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Have a birdshead grip on the way to convert an OMV, what else do I need internally to complete this?

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Hi Deacon  :rolleyes:

 

"If" your original Vaquero is "stock" and your Knew-Two-Ewe Birdshead is also "Original" compatible it's Remove and Replace.  That simple.  If, on the other hand, your dealing with an After-Market grip assembly, No clue without seeing the sample example. 

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14 minutes ago, Colorado Coffinmaker said:

 

Hi Deacon  :rolleyes:

 

"If" your original Vaquero is "stock" and your Knew-Two-Ewe Birdshead is also "Original" compatible it's Remove and Replace.  That simple.  If, on the other hand, your dealing with an After-Market grip assembly, No clue without seeing the sample example. 

 

2 minutes ago, Injun Ryder, SASS #36201L said:

Many years ago (before Ruger offered a Birdshead grip), I installed a Qualite Birdshead grip. It was just a simple replacement.

Okay, it is the frame down at the bottom of the pics in this thread. Marked as a stainless Ruger grip and backstrap:

https://forums.sassnet.com/index.php?/topic/309060-wts-clothes-wild-bunch-brass-etc/&tab=comments#comment-4015329

And my Ruger is stock.

 

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A few years back, I had a pair of short OMV Birdshead guns and a pair of 7.5" OMV plow handle guns. I switched the gripframes. I still have the short plowhandle OMV's. Wish I still had the long Birdshead OMV's. Very nice looking.

Horace

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Direct replacement. Just need to make sure the springs end up where the are supposed to. I usually make sure the pawl spring is in place Screw in the two top screws loosely. Then adjust the loading gate/latch spring into position. Install the final three screws into their respective holes snuggly, but not tight. Check function. Tighten the screws. Check function again...DONE!

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As others have stated, your birdsheads should fit with no problem.

 

If your haven't done much disassembly with your Rugers, the video below should help: 

 

                                Ruger Single Action Revolver Disassembly - YouTube

 

 

 

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Pain in the patootie keeping those little 'arm springies' from bouncing around...but other than that should be golden!!

I was told by the hubby to call my 'boyfiend' when changing mine out!!!

Boggus Deal is the best 'boyfriend' a gal can have!

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Thanks for all the advice folks. Looks like I will use the old "bread bag trick" like when pulling the springs on a Remington 870.

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