SOLD FOR: $1100
Serial Number: 174-82162
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing Out Cylinder
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “BEFORE USING GUN-READ WARNINGS IN/INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE FROM/STURM. RUGER & CO. INC>/SOUTHPORT. CONN. U.S.A.” The right of the barrel is marked “RUGER GP100®/.357 MAGNUM.” The right of the frame is marked “174-82162”, “®”, and the Ruger logo. ”S” is marked on the back of the cylinder.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an orange insert, serrated, ramped blade set in a dovetail at the muzzle. The rear sight is a square notch with a white outline pinned to the top strap adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece black rubber with wood panels. There is little operational wear. A few minor scuffs and scratches. There are no major chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Target Grey Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is very little in the way of operational wear aside from a few light and small scattered scratches and scuffs. There is a faint drag line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are sharp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The star is sharp. The cylinder lockup tight with acceptable 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: The pistol comes in a factory Ruger plastic case with a matching end label, instructions, and green bag. The accessories are all in a similar condition to the gun, Fine – Excellent.
Our Assessment: the first thing that catches your eye is the beautiful target grey stainless finish. It is a subtle difference, but enough for this writer to prefer this in his collection over the plain stainless…. I mean anyone can walk into a gun store and find a stainless Ruger, but how often do you see the target grey?