I have been looking for a single action for quite a while. I knew what I wanted but wasn't finding it in any factory guns and had about settled on the fact that I would have to custom assemble my desired gun. Then out of the blue I ran across this one on Gunbroker which already had most of the stuff done to it that I wanted to do. I quickly emailed the guy and made a deal with him to end the auction and buy it outright. I just got my hands on it this past Monday and I couldn't be happier.
It is a Ruger Bisley in .45 Colt that was originally a 7 1/2" barrel. A factory take-off 4 5/8" barrel was bought from Hamilton Bowen along with a set of his Rough Country Sights and both were installed on the gun along with a Belt Mountain oversized locking base pin and a blued steel ejector housing. All of these were features I was looking for. The only other thing I may someday do is have the frame color case hardened and possibly replace the front sight.
The reason I would replace the front sight is the ONLY issue I have with the gun so far. It appears that when the shorter barrel was installed, it bottomed out on threads before the front sight was totally vertical. It's not off by much, but it is enough that I have to adjust the rear sight nearly all the way to the right. I have it hitting point of aim now, but I don't like the blade being that far off center. I have a couple of ideas on how to rememdy the front sight and I may take that on as a winter project.
I am currently making a new crossdraw holster and gun belt for it myself. I'll post some pics of them when I get them finished.
Here are some pics of the gun. Let me know what you think.