SOLD FOR: $1526.69
Model: Jack Weigand Tame the Beast Ruger SP101, KSP-321XL
Serial Number: 571-95470
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Double Action Only Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “READ INSTRUCTION MANUAL/STURM. RUGER & CO. INC./SOUTHPORT. CONN> U.S.A.” It is also marked with an encircled proof mark and Jack Weigand stylized “W” and (™) on the plate. The right side of the barrel is marked “RUGER SP101®/.357 MAGNUM CAL.” The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number, ®, and the Ruger proof mark. An “S” is marked on the back of the cylinder.
Barrel Length: 2.25”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade pinned to the muzzle. The rear sight is a square notch cut into a groove along the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece black rubber and black plastic. There is some light operational wear, no major defects noticed. There are no major chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: 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 98% of its metal finish. There is light operational wear to the face of the cylinder and moving parts. There is a light drag line on the cylinder. There are some scratches on the crane from typical use. The screws are sharp and the markings are sharp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The star is sharp. The cylinder locks 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: It comes in a yelow-and-black box. The Ruger symbol is printed atop the box along with the word “RUGER®”. On the underside of the box is a notice from Ruger about how the firearm was “carefully inspected and tested before shipment” and that the “mechanism of this Ruger firearm has been correctly designed, fitted, and tested.” Furthermore, it lists all the Ruger models of pistols and revolvers the box is used for. In addition, the box comes in an outside cardboard box with factory end label.
Our Assessment: The Ruger SP101 was introduced in 1989 as the smaller-frame counterpart to the GP100. Both of these revolvers, together, replaced Sturm, Ruger & Co’s long-standing staple in the American firearms market, the Ruger Security-Six series revolvers. This is a custom Jack Weigand Tame the Beast Ruger SP101. It has an action job that cannot be described with words and some aggressive porting on the top of the barrel. We wish we could have fired this pistol just to see the fireball this thing throws.