SOLD FOR: $1276
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: New Model Blackhawk (Model #06000, Catalog #BNM-7)
Serial Number: 600-10839
Year of Manufacture: 1983 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .357 Remington Maximum
Action Type: Side Gate Loaded Single-Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with a Ruger warning over “—STURM, RUGER & CO., INC. SOUTHPORT, CONN, U.S.A.—”. The left side of the frame is marked “RUGER® .357 MAXIMUM CAL. / NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK®”. The right side of the frame under the cylinder is marked with the serial number “600-10839”. The back of the cylinder is marked “S”.
Barrel Length: 7 1/2″
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a black serrated ramped blade integral to a base fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a black square-notch leaf in a base pinned to the topstrap and is adjustable for elevation and windage.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood panels with inset Ruger phoenix logo medallions. The lower edges of the grip panels have a few light nicks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its current metal finish. The grip frame and frame have taken on a light plum hue. The cylinder shows a faint intermittent turn line not through the finish. Pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with almost no play at each stop. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This revolver includes a serial-matching cardboard outer-box with a product-matching black and yellow Ruger factory cardboard box and the manual. The outer box has minor wear, a few creases on the bottom, some minor visible ribbing, and overall rates in Very Good-to-Fine condition. The product box has some light wear on the corners, but is otherwise free of any notable wear or damage, and rates in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This New Model Blackhawk is chambered for .357 Remington Maximum, which was created as a joint venture between Remington and Ruger. The ammunition is no longer widely produced, and firearms that utilized it have largely been discontinued, but can be found. This example is in Fine condition with minimal wear, a bright bore, tight lock-up, and ships with its original factory boxes. Don’t miss the chance to win this awesome revolver! Good luck and happy bidding.