Latch Spring XR04600 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Cylinder Latch Spring KXR04600 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Cylinder Latch Spring Plunger XR07700 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Cylinder Latch Spring Plunger KXR07700 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Ejector Housing - Aluminum XR12200 Blackhawk - Blued Models
Ejector Housing - Satin Finish KXR12200 Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk (except 10 1/2” bbl.) - Blued Models
Ejector Housing - Steel MR02208B Super Blackhawk (except 10 1/2” bbl.) & Bisley - Blued Models
Ejector Housing - Steel MR02209B Super Blackhawk, 10 1/2” bbl. - Blued Model
Ejector Housing - Satin Finish KMR12201 Super Blackhawk, 10 1/2” bbl. - Stainless Model
Ejector Housing KXR12201 Hunter
Ejector Housing Screw XR03300 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Ejector Housing Screw (high gloss finish) KXR03301 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Ejector Housing Spring XR04400 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Ejector Housing Spring KXR04400 Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk - Stainless Models
Ejector Housing Spring SM04400 Super Blackhawk, 10 1/2” bbl. - Blued Model
Ejector Housing Spring KSM04400 Hunter
Ejector Rod Assembly XR-55 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Ejector Rod Assembly KXR-55 Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk - Stainless Models
Ejector Rod Assembly MR-55-10 Super Blackhawk, 10 1/2” bbl. - Blued Model
Ejector Rod Assembly KMR-55-10 Super Blackhawk w/10 1/2” bbl. & Hunter - Stainless Models
Firing Pin MR02100 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Firing Pin KMR02100 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Firing Pin Rebound Spring KE-48 All Models
Front Sight - .30 cal. MR-36-30 Blackhawk - Blued Models
Front Sight - .357 cal., .357/9mm, MR13600 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
.41 cal, & .44 mag. (except 10 1/2” bbl.)
Part Name Part No. Model
Front Sight, Red Insert H03600 Hunter
Front Sight Base - .357 cal., .45LC, KMR13601 Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk - Stainless Models
& .44 mag. (except 10 1/2” bbl.)
Front Sight Base - .44 mag. MR-36-44 Super Blackhawk, 10 1/2” bbl. - Blued & Stainless Models
Front Sight Base - .45LC & .45/45ACP MR-36-45 Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Front Sight Blade - .357 cal., .45LC, MR03600 Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk - Stainless Models
.45/45ACP & .44 mag.
Front Sight Blade - .45LC (7 1/2” bbl.) MR03611 Blackhawk - Stainless Models
Front Sight Locating Pin MR05700 All Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley Models
(except 10 1/2” bbl.)
Front Sight Plunger KH07900 Hunter
Front Sight Plunger Spring KH08000 Hunter
Front Sight Screw XR07600 Super Blackhawk, 10 1/2” bbl. Models
Gate MR02400 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Gate KMR02400 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Gate Detent Spring MR07300 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Gate Detent Spring KMR07300 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Grip Frame XR00300 Blackhawk - Blued Models
Grip Frame KXR00300 Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk - Stainless Models
Grip Frame XR00301 Super Blackhawk - Blued Models
Grip Frame MR00300 Super Blackhawk, 7 1/2” & 10 1/2” bbls. - Blued Models
Grip Frame KMR00300 Super Blackhawk, 7 1/2” & 10 1/2” bbls. - Stainless Models
Grip Frame BR00300 All Bisley Models
Grip Frame KHR00300 Hunter
Grip Frame Screw - A - Front XR01700 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Grip Frame Screw - A - Front KXR01700 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Grip Frame Screw - B - Back (2 Req’d.) XR01800 Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk - Blued Models
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Part Name Part No. Model
Grip Frame Screw - B - Back (2 Req’d.) KXR01800 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Grip Frame Screw - B - Back BR01801 All Bisley Models
(hex screws - 2 Req’d.)
Grip Frame Screw - C - Bottom XR01900 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Grip Frame Screw - C - Bottom KXR01900 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Grip Frame Screw & Pivot Lock XR01901 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Grip Frame Screw & Pivot Lock KXR01901 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Grip Panel Dowel KXR01400 All Models
Grip Panel Ferrule - Left XR01200 All Models
Grip Panel Ferrule - Right XR01100 All Models
Grip Panel Screw KXR01300 All Models
Grip Panels, Rosewood (Sold in Pairs Only) XR01000 Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk Models
Grip Panels, Black Laminated MR01001 Hunter
(Sold in Pairs Only)
Grip Panels, (Sold in Pairs Only) MR01000 Super Blackhawk, 7 1/2” & 10 1/2” barrel Models
Grip Panels, (Sold in Pairs Only) BR01000 All Bisley Models
Hammer Assembly MR04000B Blackhawk - Blued Models
Hammer Assembly KMR04000B Blackhawk - Stainless Models
Hammer Assembly MR04001B Super Blackhawk - Blued Models
Hammer Assembly KMR04001B Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Hammer Assembly BR04001B All Bisley Models
Hammer Pivot Pin XR01601S Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Hammer Pivot Pin KXR01601S Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Hammer Plunger KXR04100 All Models
Hammer Plunger Cross Pin KXR04200 All Models
Hammer Plunger Spring KPR04300 All Models
Hammer Strut XR01500 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
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Part Name Part No. Model
Hammer Strut KXR01500 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Mainspring XR00400 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Mainspring KXR00400 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Mainspring Seat XR00500 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Mainspring Seat KXR00500 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Medallion, 2 Req’d. XR05200 All Models
Pawl KMR00700 All Models
Pawl Spring XR05000 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Pawl Spring KXR05000 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Pawl Spring Plunger XR05100 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Pawl Spring Plunger KXR05100 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Rear Sight Base Assembly MR15900 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley Models
(Specify if sight has “bump” on underside)
Rear Sight Base Assembly MR15902 Super Blackhawk, 7 1/2” barrel Models Only & Hunter
Rear Sight Base Assembly MR15901 Super Blackhawk, 10 1/2” bull barrel Models Only
Rear Sight Blade MR05901 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley Models
Rear Sight Blade H07203 Super Blackhawk, 7 1/2” barrel Models Only & Hunter
Rear Sight Blade MR05904 Super Blackhawk, 10 1/2” bull barrel Models Only
Rear Sight Detent Ball, Not illustrated MR05908 All Models
Rear Sight Elevation Screw MR05902 All Models
Rear Sight Elevation Spring, 2 Req’d MR05906 All Models
Rear Sight Pivot Pin MR05600 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Rear Sight Pivot Pin KMR05600 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Rear Sight Windage Adjustment Screw E05903 All Models
Rear Sight Windage Spring MR05907 All Models
Recoil Plate MR02000 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Recoil Plate KMR02000 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
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Part Name Part No. Model
Recoil Plate Cross Pin XR04900 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Recoil Plate Cross Pin KXR04900 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Scope Base Torx
®
Head Screw, 8 Req’d KMPF07602M Hunter
Scope Ring Assembly, Medium Rings KS100RM Hunter
Scope Ring Clamp KD-74M Hunter
Scope Ring Nut KD-73M Hunter
Scope Ring Screw D-76 Hunter
Torx
®
Key Wrench, Not Illustrated MPF07601 Hunter
(for Scope Base Torx
®
Head Screw)
Transfer Bar KMR07200 All Models
Trigger, High Gloss Finish XR03901 Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk - Blued Models
Trigger, High Gloss Finish KXR03901 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Trigger BR03901 All Bisley Models
Trigger Pivot Pin XR03400 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Trigger Pivot Pin KXR03401 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Trigger Spring XR03700 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Bisley - Blued Models
Trigger Spring KXR03700 Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk & Hunter - Stainless Models
Trigger Spring Pivot Pin KE02800 All Models
Trigger Spring Retaining Pin KXR06300 All Models
* PARTS SO MARKED MUST BE FACTORY FITTED
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NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK
®
&
SUPER BLACKHAWK
®
EXPLODED VIEW
BLACKHAWK
®
SUPER
BLACKHAWK
®
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RUGER
®
BISLEY
EXPLODED VIEW
HUNTER MODEL
COMPONENT PARTS
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THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING
We believe that Americans have a right to purchase and use firearms for
lawful purposes. The private ownership of firearms in America is traditional,
but that ownership imposes the responsibility on the gun owner to use his
firearms in a way which will ensure his own safety and that of others. When
firearms are used in a safe and responsible manner, they are a great source of
pleasure and satisfaction, and represent a fundamental part of our personal
liberty.
Firearms do not cause accidents! Firearms accidents are almost always found
to have been the result of carelessness or ignorance on the part of the shooter
of the basic rules of safe gun handling.
The following rules must be observed by gun users at all times. Safe gun
handling is not just desirable, it is absolutely essential to your safety, the
safety of others, and the continuation of gun ownership and sport shooting as
we know it today.
1. LEARN THE
MECHANICAL AND
HANDLING
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE
FIREARM YOU ARE USING.
Not all firearms are the same. The
method of carrying and handling
firearms varies in accordance with the
mechanical provisions for avoiding
accidental discharge and the various
proper procedures for loading and
unloading. No person should handle any
firearm without first having thoroughly
familiarized himself with the particular
type of firearm he is using, and with safe
gun handling in general.
2. ALWAYS KEEP THE
MUZZLE POINTED IN A
SAFE DIRECTION.
Be sure of the bullet stop behind your
target, even when dry-firing. Never let
the muzzle of a firearm point at any part
of your body or at another person. This is
particularly important when loading or
unloading a firearm. In the event of an
accidental discharge, no injury can occur
as long as the muzzle is pointing in a safe
direction. A safe direction means a direction which will not permit a discharged
bullet to strike a person, or to strike an object from which the bullet may ricochet.
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A safe direction must take into account the fact that a bullet may
penetrate a wall, ceiling, floor, window, etc., and strike a person or
damage property. Make it a habit to know exactly where the muzzle of
your gun is pointing whenever you handle it, and be sure that you are
always in control of the direction in which the muzzle is pointing, even
if you fall or stumble. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are
ready to shoot!
3. FIREARMS SHOULD BE UNLOADED WHEN NOT IN
USE.
Firearms should be loaded only
when you are in the field or on the
target range or shooting area,
ready to shoot. Firearms and
ammunition should be securely
locked in safes, racks or cabinets,
or by using the locking device
supplied with the firearm, when
not in use. Ammunition should be
safely stored separate from
firearms. Store your firearms out
of sight of visitors and children. It
is the gun owner’s responsibility to
be certain that children and persons unfamiliar with firearms cannot
gain access to firearms, ammunition, or components.
4. BE SURE THE BARREL IS CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE SHOOTING.
Even a bit of mud, snow or excess
lubricating oil or grease in the
bore may cause the barrel to
bulge, or even burst on firing, and
can cause serious injury to the
shooter and bystanders. Be sure
that you are using ammunition of
the proper caliber and loading for
the gun you are using. If the
report or recoil on firing seems
weak, or doesn’t seem quite right,
CEASE FIRING IMMEDIATELY,
unload your firearm, and check to
be sure that no obstruction has
become lodged in the barrel.
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REPEAT
FOR ALL
CHAMBERS
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5. BE SURE OF YOUR
TARGET BEFORE YOU
SHOOT.
Don’t shoot unless you know
exactly where your bullet is going
to strike. Be sure of the bullet
stop behind your target, even
when dry-firing with an unloaded
gun. If you are in the field
hunting, do not fire at a
movement or noise. Take the time
to be absolutely certain of your
target before you pull the trigger.
6. WEAR SHOOTING
GLASSES AND HEARING
PROTECTORS WHEN
YOU SHOOT.
All shooters should wear
protective shooting glasses and
adequate hearing protectors when
shooting. Exposure to shooting
noise can damage hearing, and
adequate eye protection when
shooting is essential.
7. NEVER CLIMB A TREE
OR FENCE WITH A
LOADED FIREARM.
Put the firearm down carefully
before climbing a fence, and
unload it before climbing or
descending a tree or jumping over
a ditch or other obstruction. Never
pull or push a loaded firearm
toward yourself or another person.
When in doubt, or whenever you
are about to do anything awkward,
unload your gun!
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8. DON’T SHOOT AT A
HARD SURFACE, OR AT
WATER.
Bullets can glance off many
surfaces like rocks or the surface
of water and travel in
unpredictable directions with
considerable velocity.
9. NEVER TRANSPORT A
LOADED FIREARM.
Firearms should always be
unloaded before being placed in a
vehicle. A suitable carrying case
or scabbard should by used to
carry an unloaded firearm to and
from the shooting area.
10. AVOID ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGES WHEN
SHOOTING.
Don’t drink until the day’s
shooting is over. Handling
firearms while under the
influence of alcohol in any form,
or medications that could affect
your judgment or coordination,
constitutes a criminal disregard
for the safety of others.
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A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF AN EXTRAORDINARY
ACHIEVEMENT: RUGER FIREARMS
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., had its beginning in a small machine shop
occupying a rented frame building in Southport, Connecticut. In January,
1949, with an initial investment of only $50,000 and an idea, William B.
Ruger and Alexander M. Sturm started production of a .22 caliber
autoloading pistol–a design which was so successful that it became the
cornerstone upon which one of the most comprehensive lines of sporting
firearms ever made in America was established. After Alex Sturm’s death in
1951, William B. Ruger continued to direct the Company until his death in
2002. William B. Ruger, Jr. continued to provide guidance, which helped
make this Company a sound and successful enterprise, until his retirement
in 2006. The Company has continued to prosper, under new management
and guidance from our Board, with new products and fresh perspectives.
Ruger, in this relatively short time, has established itself as a leading small
arms design organization, developing a unique and broad line of fine
quality sporting, military and police firearms to become one of the world’s
most famous producers of revolvers, pistols, rifles and shotguns. Since 1949
Ruger craftsmen have built many millions of firearms.
During its five decades of growth and progress under the leadership of
William B. Ruger, the Company developed a business philosophy and
implemented policies which represent a constructive influence in the life of
modern America. From the beginning, Ruger played a positive role in
conservation efforts and has supported the interests of shooters through
such groups as the National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports
Foundation, and many regional sportsmen’s organizations.
The Company has always endeavored to market its firearms for constructive
and recreational purposes, to emphasize the traditional and responsible
aspects of shooting, to render meaningful public services, and to encourage
shooters in constructive, responsible, and safe participation in the shooting
sports. Its motto, “Arms Makers For Responsible Citizens,” exemplifies this
Company philosophy.
Today, Ruger is particularly mindful of those elements which have
contributed to the creation of its success, and extends heartfelt thanks to its
many loyal employees and customers.
A current catalog of Ruger firearms is available free upon request to
Ruger, Southport, CT 06890
The firearms catalog, and instruction manuals for all Ruger firearms,
can also be downloaded from our website at:
www.ruger.com
WHY NO WARRANTY CARD HAS BEEN
PACKED WITH THIS NEW RUGER FIREARM
The Magnuson-Moss Act (Public Law 93-637) does not require any
seller or manufacturer of a consumer product to give a written
warranty. It does provide that if a written warranty is given, it must be
designated as “limited” or as “full” and sets minimum standards for a
“full” warranty. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has elected not to
provide any written warranty, either “limited” or “full”, rather than to
attempt to comply with the provisions of the Magnuson-Moss Act and
the regulations issued thereunder. There are certain implied warranties
under state law with respect to sales of consumer goods. As the extent
and interpretation of these implied warranties varies from state to
state, you should refer to your state statutes. Sturm, Ruger &
Company wishes to assure its customers of its continued interest in
providing service to owners of Ruger firearms.
STURM, RUGER & Company, Inc.
411 Sunapee Street
Newport, New Hampshire 03773 U.S.A.
www.ruger.com
Arms Makers For Responsible Citizens
®
A COPY OF THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR ANY RUGER
FIREARM IS AVAILABLE FROM THE FACTORY FREE ON REQUEST, OR IT MAY
BE DOWNLOADED FROM OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.RUGER.COM.
THESE INSTRUCTION MANUALS CONTAIN IMPORTANT
WARNINGS WHICH MUST BE UNDERSTOOD
BEFORE USING THESE FIREARMS.
“22/45,” “22 Charger,” “LCP,” “LCR,” “Model 96,” “P90,” “P91,” “P93,” “P94,” “P95,” “P97,” “P345D,”
“Mark III,” and “P345PR” are RUGER TRADEMARKS. “RUGER,” THE STURM, RUGER LOGO, “AC-
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“Ruger Titanium,” “Ruger 77/17,” “Ruger 77/22,” “Ruger 77/44,” “Ruger 77/50,” “Ruger SP101,” “Ruger
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State-By-State Warnings
Certain states require by law that their own specified warning notices in larger-than-normal type be conspicuously included by the manufacturer, distributor, or retail dealer with firearms sold in that state. Sturm, Ruger sells its products in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Because our products may be sold in these states, we include the following:

