Ruger Early SBH Staghorn (153d)
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Shipping Weight: 0.20 pounds
These are early Ruger Super Blackhawk staghorn grips which are smaller
than some of the current SBH frames: be sure to first check
the measurements against your gun frame, and then send me
a tracing if the measurements are close. If your gun is
larger than this grip, don't bother to order or send a
tracing because it won't fit. Can't stretch it!
I do NOT have this same pattern in another size. What you
see is what I have. Compare, measure and you will know if
it works for your gun or not. I can't tell from here what
the size of your frame may be.
- Height of grip (B) = 3.2 inches
- Length of front section (A) = 0.82 inches
- Width across base (C) = 2.15 inches
- Center of front to rear edge (D) = 1.7 inches
- Top flat (E) = 1.25 inches
- Width across screw hole center = 1.35 inches
- Height of screw hole center = 1.8 inches
This grip is shorter than many Rugers at the front edge.
Measure and compare: if your gun is taller at that point,
this grip won't fit it. If your gun is the same or
shorter, yes! That's one measurement you don't have to
worry about! Then just check the others and make sure
the grip is the same or larger than your gun frame at
To make a tracing, place your existing grips on 3 x 5 index
cards and use a sharp pencil to draw around them. Mark the
screw hole. Mail the tracings to me along with your
return address, order number and the color/medallion
choice so I can cross-reference and make sure the tracing
and the order are from the same person. (I get hundreds
of letters and orders at a time, so it can be a real task
to try and sort out partial information here, another clue
there, putting together letters, emails and orders. Having it
all on one page sure makes things a lot quicker!)
Please note that Ruger has quite a number of slight variations
in frame shape and size over the years, even though the
name or model doesn't necessarily say anything different.
Do not assume because you have an older Super Blackhawk
that this grip will fit. Measure, send tracing, be sure!
No point sending things back and forth if we can pin down
whether it will fit much more easily at far less cost.
The back of the grips will be flat. You need to relieve
them at the top edge to match the little brace on the frame
of your gun, if it has one. Most Rugers do, but the size
of it may be different from one gun to another. It's easy
to file the angled notch on the back with a small square
file or a piece of 100-grit sandpaper wrapped around a
little flat stick. You also need to locate and make the
grip alignment pin hole at the bottom so it exactly fits
your particular gun.
It is easy to locate and make this hole: "paint" the end
of the pin with a Magic Marker. Press the grip into place
firmly with the top going in first, and then the bottom
swinging in against the pin. Push firmly to transfer a dot
of ink to the grip back. Remove the grip and use a little
Dremel tool bit to gently grind a small shallow hole to
match the size of the alignment pin. Tip: do not use a
power drill! The bit may pull right through the grip. If
you must use power, use a flat spade bit and not a twist
drill. Taking it slow and easy is always the right way
with grip fitting.
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