SOLD FOR: $1525
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: New Model Blackhawk (Model #06001, Catalog #BNM-10)
Serial Number: 600-07172
Year of Manufacture: 1984 (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 “600-07172”. 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 an adjustable square-notch leaf in a base pinned to the topstrap.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood panels with inset Ruger phoenix logo medallions. The panels have no notable wear or damage. 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 98% of its current metal finish. The edges of the frame near the cylinder have a few minor nicks. The sides of the frame and the barrel have a few very minor nicks. The cylinder has a faint turn line nearly through the finish. Pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine-to-Excellent 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, the outer shell 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. Even this New Model Blackhawk was not produced in numbers in excess of 7,500. In addition to its wildly powerful cartridge, these Blackhawks are notable for having the wide hammer spur and square-back trigger guard of their Super Blackhawk cousins, yet they are still “only” Blackhawks. This example is in Fine-to-Excellent condition with virtually no wear, a bright bore, tight lock-up, ships with its original factory boxes, and features an incredible 10 1/2” bull barrel. Don’t miss the chance to win this awesome revolver! Good luck and happy bidding.