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by John C. Dougan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Questions about the RCA or a Ruger you own
Topic: RCA Journals
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: RCA Journals

The current JOURNAL is Vol. 31, issue 3 and is scheduled to be mailed next week
by John C. Dougan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Questions about the RCA or a Ruger you own
Topic: 44 MAGNUM SUPER BLACKHAWK VALUE
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: 44 MAGNUM SUPER BLACKHAWK VALUE

Hello Larry, This sounds like an early version and may be worth more than those made after 1963. There are many, many factors to consider on the early Supers, therefore we'll need more details. Did it come in a mahogany case or a big white cardboard case? Or, did it come in a black two piece box. Th...
by John C. Dougan
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: New Member - Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: New member

Hello Pete, Welcome to the forum. The .357 Blackhawk (flat top) was introduced in 1955 fitted with a 4 5/8" barrel only. In mid 1959 Ruger began to offer it with a 6 1/2" and 10" barrel. 12" guns were not offered and there are no known factory produced examples. The 6 1/2" flat top (BKH36) is regard...
by John C. Dougan
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Questions about the RCA or a Ruger you own
Topic: Question about a Bearcat
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Question about a Bearcat

Welcome to the RCA forum. Your revolver is a steel framed Super Bearcat (cat. no. SBC4) manufactured in 1971. Introduced and offered in 1971 through 1974, 62,790 SBC4 were manufactured, approximately 50% feature the gold anodized trigger guard, while the other half are polished and blued trigger gua...
by John C. Dougan
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Questions about the RCA or a Ruger you own
Topic: Bisley???
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Bisley???

Named after the shooting range where the British National Rifle Ass’n had held matches since 1890, the Bisley was a target version of the Colt Single Action Army (SAA) and the Bisley name was the model designation and it was marked Bisley on the side of the barrel. The primary difference is the grip...
by John C. Dougan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: P94L
Replies: 1
Views: 2801

Re: P94L

Looking good there
by John C. Dougan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Auto Pistols
Topic: Ruger Standard 6" RCA Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Ruger Standard 6" RCA Edition

Good for you, those are really nice pistols, I have owned several of them over the years, but alas, I would get into trades for revolvers and away they would go. I wish I still had at least one. There are several different Special Offering autos, I recall The Chamber Seal and The Red Barn issues, so...
by John C. Dougan
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: New Member - Introduce Yourself
Topic: South Carolina here
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: South Carolina here

The gray colored triggers are Zink castings that did not get chrome plated. When these castings are new, it is very hard to tell if they are plated or bright shiny new castings. There were also some magazines blocks that were not plated and oxidized and turned gray. I commented on this on page 73 of...
by John C. Dougan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: New Member - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ruger Bisleys
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Ruger Bisleys

Hello Dan,
Welcome to the RCA. I am not up on values of the New Models but, I'm sure some of the guys will respond to your post.
by John C. Dougan
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: New Member - Introduce Yourself
Topic: South Carolina here
Replies: 5
Views: 413

Re: South Carolina here

Hello, and welcome aboard. Thank you for posting the photo of your Red Eagle, these old pistols are a joy to look at. I'm sure some of the guys will offer some comments and details.