California:

WARNING
“Children are attracted to and can operate firearms that can cause severe injuries or death. Prevent child access by always keeping guns locked away and unloaded when not in use. If you keep a loaded firearm where a child obtains and improperly uses it, you may be fined or sent to prison.”

ADVERTENCIA
“A los niños los atraen las armas de fuego y las pueden hacer funcionar. Ellos pueden causarses lesions graves y la muerte. Evite que los niños tengan accesso a las armas de fuego guardándolas siempre con llave y descargadas cuando no las esté utilizando. Si usted tiene un arma de fuego cargada en un lugar en que un niño tiene acceso a ella y la usa indebidamente, le pueden dar una multa o enviarlo a la carcel.”

Connecticut:
“UNLAWFUL STORAGE OF A LOADED FIREARM MAY RESULT IN IMPRISONMENT OR FINE.”

Florida:
“IT IS UNLAWFUL, AND PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT AND FINE, FOR ANY ADULT TO STORE OR LEAVE A FIREARM IN ANY PLACE WITHIN THE REACH OR EASY ACCESS OF A MINOR UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE OR TO KNOWINGLY SELL OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM TO A MINOR OR A PERSON OF UNSOUND MIND.”
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Maine:
“ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IS A CRIME. IF YOU LEAVE A FIREARM AND AMMUNITION WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A CHILD, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO FINE, IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH. KEEP FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION SEPARATE. KEEP FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION LOCKED UP. USE TRIGGER LOCKS.”

Maryland:
“WARNING: Children can operate firearms which may cause death or serious injury. It is a crime to store or leave a loaded firearm in any location where an individual knew or should have known that an unsupervised minor would gain access to the firearm. Store your firearm responsibly!”

Massachusetts:
“WARNING FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL: This handgun is not equipped with a device that fully blocks use by unauthorized users. More than 200,000 firearms like this one are stolen from their owners every year in the United States. In addition, there are more than a thousand suicides each year by younger children and teenagers who get access to firearms. Hundreds more die from accidental discharge. It is likely that many more children sustain serious wounds, or inflict such wounds accidentally on others. In order to limit the chance of such misuse, it is imperative that you keep this weapon locked in a secure place and take other steps necessary to limit the possibility of theft or accident. Failure to take reasonable preventive steps may result in innocent lives being lost, and in some circumstances may result in your liability for these deaths.” “IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE OR KEEP A FIREARM, RIFLE, SHOTGUN OR MACHINE GUN IN ANY PLACE UNLESS THAT WEAPON IS EQUIPPED WITH A TAMPER-RESISTANT SAFETY DEVICE OR IS STORED OR KEPT IN A SECURELY LOCKED CONTAINER.”
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New Jersey:
“IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A MINOR.”

New York City:
“THE USE OF A LOCKING DEVICE OR SAFETY LOCK IS ONLY ONE ASPECT OF RESPONSIBLE FIREARMS STORAGE. FOR INCREASED SAFETY, FIREARMS SHOULD BE STORED UNLOADED AND LOCKED IN A LOCATION THAT IS BOTH SEPARATE FROM THEIR AMMUNITION AND INACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN AND OTHER UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS.”

North Carolina:
“IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE OR LEAVE A FIREARM THAT CAN BE DISCHARGED IN A MANNER THAT A REASONABLE PERSON SHOULD KNOW IS ACCESSIBLE TO A MINOR.”

Texas:
“IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE, TRANSPORT, OR ABANDON AN UNSECURED FIREARM IN A PLACE WHERE CHILDREN ARE LIKELY TO BE AND CAN OBTAIN ACCESS TO THE FIREARM.”

Wisconsin:
“IF YOU LEAVE A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN THE REACH OR EASY ACCESS OF A CHILD YOU MAY BE FINED OR IMPRISONED OR BOTH IF THE CHILD IMPROPERLY DISCHARGES, POSSESSES, OR EXHIBITS THE FIREARM.” * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Please check with your licensed retailer or state police for additional warnings which may be required by local law or regulation. Such regulations change constantly, and local authorities are in the best position to advise you on such legal matters.
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including when you are installing or removing your locking device. we have decided to include a fired cartridge case with all new Ruger pistols and revolvers. At the time of retail sale in those jurisdictions. • Store firearms. to minimize the possibility of inadvertent noncompliance with these laws. ammunition and keys separately and securely. • Always verify that your firearm is completely unloaded before installing your locking device. As independent Ruger Distributors have nationwide markets without territorial restrictions. do not store your firearm with the keys in the locking device. this may damage your firearm.WHY ARE WE INCLUDING A FIRED CARTRIDGE CASE WITH EVERY RUGER PISTOL AND REVOLVER? Certain states and jurisdictions now require that all newly manufactured pistols and revolvers must be accompanied by a cartridge case. • Do not attempt to work the action of your firearm with the locking device in place. may be assured that the fired cartridge case they receive with the firearm at the time of retail purchase is proof that your new Ruger firearm has undergone our normal test firing procedures during manufacture. • Do not install locking devices in the trigger guard. firearms dealers must forward such test cartridge to a designated destination such as their State Police Laboratory. • While locking devices are an important aid to security measures. Remember that any mechanical device can be bypassed with enough time. they are not a substitute for safe firearm handling and proper storage. which has been test fired from that gun at the factory. knowledge. The case must be placed in a sealed container bearing certain information concerning this test cartridge. Retail customers located in other states. determination and equipment. always keep your fingers and locking device outside the trigger guard during device installation and removal. away from children and careless adults. where laws or regulations do not require the dealer to so act. LOCKING DEVICES MUST BE USED SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY 5 . EXTERNAL LOCKING DEVICE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WARNING – USE OF LOCKING DEVICES • Always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction.

pressing the basepin latch. 6. NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK® revolvers utilize a 2 1/2” lock. Once the lock is securely closed. Do not leave or store your firearm with the key in the lock! Store your locked. due to the different shapes of the many Ruger firearms. separate locations. or unauthorized adults.Use the Correct Lock: While the basic locking device is substantially similar for all Ruger firearms. and rotating the cylinder out of the frame. 4. away from ammunition. some firearms utilize different locking devices. Completely remove the cylinder by opening the loading gate. unloaded firearm and the key in secure. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and your fingers outside the trigger guard at all times! 2. Loop the shackle through the cylinder window in the frame. 5. Figure 1 Correct Installation of Lock For Ruger New Model Blackhawk Revolvers 6 . pulling the basepin fully forward. Close the lock by pressing the shackle into the body of the lock (the part that receives the key) as tightly together as possible. children. Be sure the firearm and its cylinder are completely unloaded and contain no cartridges or cartridge cases! 3. The lock has bumpers and the shackle is coated with a non-marring material that will not harm the metal finish of your firearm. Next slip the cylinder onto the shackle of the lock as shown in Figure 1. be careful not to dent the frame or grip panels of the revolver. It is very important to use the correct locking device! To Install the Factory-Supplied External Locking Device: 1. remove the key and pull firmly on the lock to test the connection and be sure it is locked.

