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Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt #140768 01/24/2014 12:45 PM
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Just an observation but, it seems to me that this Ruger 45 colt has less changes or modifications done to it than any other revolver.

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: dhom] #140769 01/24/2014 1:47 PM
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I have one as well. Aside from the trigger and grips it is stock. Nothing else needed.

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: mike.44] #140771 01/24/2014 1:57 PM
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Mine is a bit "warmed over" and it is one of my favorites.



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Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: Whitworth] #140776 01/24/2014 4:44 PM
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They are 'gooduns'!



Just added grips and redesigned the frount sight.


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Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: Russell] #140781 01/24/2014 6:26 PM
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Very nice looking 45's!!

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: dhom] #140785 01/24/2014 6:55 PM
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Nice guns guys.
Whitworth, who did your grip and how does it handle compared to Huntington's grip extention of standard grip blackhawks?

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: wizzard] #140788 01/24/2014 7:11 PM
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 Originally Posted By: wizzard
Nice guns guys.
Whitworth, who did your grip and how does it handle compared to Huntington's grip extention of standard grip blackhawks?


Huntington did the grips and the grip frame mods (he gives you more clearance for your middle knuckle) on it. I actually prefer the modified plow handle to the Bisley. It's similar but even easier to shoot.


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Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: Whitworth] #140794 01/24/2014 9:28 PM
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I like mine




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Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: Whitworth] #140796 01/24/2014 10:29 PM
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Nice guns guys.
Whitworth, who did your grip and how does it handle compared to Huntington's grip extention of standard grip blackhawks?


Huntington did the grips and the grip frame mods (he gives you more clearance for your middle knuckle) on it. I actually prefer the modified plow handle to the Bisley. It's similar but even easier to shoot.


Interesting... Thanks.

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: wizzard] #140800 01/25/2014 12:32 AM
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Some really nice looking stocks on that bisley Whit.


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Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: Dave Tarbell] #140804 01/25/2014 1:46 AM
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Whit always has the neatest toys.

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: dhom] #140820 01/25/2014 2:21 PM
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[img]http://dsc03621[/img] [img]http://dsc03631[/img] well if the pictures go thru, I shortened mine to 5" octagon, and 4 3/4"


You cant shoot a big one, if you shoot a little one first.......
Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: bearskinner] #140825 01/25/2014 6:28 PM
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A really good all around single action...


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Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: Dave Tarbell] #140846 01/26/2014 11:13 AM
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Mine is the same as jamesfromjersey and has a bent trigger spring. I have a bad picture of mine at the bragging board but that's as far as I got it.

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Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: dhom] #140888 01/28/2014 4:21 AM
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mine has had some massaging as well. it only likes heavy .45 bullets now.

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: LABRAT] #140897 01/28/2014 12:10 PM
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Beautiful grips, LABRAT!!


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Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: Whitworth] #140898 01/28/2014 2:25 PM
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I agree it's a great gun.



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Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: zac0419] #140911 01/28/2014 11:53 PM
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I had 3 and foolishly sent them all to Wyoming.

They're to return with some minor tuning.

One will still be a 45 Colt.

I do miss them....


Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: Whitworth] #140924 01/29/2014 9:16 AM
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 Originally Posted By: Whitworth
Beautiful grips, LABRAT!!

Thanks, Whit. When John showed me he scales he was going to use for y gun, my heart skipped a beat. It is easily the most shootable revolver in my safe, alongside my Seville.

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: Whitworth] #140925 01/29/2014 9:17 AM
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 Originally Posted By: Whitworth
Mine is a bit "warmed over" and it is one of my favorites.


Whit, I never ge tired of seeing that gun. It is just so clean looking.

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: LABRAT] #140926 01/29/2014 11:02 AM
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Thank you!


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Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: Whitworth] #140959 01/30/2014 10:19 AM
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There goes Whit's head again!!! We will have to widen the doors some more..:-p

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: Dave Tarbell] #141144 02/04/2014 3:46 AM
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Perfect for small game like elk.

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: Redhawk500] #142961 03/21/2014 3:36 AM
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Wonderful revolvers. I also have one but never shot it yet. I'm still collecting reloading components.

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: RustyGunn] #143081 03/24/2014 3:06 PM
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I've owned three and still have one, they're very good revolvers especially with the extra .45 ACP cylinder.

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Whitworth, is that a custom barrel? The front sights look different. I have some Bowen Target sights on order for mine and a blank front sight that I am going to try to do in the Patridge style.

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: mike.44] #143309 03/31/2014 7:38 AM
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I forgot to mention in my earlier post... mine has a Belt Mountain cylinder pin. Takes out a tiny amount of play.
Next I'll install a free spin pawl. Perhaps a Bowen rear sight as well.

Re: Ruger 5.5" SS Bisley 45 colt [Re: mike.44] #143311 03/31/2014 9:43 AM
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 Originally Posted By: mike.44
Whitworth, is that a custom barrel? The front sights look different. I have some Bowen Target sights on order for mine and a blank front sight that I am going to try to do in the Patridge style.


Hi Mike. It's an FA 83 barrel. The sight base is custom but the blade is an FA blade. I am sending it in for a few more tweaks pretty soon.


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