Pietta 1860 navy grip frame test fit on a Ruger Blackhawk. 😎 Saw someone else do a 1860 grip on a Blackhawk, but wasn’t sure if my cap and ball revolver was true 1860 spec. Looks like it is.
Backstrap is a great fit.
Trigger guard would need the front hole filled and mover about 3/8″, and the slot for the trigger widened.
Then of course the back strap would need supports for the Ruger style mainspring and trigger spring fabricated and installed.
Honestly probably take me less than an afternoon to do the full conversion. 🙂
Why would I want to?
Because I have small hands and this grip is a a different profile, it’s a Lot more comfortable.
Also, I want to eventually strip and brown this gun, and the brass would look Sweet! And I like to tinker…. Can’t seem to leave Anything stock. Lol.
Now all I gotta do is snag another 1860 grip frame set online (not using these since I’m not giving up the use of my Pietta!)
Pretty sure I hadn’t posted about this yet. It’s a compass, small, about 1″ in diameter brass cased. It came in a hand made leather case, with neck strap.
I won it in a random drawing giveaway on Instagram in early March!
Now, it turned out that only about 10 people had entered, so the odds weren’t extravagant, but still! 😉
The compass is small, but high quality, made in the USA by Tru-Nord. I’d looked at these before, and thought they were rather spendy, but now I see, actually well worth it.
Shown with my leather clad brass spy glass made by Celestron. They seemed a perfect match, a real old world exploration feel. (Especially since I’ve been reading a lot of novels set in the early 1600s!) 😎
My only EDC for the last ~3 days was the knife… So far today all it is, is the knife and my highly custom Olight i3S light.
The knife has obviously seen better days, but its also been well used, and generally well cared for.. The blades sharpened away with time, and slightly re-profiled as needed along the way. Its in pretty good shape actually, considering its age. (ak-adventurer.net/2014/11/12/a-vintage-trio/) Its about 90. 🙂
A start to a tool kit for any future “carry on only” air travel I do;
Copper beads found homes;
A key chain fob for a friend for his birthday
And the small one found its way onto my copper swirl scaled RAT2. 😉
Made a brass body for my Rofis today. Build pics/thread to follow later. LOTS of learning for me, I’d never turned threads before! ONly took me 6.5 hours…