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Ruger

Ruger Grips



Ruger Mark III, Ultima Target, Super Rosewood
Material List/Pricing

Introduction

The Ruger Blackhawk is a successful modern version of the traditional single action revolver dating to the last century.  It offers a wide variety of calibers and uses, from plinking to hunting.  You will find its new Vaquero version very popular at Western Shoots and re-enactments. 

Since the early 1960’s.  the Blackhawk has been built on the Ruger XR-3 Red frame.  This one piece steel frame is also the basis for the Ruger Vaquero, the Single Six (.22) and the Ruger Old Army black powder revolvers.  The grips for all of these revolvers are interchangeable since the revolvers use the same frame.

Because the grip frame is a solid investment casting, the Blackhawk frame does not have the fitting problems of the traditional Colt-style three piece single action frame.  One fitting note however:  the  frame pin is rolled, so the grip hole lip might need chamfering with a knife.  Press the panel on with your hands.  Do not use the screw to pull the panels together down onto the frame  --the grips screw will pull through the grip.  After the panels are flat on the frame, snug up the screws.

Standard Styles & Materials

We offer grips for the Blackhawk (and the frame related revolvers) in both the revolver Classic Panels and Oversize Finger Grooves.  Altamont makes the Classic Panel style in the three Super Woods, the Imitation White Pearl, and the Bonded Ivory.   We offer the Super Woods and the Bonded Ivory grips in smooth or cut checkered.  We also offer  low profile checkering for the Super Woods grips, only.

The Oversize Finger Grooves grip provides the shooter a firmer feel and better control.  The revolver does not roll up in the hand with the recoil while this larger grips surface absorbs more of the recoil.  These features are important in big bore hunting and target shooting.

Altamont makes the Oversize Finger Grooves style grips in the three Super Woods and the Bonded Ivory.  We offer the Super Woods smooth or with Low Profile Checkering.

Custom Materials & Services

Carvings

The Carvings show here on the Ruger Vaquero are traditional single action designs that Altamont adapted to the Blackhawk frame and cast in Bonded Ivory.  Edges of our Carvings are smoothed over for the grips to comfortable fit in the palm of the hand and provide an impressive look while maintaining undisturbed ease of shooting.  Altamont Carvings, which raise from the surface of the grips, can be stained with a dye to accentuate the design and achieve an antique look.  Typically, our Carvings are on the right hand panel for holster use.  These grips are attached with a grip screw from the smooth panel which goes into a blind threaded insert on the inside of the carved panel.

Scrimshaw and Engraving

Altamont’s Scrimshaw really enhances the look of a single action, particularly for a blued frame.  The majority of our design are placed on the right hand panel;  however, upon request, we can place the design on the left hand panel.  All  of the Engraving designs are done on both panels.  

Oval Inlays

The Oval Inlays for the Ruger Vaquero can be placed in both the Classic Panel and the Oversize Finger Grooves styles.  Most of our Scrimshaw designs can be used on the Oval Inlays.  There are a few exceptions when a design cannot be used due to the size.