Ruger Vaquero 10522 KBNV-324X 32 H&R 32-20 Win Stainless Revolver, MFD 2004

SOLD FOR: $1075

LSB#: 210826RR06

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Model: Vaquero (Model #10522, Catalog #KBNV-324X)

Serial Number: 58-91023

Year of Manufacture: 2004 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)

Caliber: .32-20 Winchester and .32 Harrington & Richardson Magnum

Action Type: Single Action Side-Gate Loaded 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 VAQUERO® / .32 CAL.”. The right side of the frame under the cylinder is marked with the serial number “58-91023”.

Barrel Length: 4 5/8”

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 blacl laminate wood with inset Ruger phoenix medallions. The grips have light handling marks with the right having a few minor scuffs along the lower portion. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Very Good-to-Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Gloss Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright, and the rifling is well-defined. There is no erosion, but there is scattered light stubborn fouling throughout.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 88% of its metal finish. There are light scuffs and minor nicks across the metal surfaces. Each cylinder has a distinct turn-line. The screws are sharp, the pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Each cylinder locks with light play at each stop. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This Vaquero includes the following:

—a serial-matching black plastic Ruger factory snap case, minor wear

—the secondary cylinder described above

—the manual

Our Assessment: The Ruger Vaquero is a fascinating revolver. In all ways that matter it seems to be a classic single-action revolver that evokes all manner of nostalgia for the old west, for more wild and dangerous times. But like always, Bill Ruger had a keen ability to find gaps in the market and target fine products to fill that gap. As classic as the Vaquero looks, it dates back only to 1993, and this example dates back to 2004, immediately prior to the 2005 re-tooling. Ruger brought the Vaquero to market to meet the demands of Cowboy Action Shooters as the popularity of the sport grew. This revolver is fairly unique among Vaqueros, as it is chambered for both .32-20 Winchester and .32 Harrington & Richardson, both of which are accurate, powerful cartridges for their relatively small size. This Vaquero is in good shape with a decent bore, strong mechanics, and wear that is mostly aesthetic. Good luck and happy bidding on this fine revolver!

Ruger Vaquero 10522 KBNV-324X 32 H&R 32-20 Win Stainless Revolver, MFD 2004
Ruger Vaquero 10522 KBNV-324X 32 H&R 32-20 Win Stainless Revolver, MFD 2004