SOLD FOR: $1000
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: Super Redhawk
Serial Number: 552-38547
Year of Manufacture: 2005 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .454 Casull and .45 Colt
Action Type: Swing Out Cylinder DA/SA Double-Action Revolver
Markings: The cylinder is marked twice with “.45 COLT CAL. / .454 CASULL CAL.”. The left side of the barrel is marked with a Ruger warning over “—STURM, RUGER & CO., INC. SOUTHPORT, CONN, U.S.A.—”. The right side of the barrel is marked “SUPER REDHAWK”. “.44 MAGNUM CAL.”. The right side of the frame is marked “RUGER” over “.454 CASULL CAL. & .45 COLT CAL.”, the serial number, “552-38547”, “®”, and the company’s phoenix logo. The back of the cylinder is marked “S” and “M”.
Barrel Length: 7 1/2”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a blade with orange insert dovetailed into a fluted ramped base that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a black square-notch leaf with white outline in a base pinned to the topstrap and is adjustable for elevation and windage. The frame is notched for the included Ruger rings.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grip is a one-piece black rubber with inset green laminate wood panels and a left side thumb groove. There is light use-wear on the rubber with some scuff-wear on the bottom of the grip. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grip rates in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Target Gray
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is quite bright and the rifling is well-defined. There is no erosion, but there is some light stubborn fouling in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrel has scattered light nicks and scuffs mainly on the underside. The cylinder has a turn line through the finish as well as intermittent minor nicks. Pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with minor play with the trigger depressed. The single action is crisp, and the double action is smooth. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: Two (2) Ruger rings.
Our Assessment: What we have here is 7 1/2” of unadulterated ka-blam. The Redhawk was Ruger’s first large bore double action revolver and was available in several barrel lengths and chambered for an assortment of powerful cartridges such as .357 and .44 Magnum. This example is the next iteration of the line, the Super Redhawk (Ruger still makes the original Redhawk due to its popularity) and features aspects of the .357 GP-100, but with a more robust frame. And robust it needs to be given that this example is chambered in .454 Casull (and .45 Colt, but who cares, let’s stay focused on the ka-blam), making it an ideal revolver for… pretty much whatever you want. There’s no animal on God’s green earth that will remain standing if shot with this Super Redhawk (some will be made into a fine mist—it is not recommended that you hunt rabbits with this revolver). This revolver is quite a sight in-hand with its Ruger target gray finish. It is ready for an optic with the included Ruger rings. This example is in great shape with minimal wear and a bright bore. Good luck and happy bidding!