When securing your revolver or to prevent unauthorized access. 12. When actuated. you will not be able to cock the hammer. (See Page 5. (See Figure 2. (See Figure 2.” p. your NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK® revolver also is equipped with a manually operated internal lock.) OPERATION OF INTERNAL LOCK Place Hammer in “Full Down” Position Figure 2 Lock “On” 180º Always Rotate the Key Fully Until it Stops! Lock “Off” REMOVE KEY AFTER LOCKING OR UNLOCKING 7 .” p. Using a small scewdriver. If the internal lock is engaged. this internal lock will secure the hammer in the uncocked or “full down” position. (See “Internal Lock. To activate the internal lock. To deactivate the internal lock.) Insert the key into the keyway and rotate the key fully clockwise (about 180º from the fully unlocked position) until it stops. you should rely first and foremost on the key-operated locking device supplied with your revolver. place the internal lock key into the internal lock keyway (see “Internal Lock. remove the screw securing the grip panels and remove the right grip panel to expose the internal lock. make sure that the revolver is pointed in a safe direction and that the hammer is in the full down position. Make sure the hammer is in the “full down” position before turning the key. Before activating the internal lock on your revolver. first visually inspect the chambers to verify that they are empty and do not contain any cartridges.OPERATION OF INTERNAL LOCK (ON REVOLVERS SO EQUIPPED) Never rely upon any safety mechanism or mechanical device to justify unsafe or careless handling of a firearm. remove the key and verify that the internal lock is engaged by attempting to cock the hammer.) After you have fully rotated the key 180º clockwise until it stops.) However. 12) and rotate the key counter-clockwise (about 180º from the fully locked position) until it stops. for added security. and to comply with certain state and local laws. NOTE: The key will not rotate the full 180º if the hammer is not in contact with the cylinder frame.

4. On the inside of the grip panel. Never lock a loaded gun – always unload the gun before locking. 3. you can drill a small hole through the right grip panel as follows: 1. Remove the right grip panel by unscrewing the grip panel screw. 2. this time drilling from the outside of the panel inward. The 3/16” hole will allow key access to the internal lock without removing the grip panel. INSIDE OF RIGHT GRIP PANEL SHOWN DRILL POINT AS    STARTING POINT FOR   KEY HOLE     Figure 3 8 . Turn the grip panel over and. enlarge the hole using a 3/16” bit. drill a 1/8” hole starting at the drill point.Be sure to store the internal lock key in a secure location. Do not store your firearm with the key in the internal lock keyway. using the 1/8” hole you just drilled as a guide hole. INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING INTERNAL LOCK THROUGH RIGHT GRIP PANEL If you would like to access the internal lock on your NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK® without removing the grips. Reattach the right grip panel and tighten the grip panel screw. On the inside of the right grip panel is a drill point (see Figure 3. away from children and careless adults. below).

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . You must know how to use your firearm safely. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . VA 22030-7400. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Attaching Ruger Scope Rings .27 Care of Stainless Steel Revolvers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11250 Waples Mill Road. . . 42 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . If you have any doubts about your ability to handle or use a particular type of gun safely. . . . . . . . . . . . . You cannot guess. . 23 Care and Cleaning . . . . 17 To Uncock (Decock) The Revolver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairfax. . . . . . . . . . . . . Only when you are certain you fully understand the Manual and can properly carry out its instructions should you practice loading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 To Remove or Replace Cylinder . . . . . etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 “RUGER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Please contact us if you have any questions about it. . . . . . . . with live ammunition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 To Load and Fire . . . . . . . 29 Service and Parts Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Operation of Internal Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Parts List . 22 Reassembly . . . . . 9 . . . . . 19 To Unload or Eject Cartridge Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Remember: There is no such thing as a foolproof gun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do not use any firearm without having a complete understanding of its particular characteristics and safe use. . . . . 40 The Basic Rules of Safe Firearms Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The person with a gun in their possession has a full-time job. . . . . . . . . . . . . gun clubs or police departments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . They will assist you. . . . . trademarks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TABLE OF CONTENTS Page State-By-State Warnings . . . . . . . .S. . . Such personalized instruction is often available from gun dealers. . . .28 Sights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Shipping Firearms For Repair . . write to the National Rifle Association.33 Parts Drawing . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ammunition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . unloading. . . . . . . . . . . . . This Instruction Manual is designed to assist you in learning how to use and care for your RUGER® NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK® or BISLEY revolver properly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If none of these sources can help you. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FIREARMS SAFETY-YOUR RESPONSIBILITY SAFETY MUST BE THE FIRST AND CONSTANT CONSIDERATION OF EVERY PERSON WHO HANDLES FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 External Locking Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Disassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . then you should seek supervised instruction. . . . . . .” “Blackhawk” and “Vaquero” are registered U. . . . .30 Ordering Parts . . . .7 General Information and Mechanical Characteristics . . you cannot forget. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The information and instructions which follow apply only to the New Model Blackhawk* revolver. A heavier. The RUGER® NEW MODEL BISLEY revolver has many of the features of the New Model Blackhawk revolvers with certain important differences. FIREARMS ARE DANGEROUS WEAPONS– READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS IN THIS MANUAL THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY BEFORE USING. solid ribbed barrel cut for the patented Ruger scope mounting system distinguishes this model.WARNINGS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE ARE FOUND ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES: Locking Devices Alterations Lead Exposure Ammunition Handling Firing Safe Carrying Position 5 10 14 15 16 17 18 Disassembly Lubrication Storage Shipping Parts Purchasers Malfunctioning Parts 21 26 27 30 31 32 OTHER CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS APPEAR THROUGHOUT THE MANUAL.44 magnum single action revolver designed especially for the handgun hunter. DO NOT ALTER ANY GUN GENERAL INFORMATION AND MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS The mechanisms of the RUGER® NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK® differ significantly from that of any other single action revolver. The RUGER® NEW MODEL HUNTER is a . Inc. 10 . WARNING–ALTERATIONS This product was designed to function properly in its original condition. such as the hammer. *In this manual the words NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK® refer to the NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK®. trigger and grip frame. NEW MODEL SUPER BLACKHAWK® and RUGER BISLEY revolvers which all utilize the same Ruger New Model Blackhawk mechanism. Alterations can make it unsafe. Do not alter any part or add or substitute parts or accessories not made by Sturm. Ruger & Co.

11 .” “loading. When the gate is opened the cylinder is unlatched and can be turned for loading or ejection. The gate (loading gate) can be opened only when the hammer and trigger are fully forward. See Page 32.The patented Ruger New Model single action revolver mechanism incorporates a transfer bar. The loading notch is therefore unnecessary in the New Model design.” IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE OWNERS OF ALL “OLD MODEL” (PRE-1973) RUGER SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS. SHOULD WRITE FOR DETAILS CONCERNING OUR FREE SAFETY CONVERSION. When the gate is closed. INCLUDING BEARCATS WITH SERIAL NUMBERS BELOW 93-00000. WHICH CAN HELP PREVENT ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY A BLOW TO THE HAMMER IF THE USER HAS FAILED TO TAKE THE BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTION OF KEEPING AN EMPTY CHAMBER UNDER THE HAMMER. the cylinder latch functions in the normal manner. hammer. and transfer bar. This transfer bar mechanism makes a “safety” notch unnecessary. NOMENCLATURE New Model Blackhawk* * In this manual the word Blackhawk refers to both the Blackhawk and the Super Blackhawk models. Opening the gate immobilizes the trigger. Unlike the earlier single action revolvers which have four hammer positions – “cocked. Parts referred to frequently are indicated by arrows.” “safety” and “all the way forward” – the New Model has only two hammer positions – “cocked” and “all the way forward. The transfer bar – which is raised into firing position as the trigger is pulled to the rear – transmits the energy of the hammer blow to the firing pin.

Fluted Cylinder Model Shown NOMENCLATURE Bisley CAUTION–NUMBERED CYLINDERS Do not accept delivery of a New Model Blackhawk Convertible (a model with two cylinders) unless the numbers on the front face of both cylinders match the last three digits of the serial number on the frame. 00-00345 3 3 4 4 5 INTERNAL LOCK Internal Lock (shown with right grip panel removed) 5 CYLINDERS MUST MATCH GUN Internal Lock Keyway 12 . A Blackhawk revolver (including the Super Blackhawk & Bisley) manufactured with a single cylinder does not have the last three digits of the serial number marked on the cylinder. Use of the wrong cylinder can cause improper alignment or timing and may result in personal injury.

The mechanism of the RUGER® NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK® & BISLEY provides maximum security against accidental discharge. Transfer bar is in firing position. and Hunter Models. Mechanism shown at rest. Super Blackhawk. Transfer bar is not in line between hammer and firing pin. Bisley Vaquero. As with any other firearm. Vaquero. the revolver should be inspected frequently to assure that it is working properly. In addition. This is the carrying position. The Ruger New Model revolver mechanism is illustrated below. 13 . the New Model must be used with strict attention to correct safety practices. Blackhawk. Bisley. Mechanism shown with trigger pulled and hammer beginning to fall. The same basic mechanism is found in the entire line of Ruger New Model single action revolvers – Single-Six. however. between hammer and firing pin.

45 Auto in Extra Cyl. cleaning firearms.44-40 reg. Where two cartridges are shown on the same line.38 SPL 9mm in Extra Cyl. .45 Colt/45 Auto Ammunition .32 Mag. & high speed . . 14 . and .44 Magnum Blackhawk.32 S&W in Extra Cyl. Bisley Blackhawk Convertible Super Blackhawk Convertible .30 Carbine .44 Mag. or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead and other substances known to the state of California to cause birth defects.45 Colt.LEAD EXPOSURE Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas.44 Mag. & high speed (no longer in production) .44 Mag. Hunter.32-20 reg.357 Mag. reproductive harm.41 Magnum .32-20/.357 Magnum . Bisley Blackhawk Convertible Blackhawk Blackhawk Blackhawk. and other serious physical injury.357 Mag/9mm .38-40/10mm (no longer in production) 10mm in Extra Cyl. .44-40/.44 SPL in Extra Cyl.357 Mag. SHOOTING OR CLEANING GUNS MAY EXPOSE YOU TO LEAD AMMUNITION The table below shows the correct type of ammunition for use in each of the revolvers listed. they may be used interchangeably.32 H&R & . Have adequate ventilation at all times. Bisley Blackhawk Convertible Caliber .45 Colt .38-40 reg.38 SPL . . Super Blackhawk. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.41 Magnum . & high speed (no longer in production) . & . .45 Colt .44 SPL .WARNING . . Model Blackhawk Convertible Blackhawk.30 Carbine . . and . and .

