Gary Reeder Classic Custom Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum Revolver, 1981

Sold For: $1,215

LSB#: 200630GS75

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co., Customized by Gary Reeder

Model: New Model Super Blackhawk

Serial Number: 84-15958

Year of Manufacture: 1981 (

Caliber: .44 Magnum

Action Type: Single Action Side Loading Gate Revolver

Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “RUGER .44 MAGNUM CAL. / NEW MODEL SUPER BLACKHAWK”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “S”. The left of the barrel has “Gary Reeder Classic” on banner. The barrel, frame and cylinder have decorative engraving.

Barrel Length: The barrel has been cut to 4 7/8″ with a deep-beveled crown.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade integral to a base screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch, click adjustable for windage and elevation in a base pinned to the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece stag panels on a custom round-butt grip frame. The grips show minor handling wear with no notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition as not original to the gun.

Type of Finish: Stainless & Blued

Finish Originality: Refinished, some parts are not original to the gun.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered minor nicks and scuffs. The cylinder has faint turn-wear and the hammer and trigger show light operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition as customized.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly, the cylinder locks up well with faint side to side play. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The Ruger Blackhawk platform has long been praised as one of the strongest actions ever made for a single-action revolver and this Super Blackhawk, chambered for .44 Remington Magnum and made in 1981 is no exception. This example has further been customized by gunsmith Gary Reeder with a shorter, crowned barrel, stainless steel round-butt grip frame, stag grips and decorative engraving. The revolver is in Fine condition as customized with some light cosmetic marks, but has great mechanics and a nice bright bore with sharp riflign and no erosion. This will make for a fine hunting sidearm and, while single action revolvers may not be the ideal self-defense weapon, six rounds of .44 Magnum is nothing to sneeze at if you need to stop a threat. Please see our photos and good luck!

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.

Gary Reeder Classic Custom Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum Revolver, 1981
Gary Reeder Classic Custom Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum Revolver, 1981