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Ruger Early SBH Staghorn (153d)
Ruger Early SBH Staghorn (153d) Quantity in Basket: None
Code: Ruger_153d
Price: $75.00
Shipping Weight: 0.20 pounds
Select color (Natural or Aged recommended):
Natural ivory
Aged ivory ($10)
Extra Aged ($10)
Add a medallion ($14/pr):
Screw Kit Options:
Yes, install the screw kit
No, just send screw kit uninstalled
Are you sending a tracing?:
YES! I want to assure proper size/shape. Tombstone is responsible for fit to tracing. Tracing will show hole pattern. **************************************
NO. I will be responsible if I choose the wrong size grip. I will measure my gun and compare to the listed specs. If I order a grip that is the wrong size or shape, I agree that it is NOT returnable. *****************************************************
I already mailed a tracing BEFORE I placed this order.
Optional note:
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 those points.

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.

Related Item(s)
Code Name Price Availability  
Ruger_54b Ruger Super BH 7-10in (54b) $68.00  
Ruger_117a Ruger Super Blackhawk, Thin (117a) $68.00  
Ruger_156b Ruger SBH Blank (156b) $68.00  

Dave Corbin
Stock items (medallions, screws, specials) usually ship within 10 days.
I can't promise a specific ship date, as it will vary with circumstances.
If you can't wait, please don't order! I'm working as fast as possible.

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