Ruger Vaquero 10596 KBNVBH-443 .44 Rem Mag Colt Stainless Engraved Revolver

SOLD FOR: $1727

LSB#: 211003BB69

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Model: New Vaquero (Model #10596, Catalog #KBNVBH-443)

Serial Number: 59-00528

Year of Manufacture: 2016 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)

Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum

Action Type: Single Action Side-Gate Loaded Revolver

Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “RUGER NEW VAQUERO® / .44 MAGNUM”. The right side of the frame under the cylinder is marked with the serial number “59-00528”. The front of the cylinder is hand-scribed “5 2 8”. Most metal surfaces have detailed floriate engraving.

Barrel Length: 3 3/4”

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 checkered wood each with inset Ruger phoenix medallions at the top. The grips have light handling marks but otherwise are free of any notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Excellent 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.

Overall Condition: There is very little wear, but there are a few light nicks on the frontstrap. The screws are sharp, the pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine-to-Excellent 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 a serial-matching gray plastic snap-case and a certificate of authenticity from HR Barnett engraving.

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, a New Vaquero was produced in 2016. Ruger brought the Vaquero to market to meet the demands of Cowboy Action Shooters as the popularity of the sport grew. This Vaquero is chambered for .44 Remington Magnum. What sets this Vaquero apart from others is the ornate floriate engraving that covers nearly every surface done by HR Barnett. You will not store this revolver in its case, we are sure! This Vaquero is in good shape with a bright bore, strong mechanics, and wear that is purely aesthetic. Good luck and happy bidding on this fine revolver!

Ruger Vaquero 10596 KBNVBH-443 .44 Rem Mag Colt Stainless Engraved Revolver
Ruger Vaquero 10596 KBNVBH-443 .44 Rem Mag Colt Stainless Engraved Revolver