Buckeye Special Ruger New Model Blackhawk 06110 .38-40 10mm Revolver, 1990
SOLD FOR: $2026
Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model: New Model Blackhawk (Model #06110, Exclusive to Buckeye Sports of Canton, Ohio)
Serial Number: 611-03972
Year of Manufacture: 1990 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)
Caliber: .38-40 Winchester and 10mm Automatic
Action Type: Single Action Side-Gate Loaded Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with a warning, “BEFORE USING GUN – READ WARNINGS IN INSTRUCTION MANUAL AVAILABLE FREE FROM / —STURM, RUGER &CO., INC. SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.—”. The left side of the frame is marked “RUGER® .38-40 & 10 MM CONV. / NEW MODEL BLACKHAWK®”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number, “611-03972”. The top strap features the Buckeye Sports logo. The 10mm cylinder is marked twice with “10 MM AUTOMATIC”, and the .38-40 cylinder is marked twice with “.38-40 WINCHESTER”.
Barrel Length: 6 1/2”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade integral to a base fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is an adjustable square-notch leaf in a base pinned to a channel in the top strap.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are replacement two-piece stag panels. There are minor indications of handling, but otherwise the panels are free of notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in Fine-to-Excellent condition, as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but very minor stubborn fouling persists o along the lands.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 94% of its metal finish. The ejector rod housing has several light nicks through the finish as well as a cluster of minor tool marks around the screw. The loading gate has taken on a minor plum hue and has a few very minor nicks. The grip frame has several light nicks and the back strap has thinned considerably, nearly to white at the heel. The barrel has tell-tale holster wear along the left side that resolves into minor nicks and scuffs. Each cylinder has an intermittent turn line not through the finish as well as light nicks in a few places. The screws have light toolmarks with strong slots, pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Each cylinder locks with only light play. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This New Model Blackhawk includes both its black and yellow product box and original shipping box, and various factory paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: The Ruger Blackhawk has been in continuous production since 1955 and has been widely adopted by single-action shooters and handgun hunters for roughly four generations now. It has been redesigned, revised, and updated several times, and has been chambered for all manner of cartridges. This example was manufactured only in 1990 for the now defunct Buckeye Sports of Canton, Ohio. Ruger has a long history of distributor and retailer exclusives. Included are two cylinders, one for 10mm Automatic and another for .38-40 Winchester, making for a revolver that is ready for action shooting or as a sidearm while hunting. The stag grips are handsome, and the original packaging is a welcome sight. There is a good reason Ruger revolvers have stood the test of time, and should you be lucky enough to win this one, you will instantly see why. Good luck and happy bidding!