38-40 cylinder.45 Auto is . The use of other than .32-20/.32 Magnum Convertible (this model is no longer in production): The . and damage can result from the use of wrong ammunition. OR “REMANUFACTURED” OR HANDLOADED (RELOADED) AMMUNITION. OR NONSTANDARD. The . .32-20 cylinder can fire all .32 S&W and .44 Magnum. Do not use any other ammunition in the .32 H&R Magnum cylinder can fire all factory loaded .AMMUNITION (CARTRIDGES) NOTICE WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY WHATSOEVER OCCURRING IN CONNECTION WITH. Notes on the . WARNING – AMMUNITION Death. OR AS THE RESULT OF. also called 9mm Luger.38-40 cartridge can use all factory loadings of this ammunition both regular and high speed.45 Automatic and is also called .32-20 cylinder and one .44 SPL is . . powder overloads.32-20/.32 H&R magnum cylinder.357 Mag.44 Special. is . as split cases can result in hot powder gasses escaping rearward under very high velocity.38 SPL is . both regular and high speed. IMPROPER AMMUNITION DESTROYS GUNS Notes on Cartridges listed in the table above: .32 H&R Magnum cartridges may. THE USE IN RUGER REVOLVERS OF FAULTY. is 357 Magnum. The .45 Colt is also called .32 S&W long cartridges. in some loadings. or incorrect cartridge components. No other .45 ACP. Revolvers using the cylinder chambered for the 10mm pistol cartridge can use all factory loadings of this ammunition both regular and high speed.32 caliber cartridge should be used in this cylinder.38-40/10mm Blackhawk Convertible (this model is no longer in production): Ruger New Model Convertible revolvers using the cylinder chambered for the . bore obstructions. .44 Mag.32 magnum revolver is supplied with one . 9mm is 9mm Parabellum. Do not use any other ammunition in the 10mm cylinder. Notes on the . .32-20 factory loaded cartridges.45 Long Colt. serious injury.38 Special. 15 . Always wear shooting glasses and hearing protectors. . result in unsatisfactory accuracy. OR OF CARTRIDGES OTHER THAN THOSE FOR WHICH THE FIREARM WAS ORIGINALLY CHAMBERED.

44 special cartridges. 16 . The possibility of a pierced primer is another compelling reason why a shooter should always wear protective glasses to shield his eyes.44 magnum cartridges and . Do not use any other ammunition in the . it will fire. the Ruger New Model Blackhawk & Bisley may be carried with all chambers loaded. This ring can lodge in the chamber shoulder and prevent full chambering of a subsequent cartridge. and submachine guns. its base expands and a ring of lead is shaved off and deposited in the shoulder area of the chamber.44-40/44 Mag. A build-up of lead rings can prevent proper chambering of cartridges because 9mm and .30 Carbine revolvers. WARNING – HANDLING Any time the revolver is loaded.30 Carbine: Because 9mm cartridges are manufactured worldwide for use in pistols. discontinue the use of the particular brand or type of ammunition.44-40 cylinder. which should always be carried with the hammer down on an empty chamber to prevent accidental discharges caused by a blow to the hammer. when fired. HANDLING CARRYING: Unlike “old model” single action revolvers.44-40 cartridge can use all factory loadings of this ammunition both regular and high speed.30 Carbine cartridge mouths seat on the chamber shoulders. When firing a regular . NEVER DROP OR STRIKE ANY REVOLVER – COCKED OR UNCOCKED.44 magnum cylinder can use all factory loadings of the . If this occurs. not on the firing pin.30 Carbine cartridge with a metal jacketed bullet.Notes on the . Super Blackhawk Convertible (this model no longer in production): Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk convertible revolvers using the cylinder chambered for the . When a lead bullet is fired. Notes on Revolvers Chambered for 9mm or . the hammer is cocked and the trigger is pulled and held to the rear. CARRY AND HANDLE THE REVOLVER IN SUCH A MANNER THAT THE HAMMER WILL NOT BE STRUCK. Use only metal jacketed bullets in 9mm and . When the hammer and trigger are fully forward at the same time. it is possible to encounter cartridges which. the transfer bar is lowered out of firing position and the hammer rests directly on the frame. revolvers. a ring of brass is sometimes clipped from the mouth of the cartridge case. The . For the reasons noted above. develop pierced primers. Cocking the gun or pulling the trigger should only be done when you are ready to fire immediately. revolver chambers should be cleaned regularly and chamber cleaning should be the first corrective action when cartridges do not chamber properly. NEVER CARRY ANY REVOLVER WITH THE HAMMER COCKED.

When fired. When shooting. have a firm hold on the grip with the shooting hand. always be certain that nothing – including either of your hands – is in the path of the hot gas and particles which are discharged from the front and sides of the cylinder. the hammer will remain down. 6. 7. draw the hammer fully to the rear until it stops. Do not load the revolver until you are ready to use it. powder grains or lubricant are projected broadly sideways at high speed and thus can injure a person who is standing too close to the revolver. by hand. and the hammer cannot be cocked once the gate is opened. 3. be sure all persons are a safe distance to the rear of the shooter. 4. This can be achieved by rotating the cylinder so that a cylinder flute is equally spaced on either side of the topstrap. a light pressure on the trigger will disengage the trigger from the hammer. NOTE – To help prevent scoring of the cylinder. and insert cartridges in chambers. When firing any revolver. The hammer will fall forward striking the transfer bar and the revolver will fire. WARNING – FIRING When firing any revolver. 2. The revolver is now in its normal carrying condition – hammer and trigger fully forward and transfer bar lowered out of firing position. When cocking the hammer. These particles of lead. Align a chamber with the barrel and close the gate. the hammer must first by manually cocked. adequate eye protection is essential. 5. fully release the trigger and repeat steps 7 & 8 above for each shot. Shooters and bystanders must wear shooting glasses. when closing the loading gate be sure that a chamber is directly aligned with the barrel. Hearing protection must also be worn. Note – The loading gate cannot be opened unless the hammer and trigger are fully forward. Cocking – To fire the revolver. all revolvers discharge gas and particles through the clearance gap between the cylinder and the rear of the barrel. TOUCH THE TRIGGER ONLY WHEN YOU ARE READY TO FIRE.TO LOAD AND FIRE 1. Open the gate. Firing – Once the hammer has been cocked. closing the loading gate. With the fore portion of your thumb firmly on the hammer spur. To fire subsequent shots. and then verifying that the cylinder is locked in place. Turn cylinder clockwise. 8. Exposure to shooting noise can damage hearing. and DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER WHILE COCKING THE HAMMER. HOT GASES EXIT BARREL/CYLINDER GAP 17 . This permits the cylinder to rotate. After firing. 9. Then permit the hammer to move forward (it will only move slightly) until the trigger engages in the hammer at full cock.

and pulling the trigger of an unloaded gun is known as “Dry Firing. In this position the hammer does not contact the firing pin. In older (1953-1972) single action revolvers. 18 . does rest against the firing pin. Super Blackhawk and Bisley Revolvers is with the hammer fully down and the trigger forward. when in the full forward position. Be certain the revolver is unloaded and that the gun is pointing in a safe direction even when practicing by dry-firing. The Ruger New Model revolvers can be dry-fired without damage to the firing pin or other components. but be prepared. Fanning is an unsafe way to fire a gun and it is abusive to the revolver mechanism.muzzle of the gun to flip upward with substantial force. Keep a firm grip on the revolver and hold it away from your face when firing. 62-00000 AND ONLY ALWAYS CARRY NEW MODEL SINGLE ACTIONS WITH HAMMER DOWN.” It can be useful to learn the “feel” of your revolver. never carry an “old model” revolver with the hammer fully forward and the cartridge in line with the firing pin because a light blow to the hammer can readily cause discharge. See page 32 for details about our free safety conversion offer for “old model” Ruger single action revolvers. The shooter need not be apprehensive. Accordingly. the hammer. It is always safest to carry the hammer down over an empty chamber regardless of the revolver type. CAUTION: The recoil of any centerfire caliber causes the DRY-FIRING: Going through the actions of cocking. WARNING –SAFE CARRYING POSITION Never carry revolvers cocked! The safe carrying position for the Blackhawk. See page 11. “FANNING”: NEVER fan any revolver. aiming.

1. properly. bandages. 1 b. Page 42). AS THE THUMB SLIPPING DURING THIS PROCESS CAN RESULT IN AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE IF THE TRIGGER IS HELD TO THE REAR. Thus. b. 19 . to move fully forward to its resting position against the frame. your left hand is in full control of the revolver (See Figure a. forward of the trigger guard. The key to safe decocking is having the weight of the revolver controlled with one hand. Make certain that the revolver is pointing in a safe direction (See Rule 2. the trigger and hammer will move towards their fully forward rest positions together (See Figure b. squeeze the trigger only enough to permit the hammer to ‘break free’ of the trigger. while the thumb and forefinger of the ‘shooting hand’ control the hammer and trigger. 4. below). cold. Place your right thumb firmly on the hammer spur and. Then lower hammer slowly to its resting position completely down against frame (4).) Practice this important gun handling skill with an unloaded revolver until you have developed the proper control and ‘touch’ to decock your revolver safely. proceed as follows: USE EXTREME CARE WHEN ATTEMPTING TO DECOCK THE REVOLVER. IMMEDIATELY RELEASE THE TRIGGER and then slowly permit the hammer. With the thumb controlling the hammer as shown above. with your thumb securely in control of the hammer. 3. STILL SECURE UNDER YOUR THUMB.TO ‘UNCOCK’ (DECOCK) THE REVOLVER If your revolver is cocked. Grasp the revolver (if right handed) so that the thumb and forefinger of your left hand are firmly holding the frame. below. When hammer is free. At that instant. (1) squeeze trigger to permit hammer to ‘break free’ (2). etc. Make certain both hands are dry and not impeded in any way – gloves. DECOCKING (UNCOCKING) THE REVOLVER a. IMMEDIATELY release trigger (3). Then. NOTE: It is imperative that finger pressure be removed from the trigger just as soon as it is free of the hammer. 2. 4 2 3 a. and you wish to let the hammer down to its forward position (against the frame).

