Ruger Redhawk 05026 44 MAG Stainless DA/SA Double Action Revolver, MFD 2014

SOLD FOR: $1085

LSB#: 211220JA09

Make: Sturm, Ruger & Co.

Model: Redhawk (Model #05026, Catalog No. KRH-444)

Serial Number: 503-69590

Year of Manufacture: 2014 (RUGER Serial Number Lookup)

Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum

Action Type: Swing Out Cylinder DA/SA Double-Action Revolver

Markings: The right side of the underlug is marked “44 MAGNUM” The right side of the frame is marked “RUGER Redhawk,“®”, and the company’s phoenix logo. The underside of the grip frame is marked with the serial number “503-69590”. The underside of the ejector rod housing is marked with a factory warning.

Barrel Length:  4 1/4″ with serrated barrel rib

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a blade with orange insert dovetailed into the barrel rib. The rear sight is a black square-notch leaf adjustable for elevation and windage in a base pinned to a channel in the top strap.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The grip is a one-piece textured black rubber with finger grooves and the company’s phoenix logo on either side. There are light handling marks along with a few minor nicks along the rear edges. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grip is in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but there is some very minor stubborn fouling near to the forcing cone.

Overall Condition: The stainless steel has scattered minor nicks that are most evident on the underlug. The cylinder has a turn line. Pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Fine-to-Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with minor play when the trigger is depressed. The single action is crisp, and the double action is light and 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 serial-matching red Ruger factory snap-case, a manual, a test fire casing in a sealed envelope, and a lock.

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 .44 Magnum. Of note here is the ability of this example to fire both .45 Colt and .45 ACP rounds (you will need moon clips to fire ACP rounds). Like the Security-Six, the Redhawk designed by Harry Sefried as a part of their “6” line of guns (Security, Service, Speed, etc.) The Redhawk is a wrist-breaker, a beastly thrill to shoot, but as a tool, and most times it is best utilized when on the hunt should you run into a predator. However, the 4 1/2” barrel length and “smaller” caliber make this Redhawk a more than ideal personal/home defense weapon too. This example is in overall Fine-to-Excellent condition with minimal wear. Good luck and happy bidding!

Ruger Redhawk 05026 44 MAG Stainless DA/SA Double Action Revolver, MFD 2014
Ruger Redhawk 05026 44 MAG Stainless DA/SA Double Action Revolver, MFD 2014