I'd like lighten up my .44 a bit for this summers field season. Since I can't afford (or really want) a titanum gun, I'd like to work with what I have.
The obvious thing is to trade some of the steel parts out on my Ruger single action for aluminum. The regular blackhawks came with aluminum grip frame and ejector rod housings but mine has steel. From what I understand, the opposite swap is fairly common, with most people "upgrading" from aluminum to steel for the better fit and finish. That means there must be a few spare aluminum frames and housings floating around in the back of peoples drawers.
I can order new ones, but if somebody has some they would be willing to part with I'd be just as happy with used. Maybe this is a fools errand, but the less steel I have to pack on my belt, the better. Be carrying plenty of other hardware as is.