Open the gate.hammer and trigger fully forward and transfer bar lowered out of firing position. Turn cylinder clockwise. 4. Unless this procedure is followed in any single-action revolver. 2.” p. to align a chamber with the ejector rod. Release spring-loaded ejector rod. holding the gun with the barrel pointed away from you and in a safe direction. simply reverse the above procedure. 3.The revolver is now in its normal carrying condition -. Finally. so that it slides through the chamber to push out the cartridge or fired case. The hammer should be drawn with a firm positive motion to the fullcock position for each shot. Press base pin latch (on left side) and withdraw base pin fully forward. Open the gate. Before replacing base pin. 2. replace or carry a loaded cylinder. TO UNLOAD OR EJECT CARTRIDGE CASES Keep revolver pointed in a safe direction! Do not attempt to unload when the hammer is cocked. The cartridges can fire if their primers are struck. by hand. TO REMOVE OR REPLACE CYLINDER 1. 20 . the cylinder is apt to be out of index when fired. 19) Then: 1. Repeat until all chambers are empty. 3. close the gate. This permits the cylinder to rotate. To replace cylinder. If the hammer is cocked. rotate the cylinder 1/4 turns in a clockwise direction to ensure that pawl is correctly positioned on cylinder ratchet. then close the gate. CAUTION: The hammer must be carefully eased fully forward before the hammer is drawn back to the full-cock position for the first shot. (See “To Uncock The Revolver. WARNING: Never remove. by means of the thumb-piece on its forward end. Push the ejector rod rearward. thus actuating the working parts for complete indexing. it must first be decocked. Remove cylinder from loading gate side of frame. Check to be certain that all cartridges have been removed. This lowers the cylinder latch into the frame.

A small plastic-faced hammer can be useful in drifting the trigger pivot out and in. UNLOAD BEFORE CLEANING The user of a RUGER® NEW MODEL SINGLE ACTION revolver should carefully read all disassembly directions and study all the illustrations and the Parts List in this manual before attempting to take the gun apart. Never install or remove a loaded cylinder. Read instructions before disassembling gun. Know the names and location of the parts before removing any of them. A loaded cylinder can discharge if dropped or struck. Although the RUGER® NEW MODEL SINGLE ACTION revolver mechanism is composed of only a few parts. 2 3 1 REPEAT FOR ALL CHAMBERS 4 21 . WARNING – DISASSEMBLY Never clean.CORRECT UNLOADING SEQUENCE 2 3 1 REPEAT FOR ALL CHAMBERS 4 Do not eject unfired cartridges onto any surface where the cartridge primer might strike a solid object and discharge the cartridge. Only a few tools are required: A screwdriver or two to remove the grip panel and grip frame screws. and a drift punch to remove the hammer and trigger pivots (pins). lubricate. it is essential that the disassembly and reassembly operations be carried out with knowledge and care. disassemble or work on a revolver while it is loaded.

The mainspring assembly will later be reassembled into the frame as it is. Remove the cylinder and close the gate. Cover the work surface with a soft cloth so that the gun finish (and sights) will not be damaged. CAUTION: Press the screwdriver blade tip against the spring carefully and be certain the blade does not slip off the spring and damage the frame or injure the person holding the gun. While maintaining thumb pressure on the hammer spur. Leave the gate open. DISASSEMBLY (Make Sure Revolver is Unloaded!) 1.) 3. (If the grip frame does not readily separate from the cylinder frame. 22 . 2. and provide a tray into which the parts can be put as they are removed from the gun. Then. 5. just above the grip frame screw hole) or the cylinder latch spring and plunger (located in the hole above front of the trigger guard bow in the grip frame). 2. Press in fully on the left side of the base pin latch. This is as far as you need to go for routine cleaning. Remove grip panel screw and remove grip panels. 4. Do not ‘lose’ the pawl spring and plunger (located in a hole in the rear of the left side of the cylinder frame. set up to do it properly.The tip of the screwdriver blade should perfectly fit the grip frame screw slots. Before taking the gun apart. while too small a tip will damage the screw slots. draw the hammer rearward a short distance. but do not remove the small pin that is confining the mainspring. and while holding it in that position. p. (The purpose of the pin is to confine the mainspring when the hammer is released.) Remove the mainspring assembly from the grip frame. 6. DETAILED DISASSEMBLY: 1. With the revolver pointed in a safe direction. depress the gate detent spring so that the end of the spring which rests in one groove of the trigger pivot is free of the groove. Draw hammer rearward to full cock position. 23. withdraw the base pin. Examine every chamber in the cylinder to be certain the revolver is unloaded. open the gate and rotate the cylinder. Remove the five screws which fasten the grip frame to the cylinder frame. Remove the trigger pivot (pin) as follows: using a screwdriver as shown in Figure 4. A tip too large will scrape away metal. Pull the grip frame rearward and downward to separate it from the cylinder frame. Insert a short length (about 1”) of nail or pin into the small hole at the lower end of the hammer strut. squeeze the trigger and ease hammer down to full forward position. use a drift and hammer to push the pivot completely out of the frame.

Remove cylinder latch. Then simultaneously complete insertion of the two assemblies into the frame. 23 . REASSEMBLY (Make Sure Revolver is Unloaded!) 1. When reassembling. gate detent spring.7. and gate. Then remove the hammer/pawl assembly and the trigger/transfer bar assembly. Rear Sight: The rear sight can be removed from the frame by drifting out the pivot pin (MR05600) and removing the elevation screw (MR05902). at this stage. the rear sight should not be removed because there is the risk of losing the very small elevation springs. Insert trigger/transfer bar assembly in its slot in the frame. The revolver is. See Figure 5). if it is necessary to go beyond the above steps. Unless it is essential. (Groove in Hammer Pivot) (Groove in Trigger Pivot) Figure 4 Figure 5 ALTHOUGH THE FOREGOING OUTLINES THE CORRECT PROCEDURE. Partially insert hammer/pawl assembly in its recess in the frame. (See Parts Drawing). WE WISH TO EMPHASIZE THAT SUCH DETAILED DISMANTLING IS SELDOM IF EVER NECESSARY. be certain the nut and spring are on the left side of the frame. then carefully lift housing (which contains compressed spring and ejector rod) away from the barrel. Assemble pawl to hammer and transfer bar to trigger as shown in Figure 5. Don’t lose the spring. (Note that the hammer is attached to the pawl and the transfer bar is attached to the trigger. Remove hammer pivot. Base Pin Latch/Nut and Spring: The nut must be held firmly (with jaw-protected pliers) while the latch is being unscrewed. If the sight is removed. 8. when reassembling it is helpful to put a very tiny dab of lubricating gun grease in the recesses of the sight base. The grease will ‘hold’ the springs upright when the sight is positioned on the frame as the rear sight pivot pin is being reinstalled. Remove screw. the following cautions and suggestions should be useful: Ejector/Ejector Housing: Wrap one hand firmly around barrel and housing when loosening the screw. However. disassembled as far as it needs to be for major cleaning and maintenance.

9. See the Parts Drawing for correct strut positioning. If the base pin is not fully inserted and locked. Depress the upper arm of the gate detent spring with tip of screwdriver blade and install trigger pivot. Note also that this projection holds the loading gate back and in place. Insert the base pin. (The long screw. Unhook the ends of the trigger spring (XR03700) from the grooved retaining pin on both sides of the grip frame. (The spring goes in first so that the plunger is on top). XR01901. p. be certain that: (a) the cylinder latch spring plunger (XR07700) is positioned so that is will contact the bottom of the cylinder latch (rather than either side of the latch). 25). Note that the lug on the cylinder latch fits between the arms of the gate detent spring and that the end of one of the arms of the spring is formed at a 90 degree angle. The projection thus formed. 24 . the gate detent spring. Install mainspring assembly in the grip frame. p. (b) the pawl spring is aligned to contact the left ‘ear’ of the grip frame (and not be bent as the ear contacts it). 8. 6. (Refer to Figure 7.2. is designed to fit through the square hole in the bottom of the frame and to ride on the cam surface of the gate pivot. 10. the transfer bar may catch under the firing pin when the hammer is being cocked. 3. Draw hammer to the rear slightly and place the grip frame loosely on the cylinder frame. cylinder latch and gate detent spring as shown in Figure 6. 23). 5. (It may be necessary to manipulate the trigger. Figure 6 4. will intersect the groove and lock the pivot in place. 25). 7. Before pushing the grip frame forward to mate with the cylinder frame. (Refer to Figure 4. The non-grooved end of the pivot should be inserted first. (Refer to Figure 7. 23). Insert cylinder latch spring and plunger in hole in grip frame. Insert pawl spring and plunger (plunger goes in the hole first) in the hole in the left side of the cylinder frame just above the left rear grip screw hole. p. Be certain the strut is positioned properly. Align hammer in frame and insert hammer pivot with the grooved end of the pivot on the gate side of the frame. The base pin must be fully inserted and locked in position by the base pin latch. and the cylinder latch to align them to receive the trigger pivot). Pivot should be inserted from the gate side of the frame. (Refer to Figure 4. when also inserted on the gate side. p. taking care to be certain the ‘dished out’ section of the base pin collar is adjacent to the bottom of the barrel. 25). See step number 11. p. Replace the loading gate.

5. of a size appropriate to the bore size. 20. With all the above springs and plungers aligned. and that loading gate opens and closes normally. Then wipe the rod clean and. 3. Hook the two ends of the trigger spring over the trigger spring retaining pin (KXR06300) as shown in Figure 7-C. Open the gate. attached to the cleaning rod should then be pushed the full length of the bore several times. Figure 7 B A 7-C CARE AND CLEANING MAKE SURE GUN IS UNLOADED! Always be certain the revolver is completely unloaded before cleaning. Check to be sure that cylinder rotates and locks correctly. 4. A bronze wire brush. that trigger returns in a positive manner when released. Again swab the bore with a solvent coated patch. clean and oil it. disassemble. Pull trigger and allow hammer to fall. Reinsert the base pin and be certain it is fully seated and locked in position. Then. Remove the cylinder as described on p. and note the end of the trigger spring (the arrow marked “A”). To clean the revolver after firing: 1.11. Run a lightly oiled patch through the bore and each chamber. This end of the spring must be depressed so that it slides under the rear portion of the trigger when the grip frame is forward. cycle the revolver several times. 12. 15. Note that the long screw (XR01901) should go in the grip frame hole on the gate side (Figure 7-B) of the revolver. fully mate the grip frame and cylinder frame and install the five grip frame screws. water or other adverse conditions. 2. 25 . swab the bore until it is clean. See Figure 7. using a dry patch. draw the hammer back to the full cock position and remove the small pin from the mainspring strut. 13. At regular intervals or when the revolver has been exposed to sand. Repeat the above procedure for each of the six chambers. withdraw base pin and install the cylinder. Before loading cartridges into the chamber. Be certain the mainspring strut seat is correctly positioned on its step in the grip frame. 14. Clean the barrel from the muzzle by running a cleaning rod with a solvent coated patch through the bore several times.

A special ‘lead removing’ cleaning tool (for bore and chambers) is available from gun stores. will work its way into the mechanism parts. Firing a subsequent bullet onto the obstructed bore may damage the revolver and cause serious injury or death to the shooter and those nearby. but the energy from the primer may be sufficient to push the bullet into the bore where it may become lodged. applied periodically about the various frame openings. it may not be ignited. in the forcing cone of the barrel. grease. IMPROPER LUBRICATION DESTROYS GUNS 26 . A few drops of light oil recommended as suitable for firearms. If the powder charge of a cartridge is affected by the lubricant. and in the bore. The exterior of the revolver should be cleaned with a solvent and then wiped with an oily cloth. or any other material even partially obstructing the bore may result in damage to the revolver and serious injury to the shooter and those nearby. Do not spray or apply lubricants directly on ammunition. Firing a revolver with oil. If ‘leading’ is noted in your revolver.Some cartridges with lead bullets deposit metal fouling in the chamber throats. The revolver’s internal mechanism can be lubricated without disassembly. clean it out before it builds up and interferes with reliable functioning and accuracy. You are responsible for the proper care and maintenance of your firearms. Use lubricants properly.

