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October 17, 2014, 17:16
Went and hit a few estate sales today. One had a few holsters so I picked up this Bianchi 1898 rig for my Super Blackhawk. Came with 24 rounds of Rem 240gr HP. Cost for the complete rig and ammo $25 :biggrin:

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Retired Bum
October 17, 2014, 17:30
Does the gun belt fit your waist line okay? Even if it doesn't I'd say that you got a pretty good deal.

As you are fully aware that 7.5 inch Super Blackhawk is one big heavy mother of a revolver. Walking around with it in that rig will give you a permanent list to the right. Way back in 1972 I bought a NIB Super Blackhawk for the sum of $125 plus two percent sales tax. I shot it with Winchester 240 grain LSWC factory loads. In those long ago days Winchester loaded that round to an honest 1470 fps and the recoil was memorable to say the least. I quickly learned the value of a padded shooting glove when shooting that beast.

I purchased a Don Hume two inch wide gun belt and a variety of holsters for it including one for the Super Blackhawk. And that is how I came to learn that carrying that beast as a walk in the woods gun was just too much of a good thing.

And so it goes.

The Retired One

October 17, 2014, 17:57
It fits. It's on the second to last notch, so I'll have to watch my waist line. The Bianchi Hollywood replaced the 1898, in the Bianchi line. Cost for a new Hollywood rig is $560.00

October 17, 2014, 19:59
That is on sweet find. I had a Blackhawk in 45 long colt I used to load as hot as it was safe too. 1350fps with a 250Gr. Hornady JHP or Keith Lead slug at 260 gr. I had a similar rig but without the drop belt loop for the holster. They were expensive then so $500+ now is something else. You did really fine, couldn't buy the ammo for that price. Some guys have all the luck!

October 18, 2014, 00:38
Neat find.

Were the cartridges in the belt?

Typically keeping cartridges in the leather loops for a great length of time tends to be bad for the brass but I suppose that depends on your local climate too.

October 18, 2014, 15:26
Yeah they were a little green, but it wiped right off.