SOLD FOR: $1025
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: Redhawk (Model #05024)
Serial Number: 503-30607
Year of Manufacture: 2004 (Ruger Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum
Action Type: Swing Out Cylinder DA/SA Double-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.—” and a double “R” Ruger proof mark. The right side of the barrel is marked “.45 COLT”. The right side of the frame is marked “RUGER® Redhawk®”, “®”, and the company’s phoenix logo. The bottom of the grip frame is marked with the serial number, “503-30607”.
Barrel Length: 8 1/2” with Serrated Barrel Rib
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a blade with orange insert dovetailed into the front of the barrel rib. The rear sight is a square-notch leaf in a base pinned to the topstrap and is adjustable for elevation and windage. The barrel rib is notched for Ruger rings (no Ruger rings are included).
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood, each with an inset Ruger phoenix logo medallion at the top. Lower edges have a few minor nicks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: There are minor hairline nicks scattered about the stainless steel, most notable on the barrel at the base where it meets the receiver. In the same area there are several light scuffs. On either side of the frame there are scattered minor nicks and scuffs. There are a few more notable light nicks on the left side of the frame over the trigger and and at the front of the barrel near the front sight base. The cylinder has a faint turn line. Pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine 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 revolver. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This Redhawk includes a black and yellow factory box and a manual.
Our Assessment: 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 like this one, .44 Remington Magnum. Like the Security-Six before it, the Redhawk was designed by Harry Sefried as a part of their “6” line of guns (Security, Service, Speed) The Redhawk is a what is colloquially known as a wrist-breaker, a beastly thrill to shoot, but as a tool, it’s best utilized when on the hunt should you run into a predator yourself—that kill was yours, not some lazy bear’s. And this example’s 8” barrel and notches for mounting an optic (no rings or optics are included) will make the task even easier, should the moment come. This example is in overall Fine condition with minimal wear. Good luck and happy bidding!