LOADED STORE SECURELY & UNLOADED 27 . Please call the Heritage Safe Company at 1-800-515-7233 for details and ordering information. (SEE PAGE 5) Do not keep your revolver in a leather. Ruger also offers gun safes for sale as a means to secure more than one firearm. fabric or canvas holster when it is stored. Firearms should always be stored securely and unloaded. WARNING – STORAGE Never place or store any firearm in such a manner that it may be dislodged. even though the holster may appear to be perfectly dry. Sturm.STORAGE GUNS SHOULD NOT BE STORED LOADED! USE THE LOCKING DEVICE SUPPLIED WITH THE REVOLVER TO RENDER IT INOPERATIVE FOR SAFE STORAGE. away from children and careless adults. These materials attract moisture. For increased safety. Use the locking device originally supplied with this firearm for storage. firearms should be stored unloaded and locked in a location that is both separate from their ammunition and inaccessible to children and any other unauthorized person. The use of a locking device or safety lock is only one aspect of responsible firearms storage.

trigger or cylinder locking notches. Assemble the rings to the barrel with the locating “tab” engaging the recesses in the top surface of the barrel. do not tighten. Then tighten the eight top screws a bit at a time to grip the scope body. Rusting may also occur as a result of the handgun being exposed to moisture. then the external surfaces can be coated (after cleaning and drying) with a paste wax formulated for use on metals. Exposed surfaces on the firearm should be cleaned and wiped dry after use or after exposure to adverse conditions. Sometimes surface discoloration may be noted. When using any of these abrasives. lubricate and apply an appropriate rust preventative as required.” the mounting ring can be assembled to the scope so that the tab will fit correctly into the recess on the top of the barrel. However. Install the four top screws. crocus cloth. Minor discoloration can usually be removed by rubbing the stained area with an abrasive ink eraser. A properly applied hard wax coating will not interfere with comfortable gun handling and it will provide a measure of protection against the formation of rust. Contact with some types of holsters can also cause stains or rusting. particularly in the grip area of stainless steel handguns. Disassemble one ring and reassemble over the scope body between the turret and the eyepiece so that the clamp nut (D-73) is positioned to the left of the scope. allow time for it to dry hard.CARE OF STAINLESS STEEL REVOLVERS Firearms made of stainless steel are relatively more resistant to corrosion than blued steel firearms. coat it with a light film of oil or preservative. or a “metal polishing” compound. humidity. Disassemble the other ring and install it on the forward section of the scope tube with the clamp nut positioned to the left of the scope. then buff lightly with a soft cloth. proceed with care and use light pressure to achieve a blending of ‘color’ with those areas that are not discolored.” By reference to this “tab. salt air or chemicals. When applying the wax take care that it does not get into the mechanism or on the functioning parts such as the cylinder latch. Install the four top screws. If the firearm is to be stored. Again. Do not tighten. and the presence of oil or grease would be objectionable. Tighten the clamp nuts so that the rings are locked to the semi-circular cuts on the sides of the barrel. you should still inspect it frequently and clean. Sight in according to the direction with your scope. Where the firearm is in continuing use. Rotate the scope until the crosshairs are aligned properly. Apply the wax sparingly. ATTACHING RUGER SCOPE RINGS (HUNTER MODEL ONLY) On the underside of each mounting ring assembly there is a locating “tab. and slide the scope to the proper eye relief. 28 . resulting from perspiration.

Target bullseye centered on top of front sight. The height of the front sight has been set to take advantage of the elevation adjustment in the rear sight. ELEVATION UP DOWN WINDAGE RIGHT LEFT To raise point of impact: turn screw counterclockwise. To change the front sight. depress the spring loaded plunger in the front of the barrel rib with a small punch and lift rear of sight blade. INTERCHANGEABLE SIGHTS (HUNTER MODEL ONLY) The HUNTER model revolver is provided with an insert front sight. 29 . To move the point of impact to the left: turn screw clockwise.SIGHTS (ON REVOLVERS SO EQUIPPED) ADJUSTMENT – Each click of the sight adjustment screw (either windage or elevation) will move the point of impact of the bullet approximately 3/4” at a range of 25 yards. Therefore the shooter should determine sight settings by firing trials. Barrel length and load used affects trajectory. SUGGESTED SIGHT PICTURE Top of front sight even with top of rear sight blade. To move the point of impact to the right: turn screw counterclockwise. considering the various ranges at which the gun is most likely to be used. To lower point of impact: turn screw clockwise. Front sight centered in notch of rear sight blade.

However. DO NOT SEND GUN BOXES OR LITERATURE THAT YOU CONSIDER TO BE COLLECTOR’S ITEMS – THESE ARE INVARIABLY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED IN SHIPMENT. but custom gunsmithing service or nonstandard alterations are NOT AVAILABLE from Ruger Product Service Departments. Describe in detail the trouble you have experienced with your firearm.SERVICE AND PARTS POLICY If you have any questions with regard to the performance of your RUGER® NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK or BISLEY revolvers. NOTE: Firearms may not be shipped via U. If such receiving is prohibited. New Hampshire 03773. or the work you wish to have done. SHIPPING FIREARMS FOR REPAIR RUGER® NEW MODEL SINGLE ACTION revolvers returned to the factory for repair should be sent to: Ruger. as well as the laws of most States and localities. Most models can be reblued. Guns should be sent prepaid. We will not accept collect shipments. Please contact the Product Service Department for pricing information. Merely stating that the firearm “needs repair” is inadequate information. fully describing all circumstances. similar private overnight service. Enclose a letter which includes your name.S. or order parts for it. The complete revolver should be shipped. Newport.S.P. please write or call (603-865-2442) our Newport. 411 Sunapee Street. do not prohibit an individual (who is not otherwise barred from purchasing or possessing a firearm) from shipping a firearm directly to the manufacturer for repair. Product Service Department. If your gun is sent to us by a dealer. Mail. Telephone (603) 865-2442. If you should return your revolver to the factory for repair. Handguns mailed in violation of the law are impounded by the Post Office. Federal Express or other. please comply with the following suggestions for prompt service: WARNING: BEFORE SHIPPING ANY FIREARM. BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT IT AND ITS CYLINDER OR MAGAZINE ARE UNLOADED. DO NOT SHIP CARTRIDGES WITH A FIREARM. If a handgun (pistol or revolver) is shipped by an individual who does not hold a Federal Firearms License. 30 . telescopic sights or custom accessories with a firearm being shipped to the factory for service. The Federal Gun Control Act. Persons who do not hold a Federal Firearms License are prohibited by Federal law from shipping a handgun by Mail. it must be shipped for overnight delivery via U. before shipping your firearm to us. Please do not send your holster.. telephone number. address. Please do not include revolver case. serial number and model of the firearm. All work performed is subject to a minimum labor charge and charges for shipping and handling. custom grip panels or other accessories with any revolver being shipped to us. it will be returned to that dealer after being repaired. New Hampshire Product Service Department. then please have a Federally Licensed Firearms dealer ship the gun to us. Always insure your shipment. be certain that your State or locality does not have a law or regulation which will prohibit you from receiving it from us after it has been repaired.

All parts orders are subject to a minimum charge and charges for shipping and handling. There is a minimum labor charge plus a shipping and handling charge if the parts are factory fitted. cylinders and a number of other component parts must be fitted at the factory. See “Warning – Parts Purchasers” above. 31 . We will not return any part that is broken. please) is required before any service will be performed. Order parts by Part Name and Part Number and include the entire serial number of the firearm for which the parts are being ordered. Product Service Department. badly worn or has been modified. Please provide your name as it appears on the credit card along with the expiration date of the card. We will not return the replaced parts. IMPORTANT – REGARDING PARTS ORDERING.D. 03773. All factory fitted parts are fit on an exchange basis only. orders. The special proof-test ammunition used in this testing is sold only to bonafide firearms manufacturers and is not available to gun shops. 411 Sunapee Street. or individuals. Company policy is to proof-test and/or function fire all barrels after fitting to the receivers in which they are to be used. Parts designated by an (*) must be factory fitted. Because it is a serial numbered part. Please contact the Product Service Department for pricing information. New Hampshire. Firearms are complicated mechanisms and IMPROPER FITTING OF PARTS MAY RESULT IN A DANGEROUS MALFUNCTION. 603-865-2442. We cannot comply with open account or C.O. We will not return the replaced parts. Ruger New Model Single Action revolvers are manufactured in Blued steel and Stainless steel versions. Newport. The purchaser and installer of parts must accept full responsibility for the correct adjustment and functioning of the revolver after such installation. Payment in full via credit card (Visa or MasterCard only). malfunctioning. PARTS MUST FIT CORRECTLY ORDERING PARTS Please contact the New Hampshire Product Service Department for parts availability and current prices. money order or certified bank check (no personal checks. gunsmiths.It is the purchaser’s responsibility to be absolutely certain that any parts ordered from the factory are correctly fitted and installed. AND SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOTER AND OTHER PERSONS. These parts are fitted on an exchange basis only. All parts orders for the RUGER® NEW MODEL SINGLE ACTION revolvers should be sent to : Ruger. Barrels. DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM. the cylinder frame of RUGER® NEW MODEL SINGLE ACTION revolvers is defined as a ‘firearm’ by Federal Law and is not offered for sale as a component part. This procedure ensures maximum protection to our customers.

SHIPPING REVOLVERS FOR INSTALLATION OF A SAFETY CONVERSION KIT: If you would like to have any “old model” (pre-1973) Bearcat. and serial number. a refinishing charge. 411 Sunapee Street.” “New Vaquero. Please note that the Kit will be fitted at our Newport. ALSO.41 magnum. Current production ejector housing screws are threaded directly into the barrel. 32 .” or “New Bearcat” on the frame. then there is an additional charge for a pair of Blackhawk grip panels. Southport. caliber. CYLINDER NOTE: Cylinders are only available for installation in the model in which they were manufactured and fitted. Conversion Dept. BARREL NOTE: All barrels are marked with a safety message. NH 03773 for a box and shipping instructions. The Grip Frame can be factory fitted and the cost would include the price of the appropriate grip frame.. . broken. fitting charge. or Super Blackhawk revolver factory fitted with a free Conversion Kit (to help prevent accidents caused by a blow to the hammer if the user has failed to keep an empty chamber under the hammer) please write to Ruger. Inc. or badly worn parts should not be fired.. and a shipping and handling charge. This safety conversion does not apply if the revolver is marked “Vaquero. Newport.WHEN ORDERING PARTS BE SURE TO STATE WHETHER YOUR REVOLVER IS BLUED OR STAINLESS. EJECTOR HOUSING & SCREW NOTE: Early New Model Blackhawk revolvers in calibers . However. read warnings in Instruction Manual available free from Sturm. Single-Six. GRIP FRAME NOTE: The New Model Super Blackhawk steel Grip Frame (Stainless steel or blued) will fit any New Model Single Six or New Model Blackhawk revolver. it is furnished (as a component part) only ‘in the white. MR-33-44 Ejector Housing Screw. malfunctioning.45 Colt and Super Blackhawks that have the protruding Ejector Housing Screw Insert should order part number MR-22-44 Ejector Housing.” “Bisley. Blackhawk. USA”). CT 06890. CAUTION: A gun containing modified. Ruger & Co. If the revolver to which the grip frame is being fitted is a Super Blackhawk. Please contact the Product Service Department for pricing information. All other servicing of “old model” single actions will also be performed at our Newport facility. Be sure to include information as to model. because the Grip Frame must be “match-polished” to fit each cylinder frame.’ that is. but only after a Conversion Kit is first installed. New Hampshire facility. (“Before using gun. not polished or blued. Please do not send your old model single action revolver until you receive shipping instructions and a box from us.. INCLUDE THE COMPLETE SERIAL NUMBER AND SPECIFY THE CALIBER AND BARREL LENGTH.

