SOLD FOR: $1026
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: New Model Blackhawk (Model #06001, Catalog #BNM-10)
Serial Number: 600-05551
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 “600-05551”. The back of the cylinder is marked “S”.
Barrel Length: 10 1/2″ Bull Barrel
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a blade integral to a base screwed 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. Both panels show scattered minor nicks and a few compressions and the lower edges show 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 97% of its current metal finish. There two quite faint nicks on the left side of the barrel near to the muzzle. The cylinder has a faint turn line not through the finish as well as intermittent light 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 almost no play at each stop. 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: This revolver includes a black and yellow Ruger factory cardboard box and its manual.
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—this example is in Fine-plus condition with very little wear, a bright bore, tight lock-up, ships with its original factory box, and features an incredible 10 1/2” bull barrel. Don’t miss the chance to win this awesome revolver! Good luck and happy bidding.