SOLD FOR: $2425
Serial Number: 1457
Year of Manufacture: 1963 (https://ruger.com/dataProcess/serialHistory/)
Caliber: .256 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Side Loading Single Shot Pistol
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with “RUGER HAWKEYE. / WIN. .256 MAG. CAL”, a Ruger logo, and “®”. The left side of the frame is marked “STURM, RUGER & CO. / SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number “1457”.
Barrel Length: 8 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade integral to a base screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square-notch leaf pinned to the topstrap that is adjustable for elevation and windage.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood panels. There are light handling marks, a more notable compression on the left panel, and a few light nicks on the bottom of the right panel. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 92% of its metal finish. There is holster wear on the left side of the barrel in the form of finish loss, a few light nicks on the ejector-rod housing, the breach-block release shows moderate finish loss, the breach-block shows light edge-thinning and a minor nick on the top, and the frame has taken on a light plum hue. The screw heads are sharp with strong slots, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has minor play on each chamber. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.