.Blued Models Super Blackhawk . 4 5/8” Barrel.Stainless Models Bisley Models Blackhawk .Stainless Models Hunter Super Blackhawk .357/9mm cal. 7 1/2” . . 4 5/8” Barrel. . 7 1/2” Barrel. cal.Blued Models Blackhawk . cal. SPECIFY MODEL AND CALIBER WHEN ORDERING (See Exploded Views on Pages 40 & 41) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Part Name Barrel. 4 5/8” Barrel.Stainless Models Blackhawk .Stainless Models Blackhawk .44 mag. SUPER BLACKHAWK®. 5 1/2” Barrel. . .44 mag.Stainless Models Super Blackhawk .45 LC or .357/9mm cal. or . or .Blued Models Super Blackhawk . .RUGER® NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK®.44 mag. cal.Blued Models Blackhawk . 4 5/8” Barrel. 10 1/2” Barrel. 6 1/2” Barrel. .Blued Models Blackhawk . cal. MR40601 MR20601 KMR20601 MR20602 KMR20602 MR20603 MR30601 MR30602 MR10604 KMR10604 MR10603 KMR10603 MR10601 KMR10601 KMR10701 MR10602 KMR10602 MR50600 KMR50600 MR50601 MR50602 Model Blackhawk . 4 5/8” Barrel.44 mag.357 cal.Blued Models Blackhawk & Bisley . 6 1/2” Barrel. . . prices and specifications subject to change without notice.45 LC or . cal.Stainless Models Super Blackhawk & Bisley . 6 1/2” Barrel.45 LC . 7 1/2” Barrel.41 cal. 7 1/2” Barrel.44 mag. 7 1/2” Barrel.45/45ACP .Blued Models Blackhawk .45/45ACP . 5 1/2” Barrel.Blued Models 33 . cal.44 mag. .30 cal. . .44 mag.357 cal. HUNTER & BISLEY PARTS LIST Design.Blued Models Super Blackhawk .Blued Models Super Blackhawk . 10 1/2” Barrel.Blued Models Blackhawk . . 4 5/8” Barrel. 7 1/2” Barrel. . cal. cal. . . .Blued Models Super Blackhawk . 5 1/2” Barrel. cal.41 cal.357 cal. 4 5/8” Barrel.357 cal.357 cal.44 mag.45 LC Part No.Stainless Models Blackhawk .44 mag.

non-fluted cyl.Blued Models Super Blackhawk .30 cal. * Cylinder .6 1/2” & 7 1/2” barrels Case ..45 LC Base Pin Assembly Base Pin Assembly Base Pin Latch Body Base Pin Latch Body (high gloss finish) Base Pin Latch Nut Base Pin Latch Nut (high gloss finish) Base Pin Latch Spring Base Pin Latch Spring Case . Super Blackhawk & Bisley ..41 cal. non-fluted cyl.Blued Models Bisley Models 34 .Stainless Models Blackhawk . Super Blackhawk & Hunter . non-fluted cyl.. Super Blackhawk & Bisley .357 cal. * Cylinder .45 LC * Cylinder . cal.Stainless Models Bisley Models Blackhawk . cal.45 LC. Super Blackhawk & Hunter . * Cylinder . cal. * Cylinder . non-fluted cyl.Blued Models Blackhawk .Blued Models Blackhawk .Stainless Models Super Blackhawk ..4 5/8” & 5 1/2” barrels Case .Blued Models Blackhawk.Blued Models Blackhawk. cal.45 LC * Cylinder . Part No. * Cylinder .Blued Models Blackhawk .Stainless Models Blackhawk.Stainless Models Hunter Bisley Models Blackhawk .45 ACP * Cylinder ..Blued Models Super Blackhawk ..44 mag. Super Blackhawk & Hunter ....Stainless Models Blackhawk.357 cal.9mm * Cylinder .. * Cylinder . KMR50602 MR02900D KMR02900D XR02700 KXR02701 XR02800 KXR02801 XR04700 KXR04700 MPF00020-ACC MPF00021-ACC MPF00022-ACC MR-1-30 MR-1-357 KMR-1-357 BR-1-357W1 MR-1-9 MR-1-41 MR-1-44 KMR-1-44 MR-1-44-1 KMR-1-44-1 KMR1-441W BR-1-44W1 MR-1-45C KMR-1-45C MR-1-45A BR-1-45W1 Model Blackhawk . 7 1/2” .44 mag.Blued Models Super Blackhawk .10 1/2” barrels * Cylinder . * Cylinder .357 cal.. cal..Stainless Models Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk Models Blackhawk.44 mag. Hunter & Bisley Models Super Blackhawk Models Blackhawk . * Cylinder . * Cylinder .44 mag. non-fluted cyl.... Super Blackhawk & Bisley ..Part Name * Barrel.. non-fluted cyl. Super Blackhawk & Bisley . * Cylinder .Blued Models Blackhawk.... Super Blackhawk.Stainless Models Blackhawk.44 mag.Blued Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Hunter . * Cylinder .Stainless Models Blackhawk..Blued Models Blackhawk .44 mag. cal.

Front Sight . Super Blackhawk & Bisley . & Hunter . Super Blackhawk & Hunter . Super Blackhawk & Bisley .41 cal. Super Blackhawk & Hunter .Blued Models Blackhawk.Part Name Cylinder Latch Assembly Cylinder Latch Spring Cylinder Latch Spring Cylinder Latch Spring Plunger Cylinder Latch Spring Plunger Ejector Housing .Blued Model Super Blackhawk w/10 1/2” bbl. 10 1/2” bbl. .) Part No.44 mag.Stainless Models All Models Blackhawk .Stainless Models Blackhawk.Stainless Models Super Blackhawk.Stainless Models Blackhawk.Stainless Models Blackhawk .Satin Finish Ejector Housing .Blued Models Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk (except 10 1/2” bbl. Super Blackhawk & Hunter .) & Bisley .Blued Model Hunter Blackhawk.357/9mm. 10 1/2” bbl. Super Blackhawk & Bisley .Stainless Models Blackhawk.Satin Finish Ejector Housing Ejector Housing Screw Ejector Housing Screw (high gloss finish) Ejector Housing Spring Ejector Housing Spring Ejector Housing Spring Ejector Housing Spring Ejector Rod Assembly Ejector Rod Assembly Ejector Rod Assembly Ejector Rod Assembly Firing Pin Firing Pin Firing Pin Rebound Spring Front Sight .Steel Ejector Housing .Blued Models 35 .Blued Model Super Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Bisley . & . Super Blackhawk & Bisley .Blued Models Blackhawk. .Blued Models Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk .) .Stainless Model Hunter Blackhawk..Stainless Models Super Blackhawk.Blued Models Blackhawk.Blued Models Super Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Bisley .. .357 cal. Super Blackhawk & Hunter . .30 cal. Super Blackhawk & Bisley .Blued Models Blackhawk.. 10 1/2” bbl. . KXR04500 XR04600 KXR04600 XR07700 KXR07700 XR12200 KXR12200 MR02208B MR02209B KMR12201 KXR12201 XR03300 KXR03301 XR04400 KXR04400 SM04400 KSM04400 XR-55 KXR-55 MR-55-10 KMR-55-10 MR02100 KMR02100 KE-48 MR-36-30 MR13600 Model All Models Blackhawk.Steel Ejector Housing .Blued Models Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk . 10 1/2” bbl. (except 10 1/2” bbl.Aluminum Ejector Housing .Blued Models Blackhawk. .Blued Models Super Blackhawk (except 10 1/2” bbl.

10 1/2” bbl.Blued & Stainless Models Blackhawk & Bisley .Back (2 Req’d.A .) Part No.Blued Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Hunter . . Red Insert Front Sight Base . Front Sight Base .Blued Models Blackhawk. 10 1/2” bbl.) Front Sight Base . 7 1/2” & 10 1/2” bbls. . H03600 KMR13601 MR-36-44 MR-36-45 MR03600 MR03611 MR05700 KH07900 KH08000 XR07600 MR02400 KMR02400 MR07300 KMR07300 XR00300 KXR00300 XR00301 MR00300 KMR00300 BR00300 KHR00300 XR01700 KXR01700 XR01800 Model Hunter Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk . .45/45ACP Front Sight Blade . Super Blackhawk & Bisley .357 cal.Blued Models Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk . .) Hunter Hunter Super Blackhawk..) Front Sight Locating Pin Front Sight Plunger Front Sight Plunger Spring Front Sight Screw Gate Gate Gate Detent Spring Gate Detent Spring Grip Frame Grip Frame Grip Frame Grip Frame Grip Frame Grip Frame Grip Frame Grip Frame Screw .45/45ACP & . .B .Stainless Models Blackhawk . Super Blackhawk & Bisley Models (except 10 1/2” bbl.Stainless Models All Bisley Models Hunter Blackhawk. (except 10 1/2” bbl. Super Blackhawk & Bisley .45LC.Blued Models Super Blackhawk.45LC & . 7 1/2” & 10 1/2” bbls.44 mag.45LC.357 cal.. .Blued Models 36 . Super Blackhawk & Hunter .Blued Models Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk . Models Blackhawk.45LC (7 1/2” bbl.Part Name Front Sight. & ...Blued Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Bisley .Stainless Models Super Blackhawk .Front Grip Frame Screw .Stainless Models Blackhawk.44 mag.44 mag.Stainless Models All Blackhawk..Stainless Models Super Blackhawk..Front Grip Frame Screw . Front Sight Blade .Stainless Models Blackhawk .A .Stainless Models Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk .. Super Blackhawk & Hunter .Blued Models Super Blackhawk.

