SOLD FOR: $1600
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: New Vaquero (Model #00532)
Serial Number: 57-99888
Year of Manufacture: 2001 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with a Ruger two-line warning. The left side of the frame is marked “RUGER VAQUERO® / .45 CAL.”. The right side of the frame under the cylinder is marked with the serial number “57-99888”. The back of the cylinder is marked “S”. Each grip plate is marked at the top with a Ruger logo.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a steel blade set into the barrel. The rear sight is a square-notch integral to the topstrap.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood with inset Ruger phoenix medallions on a Bisley grip frame. The bottom edges of each panel has a few minor nicks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued with Case Color Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but there is some stubborn fouling present on the lands.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its current metal finish. The cylinder has an intermittent faint turn line not through the finish. The screws are sharp, the pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks with only light play at each stop. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: The Vaquero will ship with the following:
—a serial-matching gray plastic Ruger factory snap-case
—a test fire casing in an envelope dated 05/29/2021