Super Blackhawk & Bisley .Stainless Models Blackhawk.Stainless Models Super Blackhawk .Part Name Grip Frame Screw .Stainless Models All Bisley Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Bisley .Stainless Models All Bisley Models Blackhawk.Blued Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Bisley . Super Blackhawk & Bisley .) Grip Frame Screw . Rosewood (Sold in Pairs Only) Grip Panels.C .C .Blued Models Blackhawk. (Sold in Pairs Only) Hammer Assembly Hammer Assembly Hammer Assembly Hammer Assembly Hammer Assembly Hammer Pivot Pin Hammer Pivot Pin Hammer Plunger Hammer Plunger Cross Pin Hammer Plunger Spring Hammer Strut Part No. Super Blackhawk & Hunter .Back (hex screws .B .B .Blued Models Super Blackhawk & Hunter . Super Blackhawk & Hunter . Super Blackhawk & Hunter . Super Blackhawk & Hunter .Right Grip Panel Screw Grip Panels. (Sold in Pairs Only) Grip Panels.Left Grip Panel Ferrule .Blued Models Blackhawk.Stainless Models All Models All Models All Models All Models Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk Models Hunter Super Blackhawk.) Grip Frame Screw . Black Laminated (Sold in Pairs Only) Grip Panels.Blued Models Blackhawk .Bottom Grip Frame Screw & Pivot Lock Grip Frame Screw & Pivot Lock Grip Panel Dowel Grip Panel Ferrule .Blued Models 37 .Back (2 Req’d.Bottom Grip Frame Screw .2 Req’d. KXR01800 BR01801 XR01900 KXR01900 XR01901 KXR01901 KXR01400 XR01200 XR01100 KXR01300 XR01000 MR01001 MR01000 BR01000 MR04000B KMR04000B MR04001B KMR04001B BR04001B XR01601S KXR01601S KXR04100 KXR04200 KPR04300 XR01500 Model Blackhawk. 7 1/2” & 10 1/2” barrel Models All Bisley Models Blackhawk .Stainless Models All Models All Models All Models Blackhawk.

2 Req’d Rear Sight Pivot Pin Rear Sight Pivot Pin Rear Sight Windage Adjustment Screw Rear Sight Windage Spring Recoil Plate Recoil Plate Part No. Super Blackhawk & Bisley . Not illustrated Rear Sight Elevation Screw Rear Sight Elevation Spring.Stainless Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Bisley Models Super Blackhawk.Blued Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Bisley Models Super Blackhawk. KXR01500 XR00400 KXR00400 XR00500 KXR00500 XR05200 KMR00700 XR05000 KXR05000 XR05100 KXR05100 MR15900 MR15902 MR15901 MR05901 H07203 MR05904 MR05908 MR05902 MR05906 MR05600 KMR05600 E05903 MR05907 MR02000 KMR02000 Model Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Hunter . Super Blackhawk & Bisley . 7 1/2” barrel Models Only & Hunter Super Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Bisley .Stainless Models Blackhawk. 7 1/2” barrel Models Only & Hunter Super Blackhawk.Stainless Models All Models All Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Hunter . 10 1/2” bull barrel Models Only All Models All Models All Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Bisley .Blued Models Blackhawk.Part Name Hammer Strut Mainspring Mainspring Mainspring Seat Mainspring Seat Medallion.Blued Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Hunter .Blued Models Blackhawk.Blued Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Hunter . Pawl Pawl Spring Pawl Spring Pawl Spring Plunger Pawl Spring Plunger Rear Sight Base Assembly (Specify if sight has “bump” on underside) Rear Sight Base Assembly Rear Sight Base Assembly Rear Sight Blade Rear Sight Blade Rear Sight Blade Rear Sight Detent Ball.Stainless Models 38 . Super Blackhawk & Hunter .Stainless Models All Models All Models Blackhawk.Stainless Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Hunter . Super Blackhawk & Bisley .Blued Models Blackhawk. 10 1/2” bull barrel Models Only Blackhawk.Stainless Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Bisley . 2 Req’d. Super Blackhawk & Hunter .

Stainless Models All Bisley Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Bisley .Stainless Models Blackhawk.Blued Models Blackhawk. High Gloss Finish Trigger Trigger Pivot Pin Trigger Pivot Pin Trigger Spring Trigger Spring Trigger Spring Pivot Pin Trigger Spring Retaining Pin Part No. 8 Req’d Scope Ring Assembly.Part Name Recoil Plate Cross Pin Recoil Plate Cross Pin Scope Base Torx® Head Screw. Super Blackhawk & Hunter .Stainless Models All Models All Models 39 * PARTS SO MARKED MUST BE FACTORY FITTED . Not Illustrated (for Scope Base Torx® Head Screw) Transfer Bar Trigger.Blued Models Blackhawk.Blued Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Hunter . Super Blackhawk & Hunter .Stainless Models Hunter Hunter Hunter Hunter Hunter Hunter All Models Blackhawk & Super Blackhawk . Super Blackhawk & Bisley . High Gloss Finish Trigger. Medium Rings Scope Ring Clamp Scope Ring Nut Scope Ring Screw Torx® Key Wrench. Super Blackhawk & Hunter .Blued Models Blackhawk. Super Blackhawk & Bisley . XR04900 KXR04900 KMPF07602M KS100RM KD-74M KD-73M D-76 MPF07601 KMR07200 XR03901 KXR03901 BR03901 XR03400 KXR03401 XR03700 KXR03700 KE02800 KXR06300 Model Blackhawk.

NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK® & SUPER BLACKHAWK® EXPLODED VIEW BLACKHAWK® SUPER BLACKHAWK® 40 .

RUGER® BISLEY EXPLODED VIEW HUNTER MODEL COMPONENT PARTS 41 .

and the continuation of gun ownership and sport shooting as we know it today. 1. 42 . Be sure of the bullet stop behind your target. Firearms do not cause accidents! Firearms accidents are almost always found to have been the result of carelessness or ignorance on the part of the shooter of the basic rules of safe gun handling. it is absolutely essential to your safety. 2. no injury can occur as long as the muzzle is pointing in a safe direction.THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING We believe that Americans have a right to purchase and use firearms for lawful purposes. and with safe gun handling in general. the safety of others. When firearms are used in a safe and responsible manner. Never let the muzzle of a firearm point at any part of your body or at another person. This is particularly important when loading or unloading a firearm. No person should handle any firearm without first having thoroughly familiarized himself with the particular type of firearm he is using. MANUATHIS FIREARM USING R RUGE NUAL ® Not all firearms are the same. ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION. A safe direction means a direction which will not permit a discharged bullet to strike a person. LEARN THE MECHANICAL AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FIREARM YOU ARE USING. The method of carrying and handling firearms varies in accordance with the mechanical provisions for avoiding accidental discharge and the various proper procedures for loading and unloading. In the event of an accidental discharge. but that ownership imposes the responsibility on the gun owner to use his firearms in a way which will ensure his own safety and that of others. The following rules must be observed by gun users at all times. N MA UCTIO NS INSTR UCTIO IS E INSTR EAD TH RNINGS IN THEFORE R WA LLY B U AND L CAREF . and represent a fundamental part of our personal liberty. even when dry-firing. Safe gun handling is not just desirable. they are a great source of pleasure and satisfaction. or to strike an object from which the bullet may ricochet. The private ownership of firearms in America is traditional.

snow or excess lubricating oil or grease in the bore may cause the barrel to bulge. 4. 43 . ceiling. or doesn’t seem quite right. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot! 3.. and can cause serious injury to the shooter and bystanders. BE SURE THE BARREL IS CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTIONS BEFORE SHOOTING. window. or components. Make it a habit to know exactly where the muzzle of your gun is pointing whenever you handle it. Firearms should be loaded only when you are in the field or on the target range or shooting area. even if you fall or stumble. Be sure that you are using ammunition of the proper caliber and loading for the gun you are using. Even a bit of mud. floor. when FOR ALL CHAMBERS not in use. Store your firearms out of sight of visitors and children. and strike a person or damage property. racks or cabinets. or by using the locking device 1 REPEAT supplied with the firearm. etc. If the report or recoil on firing seems weak. and check to be sure that no obstruction has become lodged in the barrel. ready to shoot. and be sure that you are always in control of the direction in which the muzzle is pointing. Firearms and 2 3 ammunition should be securely locked in safes. CEASE FIRING IMMEDIATELY.A safe direction must take into account the fact that a bullet may penetrate a wall. FIREARMS SHOULD BE UNLOADED WHEN NOT IN USE. ammunition. It is the gun owner’s responsibility to be certain that children and persons unfamiliar with firearms cannot gain access to firearms. unload your firearm. or even burst on firing. Ammunition should be 4 safely stored separate from firearms.

unload your gun! 44 . Take the time to be absolutely certain of your target before you pull the trigger. Be sure of the bullet stop behind your target. 6. and unload it before climbing or descending a tree or jumping over a ditch or other obstruction. BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET BEFORE YOU SHOOT. When in doubt. do not fire at a movement or noise. NEVER CLIMB A TREE OR FENCE WITH A LOADED FIREARM. All shooters should wear protective shooting glasses and adequate hearing protectors when shooting. or whenever you are about to do anything awkward. even when dry-firing with an unloaded gun. Never pull or push a loaded firearm toward yourself or another person. WEAR SHOOTING GLASSES AND HEARING PROTECTORS WHEN YOU SHOOT. Don’t shoot unless you know exactly where your bullet is going to strike. Put the firearm down carefully before climbing a fence. Exposure to shooting noise can damage hearing. 7. and adequate eye protection when shooting is essential. If you are in the field hunting.5.

8. DON’T SHOOT AT A HARD SURFACE. 10. Don’t drink until the day’s shooting is over. A suitable carrying case or scabbard should by used to carry an unloaded firearm to and from the shooting area. 45 . 9. NEVER TRANSPORT A LOADED FIREARM. AVOID ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WHEN SHOOTING. OR AT WATER. Handling firearms while under the influence of alcohol in any form. or medications that could affect your judgment or coordination. Bullets can glance off many surfaces like rocks or the surface of water and travel in unpredictable directions with considerable velocity. constitutes a criminal disregard for the safety of others. Firearms should always be unloaded before being placed in a vehicle.

Sturm started production of a . and instruction manuals for all Ruger firearms. During its five decades of growth and progress under the leadership of William B.ruger. In January. responsible. Ruger is particularly mindful of those elements which have contributed to the creation of its success. and to encourage shooters in constructive. with new products and fresh perspectives.22 caliber autoloading pistol–a design which was so successful that it became the cornerstone upon which one of the most comprehensive lines of sporting firearms ever made in America was established. to render meaningful public services. The Company has always endeavored to market its firearms for constructive and recreational purposes. Ruger continued to direct the Company until his death in 2002. Since 1949 Ruger craftsmen have built many millions of firearms. to emphasize the traditional and responsible aspects of shooting. Ruger & Company. and safe participation in the shooting sports. William B. continued to provide guidance. William B. CT 06890 The firearms catalog. Its motto. National Shooting Sports Foundation. Inc. developing a unique and broad line of fine quality sporting. Ruger played a positive role in conservation efforts and has supported the interests of shooters through such groups as the National Rifle Association. The Company has continued to prosper. in this relatively short time. until his retirement in 2006. Today. had its beginning in a small machine shop occupying a rented frame building in Southport. “Arms Makers For Responsible Citizens. under new management and guidance from our Board. has established itself as a leading small arms design organization. William B. Ruger.A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF AN EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT: RUGER FIREARMS Sturm. rifles and shotguns.000 and an idea. Jr.com 46 . and many regional sportsmen’s organizations. the Company developed a business philosophy and implemented policies which represent a constructive influence in the life of modern America. with an initial investment of only $50. can also be downloaded from our website at: www.. A current catalog of Ruger firearms is available free upon request to Ruger. Connecticut. Southport. military and police firearms to become one of the world’s most famous producers of revolvers.” exemplifies this Company philosophy. After Alex Sturm’s death in 1951. 1949. and extends heartfelt thanks to its many loyal employees and customers. Ruger. From the beginning. which helped make this Company a sound and successful enterprise. Ruger. pistols. Ruger and Alexander M.

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